Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address: info@geshergalicia.org

Research Projects

Research Projects

Gesher Galicia's current research projects.

All Galicia Database

All Galicia Database

Online database with over half a million records from Galicia.

Archival Inventories

Archival Inventories

Inventories of genealogical records in Polish and Ukrainian archives.

Map Room

Map Room

Large-scale, zoomable cadastral and regional maps from Galicia.

The Galitzianer

The Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, published since 1993.



Upcoming Programs

    Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Joint program of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Boston and Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts. Location: Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St., Framingham, MA 01702. Andrew Zalewski will present: CADASTRAL SURVEYS AND MAPS OF GALICIA: VISITING ANCESTRAL TOWNS AND MEETING THE NEIGHBORS. For further details, please click here.

    Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Central Maryland. Location: The Residences at Vantage Point 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Andrew Zalewski will present: SURVEYS AND MAPS OF GALICIA: VISITING ANCESTRAL TOWNS AND MEETING THE NEIGHBORS. For further details, please click here

    Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington D.C. Location: B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Andrew Zalewski will present: WORKSHOP: Resources for Genealogical Research (Galicia) (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and MEDICAL GLOBETROTTERS AND PERSEVERING WOMEN FROM GALICIA (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.).

Recent Programs

    GESHER GALICIA IN FLORIDA (2 events)

    Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Greater Miami, at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 33137. Andrew Zalewski will present GALICIAN PORTRAITS: THE STORY OF JEWS, GENTILES, AND EMPERORS.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Florida, at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Invited talk by Andrew Zalewski who will present GALICIAN PORTRAITS: THE STORY OF JEWS, GENTILES, AND EMPERORS.

    LONDON, UK
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Wiener Library, 29 Russel Square, London WC1B 5DP. Featured speaker Andrew Zalewski will present: “MEDICAL GLOBETROTTERS AND PERSEVERING WOMEN FROM GALICIA.”
    This event is free and open to the public. To see additional details and reserve your seat, please click here.

    LOS ANGELES
    Monday, October 8, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Meeting of JGS of Los Angeles: Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, CA 90077. Featured speaker Andrew Zalewski will present: “JEWISH GALICIA: VIBRANT PAST REDISCOVERED.”
    For additional details, please click here.

    AGAD–GESHER GALICIA JOINT SYMPOSIUM
    “ARCHIVES AND JEWISH GALICIA”
    Tuesday, 7 August 2018, from 8:00 to 21:00
    At AGAD, Długa 7, 00-263 Warsaw, Poland
    Click here for the full program of the Symposium.


Gesher Galicia is a partner of the following organizations:

Jewish Historical Institute
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
POLIN
Galicia Jewish Museum