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, July 28 – Friday, August 2, 2019. 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Registration required:
    Sunday, July 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Share Fair
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m., Galicia Day: Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know, Speakers: Shelley K. Pollero, Renée Stern Steinig • 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting • 12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Gesher Galicia Luncheon: Dr. Steven Turner will present Traveling Through the Heart of Galicia: A Galitzianer’s Journey.
    Click here for details and more conference programming of interest to Galitzianers.


    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

    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, 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.


Gesher Galicia is a partner of the following organizations:

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