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.



Przemyśl Identification Project |  Learn more about the project to shed light on 577 index books of unknown origin

Upcoming Programs

    Sunday, November 8th, 2020, Zoom Membership Meeting live from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. US EST (9-10 a.m. Pacific, 5 -6 p.m. UK, 6-7 p.m. Central Europe, 7-8 p.m. Israel, 4 a.m.-5 a.m. next day Australia). Please join us for updates and Q&A. Reserve your spot here.

Recent Programs

    Sunday, October 25, 2020, Joint Program by Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA and Gesher Galicia. Andrew Zalewski, VP of Gesher Galicia, presented: THE BATTLE FOR JEWISH RIGHTS. The talk focused on a tumultuous period in Galicia and will be illustrated by unique records. A recording of the webinar is on Gesher Galicia's YouTube channel here (please subscribe).

    Sunday, September 6, 2020, recorded webinar presentation for members. Chuck Fishman, internationally renowned photographer, presenting: Roots, Resilience, Renewal: Photographs and Stories of Jewish Life in Poland: 1975-1983 and 2013-2019. Viewing available to Gesher Galicia members through membership portal.


Gesher Galicia is a partner of the following organizations:

Jewish Historical Institute
Galicia Jewish Museum
Gratz College
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
POLIN
European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative