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, February 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST). A virtual meeting hosted by the JGS of Sacramento featuring Andrew Zalewski, VP of Gesher Galicia who will present JEWISH GALICIA: VIBRANT PAST REDISCOVERED. The talk is of interest to audiences interested in Jewish genealogy and will be illustrated by historical images, archival documents, and maps. Through different sources discover the largest Jewish community in multiethnic Austria-Hungary. Registration details to follow.

Recent 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.

    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
Ossolineum