Gesher Galicia Advisors and Associates


Agnieszka Franczyk-Cegła, Ossolineum, Wrocław
Ewa Grin-Piszczek, State Archive in Przemyśl
Magdalena Marosz, National Archives in Kraków
Kateryna Mytsan, State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), Ivano-Frankivsk
Fedir Polianskyi, State Archive of Ternopil Oblast (DATO), Ternopil
Sławomir Postek, Central Archives of Historical Records (AGAD), Warsaw
Olesia Stefanyk, Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Lviv


Michał Galas, Department of Jewish Studies, Jagellonian University, Kraków
Sergey Kravtsov, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
David Rechter, University of Oxford
Dariusz Stola, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Wacław Wierzbieniec, Department of History and Jewish Culture, Rzeszów University
Yaron Wolfsthal, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Sofia Dyak, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv
Avraham Groll, JewishGen
Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland
Joanna Król-Komła, POLIN Museum, Warsaw
Jakub Nowakowski, Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków
Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw


Research Advisor
Tony Kahane, London

Gesher Galicia Secretariat in Warsaw,
Piotr Gumola, Gesher Galicia Representative in Poland

Gesher Galicia Representative in Ukraine
Mykhailo Zubar, Kiev

Editor, The Galitzianer
Jodi Benjamin, Pennsylvania

IT Manager
Paweł Malinowski, Warsaw

Digital Maps Manager
Jay Osborn, Lviv

Jewish Galician Heritage
Marla Osborn, Lviv

Chair, Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund Committee
Michael Kaufman


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. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

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