Gesher Galicia Advisory Board & Associates



In Poland

Piotr Gumola ~ Gesher Galicia Representative in Poland

Jakub Nowakowski ~ Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków

Maciej Orzechowski ~ Research Associate in South East Poland

Sławomir Postek ~ Research Associate in Warsaw

Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd ~ Genealogical Department, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

Matan Shefi – Genealogical Department, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

In Ukraine

Mykhailo Zubar ~ Gesher Galicia Representative in Ukraine

Alex Dunai and Natalie Dunai ~ Research Associates in Lviv

Sofia Dyak ~ Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv

Marla Raucher Osborn ~ Jewish heritage in the former Galicia

In Israel

Sergey Kravtsov ~ Jewish Heritage in Eastern Europe

In the United States

Sherrill Kushner ~ Legal Counsel

Adam Brown ~ Consultant on DNA Testing

Laura Laytham Zaki ~ Technology

Mark Halpern ~ JRI-Poland Liaison

E Randol Schoenberg ~ Austria-Czech SIG Liaison

Ron Doctor ~ Ukraine SIG Liaison

In Canada

Brian Lenius ~ East European Genealogical Society

Susana Leistner Bloch ~ JewishGen Liaison




Jay Osborn ~ Digital Map Manager

Paweł Malinowski ~ Assistant to the Gesher Galicia Representative in Poland

Ben Tysch ~ Membership Associate

Michael Kaufman ~ Chair of the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund Committee


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.

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