A Guide to Jewish Genealogy – Kraków


Published by Gesher Galicia, in association with British researcher Geoffrey Weisgard, this highly readable guide to Kraków family history research is an essential tool for all those with an interest in Kraków. The book describes in great detail the wide range of information sources about genealogy and the history of the Jewish communities of Kraków and Kazimierz from the 16th and earlier centuries to the present, and including the Holocaust and the important decades before and after.

This third edition contains much new information that was made public since the last printing in 2015. Many of the new sources have come to light as a result of special interest groups, like Gesher Galicia, and continuing academic research in Poland, Israel, America, and elsewhere. The variety of different sources illustrates the diversity of the Jewish community in Kraków, particularly in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

A lengthy article on the history of Jewish Education in Kraków is included as an Appendix, and there is a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index. The book also explores research opportunities in Kraków and elsewhere, thereby providing useful suggestions on how to add more names to your own Galician family tree.

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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