Benefits of Membership

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(Choose either “individual” or “organizational” membership.)

The main benefits of annual membership, in addition to the several services Gesher Galicia provides free for all, are:

  • Subscription to the Galitzianer, a quarterly research journal about Galicia, with topics of interest to Jewish genealogical and historical researchers. There are different membership rates for receiving electronic and paper copies. Organizations, however, can receive only the paper version and do not have access to the Members Portal.
  • The Gesher Galicia Members Portal. Current dues-paid individual members receive personal password access to the Members Portal. The Members Portal includes:
    • Archival records whose images are made privately available to members of Gesher Galicia, along with spreadsheets of indexes containing information extracted from these records. The record sets here include:
    • Past issues of the Galitzianer journal, which are searchable and available for download in the Members Portal.
    • The Gesher Galicia Family Finder (Available to individuals only, not organizations.)
    • The Gesher Galicia Library.
  • Ordering Austrian Ministries records. Members can order scans of Austrian Ministries records held at AGAD, if the records have been indexed by Gesher Galicia and are on the All Galicia Database.
  • Ordering scans of maps. Members can order digital versions of maps held in the Gesher Galicia Map Room, though only of the individual sheets of a map (and not – if there is more than one sheet – of the composite, stitched map).
  • Gratz College online courses. 25% reduction in enrollment fees to active members of Gesher Galicia. View their educational offerings at
  • Przemyśl Identification Project. Only Gesher Galicia members are allowed to take part in this project, which seeks to identify a large number of Jewish index books from presently unknown towns.

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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.

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