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.
Our research work involves the acquisition and indexing of a range of archival records, prime among which are vital records and census books. Acquiring and reproducing cadastral maps is another important focus. We also work on landowner records, Holocaust-period documents, and school, voter, and tax records. While our main aim is researching Jewish roots in Galicia, our databases of community records contain names from all ethnic and religious groups that once lived in the region. 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.