Links to Jewish Genealogy Resources

  • Beth Hatefutsoth: The Museum of the Jewish People
    Home to the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center and the Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora
  • Galician Traces
    A Photographic Document of Eastern European Judaica by Charles Burns
  • Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906
    Complete contents of the 12-volume set, originally published 1901-1906.
  • Jewish History in Galicia and Bukovina
    Documents Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine; currently focuses on the Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankivsk) Region.
  • JewishGen
    The largest and best known Jewish genealogy non-profit organization
  • JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing Poland)
    Non-proft which has indexed and made searchable millions of vital records from Poland and formerly Polish areas
  • The Center for Jewish History
    Umbrella organization that houses five major Jewish libraries and repositories, including the YIVO Institute
  • The Galicia Jewish Museum
    New museum in Kraków that commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and celebrates the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia
  • The Milken Archive
    The Milken archive is the largest archive of American Jewish music in the world, which also documents the transfer of traditional Galician music and how it was integrated after immigration to the States.
  • The Milken Foundation
    created the Milken Archive to preserve the American Jewish music experience and includes many composers and musicians from Galicia and Eastern Europe, their work, photos, videos and historical documents.
  • The Museum of Family History
    A virtual (Internet-only) museum of Jewish family history
  • The Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives—cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide
  • The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada
    To preserve the unique heritage of Polish Jewry, foster research, promote better understanding between Poles and Jews, and encourage greater knowledge of the history and culture of Polish Jewry.
  • The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives
    Located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Films available for on-line viewing representing the various geographic homelands of our ancestors, including Galicia.

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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