For New & Returning Members (who last paid dues 2018 or earlier)

Special Membership Offer through November 30, 2019

Attention current 2019 members: If you have paid your 2019 dues (you get the Galitzianer) and are still seeing this message when you try unsuccessfully to log in to the Members Portal: “Access to the Members Portal is only available to active members of Gesher Galicia. Your membership is not currently active. Please click here to join Gesher Galicia or to renew your membership”, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN/RENEW. Instead, contact with your name and email address and we’ll make the necessary adjustment. We have your payment information. We will send 2020 Dues Renewal Letters to all in early December.


  • Join or renew now to receive 50% off the 2019 annual Gesher Galicia membership WHEN you also join/renew for 2020 at the same time.
  • This offer applies only to new members and returning (renewal) members who last paid dues for membership year 2018 or before.
  • Pay a total amount of $54 USD. ($18 USD for remainder of 2019 and $36 USD for all of 2020). Membership is good through December 31, 2020.
  • This offer is available through November 30, 2019. All will receive 2019 and 2020 issues of the Galitzianer via email, but not print copies, a different membership level.
  • Subscriptions for organizations, societies, libraries, or archives are limited to print issues of the Galitzianer and are not included in this offer. Free access is available to the All Galicia Database, the Map Room, and Archival Inventories.


  • Supporting Jewish genealogy research for everyone
  • Subscription to the Galitzianer journal – electronic copies
  • Login/Password access to our Members Portal
    • Gesher Galicia Family Finder searchable database
    • The Galitzianer – searchable back issues
    • Access to archival records (vital records, Jewish students, taxpayers, population censuses, Holocaust-related records and many others)
    • Gesher Galicia electronic library
  • Gratz College online courses – 25% reduction in enrollment fees to active members of Gesher Galicia. View their educational offerings at

The most important reason to renew or join, however, is to support Gesher Galicia’s work of digitizing precious archival records, adding cadastral maps to our extensive digital map room and adding records to the All Galicia Database (which now contains over 625,000 individual records) for the benefit of family researchers worldwide.

You can pay by credit card, PayPal or check. Along with membership, you can also donate to Gesher Galicia’s special projects (see below). Please follow the instructions carefully.

Electronic or Paper

$36 USD for electronic delivery
of the Galitzianer worldwide

$50 USD for printed copy
of the the Galitzianer mailed to USA residents

$65 USD for printed copy of the Galitzianer
for residents outside the USA

Printed Copies Only

For Jewish genealogical societies,
libraries, repositories, etc.

$50 USD for printed copy of the Galitzianer
in the USA

$65 USD for printed copy of the Galitzianer
outside the USA



TO JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE with a credit card or PayPal, select a membership category below. Enter your first/last name, postal mailing address, phone number, and your preferred email address for receiving the Galitzianer, which is sent to all individual members. Then click “Add to Cart.”

You also have the opportunity here to donate to any of our projects or funds. To make a donation, fill in any amount next to the dollar sign ($) and click “Add to Cart.” Each time you add items to your cart, you will be taken to the PayPal page, but just click “Continue Shopping” to return to this page if you want to make additional donations.

You will be able to review your membership application and donations by clicking “View Cart” before finalizing. You won’t be sent to the payment page until you click “Check Out.”

PAYMENT BY CHECK, payable to Gesher Galicia, should be mailed to:

Gesher Galicia
℅ Ben Tysch
407 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

Membership Form: Download, print a copy to fill in your contact information, and include with your check.

Please include your email address and contact phone number in the memo area of your check.

For new members, when we receive your check, we will email you your unique GGID login along with instructions for creating your password, for using the Members Portal and for submitting your Galician surnames and towns to the online Gesher Galicia Family Finder.

Family Finder Information and Updates

The Gesher Galicia Family Finder allows people researching the same towns and family surnames to connect with one another and collaborate. For new members, our Welcome Letter will include your unique GGID with instructions for creating your password and submitting your information. If you are a renewing member with updated family or town information, you can log in and add them online here:


All fields are mandatory. Click the arrows for choices.

Membership Type
Membership Status
Enter First & Last Name
Enter Email Address
Enter Street Address
Enter City, State/Province and Zip/Postal Code
Enter Country
Enter Contact Phone

Please consider adding a donation. Contributions enable us to acquire, index, and upload records; to acquire and add maps; and to maintain our online inventories of Polish and Ukrainian archives.

Gesher Galicia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible in the United States.


Vital Records Projects

To learn more about the Vital Records Projects, click here.

Donation Amount: $
Specify Town (or designate “General VR Fund”):
Note: If you choose to enter a town name, it needs to be from the list of towns in the 2019 Vital Records Project.Donations are now being accepted for the 2019 Vital Record Project, whose towns include:
Kraków, Krościenko nad Dunajcem, Mielnica, Mikulińce, Mościska, Nowy Targ, Podhajce, Stanisławów, Szczurowa, Tarnopol, Tartaków, Witków Nowy, and Zborów.


Holocaust Project

To learn more about the Holocaust Project, click here.

Donation Amount: $
Donations will be gratefully accepted to the Holocaust Project generally (rather than for specific towns in it). The Holocaust Project in 2019 includes the indexing of extensive sets of records from the Stanisławów Ghetto, 1941-1943, using material held in the State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO) and in the Przemyśl State Archive.


Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys Project

To learn more about the J&F Cadastral Surveys Project, click here.

Donation Amount: $
Specify Town (or designate “General Fund”):
Note: If you choose to enter a town name, it needs to be from the list of towns in the 2019 J&F Project.In the 2019 Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys Project, the towns include:
Bóbrka, Bolechów, Drohobycz, Grzymałów, Jezierzany, Łancut, Radziechów, Rawa, Sokal, Tarnów, Żydaczów.


Maps Project

To learn more about the Maps Project, click here.

Donation Amount: $
Donations will be gratefully accepted to the Maps Project generally (rather than for specific towns or maps in it).In the coming year, maps expected to be reproduced include:Cadastral maps from Gródek Jagielloński and Trembowla, and regional maps of Galicia from the period 1800-1815.


Medical Students/Doctors Project

To learn more about the Galician Medical Students/Doctors Project, click here.

Donations will be accepted for the Galician Medical Students/Doctors Project, which includes archival surveys and the indexing of academic records from the Jagiellonian University (Kraków); the University of Pest (Budapest); Lemberg (Lwów) University, for the period 1772-1918.

Donation Amount: $



Jewish Taxpayers Project

To learn more about the Jewish Taxpayers Project, click here.

In 2019, the Project will index more Jewish taxpayer records from the 1930s, including from: Biały Kamień, Borszczów, Brzeżany, Grzymałów, Mielnica, Skała, Tarnopol, Tłuste, Trembowla, Zbaraż, and Złoczów.

Donations will be gratefully accepted to the Jewish Taxpayers Project generally (rather than for specific towns in it).

Donation Amount: $


Fond 424 Project

Fond 424 is a collection of files of Jewish materials held at AGAD in Warsaw. None of the files in Fond 424 have previously been microfilmed or digitized.

For more information on the Fond 424 project, click here.

Donation Amount: $



General Research Fund

General Research Fund supports the acquisition of records, their indexing, and their uploading to the All Galicia Database; scanning and stitching maps, and their uploading to the Map Room; and the creation and updating of archival inventories on the Gesher Galicia website.

Donation Amount: $


Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund

The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund supports an annual Innovation Award and special projects and programs in memory of Gesher Galicia’s late president. For more information, click here.

Donation Amount: $
Special Request:


Note: This section is for special purposes only, as discussed beforehand with Gesher Galicia. It is not to be used for donations to research projects, which can only be made through the donation sections above.

Donation Amount: $
Special Request:


Give the gift of Galicia

To view our Gesher Galicia tee shirts, coasters, tote bags and books, click here.


Need help?
• Membership questions or to verify your current status, contact:
• General questions:
• Dues Payments and Donations via the PayPal link:
• Questions about research projects:

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: