Renewals and New Members

Membership year – January 1 through December 31, 2020


  • 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
  • Eligibility to take part in the Przemyśl Identification Project (for members of Gesher Galicia only)

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 634,000 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 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
℅ Charlie Katz
40 W72 St #161C
New York, NY 10023, 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.


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: $

In addition, you can support individual Research Projects by entering your contribution(s) in the boxes provided below. To learn more about individual projects, please click on the respective links:

Przemyśl Identification Project

Donation Amount: $

Donations are accepted for the Przemyśl Identification Project, which is described here.

Vital Records Project

Donation Amount: $

Donations are now accepted for the 2020 Vital Records Project, whose towns include: Kosów, Kraków, Krościenko, Leżajsk, Mościska, Nawaria, Podhajce, Rzeszów, Stanisławów, Strusów, Tarnopol, Tyczyn, and Zborów.

Holocaust Project

Donation Amount: $

Donations will be gratefully accepted to the Holocaust Project, which in 2020 includes the indexing of extensive sets of records from the Stanisławów Ghetto, 1941-1943, from material held in the State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO) and in the Przemyśl State Archive.

Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys Project

Donation Amount: $

Donations are now being accepted for the 2020 J&F Project. The project towns include: Baranów (Tarnobrzeg district), Bursztyn, Dubiecko, Dunajów, Jazłowiec, Narajów, Nowy Babilon, Nowy Sącz, Nowy Targ, and Tarnobrzeg.

Medical Students/Doctors Project

Donation Amount: $

Donations are accepted for the Galician Medical Students/Doctors Project, which currently includes archival surveys and the indexing of academic records from the Jagiellonian University (1919-1939).

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:


Operating Expenses Fund

Operating Expenses Fund supports several activities of Gesher Galicia, including the maintenance of the website, the IT solutions supporting membership needs, and other operational expenses.

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: