New records on the all GALICIA database, Progress on PRZEMYSL ID project #galicia
Gesher Galicia SIG
Gesher Galicia is pleased to update readers on the progress in
indexing Jewish Galician records. Since the end of January 2020 the
following records have been indexed and uploaded to our All Galicia
Database, freely available for all at:
A. Vital records
- Jewish births (certificates) 1842, 1877-1911; also a handful of
Jewish death certificates (1875, 1895) and marriage certificates
- Jewish births (index book) 1895-1942
- Jewish births 1842-1868
- Jewish births 1919-1926, 1931, 1937-1938
- Jewish deaths 1930-1938; death certificates 1902, 1935-1938
- Jewish deaths 1827-1866
- Jewish births 1925-1937
- Jewish deaths 1899-1926
- Jewish births 1876-1877, 1879-1882, 1896-1897
- Jewish deaths 1879-1887
- Jewish births 1853-1881, 1884, 1886-1889
- Jewish deaths 1878-1880, 1882-1884, 1892-1895
- Jewish births 1933, 1934, 1938
- Jewish marriages 1938
- Jewish deaths 1934-1935, 1937-1938
i) Stanislawow province
A small number of assorted Jewish birth certificates, marriage
certificates and death certificates, from the period 1870-1934.
- Jewish births 1837-1870
- Jewish marriages 1853-1859, 1862, 1870
- Jewish deaths 1834-1845
- Jewish residents 1922
Many of the above records are held in the Ukrainian state archives, in
Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk. So far this year, we have completed the
indexing of all the Jewish vital record sets held in the Ukrainian
state archives from Kosow, Mosciska, Podhajce, and Stanislawow.
Vital records coming soon:
- Strusow D 1837-1838, 1840-1870; D (index book) 1934-1938
- Kopyczynce M (index book, grooms only) 1920-1938
- Tarnopol B (index book) 1816-1860
Gesher Galicia thanks Slawomir Postek and Paulina Postek for all their
indexing work, and Piotr Gumola and Pawel Malinowski for further
processing and uploading the spreadsheets.
B. School records
- Brzozow Jewish pupils 1920-1939
- Gorlice Jewish pupils 1893-1925
- Przemysl Jewish pupils and teachers 1938-1939
Gesher Galicia is grateful to the following people for sourcing,
indexing and donating to us the spreadsheets of the above records:
Suzan Wynne (Brzozow), Russ Maurer (Gorlice), and Lukasz Biedka (Przemysl).
C. Jewish taxpayer records
The following record sets, all from the former Tarnopol province, have
been uploaded to the All Galicia Database in the past seven months:
Narajow (1937), Olesko (1936), Uscieczko (1936), Zbaraz (1936), and
Thanks to Eddy Mitelsbach and Mark Jacobson for their help with these records.
Taxpayer records from the 1930s coming soon: Podkamien (Tarnopol
province), Sasow, and Sokolowka.
D. Holocaust-period records
Gesher Galicia has two new spreadsheets from the Holocaust period -
one of Lwow ghetto residents, 1941-1943 (over 10,000 entries), and the
other of Krakow Jewish residents, July-August 1940 (over 19,000
The history of these spreadsheets is similar and in each case goes
back some 15-20 years. The Krakow material is held at the Jewish
Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw. Originally, JHI microfilmed the
material for USHMM in Washington, DC. Volunteers from USHMM and Gesher
Galicia then indexed the documents, and the spreadsheet was presented
to Gesher Galicia. At the time, Gesher Galicia had no online search
engine, and so gave the spreadsheet to JewishGen. Recently, JewishGen
returned the spreadsheet to Gesher Galicia, so that it could also be
uploaded to our database.
The Lwow ghetto material, from a range of different files, is held at
the State Archive of Lviv Oblast (DALO). Many years ago, USHMM
microfilmed and indexed the documents. The subsequent story of this
spreadsheet, which recently came back to Gesher Galicia, is similar to
that of the Krakow spreadsheet.
Both USHMM and JewishGen also have these two spreadsheets on their
online databases. Gesher Galicia is grateful to all the organizations
involved (JHI Warsaw, DALO, USHMM, and JewishGen) and to the
volunteers who worked on indexing the records. Thanks, too, to Pawel
Malinowski for a significant amount of work on both spreadsheets,
before uploading them to the database.
E. Przemysl Identification Project
Finally, an update on the Przemysl Identification Project.
Our public notice explains the project and lists all those involved in
it. Please see:
To date, 250 of the 577 index books in the project (43%) have been
identified. Of these, 228 books have so far been verified. Gesher
Galicia members can view the table, which is regularly updated, of all
the books whose identification has been verified, along with the scans
of the books themselves, in the members-only area of Gesher Galicia's
We thank all those who are involved with or supporting this project in
a range of ways, including the project coordinator, Piotr Gumola. We
also want to mention the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical
Society for its generosity.
If you are not already familiar with them, you may want to look into
- GlobalSearch facility: https://inventories.geshergalicia.org/#/
- Inventories: https://www.geshergalicia.org/inventories/
- Research projects: https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects-overview/
To join Gesher Galicia, please go to: https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/
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