About this search engine

This search engine was created for the non-profit organization Gesher Galicia by Brooke Schreier Ganz. The back-end was built using a customized version of the open source Apache Solr search platform, with a front-end PHP toolkit for Solr called Solarium. JQuery, CSS3 (including some cross-browser effects made possible by CSS3PIE), web fonts from Typekit, icons from Symbolicons, and a javascript tooltip package called Tipped round out the front-end work.

The underlying search engine codebase, named "LeafSeek", was released by Brooke as a free open source project in January, 2012. That means that other groups and organizations can use the same underlying software on their own websites, free of charge. Learn more about LeafSeek here.

The alpha version of the All Galicia Database premiered publicly at the May 22, 2011 regional meeting for Gesher Galicia, which was held in New York City. The beta version of the site was available for testing by a select number of contributors between July 1 and July 28, 2011. The site was announced to the wider genealogical community on July 28, 2011.

Gesher Galicia thanks its contributors!

Gesher Galicia expresses its gratitude to all who have transcribed, managed or submitted datasets for the All Galicia Database.

Baligród, Baranów, Bobowa, Breń, Brzana Dolna, Brzozów, Chyrów and Jodłowa landowner records

  • Russ Maurer

Biały Kamień, Nadwórna, Sołotwina and Stanisławów records

  • Project Leader: Ada Green
  • Brooke Schreier Ganz

Brody Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Ami Elyasaf
  • Yechezkel Anis
  • Alex Billig
  • Klaus Dunser
  • Rosemary Eshel
  • Ada Green
  • Susanne Jakubowski
  • Charles Mahler
  • Hanna Palmon
  • Diana Sachsen
  • Barry Scheer
  • Lilian Schorr

Brody Jewish cemetery

  • Project Leader: Ami Elyasaf
  • Konstantine Czechowski - photography assistant and cemetery topography, Ukraine
  • Alexander Denisenko - Project Coordinator, Ukraine
  • Sylvie Bisseliches
  • Achiya Elyasaf
  • Ron Kaminker
  • Hagit Matras

Dębica, Jasło, Jodłowa, Krosno, Mielec, Pilzno, Sędzisów and Ropczyce records

  • Stanley Diamond
  • Eden Joachim
  • Russ Maurer

Drohobycz and Sambor Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Mark Jacobson
  • Barbara Ellman
  • Carole Feinberg
  • Sandra Gross
  • Jeff Kaiser
  • Nuno Martins
  • David Joel Priever z"l
  • Nancy Siegel
  • Suzan Wynne
  • Joanna Zimmerman

Kudryńce Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Emily Garber

Lwów Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Eric Bloch
  • Shaul Berger
  • Eli Brand
  • Fay Bussgang
  • Linda Epstein
  • Rita Falbel
  • Rebecca Fenning
  • Howard Fink
  • Toni Platus
  • Judith Ritter
  • Morton Rumberg
  • Errol Schneegurt
  • Sari Silver
  • Philippe Volvovic
  • Joanna Zimmerman
  • (...and other anonymous contributors)

Grzymałów school and vital records

  • Project Leader: John Diener

Hlibów and Borki Małe Landowners

  • Marcia Feinberh

Mikulińce, Winniki, Zimna Woda, and Zniesienie Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Max Heffler
  • Jessica Eber
  • Susana Friedman
  • Suri Edell Greenberg
  • Tony Hausner
  • Robert Landau
  • Brian Lehman
  • Art Lerner
  • Lauren Marshall
  • Bette Stoop Mas
  • Russ Maurer
  • Israel Pickholtz
  • Bruce Reisch
  • Rivka Schirman
  • Lancy Spalter

Podwołoczyska Jewish vital records

  • Toni Platus

Rohatyn area Kollel Galicia donations, and landowner records

  • Alex Feller

Rozdół records

  • Project Leader: Israel Pickholz

Stary Sambor records

  • Project Leader: Jeff Kaiser
  • Mark Jacobson

Tarnopol Jewish vital records, and 1910 census

  • Mark Halpern
  • Jurek Hirschberg
  • Tony Kahane
  • Toni Platus
  • Karl Seligman z”l

Zbaraż school and Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Tony Kahane
  • Gloria Blair
  • Paule Diamond
  • Carole Feinberg
  • Jacob Laor
  • Eugene Merfeld
  • Shirley Nesbit
  • Toni Platus
  • Ronnie Richards
  • Judith Scarani
  • Irene Scharf
  • Jeff Segal
  • Karl Seligman z”l

Zborów Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Ann Harris

Złoczów Jewish vital records

  • Project Leader: Yoav Sharon

Do you have a dataset you would consider submitting?

Gesher Galicia welcomes submissions of new data sets. Do you - or someone you know - have copies of records that could help genealogists and historians research Galicia? Please let us know of any vital records, yearbooks, landowner lists, landsmanshaftn records, chevra kadisha books, census records, and similar. We will be happy to add them to the All Galicia Database, for the benefit of all. There is no requirement for a minimum number of records.