Gesher Galicia Cadastral Maps for the POLIN Museum Resource Center
A joint effort between Gesher Galicia and the Resource Center of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, this project aims to place a durable paper copy of every cadastral map from the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Collection in the Resource Center for review by visitors researching their family towns in historical Galicia, and other historical research on the region. An agreement was struck in late 2014 for the joint project, with a planned timeline of five years covering an estimated 200 cadastral maps; the project has already met a key milestone, and progress continues.
Phase 1 Complete with Delivery of 45 Maps:
In December 2015, 45 maps printed from image files prepared by Gesher Galicia and produced under the direction of the POLIN Museum were delivered to the Resource Center and are now available for use by Center visitors. The table below documents the current map status, with links to reduced images and to the original web-ready versions on the Gesher Galicia Map Room.
Phase 2 Planning:
The second phase of the project is now in planning. During 2016, an additional 50 map images will be prepared by Gesher Galicia for printing by the POLIN Resource Center. The selected maps and their images will be included in the table below when the initial work is complete.