Jewish Heritage Europe

Tourism & Genealogy

This material is for information only. JHE does not endorse any of the guides or agencies listed here and declines any responsibility in case of problems.

Most Jewish travelers to Ukraine go there to seek their family roots; because of this genealogy and tourism resources tend of overlap, so we have not made separate categories.

GENERAL & REGIONAL 

Jewua.info

Ukrainian company providing Jewish genealogy searches, heritage tours, etc

JUkraine – Jewkraine Jewish Travel and Studies Center

JUkraine’s stated goal is to develop Jewish travel routes, train professional guides, provide genealogical research services, and connect families to their relatives living in Ukraine. It also aims to contribute to the preservation of historical landmarks and sustainability of Ukrainian Jewish communities. There are tours, itineraries and genealogical services.

 Gesher Galicia 

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. Numerous tips and resources for travel, information and family history research. Includes archives, databases, links, publications, visual material, detailed maps, and much more.

Jewish Family Search

Guiding and professional genealogy searches, based in L’viv and working in Ukraine and Poland.

Jewish Galicia and Bukovina.net

Extensive web site with databases and other resources on genealogy, heritage, bibliography, documents, etc

Jewish Travel Agency

Tour company that also organizes customized heritage and roots trips.

 The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation

Extensive resources compiled by Miriam Weiner, a pioneer of researching Jewish family history in eastern Europe. Many links to groups, databases, photographs, and more.

Rootka

A tour agency associated with Shtetl Routes, which organizes group and private trips, training for guides, aid with genealogy research, and other services.

Shtetl Routes

Jewish heritage tourism project in eastern Poland, western Ukraine, and Belarus including dozens of localities. The web site has extensive resources on individual sites, as well as stories and other material. It also organizes tours, trains guides, and has published a print guidebook.

 Ukrainian Jewish Encounter

Web site featuring news, culture, travel, events, and other information.

Ukraine SIG — Genealogy Special Interest Group

Newly revamped web site of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG…. hoards of resources and links. The web site is oriented around more than 800 Town and District Pages, with  each Town Page serving as a portal to all the information known about for that town, both on JewishGen and on other websites.

Ukraine Trek

A general travel site for Ukraine with a lot of practical information for visitors.

INDIVIDUAL CITIES

CHERNIVTSI — Edgar Hauster’s blog (genealogy and more)

LVIV — Interactive Virtual Walking Tour

An interactive online walking tour of Jewish Lviv that uses maps, photographs and archival material, video, and text to tell the story of places and people, and also to prompt discussion on how to preserve and educate about the city’s Jewish history and cultural heritage. Called Past, Present and Memory: rediscovering Jewish Lviv, it is one of three tours that were developed by students during the workshop “Lemberg/Lwów/לעמבערג/Львів: literary and artistic paths of a multicultural city” held as part of the summer school “Jewish History, common history and heritage, culture, cities, environment” organized by the Lviv Center for Urban Studies from July 11 to August 5, 2016.

ODESSA — Jewish Odessa Tours

Guided tours to the city run by the Migdal International Center that supports Jewish community programs in Odessa