In a message dated 1/9/2001 8:27:42 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<<< Looking for a place named "Solec", in Poland in a good road-atlas, I found many places named Solec (9 !!!) and I also learned that in Warszawa, there is not only a "Solec Street", along the Wisla, but also a part of the city which is named "Solec" (south of Jerozolimskie street, sud-east of the city):
it was the cyrkuli VII in 1870 (?) and I am not surprised that my
gggrandfather, who was corntraider and shipowner had lived..near the Wisla and the harbour.
I would like to get answers to the following questions:
1.Do you know if the word "Solec" has any meaning in Polish? (is it related with trade or market ?)
2.Do you know what was the number of the "cyrkuli" (district) corresponding to tis part of Warszawa before 1870?(around 1853-55)
2.Do you know a burg or a city named Solec, in Poland ,which would have
had a jewish population and which would have been divided through a Polands partition (1772,1793,1795, or 1815) between Prussia and (russian)Poland ? I heard in my family that many Mendelssohns lived in a town named Solec and that some of them became "prussian" and the others "polish": I don't know if it is true but a precise map of different patitions of Poland would help me
a lot! Is it possible to find such maps on the Web?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Florence Mendelssohn, Paris (France)>>>
Here is one possibility regarding Solec and the Wisla River:
While listed in "Where Once We Walked" (WOWW) as "Solec"
with the Latitude/Longitude of 51 08 / 21 46, the town at this
location is, in fact, Solec nad Wisla. It is 8 km ESE of Lipsko
and about 56 km WSW of Lublin.
According to WOWW, the town had 898 Jews in 1921.
There are no Mormon microfilms of Jewish vital records for this
town. However, the Jewish Birth, Marriage and Death records
from 1866 to 1897 are available at the Radom branch of thePolish State Archives.
These records will eventually be indexed by JRI-Poland and
searchable on the Internet but only after a volunteer Archive
Coordinator comes forward to lead the project to index all the
Jewish vital records in the Radom branch. The records of the
following twenty-six towns are kept in the Radom branch:
Nowe Miasto nad Pilica
Solec nad Wisla
For more information on the indexing of the records in the Polish
State Archives, and the role of the Archive Coordinator, please go
to the JRI-Poland web site at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl and click
on the link for "Polish State Archives."
according to Miriam Weiner's "Jewish Roots in Poland," all the post-
1897 records for Solec nad Wisla are available at the Civil Records
Office (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) in the town hall. They are for the
years 1898 to 1910 and 1921 to 1940.
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland