JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Early 19th Century Polish Records #general

Mark Jacobson

Of course Randy was referring to the area of 'Russian
Poland', not Austrian 'Galician Poland' where the
situation was much different - no Jewish records have
been found in Catholic records, separate Jewish
records with surnames exist back to at least 1790 for
many towns, almost no LDS microfilms and most early
records stuck in Lvov Archive in Ukraine, later
records in Warsaw AGAD Archive, records in column
'fill in the blank' forms in German or Polish, no
Russian or Hebrew (except occassional signatures). I
just wanted to clarify that in the 19th century there
was no independent nation of Poland, so discussing
"19th century Polish records" can include more than
Congress, or Russian Poland.

Mark Jacobson
Boca Raton, FL

I have a few comments to add to the discussion
regarding the subject of
early 19th century Jewish records in Poland:

1) Civil registration in most parts of Poland began
in 1808. Until 1825,

*All* records (including Jewish) were kept in
Catholic parish registers.
Parishes often covered large areas & could include a
dozen or more towns.
These registers are relatively easy to use as they
had four columns on each
page: royalty, peasants, merchants and Jews (Zydzi).
If it was a Jewish
vital record, then the Zydzi column would be marked
with a sequential
number and the name of the town.

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, California

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus; COBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KAMERMAN - Drohobycz, Galicia; KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia

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