RECHTHAND / RECHTAND / RECHTANT from Kozienice #poland

Daniella Alyagon

I am currently working on the RECHTANT branch of my family and would very much appreciate any suggestions to farther my research.


The family line I am focused on originates in Kozienice, Poland c. 1770.


According to stories the family took on the surname Rechthand following the head of the family taking a position managing the business of the Magid of Kozienice and becoming his right hand man. I am unfamiliar with any records relating to the business dealings of the Magid.


In the 1820’s I am finding 2 marriage records for Abram RECHTANT and Naftuly RECHTANT, these are the earliest records I have found with this surname in Kozienice. Abram and Naftuly are siblings and I have managed, using JRI-Poland to locate records relating to their descendents as well as records for the death of their father and mother.


I have also located the family in the Kozienice books of permanent residents – I will publish another questions concerning this subject at a later date.


Can anyone direct me to additional records types for Kozienice which I can utilize in my research?


Thank you,


Daniella Alyagon




Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), YELIN (Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


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