Re: Identifying Ancestral Town #galicia

Renee Steinig

Lisa Steinberg <mrssteinberg162@...> asked about the Galician towns where her friend's Ditchek family originated:

<<... In 1909 the first cousin to arrive said he was from Bolschowzie, Galicia. In 1911 a brother to the grandfather said he was from Martynow, Galicia.... Neither Martynow nor Bolschowzie show up on the JewishGen townfinder.>>

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland ( has about 20 entries for the surname DICZEK / DYCZEK from Martynow Nowy and over 120 entries for the name from Bolszowce. 

Both towns are near Ivano-Frankivsk (formerly Stanislawow), Ukraine. They are listed in Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator (, where you can view all the towns in Galicia in the year 1900, including their various districts (administrative, judicial, Jewish, etc.).  

You can find Bolszowce (now Bilshivtsi, Ukraine) in JewishGen's Communities Database:

Martynow Nowy (now Martynuv Novy or Novyi Martyniv, Ukraine) -- a smaller place -- is listed in the JewishGen Gazetteer:

And be sure to also check Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database (, which lists a number of people named Diczek and Dyczek in the Stanislawow region.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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