Search advice for family/records from Pilica, Poland #poland

Sherri Bobish

Hi Helen,

Have you tried searching JewishGen Poland Database using a soundex search on the surname?

Names can get transcribed in surprisingly different ways.

There are some towns where there just aren't the extant records we wish there were.  My ancestor's town of Ustrzyki Dolne is one of those.  It makes taking our research back in time virtually impossible.

Try searching
for your family.  This page has digitized old city directories for Eastern Europe.  You can search by person's name, or by town name.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 04:43 PM, Helen wrote:
Did you check out I found listings for Pilica:

Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


I am searching for records of my paternal grandmother and her family, who I believe may have emigrated from Pilica, Poland to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1908.  From Buenos Aires, they settled in Rosario, Argentina. 

I found a family that I believe may be them on the Hamburg passenger lists with the hometown of Pilica but I cannot confirm it is them.  The ages & names seem to somewhat line up but I can’t find any records in Jewishgen from Pilica that correspond to the family.  There are no other records from the family that point me anywhere other than Poland (marriage and death certificates).  Does anyone have any advice on other resources I can use to try to find Polish records on the family? My ggparents were born in 1870 and 1878 and my grandmother was born in 1905. 

Thank you,
Helen Gonzales
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Researching: WINTER/VISNER