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Krakow records #galicia #records


Yossi Jalas
 

I am researching my family's Krakow roots and have two questions regarding extant records from Krakow.

1) How would I go about requesting the Krakow Archiwum for certain scans from the "Krakow Kataster" records? Do they have an index?
Do they release these records upon request?

2) I have located many documents and photographs of family members living in the Krakow Ghetto in 1940-1941 in a) "Starosta Miasta Krakowa (Sygn. 450). Wykazy dowὀdow osobistych (Kennkartenlisten) wydanych Żydom" located on the JHI-Ringelblum website, b) "Karty Rejestracyjne Żydow Krakowskich (Sygn. 218/34/1-264)" searchable via the USHMM website. The problem is that records for certain people are missing even though I know they were in the ghetto until sometime in 1941 when they show up on the outbound transit lists. Are there more records in these collections that are not accessible online? Are there are any other records from the Ghetto extant?

Any help & pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Yossi Jalas - USA
Researching: JALAS / BOGUCHWAL / SZWARCENTAJN / FAJNSZTAT / KIFEL / WISNICKI - Poland.


Michael Hoffman
 

Hi Yossi,

Do a search on the following website https://www.krakowjewishheritage.org/contact this website is specifically for researching our ancestors who originate from Krakow.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK

Researching SCHAMROTH, URVATER, MAJER Krakow, Poland, USA, Belguim, UK, Israel. 


Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I would advice yo follow Michael Hoffman's recommendation. If it does not yield results you should take a private researcher in Krakow.

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Avraham Groll
 

You can also search the JewishGen Poland Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/) which has a significant Krakow collection (and which will be updated over the next month or so).
Avraham


kdomeshek@...
 

Jossi,

Have you seen Dr. Dan Hirshberg's website?  https://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/

Dan has recreated most of the Jewish citizenry of Krakow.  I do not know if this data is also in JewishGen, but if it is, I don't think it includes Dan's search engine.  One of the features of his free and searchable database is the family trees of hundreds of Jewish surnames in Krakow.  I checked yours.  It is there, in the "Early Family Trees" tab, under the name "Jolas", last updated January 15, 2021.  That tree starts with patriarch Izaak Jolas, 1769-1846.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting.

Ken Domeshek - Houston
(Damesek, Kartorzynski, Braverman, Sinienski, Simonovitz)


Yossi Jalas
 

Thanks everyone for the generous help but I have already previously exhausted all the above mentioned online resources.
None of these (great!) resources supply the answers to my 2 original questions.

@ Avraham Groll: Will the new update to the JewishGen database contain items that do not show up in Dan Hirschberg's website?

@ Jacob Rosen: Do you know a researcher that specializes in Krakow that you can recommend?

Yossi Jalas - USA
Researching: JALAS / BOGUCHWAL / SZWARCENTAJN / FAJNSZTAT / KIFEL / WISNICKI - Poland.


Geoffrey Weisgard
 

I have found several references to Eva (Wiszka) Jules who was a member of the Jewish Underground (ZOB) in Krakow. Could Jules and Jalas be the same family?

Geoffrey Weisgard
Manchester, UK