Searching for My Grandmother's Birth Location #poland


My grandmother was born in 1889 in Poland.  The one family document we have lists the town as Sczanow.  Looking at today’s cities, town and villages do not see a match.  Does anyone have a record of this location?  It is possible that the spelling we have is not correct?


Thank you for help.


Thomas Kopec



Have you tried JewishGen's Town Finder? Off the top of my head though, it looks like Mszczonów or maybe Chrzanów.

Jon Spencer-Todd
Oxford, UK



Szonów - Wikipedia
Chrzanów - Wikipedia

Jeff Goldner
Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Gluck, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz/Zuckerman/Zicherman (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania), Wald and Grunfeld (Secovce, Slovakia fka Galszecs)