Further Research on Mielec Jews

Historical Records

NOTE: most of these site are in Polish. I strongly recommend using Google Chrome’s Translation plugin to automatically translate the sites into English if needed

Archiwum Państwowe w Rzeszowie (Polish National Archives in Rzeszów)

Arolsen Archives – direct search for Mielec records from the Shoah

Cmentarze Żydowskie w Polsce (Jewish Cemeteries in Poland) – Mielec

Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University – Dr. hab. Leszek Hońdo, assistant professor

Jewish History Research Center at the Polish National Archives in Rzeszów – Dr. Grzegorz Zamoyski, director

Jewish Records Indexing (JRI) Poland – Mielec

Muzeum Historii Fotografii “Jadernówka” (Jadernówka Museum of History of Photography) – Janusz Halisz, director

Muzeum Regionalnego Pałacyk Oborskich (Oborzki Palace Regional Museum)

Steve Morse Ship Arrival Manifests to New York Ellis Island

Szukaj w Archiwach (Polish National Archives Search Portal)

University of Toronto Department of History – Tomasz Frydel, PhD Candidate and expert on Mielec Jewish Shoah survivors

Yad Vashem – direct search for Mielec

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research – direct search for Mielec

Historical Newspapers

List generated by Amy L. Wachs:

Library of Congress Chronicling America

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Google Newspapers

Ancestry.com Historical Newspapers Collection

The Ancestor Hunt



Cyndi’s List

Other Online Records

May 1926: Signatures of hundreds of children from the Mielec powiat as part of a project called “Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States: Grammar and elementary schools” – Mielec is in Volume 53 (source: U.S. Library of Congress)

1915-1935: Mielec School Records (source: FamilySearch.org)

Other Sites and Blogs

Allegro.pl (Polish version of eBay – link is direct search to Mielec antiquities for sale)

Encyklopedia miasta Mielca (Encyclopedia of Mielec)

Gesher Galicia – Mielec

Jewish Families from Mielec, Poland (Geni.com)

JewishGen – Mielec

JewishGen KehilaLinks – Mielec

Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG) – Susana Leistner Bloch, admin

Mayn Shtetele Mielec Facebook group – Izabela Sekulska, admin

Muzeum Historii Fotografii “Jadernówka”‘s Facebook page (very active)

Polin: Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Virtual Shtetl -> Mielec

Promocja Mielec – Włodzimierz Gąsiewski, director



Polish-English translation of occupations (PDF) – compiled by Lauren B. Eisenberg Davis and published by JewishGen. Some small edits by Scott Genzer.

Polish-English Numbers and Dates (PDF) – from FamilySearch (IRI)

Polish-English Key Words (PDF) – from FamilySearch (IRI)

How to Read Napoleonic Birth Records (Polish) (PDF) – from Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sample Mielec Birth Certificate in Polishwith English translation (JPG) – Scott Genzer


Common Hebrew Honorific Abbreviations with English translations (PDF) – Scott Genzer

Yad Vashem Hebrew-English translation – form ca 1955 (PDF) – Scott Genzer

Hebrew-Gregorian Date Converter (website) – HebCal

How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone (website) – JewishGen

Scott’s To-Do List for Further Research