Town overview

Modern town name: Nowy Sącz, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 49.62, 20.7
49°38' N, 20°43' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Nowy Sącz
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: (information still being collected; check back soon)
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: (information still being collected; check back soon)
Interwar (Polish) District: Nowy Sącz
Interwar (Polish) Province: Kraków
Modern District (county or raion): (information still being collected; check back soon)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): (information still being collected; check back soon)

Maps of Nowy Sącz

Families from Nowy Sącz

There are 24 members of Gesher Galicia researching 50 surnames from this town:

Family name Researcher Researcher's Contact Information Date Added

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There are also 427 entries for Nowy Sącz, Poland in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) (as of May, 2012). You will need to create and login with a JewishGen user account in order to see their information, but their website is free to use and extremely helpful.

Genealogical and historical records from Nowy Sącz

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Nowy Sącz

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Nowy Sącz. Not all records have survived from all years. Make sure to also search for the general area the town was in (the district, raion, county, etc.), not just the town name itself, as some regional records survived where town records did not.

The genealogical organization Jewish Records Indexing Poland (JRI-Poland) has a list of records from Nowy Sącz online at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/town/nowy_sacz.htm, many of which are available in their free searchable database.

You should also try searching JewishGen.org's "All Poland Database" for Nowy Sącz ; however, note that some of their data will include western and central Polish towns that were not part of historical Galicia. Do not use any accented letters or diactritical marks when searching their database.

Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Nowy Sącz

In 2007, Gesher Galicia started an ambitious new project to catalog Galician maps and records stored at the Lviv State Historical Archive in Ukraine. This project is still ongoing, and Gesher Galicia won the 2011 Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant from the IAJGS to help expedite this research. Mid-19th Century homeowner and property lists that have been obtained through this project are being transcribed and have been added to the All Galicia Database on an ongoing basis.

The following is a list of records and maps that Gesher Galicia has cataloged at the archives in Lviv, Ukraine. In some cases, copies of these files have been obtained, transcribed, and put online in our All-Galicia Database (AGD). This list is still incomplete, and is being updated as we learn more about the archives' holdings.

Place Admin. District Item Type Year Description Archive Info Status
Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1920 Census of people Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1870, 1900, 1910 Census of people Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1939-1942 The book of people movement control Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1942-1943 The control book of people arriving Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1890 translation to be verified Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1910-1927 Index of people admitted to Nowy Sacz commune Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1932-1959 Books and registers of marks Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1927-1938 The register of students of classes I -VIII Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1911-1950 Main and periodical catalogues of classes Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1893-1932 Main and classes catalogues Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1912-1952 Main and periodical catalogue of classes Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1911-1958 Personnel files of Nowy Sacz court in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1929-1953 School registers Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1926 - 1950 Women High School of Immaculate Order in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1910 - 1935 Private High School of citizens' committee in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1909 - 1928 Private Women High School in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Text 1901-1950 II State High School of Boleslaw Chrobry in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz
Text 1887-2000 I State High School in Nowy Sacz Nowy Sacz Archives:
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Check back soon for more updates to this list. Additionally, Gesher Galicia started cataloging the holdings at two other regional Ukrainian archives in 2012, and information from that project will be put online soon.

Tabula Krajowa (Legal and Notary) Records from Nowy Sącz

There is a little-known resource for Galician researchers held in the Lviv State Historical Archive in Ukraine — the "Tabula Krajowa," or Tabula Registers (Fond 166, 1780-1891). There are about 300 volumes of various indexes to these records, covering towns from across Galicia, and none of these records have yet been microfilmed or put online. They hold a wealth of information -- the purchase and sale of real estate and land, property leasing, testaments, deeds, money-lending agreements, promissory notes, public sale for debts, powers of attorney, etc. Gesher Galicia advisory board member and Ukrainian researcher Alexander Dunai has written an excellent article about Tabula records, with a listing of towns for which they are available. Check the bottom of that page to see if records survived for Nowy Sącz.

Books about Nowy Sącz

Yizkor books for Nowy Sącz

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Nowy Sącz: "The book of the Jewish community of Nowy Sacz" ("Sefer Sants") , published in 1970 in New York.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online. You can read the original book online at the New York Public Library website, or you can find a copy in a library near you through the free library search website WorldCat.

There may also be other Yizkor books published that cover , or larger nearby towns, or the region in which it was located; check JewishGen's Yizkor Books database for the latest details.

About Yizkor books

A Yizkor book is a "book of rememberance" about a Jewish community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. Each book documents the town's history and usually gives a necrology (list of the murdered) at the back of the book. Most of the books were written by survivors from the town, or people from the town who had immigrated before the war, and were mostly published between 1945 and 1975, and usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish. Some large towns may have had more than one Yizkor book published at different times.

The non-profit Jewish genealogy organization JewishGen has a comprehensive online database of Yizkor books and the towns that they document. They also host English language translations of much of the content of the books, sponsored by the website's donors and volunteers.

Many of these books have been scanned and put online for free reading at the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book website. The Yiddish Book Center also offers reprints of Yizkor Books which you can buy on their website.

Other books about Nowy Sącz

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Photos from Nowy Sącz

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Videos about Nowy Sącz

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