Records of the Platz family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 151 records for the surname Platz (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is now eastern Poland and western Ukraine. Here is a sampling of some of the results you can find there:

  • Mendel PLATZ, son of and Sara NAGEL
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Szyia PLATZ
    1787 property record from Lwów Krakow District No. 2 Josephine Survey (1787)
  • Wolf PLETZ
    1789 property record from Lwów Żółkiew District No. 3 Josephine Survey (1789)
  • Löw MANTELKORN, son of and
    and Zipra PLATZ, daughter of and
    1807 marriage record from Galicia Jewish Marriage Permissions (1807)
  • Jos. PLATZ, son of and
    and Sima HAMMER, daughter of and
    1807 marriage record from Galicia Jewish Marriage Permissions (1807)
  • Chave PLATZ, daughter of Salamon
    1811 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Neche PLATZ, daughter of Hersch
    1815 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Chaim, son of Hersch PLATZ and Perl
    1815 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Israel, son of Marcus PLATZ
    1816 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Israel, son of Marcus PLATZ
    1818 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)

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Records of the Platz family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 199 search results for the surname Platz at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Baligrod Yizkor Book (1964), image 421 {y24}
    ... of togetherness, or as some all it, their sense of distinctiveness in a concrete manner, whether it be in the political, social, philanthropic or cultural sphere and whether it be in Suwałk itself or in the lands to which these Suwałk Jews emigrated. Because of the surrounding forests, the Lithuanians thought that the area would make a perfect place for a penal colony, and so, late in the Dark Ages, Suwałk was founded. In 1336 Poland assumed dominion over Suwałk as the result of the marital union of Polish and Lithuanian royalty■ In 1795 Prussia became Lord and Master of Suwałk and the Prussians ruled until 1807 when Suwałk took on a French flavor under Napoleons1 rule. It is under the enlightened reign of Napoleon that the first Jews, forty-four in all, were permitted to settle in Suwałk ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 241 {y32}
    ... boys who learned in the Bes Midrosh, one of them was elected as Gabai and charged with the responsibilities of this institution. He would make up a list of boys, appointing them to collect money from the Jewish merchants in town. Each boy would have his Friday assigned to him in which to make his rounds. Another list was drawn up designating one boy a week to collect the books strewn on the tables and place them in their respective shelves. The money collected was turned opcr to a treasurer, usually a merchant of good repu-tation. The money was withdrawn only when needed to buy new books or mend the old ones. The purchase of new books was a matter that required serious contempla-tion. For there were always more "necessary" books to buy than there was money with which to buy them. The Gabai ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 242 {y32}
    ... would close up thus forming clusters of female gatherings in the "Marek." Here confidences were exchanged, the latest styles discussed and attempts at match-making made. The Baale batim sauntered into the Bes Midrosh. Some would pull out a book from the shelf to suit his mood and degree of learn-ing, settle down at the table and enjoy its contents. Soon another would join ... him and together they would indulge in relaxed conversation. The "Farein" occasionally produced a short play of skit for the enjoy-meat of its followers. To those of the opposing camp, this merited excom-munication. During the summer the town was visited by a touring carousel and the youngsters would be busy riding ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 245 {y32}
    jacob d. brand The Zionist Organization in Baranow was embodied in "The Farein" (the Club House). An extensive library in three languages—Yiddish, Hcb-rew and Polish—was maintained in "The Farein" and youth read its books avidly. If a boy or girl manifested histrionic ability, the occasional play or skit would test his or her talent. Authors and their literary works were earnestly discussed. Here the youth listened to an itinerant lecturer on a Zionist or literary topic. Those who needed assistance in the study of Hebrew language found it in "The Farein". Meetings were conducted in the best democratic traditions and the interest of youth ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 251 {y32}
    ... was in Tarnobrzeg (Dzikov) and was part of the province or state (Wojcwodstwo) of Lvov (Lembcrg). In the center of the town was a large rectangular area called "The Marck" or market place. It was surrounded by neat rows of homes with the front sections serving as stores opening onto the "Marck." In the middle was a huge gas lamp suspended from a tall post which, when ... wells from which the water was pumped. When in winter the pumps froze or when, due to some mechanical malfunction, the pumps would fail to operate, a board was lifted up and the bucket dropped directly into the well and thus the water was drawn. Rising above the rows of single storied homes in the Marck were two taller structures each having two stories: one in the west, and one in the north. Both ow־ners used the lower floors ...

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