Town overview

Modern town name: Biecz, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 49.7388, 21.2691
49°44' N , 21°15' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Gorlice
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: Biecz
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: Biecz
Interwar (Polish) District: Gorlice
Interwar (Polish) Province: Kraków
Modern District (county or raion): Gorlice county (powiat gorlicki)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Małopolska voivodeship (województwo małopolskie)

Map of Biecz

Families from Biecz

There are 3 members of Gesher Galicia researching 7 surnames from Biecz:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
FEIT GG Member Miami, FL
May 13, 2019

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Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Biecz

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).

Place Admin. District Item Type Year Description Archive Info Status
Text 1903-1913 Case concerning construction of the sidewalks Lviv Archives:
Biecz Dukla/Jaslo
Text 1785-1788 Josephinian Survey Lviv Archives:
Biecz Dukla/Jaslo
Text 1820 Franciscan Survey Lviv Archives:
Biecz Gorlice
Text Notes on history fo the town Biecz Lviv Archives:
Biecz Gorlice
Text 1917-1919 List of town residents who suffered losses during the war Lviv Archives:

Books about Biecz

Yizkor books for Biecz

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Biecz: "Memorial book of the martyrs of Bieca" ("Sefer zikaron le-kedoshei ayaratenu Biecz") , published in 1960 in Ramat Gan.

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 remembrance" 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.


Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

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