|Modern town name:||Cieszanów, Poland|
|Latitude and Longitude:||50.2455, 23.1316
50°14' N , 23°08' E
|Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:||Cieszanów|
|Interwar (Polish) District:||Lubaczów|
|Interwar (Polish) Province:||Lwów|
|Modern District (county or raion):||Lubaczów county (powiat lubaczowski)|
|Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):||Subcarpathian voivodeship (województwo podkarpackie)|
Map of Cieszanów
Families from CieszanówYou may also want to search for Cieszanów, Poland in The JewishGen FamilyFinder (JGFF) . 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.
Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from CieszanówGesher Galicia has not yet catalogued any records or maps for Cieszanow, but we will be expanding our cataloguing at Polish and Ukrainian archives throughout 2017 and beyond. Check back soon for updates.
Books about Cieszanów
Yizkor books for Cieszanów
There is at least one known Yizkor book about Cieszanów: "Memorial book of the martyred community Cieszanow" ("Sefer zikaron le-kehila kedosha Cieszanow") , published in 1970 in Tel Aviv.
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.