Other Spellings: Lomzhe (Yiddish),
(Built 1880; Destroyed September 1941)
|Reproduced from Jewish Roots in Poland:
Pages from the Past
and Archival Inventories by Miriam Weiner; reprinted with
of the publisher, The Routes to Roots Foundation (www.rtrfoundation.org).
The original postcard is in the Tomy Wisniewski Collection of picture
Lomza is the name of both a town and
province in eastern
Poland. The town of Lomza is located 126.8 km (78.8 miles) northeast of
Warsaw and 79 km (49.1 miles) west of Bialystok. Although it was first
mentioned in official records in the 14th century, it was probably
around the 10th century. Lomza received its municipal charter in 1428,
and from the mid-16th century it was an important political, cultural,
religious and economic center. For continuation of
Map Links (Latitude 53°11'
Genealogical Research Links
Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists publishes
a quarterly journal with a great deal of information about the Jewish
of the former Russian-Polish gubernias (provinces) of Lomza and
Yizkor Book Database (enter text: "Lomza"; type of
Spelling" for a listing of various sources of the Lomza Yizkor Book)
Yizkor Book Index is a searchable database prepared by Yigal
(Click on "Searchable Databases"; scroll down to Lomza.)
Records Indexing - Poland is a searchable database of indices to
century Jewish vital records from current and former territories of
- Radzilow web site
contains a Surnames
page with an extensive list of surnames found in all sorts of records
Radzilow, which is only about 19.9 miles NE of Lomza. Many of these
can likewise be found in Lomza, and undoubtedly many Lomza families had
branches in Radzilow. Town Tour of major Jewish shtetls near
- Wizna web site
contains photos, surnames
lists and other useful information from this town in the former Lomza
12.5 miles E of Lomza.
- Avotanyu, Inc.
information and products of interest to persons who are researching
Jewish family history.
Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names currently (winter
2004-5) contains the names of approximately 3 million victims of the
Lomza Cemetery Projects -- Links
. . information
about persons with Lomza connections
Family Trees with Lomza Branches
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JewishGen Family Finder
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Other Links of Interest
Does Play Dice, the autobiography of Klara Samuels (nee
a Holocaust survivor whose family moved from Lomza to Warsaw prior to
events chronicled in this book.
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