Kamień, Poland

Kamień is included in the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG). Shtetlach were interwoven together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked by marriages, trade and marketing. They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher butchers, bakers and more. Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages and death in a nearby larger shtetl. One should research the neighboring area as well as an individual shtetl. The KRRG web site has resources and information that is relevant to many shtetlach. To search for family links and learn more about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG).

Variant shtetl names: Kamen

KRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Nisko

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Rudnik

  • Latitude-Longitude: 50°20' - 22°08'
  • Altitude: 702 ft. feet
  • 17.2 miles ENE of Kolbuszowa
  • 20.4 miles NNE of Rzeszów
  • 13.8 miles S of Nisko
  • 8.6 miles SW of Rudnik
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 201

History and Geography:

  • In present day Poland Kamień is in the Podkarpackie Województwo [ Province ] (formerly Rzeszowskie Woj.),  Rzeszowski Powiat [ County ]. Kamień is the seat of the Gmina [ Rural Administrative District ] which includes the city and commune of Kamień and the following villages / communities:   Nowy Kamień,  Podlesie,  Łowisko



  • The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.  Type in the name of your town.
  • Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen “All Poland Database”.This is a multiple database search facility, The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and  related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as  well as entries from other databases.  The combined databases have more than 6.75 million entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland.  The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly. 
  • Logan J. Kleinwaks Galicia Genealogy Indexer

Gesher Galicia Resources:

Links and Databases:

When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Poland have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • Search for Kamień. The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases:
    JRI -Poland,  Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1929 Polish Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much much more.
  • Search for any surname and /or town.
  • the "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.

Local Contact for Kamień:

  • Kamien Municipal Office
    District Rzeszowski
    Region Podkarpacie
    Kamien 287
    37-440 Kamien

  • tel. 0-17 855-67-76

  • fax 0-17 855-77-35

  • District Office of Rzeszow: e-mail  :


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