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Most of us start our research with our family names.  The purpose of this page is to identify documents throughout this site that contain names so that you can find them from one page.  You will also be able to locate them in the other tabs, but this page attempts to bring them together.  Begin your search with the Names Index which looks at the different spellings of similar names across family histories, tombstones, photos, ads and the Jewish school. You can then go to those specific sources for more details. If a researcher provided information on their family names you will also find a link to that information.

Names Index  links to family histories, cemetery, photos, ads and school
Immigration Records

Names in immigration records
Names in Advertisements Ads from Radom 1929 listed by Family Name

Ads from Radom 1930-32 listed by Family Name

Student and Faculty Names

You will find the surnames of many of the students and teachers  who were at the Friends of Knowledge school, a Jewish high school, from 1931-1937 in the last column of the Names Index. Unfortunately the website which offered more details is no longer available, however you can find screenshots of the listings here.

Names in Archival Documents

You can follow information at the Polish Archives on their Facebook page.


Download 1813 Patronymics - Assessment for New Hospital 

Click on the above link to download  the excel file of Jewish names who were assessed an amount to contribute to fund the new hospital.  Professions are indicated and translated.  As the names are patronymics, the later surnames which were assumed are noted. 
Courtesy of Susan Weinberg

More Patronymics

Patronymics 1822-1823
This link will take you to copies of documents from 1822/23 when Jews were required to take surnames instead of patronymics.  It first lists the patronymic and then the surname.  There are actually two lists that overlap, but there are some slight differences between them. An excel file can be downloaded which attempts to reconcile the two lists and which lists out the names to the extent they can be determined. It also identifies those names that show up in later synagogue records.  
Jews Permitted to Live in Radom

 There is a listing of residents of Radom in 1827. This cross-reference will identify if the names listed in the 1813 patronymic list above or the 1823 patronymic list are found in it. If so, it will also provide their family members. There are about 840 people listed in total. The record is titled Jews Ask for a Permit to Live in Radom and it covers the period from 1821-1828. You can find the scans in the Polish archives at 1827 Radom Records.They begin 13 scans in on scan 273. You can also download a transcription of this document with a locator finding aid to assist in finding the correct scan. Note: it is not recommended that you print this as it is quite long.

1865 Book of Residents

You can find the Radom Book of Residents for 1865 in the Polish Archives. It is not indexed at this time so you will need to review each  page.

1901-1928 Book of Residents NEW The pages from the Radom Book of Residents 1901-1928 are now available on the Polish Genealogy site, Geneteka. Because of privacy laws you will find some records within the past 100 years may be partially obscured, but still decipherable. By combining the index from JRI-Poland with the site, you can navigate to the original records. If you find notations of interest you can contact JRI-Poland to obtain the translation for a nominal support donation. A document has been developed that will assist you in navigating this process.

Synagogue Members

Synagogue Members in 1884-1886, Radom and Surrounding Areas

This link will take you to copies of a typed list in Polish and Russian of members of the Radom synagogue.  Following the section on Radom are sections with names of synagogue members in surrounding areas. 

Surname List - NEW
JRI-Poland maintains and adds to this surname list when a family name appears one or more times in the Radom records. It is generated as new records are indexed.

Property Owner Names

On the Archive tab you will find the digital access to the Radom Public Library.  One of the important sources there is  called Nowy Informator and lists property owners from 1902. You will find the addresses and names with many Jewish names among them. Please note: Safari will not work with the library files, but Chrome does.
Telephone Books
Also in the library, you will find telephone books and directories. Start with the  1935 Appendix which is still a Polish version. You will find Radom if you input screen 7 (not the page number) and there are many Jewish names. Then move onto the 1940 Telephone Book which is now in German where you will still find Jewish names. Note that the German directories include Krakow, Lublin, Radom  and Warsaw.   Radom begins on screen 122. In the 1942 Telephone Book   you can find Radom beginning on screen 55.   It is followed by the small towns that surrounded it.  While listings from this period would be mostly Poles and many Jews had already been deported, it may identify businesses from during the war.


The library also contains the Informator 1933-4 which lists residents of Radom by profession and address.

This link takes you to the beginning of a listing of Jewish bakeries in Radom in 1935. It is found in the Polish Archives.

Photos of Radom Residents - handout

Identity Papers
Includes Photos

In 1928 municipalities began to offer ID cards that were distinct from passports and applications are on file. Many of these documents contain photos as well as descriptive information that includes date and town of birth, parents' names, current address and profession. The full year of 1934 is available at the Polish Archives and the data and links have been extracted by JRI-Poland. You can find more information about this document here. To locate them, go to JRI-Poland and enter the surname and Radom. There are hard copy records available from 1929-1933 and we hope to link to these as the years become fully digitized.

Teachers' Surveys
1940 NEW!

includes Photos

The Polish archives contain surveys completed by Radom's Jewish teachers that provide considerable family, educational and work background for twenty-one teachers. Each file contains a photograph. They are handwritten in Polish. Scans are not yet available on the archive site, but if you find that any of the names that follow are relevant to your research please contact the Kehilalink webmaster for a copy.

Royza Felzensvalbe-Marya Frydman-Rachela Sokolower Frydman - Ida Gelblum- Freda Goldsztajn - Ida Gutman - Izrael Majer Gutman - Idessa Landau - Chana Levin - Fajga Lewi - Ryfka Landau Lewkowicz - Ruchla Loti - Jachela Malc - Kadys Malc - Laja Pines - Nacha Richter - Festvel Schuster - Elka Sobel - Ita Sokowlowska - Izaak Szelubski - Hirsz Zameczkowicz

Identity Papers

Includes Photos
There are countless records on Radom in the Polish Archives. In 1941, the Jews of Radom were required to fill out identity papers. There are over 14,000 records on file and many of these have photographs. They are now on-line at the Polish Archives and you can find them here. Other information includes date of birth, parents' names and address. You can pull all of the records of a given surname to look for relationships. For some instructions on how to locate an identity paper in the Radom Archives click here.
Identity Paper Photos 1941
(separated from identity papers)
There are also almost 400 photos that have been separated from their 1941 identity paper. Some have information on the back of the photo which you can access on the site by clicking on the photo and then click on metadata on the left for any known details and on thumbnails to see the back. The collection is from the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and can be found on-line at the Central Judaic Library here. A list is available divided by men and women of what is known.
Bata Shoe Factory

Includes Photos
The Survivor and Victim Database at the US Holocaust Museum (USHM) has the files of 841 Jewish workers of the Bata Shoe Company who were employed as forced labor during WWII. The files frequently have photos and include descriptive information such as birth date, address and marital status. You can now access these records when you do a search on JRI-Poland which links to the USHM or search the list directly. Be sure to set the search on the USHM to D-M Soundex. You can request the file via email and will receive it immediately at no charge. An advantage of searching just on the surname on JRI-Poland is that it will surface records where it represents a mother's maiden name, not just the employee's surname, and as a result may tie to other family members.The USHM will only pull up the employee. The scans are not yet available at the Polish Archives, but you can review the indexes online in alphabetical order and it may remind you of additional family members to explore.
Auschwitz Prisoner Photos 1941-42
The USHM has photos that were taken upon entry into Auschwitz. Data includes names, birth dates, date of entry and death and prisoner number.  The ones that are available are from 1941-42 and can be found here. Of 2530 records, there are 73 records for those who were born in Radom.

Dachau Post-War Photos 1945

After the war, many survivors needed to prove they had been in Dachau to receive support from relief organizations. There are 2000 pictures (including some from Radom) for IDs provided dating to 1945. You can find the listing at Arolsen Archives here. if you scroll down to Index for Photos. Click on that and you will see listings grouped by last names. You can also find them by searching the database for the individual by name.


Download spreadsheet of names

The following list overlaps with the above list with some additional names and few variances from the earlier list.  Please download the excel spreadsheet for a summary of the two lists.  Names are transcribed as they appear and may have inaccuracies due to difficulty deciphering handwriting. If you have questions consult the original document..

patronymic 1A
2b 59



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 Last updated August 13, 2023