Suwalki (Poland)

Other Names: Suwalk, Suvalk


The Great Synagogue 

 Street Scene

 Czarna Hańcza River

The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Warsaw Poland August 5-10, 2018

Click here for details.

Suwalki History

Excerpts from Independent Suwalki and Vicinity Benevolent Society Yearbooks:

 Memories of Suwalk from the 85th Anniversary Yearbook October 21, 1990. 

Suwalki Pictures from the 90th Anniversary Yearbook November 5th, 1995.

The last Jew of Suwalki  from the 95th Anniversary Yearbook. October 29, 2000

 1919-1939 Suwalki Town Map

Searchable Databases

 ALL POLAND DATA BASE. -   The JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), JRI -Poland,  Yizkor Book Necrologies,  JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR),  1929 Polish Business Directory, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much much more. Click on one or both of the gray search boxes below. Be patient as searches can take a few minutes.


Routes to Roots Foundation  (Data Base of What Eastern European Records have been found)

Jewishgen Yizkor Book Project

Yizkor books were written by Holocaust survivors or their descendants as memorials to the Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust.  They include descriptions and histories of the people and communities. Many also contain photographs, maps, synagogue details, etc.   The Jewishgen  Yizkor Book project started around 1996 and is in process of  translating and puting hundreds of such books online. They are working on two Yizkor books for the Suwalki area:

Jewish Community Book Suwalk and Vicinity, Editors: Yehuda Alroi, Yosef Chrust,  Tel Aviv, 1989

Memorial Book of Suvalk, Editor: Berl Kagan,  New York, 1961  99% complete as of 1/15/2018

Other Suwalki Links

  1. LDS Microfilm Master - Poland
  2. Current Information on Suwalki (Wikipedia)
  3. Suwalki Tourism (Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce)
  4. Museum of Family History (Suwalki families, NY/NJ cemetery information) 


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