Żółkiewka, Poland     

District Krasnystaw, Province of Lublin

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Resources for Research in and about Żółkiewka


On JewishGen | Additional Online Resources | Books on Żółkiewka | On-Site Research


On JewishGen
(if you are new to JewishGen, it is recommended you read this)

·        Żółkiewka locality page – general basic information

·        JewishGen Family Finder for Żółkiewka - to connect with others researching Żółkiewka, search the JewishGen Family Finder database: In the empty field next to “Town” enter “Zolkiewka” and change the “Is Exactly” to “Sounds Like” and lastly press the search button. At present there are 24 registered researchers for Żółkiewka.

·        Żółkiewka in the Yizkor books

·        Jewish Record Indexing (JRI) Poland for Żółkiewka

1.   Żółkiewka Surnames from 1827 To 1880 from indexing of LDS records

2.   Żółkiewka Surnames 1881, 1883-1903 from indexing of records in the PSA Zamosc

·        “All Poland Database” for Żółkiewka - Please note that it can be overwhelming for beginners:

The Jewish Records Indexing Poland (JRI) 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), Polish Business Directories, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much more.
To search: instead of “Surname” choose “Town”, and in the empty field enter “Zolkiewka”. Make sure that “Sounds Like” is selected before pressing the search button.


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Additional Online Resources

·        Żółkiewka Official Site (in Polish)

·        Żółkiewka Project on Geni.com – Feel free to add relevant person profiles to it

·        Catalog search results for Żółkiewka - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

·        Virtual Shtetl of Żółkiewka

·        Wikipedia on Żółkiewka (in Polish) with an English version here

·        List of Jewish residents of Żółkiewka in 1930 and their fate during the Holocaust, prepared by Nathan Ireland.
The list is part of the Shoah related Names database of Yad Vashem (in Hebrew).
An English softcopy of this list will be made available as soon as formalities are done with.

·        Pages of Testimony (PoTs) for Żółkiewka - Yad Vashem, The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names


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Books on Żółkiewka

·        Z Żółkiewki Do Izraela (translates to "From Żółkiewka to Israel") by Chaim Zylberklang. This book is available in Polish (original) with translations to Hebrew & English.

·        Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1508: "Zholkiewka"

·        Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya:
Poland vol. 7: Kielce and Lublin
(Jerusalem, 1999), pp. 196-198: "Żółkiewka".
Note: This chapter is available in English here as part of the Yizkor Book Project.

·        Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 128: "Zolkevka, Zholkevka"

·         Dzieje Żółkiewki i okolic (translates to "Żółkiewka and surrounding areas") by Bohdana Kiełbasy. This book, in Polish was released by the Regional Żółkiewka Society of Friends with the participation of the Regional Culture Centre in Lublin.
Publishing House Provincial Culture Centre in Lublin, ul. Dolna Panny Marii 3, Lublin 20-010, www.wok.lublin.pl , ISBN - 83-89464-55-1


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On-Site Research

For on-site research you will need to be prepared as procedures are many and things take time. It is also very advisable to either know Polish or be accompanied by someone who does.

An inventory of Żółkiewka related records in each repository can be found on JRI-Poland's Żółkiewka page. You will need to scroll down to the "Polish State Archives" section.
Note that Żółkiewka records are divided between the Lublin and Zamość state archives as well as the local USC for documents under 100 years old. Below are access details to all three repositories.


·         Żółkiewka USC (in the Community Offices) 

here you can access data less than 100 years old
Hetmana Żółkiewskiego 2
22-335 Żółkiewka
Tel. +48 (84) 6831676 w.41
Fax. +48 (84) 6831724
E-Mails: zolkiewka_g@woi.lublin.plzolkiewka_g_s@woi.lublin.pl

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 07.00 - 15.00

o   There is a small parking lot next to the community office. The access to the USC is from the parking lot side and not the main entrance.

o   Arrive well before closing time.

o   Note that documents even a little more than a 100 years might be "in transit" between the USC and the archive.

·        State Archives in Lublin (Archive 35)
Actual address: ul. Jezuicka 13 (Entrance on Cathedral Square), Lublin's old town
Address for correspondence: PO Box 113, Lublin, 20-950 
Tel. +48 (81) 5328071-2, +48 (81) 5286140  
Fax. +48 (81) 5286146
Customer Service Point Opening Hours: Mon 09:00-17:00, Tue-Fri 09:00-15:00 (July and August: Mon-Friday 09:00-15:00)

o   Arrive well before closing time.

o   You are limited by the number of items you ask for to the reading room and it can take a long time for the items to arrive so come well prepared with a prioritized list.

o   No food or drinks inside but the archive is very close to a lot of food shops or restaurants.

o   Some of the staff speak English but the (many) forms are in Polish and the staff will not sit with you unless booked in advance.

·        State Archives in Zamość (Archive 88)
ul. Hrubieszowska 69A
22-400 Zamość 
Tel. +48 (84) 6389382
Fax. +48 (84) 6392335 
Customer Service Point Opening Hours: Mon-Fri. 07.30-15.30

o   Arrive well before closing time.

o   You are limited by the number of items you ask for to the reading room and it can take a long time for the items to arrive so come well prepared with a prioritized list.

o   No food or drinks inside. The archive is on the edge of town and there are not many options to buy food or drink so bring some with you if you intend to spend long hours.

o   There is much less staff here than in Lublin and they might not speak English. The (many) forms are in Polish.


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