The marriage banns of Wyszków are an important resource for researchers with an interest in
this town and nearby towns and villages. The marriage banns include copies of birth records or
birth protocols (sworn statements from witnesses containing the same basic information as birth
records) for both the bride and groom.
The surviving Jewish birth, marriage and death records of Wyszków (in the Pułtusk branch of
the Polish State Archives) only start in 1874. These records have been indexed under the
JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project
and are searchable in the on-line JRI-Poland database.
The surviving Banns at the JHI are for the years 1877, 1879, 1880, 1889, 1890, 1909, 1910.
Many of the individual files include copies of birth records that pre-date those available in
the surviving Jewish vital records of Wyszków.
Marriage Bann sample
Birth Bann sample
Each record usually includes multiple pages as in this other complete sample of
Bann documentation and the
The brides and grooms in these records were from 71 different towns and villages in the vicinity
of Wyszków. The birth records that form part of the banns are from 41 different towns. Lists of
these towns and villages are included below. In a number of instances, the pre-1900 Jewish vital
records for these towns have not survived, and these births will often be the only records available
for certain families. Examples include: Długosiodlo, Jadów, Goworowo, and Ostrołęka.
Because of the relatively small size of this Wyszków collection, JRI-Poland created expanded
indices and these will shortly be available for searching on the JRI-Poland on-line database.
Researchers may obtain a full Excel file with all entries by making a qualifying contribution.
Contact Town Leader Howard Orenstein for more details.