Sanok Archive

Special Search Results message for indices to records from towns in the Sanok branch of the Polish State Archives:

Biecz, Bobowa, Brzozów, Jasło, Lesko, Nowy Żmigród and Sanok

You have indicated an interest in vital records with SURNAMES from one of the above towns or your search of the JRI - Poland database has turned up vital records with SURNAMES from these towns. Please note the following announcement and instructions regarding these towns and/or the noted records:


Indices for previously unavailable records

The goal of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland milestone agreement with the Polish State Archives is to index all Jewish vital records more than 100 years old in the Polish State Archives that are not included in the microfilm collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Copies of these records are available from the Polish State Archives. Where such sources are available, Jewish Records Indexing – Poland is also creating indices of Census records for the towns in the Sanok Archives.

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Sanok Polish State Archives (PSA) project:

Indexing is proceeding on an archive by archive basis. Although all the records in an archive may be indexed, new registers are transferred from time to time from the town Civil Records Offices to the archives. As the new registers are transferred, the Sanok project will index those as well.

As the fundraising target is reached for each town, the data is processed and the information from the indices will become available on-line. See the Project Status page for the current fundraising status for the towns in the Sanok project. Fundraising targets will be added as information on the cost of each town project becomes available.

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For more information on the records for your town(s) in the Sanok Archives project, please contact Archive Coordinator Eden Joachim at

If the town below is highlighted as a hyperlink, click on it for a listing of the surnames from that town.

Town Fond Ref# Type Years indexed to date (not online) Years to be indexed Data online Contact Archive Coordinator for information on years listed below
Biecz 590 B     1850-1907 1925-1942
Mixed   1850-1876    
M       1918-1942
MB       1897-1942
D     1851-1917  
Bobowa 582 B 1850~1876, 1877-1895, 1903~1912      
M 1877-1888, 1890-1891, 1893-1896, 1898-1910     1929-1940, 1942
D 1877-1904     1939-1942
Brzozów 16/463 B 1885-1909     1910-1937
16/465 M 1877-1907     1908-1935
16/464 D       1931-1937
70 - 74 Census 1869, 1880, 1891, 1900     -
Jasło 574 B 1885-1892     1893-1936
M       1877, 1901-1936
D       1877, 1901-1936
Lesko 448 B -     1927-1941
M -     1910-1937
D 1888-1899     1907-1921
Nowy Żmigród 573 B     1866-1889 1892~1942
M       1888~1938
D       1919-1936
Sanok 421/424 ? B 1864, 1867, 1869-1905     1906-1940
421 ? M 1890-1906     1907-1939
  D -     1914-1938
309 or 135? Census 1900     -

Notes: Fond Ref# = Document/Record group.

Additional Jewish vital records for some towns in Southern Poland, in the area of the former Western Galicia, are available at local Civil Records Offices. For more information, send an email to [townname]

Surviving records less than 100 years old are held in the Civil Records Offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) of each town.

For information on the 20th century records available for your town, visit the Routes to Roots Foundation website, click on the 'SEARCH DATABASE' button (on the right side) and enter the town name. Look for the town name in the Repository/City column of the search results. There are typically links to lists of available births, marriage and death records for the town.

Note, however, the Routes to Roots Foundation database may indicate turn of the century records that have already been transferred to the appropriate branch of the Polish State Archives where they can be indexed for the JRI-Poland database.

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