Vital Records - Krakow, Poland
This database contains Jewish birth, marriage, and death records from Krakow, Poland (in the Austrian province of Galicia before WWI), including Kazimierz and Podgórze (today, districts of Kraków). The information was transcribed and compiled by Prof. Dan Hirschberg from microfilmed and digitized records, the originals of which are held by the Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie (National Archives in Kraków).
Records InventoryAs of June 2020, there are more than 58,551 records in this collection, including:
Images of Records
Images of most of the records are available online, although search results do not currently link to the images. Prof. Hirschberg's website (https://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow/) contains many images and links to images on other websites. Vital records can also be viewed on the Polish State Archives' Search the Archives website (new: https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/zespol/-/zespol/33389, old: https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/1472/0).
Thanks very much to Prof. Dan Hirschberg for his monumental ongoing effort to transcribe and compile genealogical data about Kraków's Jewish Community, and for his generosity in contributing this extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen. Thanks also to the National Archives in Kraków for preserving the original records and making them available to the public.
Search the Database
The Krakow Vital Records can be searched by clicking here.
Last Update: 05/19/2020