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Jewish Families from Ostrowiec - Poland

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Radom Region, Poland.

About Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski [%C9%94s%CB%88tr%C9%94v%CA%B2%C9%9Bt%CD%A1s ɕfʲɛntɔˈkʂɨskʲi] (About this sound listen) is a town in south-central Poland (historic province of Lesser Poland) with 74,211 inhabitants (2006). The main industry is metallurgy. Ostrowiec is the capital city of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski County, part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (since 1999), previously it belonged to Kielce Voivodeship (1975–1998). It received town charter in 1613.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (the town is often referred to as Ostrowiec) lies on the Kamienna river. Northern districts are located in the Iłża Foothills, while southern part belongs to the Opatow Upland. Swietokrzyskie Mountains lie a few kilometers away, southwest of Ostrowiec. The town is one of historic centers of Polish industry, and was part of the Old-Polish Industrial Region, the oldest industrial basin of the country. There are two interesting places near Ostrowiec: the archaeological reserve at Krzemionki and dinosaur park in Bałtów.

Ostrowiec is located at the intersection of National Road nr. 9 (part of European route E371), and local roads 751, 754, 755. Furthermore, since 1884 the town has had a rail connection, along electrified line nr. 25, which goes from Łódź Kaliska to Dębica. In the 1960s, Polish government planned construction of a rail line from Kielce to Lublin via Ostrowiec. The area of the town is 46 km2., and it is divided into 20 districts (osiedla).


Ostrowiec Lineages at Geni

The links below are usually to the oldest known resident of Ostrowiec in a lineage. These will be people who were born, lived in, or died there. Visiting the linked profile will typically lead to relatives, at least some of whom also were residents. Usually only one exemplar from each lineage is presented below.

(to be build >) Surnames will be drawn from various online sources given above, including the Ostrowiec kehilalinks page and the JewishGen Family Finder database searched for "Ostrowiec" in Poland. However, this is almost certainly not a complete list of surnames for all Jewish residents of the town.

In some cases there is a Geni project specifically dedicated to a surname in Ostrowiec or the vicinity, in which case a link to that project is given. This section is under active development, but we hope to eventually have many of these known Ostrowiec surnames linked to trees here at Geni.