This project is to document the Jewish families who lived in these towns in the late 18th, 19th centuries and early 20th centuries. Obviously there are families who started elsewhere and moved in this area, such as the Myszkowski family, as well as families split between two or three of these towns, especially Grajewo and Rajgrod.
- Grajewo [Pol], Grayavah [Yid], Graevo [Rus], Grayeve, Grayevo - Jewish Pop. 4000 (57% of the total population)
- Jedwabne [Pol], Yedvabna [Yid], Yedvabno [Rus], Yedwabne Jewish Pop. 1,941 (in 1897)
- Czyżewo [Pol], Czyżew-Osada [Pol], Chizeva [Yid], Chizhev-Osada [Rus], Czyżew, Chizheva, Chizhevo, Tshizsheve, Tshizheva, Tzizhav Jewish Pop. 1,596 (1900)
- Ostrolenka [Yid, Rus] Ostrołęka [Pol] Jewish Pop. 4,823 (in 1900)
- Radziłów [Pol], Rodzilova [Yid], Radziluv [Rus], Radzhilov, Radzilove, Radzilovo - 12 miles SSE of Szczuczyn; Jewish Population in 1897 891.
- Rajgród [Pol], Raigrod [Yid], Raigrud [Rus] - Jewish Pop. 1600 (54% of the total population)
- Śniadowo [Pol], Shnodovo [Yid], Sniadovo [Rus], Shniadove - 7 miles SSW of Lomza; Jewish Population 1,081 in 1857.
- Stawiski [Pol], Stavisk [Yid], Staviski [Rus] - 13 miles NNE of Łomża, 10 miles E of Kolno; Jewish Population in 1900: 2554.
- Szczuczyn [Pol], Shtutzin [Yid], Shchuchin [Rus], Szczuczyn Białostocki, Szczuczyn (Białystok) - Jewish Pop. in 1800 about 261; Jewish Pop. in 1900 about 3000 (58% of the total population)
- Tykocin [Pol], Tiktin [Yid], Tykotsin [Rus], Tykotzin [Ger], Tikotsin, Tuktin, Tyktin Jewish Pop. 2,485
- Wasosz [Pol], Vonsosh [Yid, Rus], Wonsosz - 4 miles south of Szczuczyn; Jewish Population in 1897 400.
- Zambrów [Pol], Zembrova [Yid], Zambruv [Rus], Zambrov, Zembrov, Zembrove, Zombro
Grajewo is 12 miles from Rajgrod and 8 miles from Szczuczyn. Rajgrod is 20 miles from Szczuczyn. Vis a vis the provincial capital, Lomza, Szczuczyn is 28 miles NNE of Łomża, Grajewo is 35 miles NNE of Łomża, and Rajgrod is 46 miles NNE of Łomża.
Also, according to Jose Gutstein, THE expert on Szczuczyn (see site in Sources below), "... Many Szczuczyn families had roots and/or cousin branches in Radzilow. There were far more marriages between residents of Radzilow and Szczuczyn than between those of Radzilow and any other town. Also, many Radzilovers moved at some point to the larger town of Szczuczyn for economic reasons..." Note: Szczuczyn is 12.2 miles NNW of Radzilow.
- Palenbaum (also Grajewo and ties to Suwalki)
- Baraszek (Barashick)
- Berkman (? Bergman)
- Cukierman (Zuckerman)
- Fischbein (Fiszbin)
- Goldstock (Goldsztok)
- Goldzink / Goldziuk / Goldzyk
- Horowitz (see Urwicz)
- Steinsapir (one branch of Roterosen changed their name to Steinsapir)
- Swack (Sfak)
- Urwicz (Horowitz)
- Wengrowski / Neumark
- Bagisz (Bogisz)
- Cukiert (Zuckert)
- Goldstock (Goldsztok)
- Myszkowski (Mishkowsky)
- Yellin / Jelen
Goldstock / Goldsztok
- They married: Margolis, Rosental, Roterosen, Bomszteim, Sperling, Kolko
- Isaac Margolis of Kalwariya with Ryszka Goldstock of Rajgrod 1835
- Dvora Goldstock of Rajgrod with Jacob Rosental of Szczuczyn 1848
- Mindla Goldstock of Rajgrod with Leib Roterosen of Rajgrod 1846
- Berel Goldstock of Rajgrod with Mindla Bomsteim of Jabllonka 1836
- Zelman Goldstock of Rajgrod and Lomza to Raszke Sperling of ?
- Reizel Goldstock of Rajgrod with Zelman Kolko of ?Rajgrod 1882
Mishkowsky / Myszkowski
- They married: Zimnowicz, Bachrach, Amsterdamski, Fishbin, Lawenda, Jaczmiannika, Mlawska, Wybrancyzk, Rzodziewicz, Burakowska, Rozenbaum, Toporowski, Zomuska/Zorwsk, Rutkowski, Szapiro, Grodzka, Margolis, Abramsky, Klinkowsztein, Helpern, Wolkowski
- Hayah Leibe Myszkowski of Grajewo with Mejer Eliasza Zimnowicz of Grajewo 1883
- Abram Noah Myszkowski of Grajewo with Chaja Liba Bachrach of Grajewo 1876
- Chaim Icko Amsterdamski of Grajewo with Pesza Mindla Myszkowski of Grajewo 1879
- Shlama Hersh Myszkowski of Grajewo with Chaia Gitla Fishbin of Grajewo 1871
- Szachna Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Chaijka Lawenda of Grajewo 1839
- Abram Bachrach of Grajewo with Keila Myszkowski of Grajewo 1895
- Izyk Jaczmiannika of Grajewo with Judes Myszkowski of Grajewo 1896
- Marim Myszkowski of Grajewo with Feiga Gendla Mlawska of Grajewo 1900
- Aron Boruch Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Sora Leia Wybranczyk of Szczuczyn in 1881
- Szmul Lejba Myszkowski of Lomza with Leja Rzodziewicz of Lomza 1893
- Moszk Aron Myszkowski of Radzilow with Cziza Burakowska of Radzilow 1897
- Motko Rozenbaum of Szczuczyn with Rochla Raszka Myszkowski of Szczuczyn in 1866
- Syma Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Icko Michel Toporowski of Szczuczyn in 1850
- Wolf Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Liba Rozenbaum of Szczuczyn in 1852
- Moszk Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Altka Zomuska/Zorwsk of Szczuczyn in 1852
- Ryfka Myszkowski of Szczuczyn with Abram Rutkowski of Szczuczyn in 1853
- Rajcka Myszkowski of Przersol with Judel Szapiro of Przerosl
- Judel Myszkowski of Przerosl with Genia Grodzka of Przerosl in 1861
- Rywka Myszkowski of Przersol with Abram Lejb Abramsky of Przerosl
- Lejba Myszkowski of Przerosl with Sora Dyna Klinkowsztein of Przersol
- Hersz Myszkowski of Przersol with Sora Helpern of Przersol in 1864
- Calko Myszkowski of Przerosl with Szejna Klinkowsztein of Przersol in 1848
- Berko Myszkowski of Przerosl with Leja Wolkowski of Przerosl
Rotenrosen / Steinsapir / Rosen
They married Dolowicz, Goldstock, each other, Mezvos, Piwowarski, Epstein, Rozenblum, Wilamowski (Williamofsky), and Glinka.
They married Stolarczyk.
Well-known People from Lomza Descent
- Israeli winemaker TISHBI comes from Rajgrod. The grandmother to the present operator/owner was Minna Fischbein from Rajgrod.
- The brand "Burberry" was owned by the Wolfson family from Rajgrod. Wolfson family still controls Great Universal Stores (GUS) in the UK.
- The former Swedish cabinet minister Leif Pagrotsky is descended from a family from Rajgrod.
- Jacob Sapirstein, the founder of American Greeting Cards hailed from Grajewo.
- Jose Gutstein's fabulous site about Szczuczyn
- From the Inferno Back to Life (Szczuczyn, Poland) 53°34' / 22°18' Translation of Mihatofet bechazara lechayim Written by Itzhak Wertman z”l, a very moving first-hand account of life in Szczuczyn in the early and mid 20th century with wonderful photographs.
- English translation of Yizkor Book from Zambrow with a detailed history of Zambrow
- History of Eppstein ha-Levi, Roterosen Mevzos Families by Morris Rotenrosen, 1955
- About a branch of the Steinsapir family from Rajrod -- Jacob with sons Abram (d.y.) and Lazarus in Liverpool, England
- Jewish Biyalstok by Tomasz Wisniewski. The Ipswich Press. 1998. (especially the section on Tykocin)