Przecław, Poland

Przecław is included in the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG). Shtetlach were interwoven together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked by marriages, trade and marketing. They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher butchers, bakers and more. Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages and death in a nearby larger shtetl. One should research the neighboring area as well as an individual shtetl. The KRRG web site has resources and information that is relevant to many shtetlach. To search for family links and learn more about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG).

Variant shtetl names: Pshetslaw, Pshetslov

KRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Mielec

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Radomyśl Wielki

  • Latitude-Longitude: 50°12' - 21°28'
  • Altitude: 616 ft. feet
  • 13.7 miles WSW of Kolbuszowa
  • 25.8 miles WNW of Rzeszów
  • 6.2 miles SSE of Mielec
  • 8.8 miles E of Radomyśl Wielki
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 158

History and Geography:

  • In present day Poland Przecław is in the Podkarpackie Województwo [ Province ] , Mielecki Powiat [ County ].

  • Przecław is the seat of the Gmina [ Rural Administrative District ] which includes the city and commune of Przecław and the following villages / communities:  Biały Bór, Błonie, Dobrynin, Kiełków, Łączkie Brzeskie,  Podole, Rzemień, Tuszyma, Wilów, Zaborcze.
  • Przecław entry in the Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego - Warsaw [1888, vol. 9, pg. 129] Translated by William F. Hoffman. Used with permission.



  • The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.  Type in the name of your town.
  • Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen “All Poland Database”.This is a multiple database search facility, The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and  related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as  well as entries from other databases.  The combined databases have more than 6.75 million entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland.  The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly. 
  • Logan J. Kleinwaks Galicia Genealogy Indexer

Gesher Galicia Resources:

Links and Databases:

When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Poland have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • Search for Przecław. The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases:
    JRI -Poland,  Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1929 Polish Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much much more.
  • Search for any surname and /or town.
  • the "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.

Local Contact for Przecław:

  • Urząd Gminy Przecław
    Powiat mielecki
    Województwo podkarpackie
    ul. Kilińskiego 7
    39-320 Przecław

  • tel. 0-17 581-31-19

  • fax 0-17 581-31-16

  • e-mail (Mielecki Powiat):


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