Tyczyn, Poland


Tyczyn 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).


Shtetl Variant names:  Tichin

Administrative District:  Rzeszów

Subdistrict - Judicial / Tax District:  Tyczyn


Jewish Population before the Holocaust:  957


Berhold Tyczner,  a merchant from Moravia,  founded Tyczyn in 1368 during the rein of king Kazimir the Great.  Jews migrated into the area during the XV and XVI centuries. 

Tyczyn was located in the lower Carpathian foothills,  about half way between the two large towns of Krakow to the west and Lwow (Lemberg) to the east.  The center of town was on top of a hill surrounded by numerous farming villages. To the north of  town was the River Stryj.  

The town grew and dominated the area until the mid 16 hundreds when it was destroyed first by a Tartar and later by a Cossack invasion.  During the years 1792 to 1918 Tyczyn and the southern part of Poland known as Galicia became part of the Austrian- Hungarian Empire.   During those years the area of Tyczyn came under administrative control of Rzeszow,  a larger town and a county seat, some eight miles north of Tyczyn. 




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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 Tyczyn. 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.

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