Krakow, Poland - Marriage Intentions/ Banns records
This database contains "marriage intention" notices, known as Banns, 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 9,690 records in this collection, spanning 1816-1939. More records are in the process of being added to JewishGen from Prof. Hirschberg's databases. A detailed inventory will be provided in the future.
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 Marriage Intentions/ Banns records can be searched by clicking here.
Last Update: May 2020