Jewish Genealogy for Częstochowa, Radomsko, and Nearby Towns / Shtetls

Fraydla (Szczekacz) Kaluzynski
Fraydla (Szczekacz) Kaluzynski (source: CRARG member Ruth Wilnai, Palo Alto, Calif.)

The Częstochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group was founded in 2003. Its database of records for Jewish genealogy has grown to more than 1.6 million records. CRARG finds, translates, and makes searchable a wide variety of Jewish records, including birth, marriage, death, burial, tombstone, synagogue, books of residents, 1790s census records, military draft, emigration, immigration, identity card, voter, craftsmen, taxes, kahal, business, Holocaust forced labor (including Hasag), Holocaust martyr, Holocaust survivor, police, deportation, and ghetto registration.

Cemeteries: photographs of tombstones

Among more than 1,400 completed projects, CRARG has taken photographs of every tombstone in the Jewish cemeteries of several of CRARG’s core towns, has translated all of information on every tombstone, and has made that information searchable by both given name and surname.

Expand your Polish Jewish family tree with names, dates, professions, and more

Learn about your Jewish family that lived in Poland: names, dates, professions, what street they lived on, and who lived nearby. Begin by checking out our Poland Holocaust-Era Database.

Help us to continue

Contribute to CRARG! CRARG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to CRARG are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens. All funding is used for finding/translating archival documents.

Whether you are just beginning your search or you are a seasoned researcher, I hope you will find something new on our site—perhaps “new” cousins, the profession of your grandfather, the street address of your family in Poland, the tombstone of a loved one, or records of your family before they adopted a surname. I am the founder of CRARG, and the president (an unpaid position). We devote all financial contributions to finding and translating archival documents. I began making my family tree in 1997, with no idea where in Poland my family was lived. My family tree now includes nearly 3000 cousins, aunts, uncles, and direct ancestors, and it stretches back to 1735, in about a dozen CRARG towns. I hope that you will have equal success with your family tree!
—Daniel Kazez (, CRARG President

Thinking of joining CRARG? Feel free to write to me ( to ask if we have records for your family! —Daniel Kazez, CRARG President (a volunteer/unpaid position)

If you are ready to join CRARG, visit our Pre-Holocaust Database page.