Identifying famous people mentioned in the Sieniawa Census of 1786

Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg • Rabbi Nuta of Sieniawa

Article information

  • Category: Rabbinical
  • Project date: 21 April, 2021
  • Article URL: read on-line


The Patocki Family Archive, which is kept this day in the Polish State Archives in Warsaw, hold a wonderful book, which sheds light for genealogists & historians reasearching early Jewish history. This is the census book of the Jews who lived in cities owned by August Alexander Czartoryski, including Sieniawa.

This article seeks to identify famous persons listed in this particular census. This includes famous people listed: Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg and Rabbi Nuta of Sieniawa, autor of Kishutei Kala (Lviv, 1872).