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bircza online maps

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Despite Bircza’s small size and relative obscurity, I have come across a number of maps of this area in the course of my genealogy work. One map, a military-scale map of the Dobromil Region (Pas 50 Słup 35) printed in 1938 by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, is undoubtedly the most precise and most valuable. I have scanned the relevant parts and broken them up into sections which one can view below, and which can always be accessed by the ‘interactive map’ menu on the right sidebar of every page on the Bircza Online website.

A number of useful contemporary maps are available at the official Bircza website’s map page. These and other maps are listed on the right side of this page and clicking on the name will load the map. Please remember that these maps are reproduced here for private genealogy use, since many are copyrighted by their makers and cannot be used for commercial use.

wojskowy instytut geograficzny map; warszawa (warsaw), 1938

The Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG; ‘Military Institute of Geography’) map is a military-scale map of the Dobromil Region (Pas 50 Słup 35). Its scale is 1 : 100 000 (1 centimetre = 1 kilometre). Each map is marked with horizontal and vertical numbers that work like latitude / longitude lines, using the same outlay as the original map. To view a village or town, either click its name in the index below and find it using the co-ordinates listed, or click directly onto the large map below to zoom in on certain areas. Some locations can be found in more than one map, and the listing below is usually the most descriptive for the specific village. Recently, the entire WIG series has been placed online, with hundreds of detailed maps of Poland from the pre-1939 period (as well as post-Second World War). For more information, see the WIG online archive.

Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny map index
Place Name Hor. # Vert. # Place Name Hor. # Vert. #
Bircza area  -   -  Bircza area  -   - 
Andztonki 41½ 33½ Krępak 46½ 37
Boguszówka 45 37 Łazy 45½ 37
Chominskie 43 38 Łeszcz Dolna 42½ 32
Górna 42 38 Leszczawa Dolna 40 32
Grunowa 44 39½ Łódzinka 41½ 39
Huta Brzuska 48 38 Nowa Wieś 46 35
Kamienna Górka 42 33½ Rudawka 46 33
Korzenica 45 37½ Stara Bircza 44 33
Korzeniec 44½ 37 Sufczyna 47½ 35
Korzeniecka 41 35 Wola 42½ 37

Click on the map or the index above to zoom to a more detailed map below. Click here to see the full-size version of this map.

WIG zoom map #1: 44 32 / 40 37

44 32 34 36
Click here to see a larger version without line marks.

WIG zoom map #2: 45 34 / 40 40

44 36 38 40
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WIG zoom map #3: 48 32 / 43 38

  32 34 36
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WIG zoom map #4: 48 34 / 43 40

  34 36 38  
Click here to see a larger version without line marks.

państwowe przedsiębiorstwo wydawnictw kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959

This map is from an atlas printed by the Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (PPWK; ‘Polish Cartographic Publishing Company’), in 1959. The volume has 155 pages with 34 individual sections of Poland shown on a 1 : 500,000 scale (1 centimetre = 5 kilometres). It also has an information page between each map listing phone numbers of hotels, hospitals, etc. for the major cities in the area shown. The selections here are from pages 33 and 34, and show Bircza in relation to Przemyśl, Sanok, Krosno, Rymanów, Ustczyki Dolna, and other towns in the region.

During the course of my correspondence with fellow Bircza area researcher Betty Kemp, who is looking for details on her grandfather Wojciech Huczko, in Posada Olchowska, and her grandmother's family (Andrzej Pich), in Siemuszowa (both near Sanok), I received this black-and-white reproduction, made from the full-colour atlas. To view more detail, click on a section of the map below, or simply scroll down the page. For more information on the map, please contact contact me or Betty.

The large map below is a combination of both pages 33 and 34; to see a scaled and detailed map of the area in the centre, please view the other maps below. I have outlined Bircza in red.

Click on the map above to zoom to a more detailed map below. Click here to see the full-size version of this map.

ppwk map p. 33: area west of bircza

[Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959; area west of Bircza]
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ppwk map p. 34: bircza, its environs, and the area east

[Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959; Bircza, its environs, and the area east]
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interactive map

Select a village from the list to visit an interactive map of the entire Bircza area.

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maps at a glance

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[present-day poland map]
Present-day Poland map
[bircza.pl topography map, 2006]
Bircza.pl topography map, 2006
[bircza.pl administrative area map, 2006]
Bircza.pl administrative area map, 2006
[wojskowy instytut geograficzny map, 1938]
Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny map, 1938
[chris wozniak’s map, 1998]
Chris Wozniak’s map, 1998
[bircza.pl area roads map, 2006]
Bircza.pl area roads map, 2006
[bircza.pl street map, 2006]
Bircza.pl streets map, 2006
[państwowe przedsiębiorstwo wydawnictw kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959]
Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959

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D Gershon Lewental, PhD
23 Aug 1998–19 Oct 2011