Welcome to the
also Pickholtz, Pickholz, Pikholtz, Pikholc, Pikgolts
(even an occasional Pik, Pick or Buchholz)

Families Pages
"...to identify all the Pikholz descendants
and to reconnect all the Pikholz families"
The Pikholz Project 
The Web 
Gold, David L.  "Your Name: Installment No. 169," 
June 2, 1993, 6.  Discussion of the meaning of the 
Jewish surnames:  Gruenspecht (green woodpecker), 
Specht (woodpecker), and Pickholtz/Pickholz from 
the Yiddish for woodpecker "pikholts".

The above was found in the book Sourcebook for 
Jewish Genealogy and Family Histories, by David S. 
Zubatsky and Irwin M. Berent. 1996 published by 
Avatoynu, Inc. and quoted with their permission.

Contribute to the Pikholz DNA Project here

See links to Israel Pickholtz' other family branches

ALL MY FOREPARENTS - my genealogy blog

Link to Gesher Galicia for more on Galician research 
  • Trees- a tree of each family and some thoughts on connections
  • Given Names - What our ancestors called their children
  • Pikholz Places - NEW! - A number of places with a mix of Pikholz families
(We would love to include your submissions in these three departments)
Who were our mothers
and fathers?- brief biographies by those who knew them
Faces of our ancestors - see if any of these look familiar - and submit your own photos of ancestors born before WWI
Who are we? - as we describe ourselves
TRIPS TO GALICIA - Betty, Ephraim & Israel  Jacob (reports and photos)
Mailings (an archive of mailings to the family during this project, in text files)
 You can help - 1) graves to photo, 2) people to contact, 3) small projects, 4) Records Indexing
So where exactly do we come from? - Maps of East Galicia and the Rozdol area
and an explanation of east and West Galicia
Don't miss anything - a "map" of these pages
  Some of my genealogy articles (published)
Some personal stuff    (you are welcome to look) Ancestors Yahrzeits
Other branches

These pages will be updated as frequently as necessary,
within the twin constraints of time and patience.

My impression is that most of the Pi(c)khol(t)z contacts that I have made
are more interested in information clearly presented than in fancy graphics.
That is my own tendency as well and it is reflected in these pages.
I hope that I have succeeded in making the presentation clear.
This site is best viewed on Netscape.
Please don't hesitate to report any bad links in this site.
Anyone with new information is invited to contact me  Israel P.