600,000 indices and counting #poland


Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

JRI-Poland is having our own Chanukah celebration...

With the addition on December 4th of 7000 new indices to the Jewish
vital records of Hrubieszow, Krakow and Staszow, the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland database now includes the indices to 600,773 records
from current and former territories of Poland. Truly something to celebrate.
JRI-Poland extends a hearty Yasher Koach to Shtetl CO-OP leaders
Barry Megdal (Hrubieszow), Judie Ostroff-Goldstein (Krakow) and
Jean-Pierre Stroweis (Staszow) for their leadership, dedication and
hard work which helped us to reach this milestone.

In thanking Barry, Judie and Jean-Pierre, we also say thank you to all
those who contributed to the rapid growth of the JRI-Poland database
over the last few years. They are the many Shtetl CO-OP leaders,
data entry volunters, photocopiers of index pages or contributors of
funds which have enabled Shtetl CO-OPs to purchase index pages
for their towns. And, of course, we cannot forget the Archive
Coordinators, Town Leaders and many contributors to the JRI-Poland
/ Polish State Archives initiative to index records in the Polish State
Archives.

Details of all indices now part of the database can be seen on the
JRI-Poland website at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl. Click on "contents
of the database". Since November 1st, new indices have also been
added for Belchatow, Brzeziny, Chorzele, Czyzewo, Krasniczyn,
Lowicz, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecka, Plock, Skulsk, Tarnow, Tomaszow
Mazowiecka, Warka, Wilczyn and Zdunska Wola.

The website also has full information on how you can participate in
the project and help get the indices to your town's or towns' records
into the project's online searchable database.

The next time you plan to look at the Mormon records for your town,
please check to see if there is a Shtetl CO-OP ("Shtetl CO-OPs and
Photocopy Service"). If not, think about how your efforts could benefit
your current and future landslayt in the town in whose history you share.

Our next target is 700,000... but one million is no longer a far off dream.

The Board of Jewish Records Indexing Poland

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