Birth records from Rzeszow now available #poland
After many months of hard work by dedicated volunteers,
I am pleased to announce that the Rzeszow Births Database is
now online in the searchable database of Jewish Records Indexing-
Poland < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl >
The database contains information >from the city of Rzeszow on
1500 births >from the period 1842-1866. These records are held in the Lviv,
Ukraine Archives, and have not been filmed by the LDS (Mormons).
Rzeszow, (pronounced zhe-shuf) is in southern Poland and was
in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia. When you search the
database, select Galicia as the gubernia and Rzeszow for province,
and enter Rzeszow for the town.
If a search of the database turns up records for the surnames you
entered, you will see all the information that appears in the original
record, not just the index entry. This was made possible because of
the tabular format of the original records.
The records for this project were acquired and contributed by
Eleanor Bien, Louis Fine, Judie Ostroff-Goldstein, Michael Marks,
Marian Rubin and Carol Skydell. The indexing was done by 12
volunteers whose names are acknowledged on the page linked to
a successful search.
I want to thank all of the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland team--Stanley
Diamond, Hadassah Lipsius, Michael Tobias and Steve Zedek--for their
valued assistance in guiding this project through all its phases. Thanks
also to my friend Judy Baston, a member of the JRI-Poland board, for
her always appropriate suggestions.
My thanks and appreciation also go to JewishGen for the service
they provide to all of us by hosting JRI-Poland.
To those who benefit >from this database, please consider donations
to both JRI-Poland and JewishGen. (Note: JRI-Poland and JewishGen
are separate organizations and contributions enable each to provide
invaluable services to researchers.)
If your family lived in the city of Rzeszow, please contact me
privately about joining our Rzeszow Research Group E-mail list.
I hope to hear about your success in searching the database.
Coordinator, Rzeszow Births Database