Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
Jewish Records Indexing – Poland is pleased to announce that the huge task
of indexing the Krakow Banns and Marriage registers is almost complete. We
regret the delay in posting the indices to the web site but the books are
massive and the handwriting is very difficult to read.
The data is now in quality control but the end is in sight. To minimize the potential for errors in the final database, all the records have been
combined in one large file. Various techniques are being employed to enable us to spot names that ‘don’t fit’ the normal pattern, typos that are
inevitable in such as massive project and spelling differences that resulted >from the difficulty in reading the handwritten entries. The more we study these files, the more we marvel at the eagle-eye, persistence and dedication of Adriana, our multi-lingual transliterator who is handling this complex indexing.
There is additional great news: another large register has been found
at the Jewish Historical Institute with a substantial number of banns
for the Progressive Synagogue for the years 1897 to 1936.
Once more we express our thanks to all those who contributed to this
remarkable project. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) whose generous donation enabled Jewish Records Indexing – Poland to launch this project. And, of course,
we thank both the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, which houses these registers and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project for their help in coordinating the work of JRI-Poland for this project.
Krakow Town Leader
JRI-Poland / JGSNY Indexing Project at the Jewish Historical Institute