Re: Early Nineteenth century Polish records #general


The LDS have microfilmed many 1808-1825 civil vital records >from Poland
which include Catholic and Jewish individuals. Unfortunately, they are
sometimes designated as Church Records in the LDS Family History Library
Catalog, rather than Civil Vital Records. If you find records for your
town that commence in 1808, they will frequently turn out to be the civil
vital records. Also, they generally do not include surnames until about
1820. There are some exceptions.

Note that there were a larger number of smaller registration districts
pre-1826, as compared to the records indexed in the JRI-PL database. So
the earlier records might be in your ancestor's town, rather than a
nearby larger town, or a different, less-large town.

Jewish records extracted >from the 1808-1825 civil vital records for a few
towns are available on the JRI-PL website here:

Bookmark that link -- I always have trouble finding it.

I have had tremendous success using these records.

Gary Maher

On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 01:00:48 -0500 "JRI-Poland digest"
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I have successfully followed my family history, back into the
mid-nineteenth century, into Poland. I now seem to be stuck. Online
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland records appear to predominantly address
the later half of the nineteenth century. Has anyone had success
researching records >from the early half of the nineteenth century
(1800 - 1850)? Can anyone give me suggestions on research sources
for these records?

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