JRI-Poland uploads massive amount of new and revised records #poland

Stanley Diamond

Thanks to our many volunteers and generous supporters, 2018 has been
another extremely significant year in the growth of the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland database.

My colleagues will be making announcements about newly indexed and
extracted records, updated and expanded index files for many towns,
and the linking of JRI-Poland search results to digital images on
the Polish State Archives "National Digital Archive" and other websites.
In addition links to scans have been added for certain previously
uploaded data sets.

In total, 211,500 new or updated entries have been added to the database,
bringing the total to 5.7 million.

Many volunteers and professionals - funded by your donations - have been
involved in the creation of this data. We thank them all for their
diligent efforts. Special appreciation must go to the JRI-Poland team
involved in processing data, Howard Fink, Mark Halpern and Hadassah Lipsius.
And to Michael Tobias, many thanks for uploading the data and making
this announcement possible. This year and every year, their dedication
has enabled us make Jewish records of Poland accessible to researchers

In addition to these new records now searchable in the JRI-Poland database,
professionals have data entered tens of thousands of Russian-era records
that are not yet searchable online. These include entries for which there
were previously only basic indices but now are fully extracted. The
individual data sets will be searchable online as the cost for each town
is fully recovered.

JRI-Poland invites your support for the work on your town. We are
particularly hopeful that all researchers using our database who have not
contributed in the past, will join with their family members and landslayt
to support further work on their town's records.

Please remember that JRI-Poland is an independent organization with its own
administration and fundraising, and that donations to JewishGen or any
other organization do not support JRI-Poland costs of indexing records >from
Poland. To donate to projects for the extraction of records for your town,
please go to http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm. No donation is too
small or big.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.

Stanley Diamond
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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