Re: JRI-Poland Adds Galician Record Indices to the Online Database #galicia

Max Heffler

I did a few searches and found my great-grandfather's death
registered in Janow Trembowelski, where I learned the names
of my great-great-grandparents, as well as another of my
grandfather's siblings' death record adding an additional
spelling I now have to consider - Efler.

Max Heffler

-----Original Message-----

Hello Fellow Galitzianers:

Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and supporters, JRI-Poland
recently added record indices for seventeen towns in Galicia to
our online database at
All of the following records are found at the AGAD Archive
in Warsaw, Fond 300.

-- Borszczow 1911-1928, 1934 deaths

-- Boryslaw 1916-1936 deaths

-- Brzezany 1905-1912 births, 1907-1914 marriages, 1905-1909 deaths.=20
Also, the 1914-1929 marriage and 1910-1922 death records are available for =
indexing. Please help by donating to the AGAD-Brzezany indexing project so =
that we can soon announce those record indices are also online.

-- Buczacz 1929-1937 marriages. The Jewish vital records >from before World =
War I were destroyed during the War. These civil marriage record indices in=
clude some recreated at the request of the people, their families, or the c=
ourts. Marriages >from 1929 through 1937 were registered contemporaneously.

-- Bursztyn 1904-1912 births, 1900-1908 marriages, 1897-1907 deaths.=20
Also, the 1908-1924 marriage and 1908-1925 death records are available for =
indexing. Please help by donating to the AGAD-Bursztyn indexing project so =
that we can soon announce those record indices are also online.

-- Grzymalow 1905,1910,1911 and 1919-1936 deaths. These are the first
Grzymalow vital records that have been added to the JRI-Poland
online database.

-- Horodenka 1905-1930 marriages, 1906-1919 deaths

-- Janow Trembowelski (Dolyna) 1877-1918 deaths

-- Kamionka Strumilowa 1904-1912 births, 1910-1915 marriages,
1902-1907 deaths. Also, the 1915-1928 marriage and 1908-1922
death records are available for indexing. Please help by donating
to the AGAD-Kamionka indexing project so that we can soon announce
those record indices are also online.

-- Komarno 1881/1914 Supplemental births, 1912-1924 marriages,
1915-1932 deaths. The supplemental births are a register that
contains only delayed registrations that originally occurred
in 1881 through 1914.

-- Kopyczynce 1915-1933 deaths

-- Olesko 1877-1914 deaths

-- Podkamien 1900-1914 births

-- Sasow 1921-1933 deaths

-- Skala 1902-1915, 1918-1921 marriages

-- Sokal 1917 births, 1937 marriages, 1937 deaths

-- Zolkiew 1912-1916 births, 1916-1937 marriages

With the addition of these 25,000 record indices, there are now
over one million record indices included in the JRI-Poland
online database for towns in Eastern Galicia. This covers
over 100 towns now in Ukraine.

As many of you know, JRI-Poland has been linking our index
entries to the images of records that are placed online by
the AGAD Archive. AGAD has placed images online for all record
registers with Signature/Sygnatura through 4101. These image
will cover birth records up through 1917 and marriage/death
records up through 1937. The AGAD Inventory by Sygnatura can
be found at

For Sygnatura with images that have been indexed by JRI-Poland,
the search results table will show a link in the far left column.
If the link reads "View Image," the link will take you directly
to the page containing that record. Linking directly to the
record requires volunteers who input the image-link to the
file containing the index entries. This team of volunteers is
led by Howard Fink. We thank them for their efforts.

If the link reads "View Nearby Image," the direct linking
input has not yet been completed. However, JRI-Poland
Database Manager Michael Tobias has developed a mechanism
to estimate the page where the record can be found. In
most cases, the link to the record will require the
researcher to move forward or backwards up to four
pages to find the right record number (AKTA). We
thank Michael for his efforts.

I also want to thank Hadassah Lipsius, Jan Gronski,
Max Wald, Stanley Diamond, and the indexing team in
Warsaw for their work and support.

Our indexing has now entered into the years of World War I
and we are seeing the impacts of the War on the vital record
registrations in some towns.

If you have any questions about these towns or the status
of indexing for any towns formerly in Galicia and now in
Ukraine, please contact me at

Please remember, Galicia researchers should also be
searching Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database These two
databases have very little overlap.

Please join us at the Cleveland Conference starting
July 28. JRI-Poland will be a major presence at
the Conference. Our expert volunteers will be available
to help guide your research. Monday July 29 is the day
when JRI-Poland's Executive Director will tell us about
JRI-Poland's vision for the future, as well as what's new,
I will make a presentation about these Galician vital
records, and the JRI-Poland luncheon will take place.
I hope to see you in Cleveland. If you cannot make it
to Cleveland, we can meet in cyberspace.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

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