19th Century Records For Wieruszow to be indexed; you have a unique
opportunity to help
19th Century Records For Wieruszow
Making it accessible - on-line.
It's happening now
Dear Fellow Researchers,
Many of us researching our ancestors >from Poland have found valuable
information in the microfilms of the LDS Family History Centers. For the last
several years, this effort has gained momentum because more than 800,000 of
the records in the LDS collection have been indexed and are available on the
Internet through the searchable database of Jewish Records Indexing- Poland
(http://www.jewishgen/JRI-PL). The indexes themselves provide valuable
genealogical data and enable one to zero in on specific documents for further
Until now it has been virtually impossible to research one's family >from
Wieruszow; LDS films of Jewish records >from this town are NON-EXISTENT!
Wieruszow is located south of Kalisz; it is about 15 miles west of Wielun and
Zloczew and 30 miles west of Dzialoszyn. Towns neighboring Wieruszow
approximately 30 miles to the northeast are Zdunska Wola, Sieradz, Lask and
Now, indexes to Polish-Jewish records for all 19th century years for
Wieruszow housed in the Lodz are in the process of development and addition
to the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database under a groundbreaking
agreement between JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives (PSA). For
information about the PSA project see:
The 3,500 Wieruszow birth, marriage and death records span the years 1826
through the 1870, and perhaps beyond. We will not know the full extent of
years until indexing is completed by the JRI-Poland team in Poland.
This means that when indexes are completed for Wieruszow, this new material
will finally allow you to expand your research into a time period or
geographical area that has been elusive and beyond your reach. Once these
indexes are completed, you may simply print out an order form >from the Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland web site and order the records >from the Polish State
I have agreed to take on the responsibility of Wieruszow Town Leader. Please
join me in making this extremely worthwhile and exciting project a success.
Your participation in this project can help bring to light information you
may have never imagined you would find. Please spread the word to everyone
you are in contact with who has an interest in Wieruszow or this area --
family, friends, co-researchers. All should be encouraged to participate.
The Lodz branch archives has extensive records for the city of Lodz and
approximately 50 towns in the area. The list of towns whose partial, or
complete, records are contained in the Lodz branch archive may be seen at:
Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA Wieruszow project will be available in the
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page.
If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to ask.
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project Coordinator