Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet #poland #lodz

Stanley Diamond

Dear fellow researchers:

At the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy earlier this month,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland was presented with the 2014 IAJGS
(International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) "Award for
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet."

The Board of JRI-Poland wishes to express its gratitude to the IAJGS
for presenting us the award and to the hundreds of JRI-Poland
volunteers who have contributed to our organization's success.

The certificate accompanying the award states:

JRI-Poland is recognized for providing since 1995 searchable
on-line indices of Jewish records >from current and former
territories of Poland and for its recent ground-breaking multi-year
agreement with the Polish State Archives (PSA) in a massive
effort to digitize all vital records in more than 30 regional
archives. This initiative will dramatically expand access to
records for family historians tracing their Jewish roots to
Poland and make them freely available online.

The award and certificate appear on the JRI-Poland home page at

This award is of singular pride for everyone associated with
JRI-Poland; it is the first time the IAJGS has given this award a
second time to the same organization. JRI-Poland previously
received the award in 1999 when there were just a half million
entries in the database

The executive committee and board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
acknowledges the remarkable efforts of its many hundreds of volunteers
and the generosity of researchers around the world. Our success is due
to the boundless energy of those volunteers together with the support of
contributors with a common interest.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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