JDC ("The Joint") Emigration Service Index Cards added to JRI-Poland database #poland #warsaw

Stanley Diamond

Jewish Records Indexing =E2=80=93 Poland and the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC) are pleased to announce a
collaborative agreement to enable searches of the JRI-Poland
database to display links to selected holdings in the JDC
Archives Names Database.

The JDC Archives is the institutional repository of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian relief
agency established in 1914. =20

The Archives=E2=80=99 website (http://archives.jdc.org) includes
exhibitions, photo galleries, finding aids, and topic guides as
well as a searchable database of its digitized collections of
almost 3 million pages of documents, 71,000 photographs, and a
Names Index of half a million names of individuals and families
assisted by JDC.

The aim of the JRI-Poland/JDC agreement is to bring the=20
remarkable historical records of the JDC Archives to the widest
audience as well as to utilize the multi-faceted JRI-Poland=20
search engine options to dramatically increase the potential for
finding cards of interest to researchers.

The initial collection - now searchable on the JRI-Poland=20
database =E2=80=93 includes 8200 name entries in the "JDC=20
Emigration Service Index Cards: Warsaw Office, 1945-1949."=20

While only a relatively small percentage of entries list place
of birth, they include towns currently in Poland, Belarus, Latvia,
Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, Moldova, Czech Republic, =20
Slovakia, France, Italy and Austria.

About half the cards include "destination" (listing more than=20
fifty countries). =20
Researchers are encouraged to search the JRI-Poland database for
possible family members. Use the default "All Regions" in the
"Geographical Region" in the search field.
The board of JRI-Poland expresses its profound appreciation to
the JDC for enabling us to share this important information with
the research community.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of JRI-Poland

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