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We are proud to announce the signing of a new 8-year agreement
on promoting research and education between Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland. and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The new agreement expands the relationship of the two
organizations to promote research and to educate those interested
in their family history and the rich and historic culture of Polish
Jewry, which dates back almost 1000 years.
Under the new agreement, the Resource Center at the Museum
will have special access to the JRI-Poland database and website.
Museum staff will educate visitors and respond to their questions
regarding the database and provide guidance to Museum visitors
on the next steps they can take in their research of family roots in
In 2010, the two organizations signed a cooperation agreement
linking their websites. The Museum's "Virtual shtetl" portal
commemorates and includes research resources for more than
1,800 Polish towns.
JRI-Poland has Jewish record indices >from the birth, marriage,
death and census records for the Jewish families that lived in
many of these same towns. By using the two websites together,
researchers are able not only to obtain names, dates and sources
of family records >from JRI-Poland, but are also able to learn
about town histories >from the Museum's web pages.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents Jewish
experience in Poland - >from the early settlements ten centuries
ago, to the modern revival of the Jewish community.
Stanley Diamond, Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland