JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general
Many of the records at FHL are also available on the Polish archives
(and in other cases, the Polish archives might contain scans not on
FHL or vice-versa).
You can go to the main Polish archives website -
And type, for example, mojzeszowego Warszawie
This search brings up a list of units - each being a book of records.
Normally, it accepts English as well, but here you have to type
Warszaw, not Warsaw for the search to find the books.
On the left you have filters such as "vital records and civil
registers only" and "units with scans only"
If you click any of the item, you can find a link to the collection:
72/200/0 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania mojzeszowego w Warszawie
You now have tabs on top allowing to explore all the units of these
collection. You'll need to have a basic understanding of
Russian/Polish script to be able to identify records. Many of the
books contain hand-written indexes at the end (or, if a single book
contains separate sections for birth/marraige/death, it might have the
hand-written index after the relevant section)
Another useful website is:
Units at FHL are already digitized if they have an associated DGS
number. I don't know if there is any way to still view the original
microfilms as FHL has decided to scan all their collections and
provide online access to them. Perhaps the units are not online due to
contractual restrictions. I see some units online in Warsaw, though.
On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:30 PM Joel Weiner email@example.com