Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
Prior to 1826 (roughly 1808-1825) vital records were kept by the Catholic
Church in Russia Poland. Starting in 1826, vital records were kept by
religion. Starting in that year they appear "Jewish records." That is how
the Mormon (LDS) Family History Library catalogs its collection.
If you see Jewish Records in the LDS collection starting in 1826 it
virtually -guarantees- that there are Jewish records, pre-1826, in the LDS
Catholic Records collection.