JRI Poland #Poland A second batch of JRI-Poland data now searchable online #poland

Stanley Diamond

Earlier today, JRI-Poland Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Hadassah Lipsius announced the addition of entries to
the JRI-Poland database indexed >from the LDS (Mormon)

I am also pleased to announce that a new batch of
indices - to records not filmed by the LDS, and which
are part of the "PSA Project" - are now online.

As researchers of Polish Jewish ancestry are aware,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland creates indices of
Jewish vital records >from two prime sources. They are:

* LDS (Mormon) microfilms of Jewish records,
generally ending in the 1860s to 1870s. These are
indexed under JRI-Poland's Shtetl CO-OP project.

* Index pages purchased >from the Polish State Archives
prior to November 2006. These are for Jewish records
that were not filmed by the LDS. These are indexed
under the JRI-Poland PSA project.

New and/or updated files with approximately 73,580 index
entries have been added to the JRI-Poland database
The "new" data was previously indexed under the PSA
project and is now *finally* funded and eligible to go
on the database. (For a few towns, many years of
additional data is now online.)

The new and/or updated data is >from the following towns:

Gostynin (Books of Residents)
Jozefow Bilgorajski
Lancut (1910 Census)
Nowy Sacz
Nowy Wisnicz
Nowy Zmigrod
Raciaz (Books of Residents)
Sokolow Malopolski
Tomaszow Lubelski
Wysokie (in the Zamosc area)

Except where noted, the new/updated data signifies indices to
birth, marriage and death records.

(The records for a number of these towns are located in
the Zamosc branch of the Polish State Archives and a
separate announcement is being made concerning these
records by Zamosc Archive Coordinator, Shelley Pollero.)

Note: The Online Status column in the Your Town pages
has not yet been updated and so the new data is not yet

JRI-Poland now has indices to more than 4.1 million
Polish Jewish records in its searchable database.

Before you start searching
We know you will be eager to start searching the new
data. But, before doing so, please remember...

You can search by surname and town or surname and
geographical area. For hints on maximizing your search
results by using geographic coordinates, please refer
to: http://www.jri-poland.org/hints_strategies.htm

Do **not** search by Town name only as this will not
generate results!

Special thanks
As always, when announcing new data, I want to extend
our appreciation to all those directly involved in bringing
new data to researchers. Our thanks goes to JRI-Poland's
Database Manager Michael Tobias, Associate Director
Hadassah Lipsius and our behind-the-scenes support
team of Howard Fink and Meira Putterman, our dedicated
Town Leaders and Archive Coordinators and our valued
Contributors whose efforts and generosity have helped
the JRI-Poland database continue to grow.

Towns for which there is data not yet online:
If you want to know more about the status of your town,
go to the "Your Town" link on the JRI-Poland website at
www.jri-poland.org and contact the Town Leader for your
town. If a Town Leader is not listed online, contact the
Archive Coordinator under whose Archive project the
town falls.

If information for your town is not shown or if you
cannot reach the Town Leader or Archive Coordinator,
please write to <questions@...>

Reminder: The Online Status column in the Your Town
pages has not yet been updated to show this newly
searchable data..

How to make a donation
To support the indexing of your town or help JRI-Poland's
efforts to index Jewish records >from all areas of Poland,
please go to: <www.jri-poland.org/support.htm>

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt
Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal
Revenue Code. Under special arrangement, the JRI-Poland
web site <www.jri-poland>, mailing list, and database are
hosted by JewishGen. JRI-Poland data is displayed on
JewishGen as a service to researchers.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
On behalf of The Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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