Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announces new data #galicia
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
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 Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland "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 or
indices created by archival staff (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)
Lancut (1910 Census)
Raciaz (Books of Residents)
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 reflected.
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:
Do **not** search by Town name only as this will not generate
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
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:
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.
On behalf of The Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland