The Jewish birth, marriage and death records of Poland displayed on JewishGen were
indexed/extracted by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland <https://jri-poland.org//>
They are displayed on JewishGen.org as a courtesy and service to all researchers.
The JRI-Poland search system which can be accessed by clicking on "search" on the
navigation bar provides multiple options for searching.
There are distinctive features for searching the JRI-Poland database that new researchers
may be not be aware of. It is possible for all researchers to search the JRI-Poland database
by surname, given name, town, and keyword or a combination of up to four of these.
There are other options that are unique to JRI-Poland. You can search by year ranges and
record types. Also, only by searching through the JRI-Poland portal can you specify a
radius of, say, 25, 50 or 100 kilometers or miles from certain geographical coordinates.
This can still focus your search, but also yield results from several different Gubernias.
These features will be further enhanced with the expanded search system now under
development under JRI-Poland's "Next Generation website and data management project."
Together, these features provide an invaluable tool to researchers – both for expanding your
overview or focusing searches and solving dilemmas associated with too many results when
a search involves large towns and common surnames - or even finding the long-forgotten town
name that has eluded you.
Coincidentally, as an example of optional search paramaters, just today, in response to
a post regarding research for a Kuty record. Logan Kleinwaks wrote (thank you, Logan),"
"Although Kuty marriage records from this time might not be known to survive, this
record was registered in Kolomyja, where the marriage took place and where the
bride lived. Found by searching JRI-Poland for surname KLINGER and town Kuty."
To learn more about the current status on indexing/extraction of the records for your town,
write to [townname]@jri-poland.org
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M. (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
Understanding Russia/Poland #general #russia #poland
The only information that I have on my ggf's birthplace comes from his
marriage authorisation in the UK dated 1893 which says Russia/Poland.
He was born in 1871.
I know that the boundaries changed and that the Jewishgen databases
show the ruling areas by town.
My issue is I don't know which town, or Gurbenia he came from.
Is there anything that can help me work out whether he was born in Poland
which then became part of Russia, or Russia which became part of Poland?