This is further to Sheila Toffell's post earlier today.
Researchers should be aware that the 25-year journey of JRI-Poland.org started with
many volunteers quickly coming forward to help us create data. Many were new to
data entry of Polish records but that did stop them from wanting to be part of our
visionary and innovative project and at the same time, wanting to give back.
Of course, along the way, there has been a learning curve and that is why in my post
of 28 August I mentioned "over the years, JRI-Poland has discovered a multitude of
errors/conflicts that can creep into records" and I listed of these reasons.
The first one was:
1. Names data entered from index pages vary from the actual record.
These are corrected as JRI-Poland supplements the original index as part of the
Phase 3 initiative to fully extract vital records. This article, in part, describes both
the Phase 3 project and other aspects of JRI-Poland activity.
The point is that the Phase 3 initiative is giving us the opportunity to replace the
original basic indices with entries with full genealogical information in each record.
For information on the Phase 3 status of your town, write to [townname]@jri-poland.org.
I am also repeating two important paragraphs from my email of August 28th.
"I also want to use this opportunity to clarify the original subject line on this thread.
There are some databases that can be searched via JewishGen that are made
available by independent organizations among. This includes, Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland.org).
Therefore the original subject line on this thread might have been more accurately
titled as it now appears above. That is, "How to correct information in databases
displayed on JewishGen."
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M. (Montreal)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.