Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce a Pesach gift
to all researchers with roots in current and former territories of Poland.
In collaboration with the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv,
JRI-Poland is proud to announce a milestone project, unique in our
In a massive indexing effort under the guidance of Database
Department Director, Haim Ghiuzeli, volunteers at Beit Hatfutsot have
data-entered almost 90,000 marriage and death records covering the
years 1916-1935 >from scans provided by JRI-Poland. Never before
have we added a batch of records of this size >from one town at one
As part of our Phase Three initiative to expedite work on records
indexing and extraction, JRI-Poland has acquired scans of records
from many towns in Poland. Scans include Lodz 1907 to 1915 Russianlanguage birth, marriage and death records and Polish language
marriages and deaths >from 1916 to 1935 (births less than 100-years
old are protected by Polish privacy laws).
As an industrial center, Lodz attracted many thousands of Jewish
merchants, tradesman and factory workers >from all over current and
former territories of Poland.
The indexing of the 90,000 1916-1935 Lodz marriage and death
records is just the first part of the massive project ultimately to
provide extracts of all genealogical-relevant information >from
Lodz records, starting in 1826. Because Lodz has more surviving
records than any other town in Poland, we will be asking for your help
We know that researchers will want to obtain copies of their family
records as soon as possible. However, we ask that you wait for
additional information to be posted *after May 1st* - particularly
details of the policies to be established and the team that is being set
up to provide researchers with scans of their family records. Contact
information will be provided at that time.
In the meantime, Chag Sameach Pesach
on behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland