Search advice for family/records from Pilica, Poland (and all of Poland) #poland


Stanley Diamond
 

Pilica alert!!!
 
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, the home of Jewish vital and other types of
records of Poland, has indexed ***all*** surviving Pilica vital records back to
1808.  And just like most other towns in Poland, there are many records for which
JRI-Poland has created data that are not yet online.
 
I repeat...
 
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, the home of Jewish vital and other types of
records of Poland has indexed ***all*** surviving Pilica vital records back to
1808.  And just like most other towns in Poland, there are many records for which
JRI-Poland has created data that are not yet online.
 
So how do you find out about "other" records for your town? 
 
That's easy, start your research of Jewish records of Poland at https://jri-poland.org// -
then click on "Your Town" and contact the Town Leader.
 
If your town is not listed, it does not indicate that there are absolutely no records. 
To find out, just send an email to [yourtownname]@jri-poland.org
 
Example...just yesterday, we received an inquiry from an Oswiecim researcher who
was surprised that there is no Oswiecim Town Page on the JRI-Poland.org website.
We explained that there are random years / types of vital records in the town Civil
Records Office that are no longer covered by Polish privacy laws and for which we
now have extracts.  We also advised the researcher that JRI-Poland's team in Poland
has scanned the 1880, 1890,1900 and 1910 Oswiecim census records and that data
entry is underway.  And when our volunteers have completed the data entry and the
cost of scanning has been recouped, that data will appear online.
 
JRI-Poland is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit with its own administration, volunteers
and fundraising.  It is with our pleasure that JRI-Poland data is also displayed on
JewishGen as a service to all researchers.
 
We welcome volunteers with capability in Polish to help us fully extract thousands of 
records under the JRI-Poland Phase 3 "full extraction" initiative described in this article:
https://jri-poland.org/downloads/Avotaynu_2018_Fall_JRI-Poland_Cover_Stanley_Diamond_article.pdf
 
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
 
 
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Re: Search advice for family/records from Pilica, Poland #poland
From: Sherri Bobish
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:53:54 EST

Hi Helen,

Have you tried searching JewishGen Poland Database using a soundex search on the surname?
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Names can get transcribed in surprisingly different ways.

There are some towns where there just aren't the extant records we wish there were.  My ancestor's town of Ustrzyki Dolne is one of those.  It makes taking our research back in time virtually impossible.

Try searching https://genealogyindexer.org/directories
for your family.  This page has digitized old city directories for Eastern Europe.  You can search by person's name, or by town name.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
 

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