Is anyone researching the Jews of Golub? #poland #general

David Lewin

There is a further mix up in Stanley Diamond's posting (below) which I would like to clarify.

My words "requires a subscription" which Mr Diamond seems to have taken as a critique of JRI-Poland, had - as far as I know - nothing whatever to do with JRI-Poland.

My response, in fact -, quoted the message from Barbara Rice to which I was responding.  Barbara Rice had very kindly referred me to .   It is that site,, which requires a subscription, and not JRI-Poland   

Is there, in fact, a connection between JRI-Poland and

I dearly miss the failure of our "modern" Jewishgen to automatically carry forward a posting to which one responds. So often I read a response in a jewishgen posting which to me is meaningless because I have no idea to what earlier message  the item refers.

David Lewin

At 17:59 11/09/2021, Stanley Diamond via wrote:
In response to the misleading post immediately below, I would like to clarify the possibility
of a misunderstanding as it applies to JRI-Poland membership (or subscriptions):

On January 7, 2021, the JRI-Poland board of directors voted to adopt an updated mission
statement and objectives. The new mission statement recognizes that researchers want
to identify as “belonging� to JRI-Poland and adopts “members� as a (new) core concept for
our organization. This does NOT mean that we are becoming restrictive and withholding
data to non-members! On the contrary – the very essence of JRI-Poland is to pprovide a
freely available database to the researcher. We remain committed to serving the public by
making our data available without requiring membership. However, membership in JRI-Poland
has its benefits - and whether you consider yourself a passionate researcher or someone
with only a passing interest – we are developing membership benefits specifically for you!

Note that "freely available data" also indicates data that has been funded by donations
from interested researchers in support of the indexing or extractions of the records for
the towns in question.  Offline data to which I referred in my earlier post (repeated below)
refers to records that have not yet been funded and for which fundraising continues.

To learn about possible offline records for your town, contact the Town Leader through the
web form on the JRI-Poland Town Explorer pages. Click on "Your Town" on the navigation bar
on the legacy website.  When you click on the link for your town, you
will immediately be directed to the new Town Explorer card for your town on the JRI-Poland
NextGen website.
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.   (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

Re: Reply Re: Is anyone researching the Jews of Golub?
From: David Lewin
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 03:56:01 EDT
Thank you - It requires a subscription which I do not have

David Lewin

Re: Is anyone researching the Jews of Golub? #poland #general
From: Stanley Diamond
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 02:18:00 EDT
As there is often confusion between the two towns, just 63.8 km apart with "Dobrzyn" in their names,
I would like to provide some clarification and information on available records.  
Golub-DobrzyÅ„ (1921 Jewish population ca 2000): 
The following description appears on the JRI-Poland Town Explorer page:
Dobrzyń nad Drwęcą, also known as Dobrzyń, was part of Congress Poland prior
to World War I. The town was merged with the town of Golub, its historically Prussian

counterpart across the Drwęcą River, to form what is now known as Golub-Dobrzyń.
Online Records: Births, Marriages, Death 1808~1911 (not all years survived).
Offline Records: Marriages 1925-1928, Deaths 1925-1927, 1935-1938

Dobrzyń nad Wisłą (1921 Jewish population ca 800):
Online records:  Births 1828-1904 Marriages 1828-32,35,36,38-98 Deaths 1870-1904
Offline records:  Births 1905-1913, Deaths 1905-1936

For more information, contact the Town Leaders through the web form on the Town Explorer pages.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.   (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
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