Need copy of record located at LDS library - KLEPFISZ #poland #records

Elizabeth Jackson

Hello everyone,
JRI-PL has a listing for the birth of my great-aunt Krajndla KLEPFISZ, daughter of Dawid Mordka Klepfisz and his wife Etta Laja Ruda.  This information is from a record microfilmed by LDS.  The actual record is not available on the JRI-PL website.  I would like to obtain a copy of the actual record.  Do any of our members have access to a local LDS library where this could be requested and a copy made?

The record is as follows:


Krajndla Klepfisz



Birth Date:

25 Aug 1865

Birth Place:


Birth Registration Date:


Father's Name:

Dawid Mordka

Father's Age:


Mother's Name:

Etta Laja Ruda

Mother's Age:



district: 4





Any assistance will be greatly appreciated! 

Thank you in advance,
Elizabeth Jackson

Sarah L Meyer

I understand that these records are only available on the FHL computers, due to legal requirements from Poland.  Since the FHL libraries are closed due to Covid, I am not sure whether using their wifi in the parking lot will work.  I have a batch of Warsaw Jewish records that I got in 2019, but there were a few that I still need to find, and I was going to go to a FHL library last year, but did not go, so I too am waiting.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania



I was given the name of Brynne Gallup who works at the LDS library.  For a minimal fee, I think $5, she was able to get me copies of two NY death certificates from the 1920s.  You can try contacting her at  fhlrequests.brynnegallup@....  i  paid her via Paypal.

I hope she can help you.

Judy Gertler

Michaele Burris

There is an FHC open near me.  I can get a copy of the record next week.
Michaele Burris


I have a center 5 minutes from my house.  I have been parking close to the building and have been able to sign on to their internet.  The wifi for all  FHC locations is Liahona.  The password for all locations is alma3738.  This is found easily with an online search.
You have to sign into after you connect to their wifi.  Don't do what I did the first time by signing in at home and then driving over to the FHC to use the internet.  That does not work to allow you to see the records.
A bonus I recently discovered is that if you don't close your page after being at the FHC and you live relatively close, then the access to their hidden records is still available once you leave their property and hook up to another wifi  You just have to continue to use their website.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Mark Shapiro

Does the LDS FHC allow people to access their WiFi from outside their premises when they are closed?

Mark Shapiro
New York, NY



You don't need LDS films, or going to a parking lot for records for some Polish locations. Warsaw is one of those locations. There is a Polish genealogy website that provides access to many (not all) towns. Unfortunately, although there is an English version, it is really only in Polish and takes a little getting used to. Here are the instructions:

Be patient, website is very slow loading, each and every page.

Once there, easiest way to get to your town is to type your town in the search bar on right (Szukaj), i.e. Warszawa (notice Polish spelling). This brings up many locations of Warsaw ( I guessed and picked "Warszawa pow. Warszawa" which I think is the central city and not a town in the surrounding area; I was correct)

The next step, you need to pick the religious denomination (Mojszesz or Mosaic is Jewish). If your town does not have listed this denomination, you are out of luck. Warsaw had two Mosaic selections; I picked the first (1826-1867) because I needed 1865. The other choice was 1858-1914. I have been lucky for my own family with both selections.

The year in question has many choices that can be selected: U=birth, M=marriage, Z=death. You need to pick one of the choices that contains U if you are looking for a birth record. Some of the choices have all (UMZ).

The record I needed was Akta or Record (not Line) 681. This website is easy in that the different Akta's are independently (a range at least) numbered and you don't have to hunt like in the LDS microfilms for the correct record, you can immediately get to it. 681 is a high number, and it was within District 4. The different choices listed for 1865 must be for all the different districts, some with smaller number of records. Choice 1865a only went up to Akta 509. Choice 1865b only went up to Akta 641. Choice 1865c only listed births (U) but that is what I was looking for, and it went to Akta 927. That was the correct one.

I again had to choose the correct section number to look at; I was lucky that Akta 681 is such a high number and most of the choices didn't go up that high. However, if you are looking for a lower Akta, you may have to look at each and every section to find the correct section for your record. On the third attempt, I found the correct 1865 (Section 1865D births/urodzenia with the range 679-682. Akta number 681 is on that page. Once I verified that I found the correct Akta 681 (top right), I downloaded the entire page using the floppy size icon. I cropped the photo to only show Akta 681 and saved it.

I never left my kitchen, did not have to go a half hour up the road to an LDS family center.

I have used Metryki for some other towns: Tarczyn. 
But if there's no Mosaic, you're out of luck.

Try it yourself and see if you can find records for your own towns.

Deborah Shindell
Trumbull, CT
researching: Beserglik, Lederhendler, Goldberg (all in Poland) and Szmukler (Ukraine)

Elizabeth Jackson

Thanks so much Deborah!  I was not aware of this website.  What a marvelous find.  I so appreciate the time you put in not only in obtaining the record, but also explaining the process.
Elizabeth Jackson