Contact JRI-Poland before you take any steps to obtain Polish Citizenship. #poland

Stanley Diamond

Dear friends:
Recent posts about obtaining a Polish passport, lead me to share a few thoughts:
1.  Why pay for search archival sources when JRI-Poland may have the needed record
     information in our offline data from more than 200 towns?  These are typically birth, 
     marriage and/or books of residents with the records of parents and grandparents 
     to be used for your applications.
2.  Some professional companies and individuals are known to charge you for research 
     rather going the easy root and contacting JRI-Poland on your behalf.   We have heard 
     many stories of duplication of research for records previously indexed by JRI-Poland, 
     obviously a waste of money.
3.  We have been thanked by claimants in many countries for providing them with the
     information they needed to obtain certified copies of the documents for their application.  
     Many have subsequently made donations to JRI-Poland that are minimal compared 
     to the cost of on site research in Polish repositories. And for the sake of full disclosure, 
     a few have made very generous donations for our help in literally "pulling a rabbit out 
     of the hat" by providing a document from a totally unexpected source.
4.  Not all companies/individuals in the business of helping you obtain a Polish passport 
     are created equal.  Do your homework and check them out.
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.