Tuesday, December 20, 2016

JRI-Poland Records

"Dr. McDonald said, “Information from JRI-Poland’s efforts has been used to help reunite families torn by the ravages of World War II, has made it possible to quickly identify previously unknown family members who might be potential matches for those urgently needing bone marrow or tissue transplants, and has facilitated significant connections between the Polish and Jewish peoples.”

JRI-Poland http://jri-poland.org/ was launched in 1995 and is the largest fully searchable database of indexes to Jewish vital records accessible online. The project was created to provide an online index of all surviving Jewish vital records from Poland. To date, five million records from more than 550 Polish towns have been indexed or fully extracted. More are added every few months."

And before you sluff this off, thinking "I have no Jewish ancestors", I'd suggest giving it a try. We just never know where 'the little dickens' are hiding! I also found towns listed, in the database, from Galicia.

Thanks to Gail Dever for sharing this at http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=17583

Also thanks, and congratulations, to Mr. Stanley Diamond of Montreal Canada for all his hard work in this project. He will receive the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. Well done sir.


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