The Award-Winning Searchable Database of Indexes to Jewish Records of Poland
JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
JRI-Poland 20th Anniversary

Launched in early 1995, JRI - Poland is the largest fully searchable database of indexes to Jewish vital records accessible online.

5 million records from more than 550 Polish towns are now indexed. More are being added every few months.


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JRI-Poland Helps Prove Izrael-Icek Krysztal is 112 years old

Izrael-Icek Krysztal

Documents found in Poland lend credence to the claim that Yisrael Kristal, an Auschwitz survivor living in Haifa, is the oldest man in the world to have documented evidence of his birth date. He is a candidate for being the oldest man in the world, as listed in the Guiness Book of Records.

JRI-Poland took on the task of locating archived documents that are required in order to substantiate a claim and recognize it as a record. Documents identified by JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond and Database Manager Michael Tobias, including the death certificate of Kristal's mother from 1910 and his marriage certificate from 1928 were sent to the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.

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JRI-Poland database is key resource for PBS's "Finding Your Roots” episode featuring
attorney Alan Dershowitz, singer Carole King and playwright Tony Kushner

Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz
Carole King
Carole King
Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner

The November 4, 2014 episode of PBS's documentary series "Finding Your Roots," features three notable Americans, renowned attorney Alan Dershowitz, Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter Carole King and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screen writer Tony Kushner. All three have deep roots in Poland.

The episode's researchers were able to tap into JRI-Poland's online database for documenting the ancestry of the featured personalities.

The episode was repeated at different times by PBS stations around the U.S.

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JRI-Poland wins coveted 2014 IAJGS
"Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet"

2014 IAJGS Award
en Francais בעברית po Polsku en Español

On August 1, 2014, at the closing banquet of the annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jewish Records Indexing – Poland received the 2014 IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) "Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet".

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