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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Rieke Nash : 1938 - 2015

Rieke Nash
Rieke Nash

It is with a heavy heart and a deep feeling of sadness and loss that I share with you the news of the passing of Rieke Nash of Sydney, Australia after a long illness.

Rieke and husband Peter were regular attendees at the annual conferences and all who had the opportunity to meet her knew that they had encountered a wonderful lady in every sense.

As President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Australia and a devoted Jewish Records Indexing - Poland volunteer, Rieke was a friend, colleague and mentor to countless researchers at home and abroad. In her devotion to the role of JRI-Poland Wloclawek Archive Coordinator for more than fifteen years, we have been witness to Rieke's unique talents for collaboration and helpfulness.

As a family historian, Rieke was an indefatigable researcher, traveling to archives around the world in her efforts to unravel her family's ancestry.

On behalf of the executive committee and board of JRI-Poland, I extend our deepest sympathies to Rieke's husband Peter and the entire Nash family. May her memory be for a blessing and may they know no further sorrow.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Click here to read the obituary published in the JGS of Australia "Kosher Koala" journal.

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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