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 established 1995 logo

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 or fully extracted. More are being added every few months.


  1. Begin with our Introduction to JRI-Poland
  2. Read Tips for Research
  3. Learn How to Search Our Database
  4. Subscribe and Post to our Mailing List
  5. Support the Indexing of Your Town

JRI-Poland helps Guiness World Records confirm 112-year old Yisrael Kristal as oldest man in the world

Izrael-Icek Krysztal

Documents identified by Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond and Database Manager Michael Tobias and the Łódź Branch of the Polish State Archives leads Guinness World Records to confirm 112-year old Auschwitz Survivor Yisrael Kristal (Izrael-Icek Krysztal) is the oldest man in the world.

Click here to read the full Haaretz article [English].

Click here to read the full Haaretz article [Hebrew].

Download the Haaretz article [English] (PDF).

Click here for the link to the New York Times article.

Read How Glasgow genealogist Michael Tobias helped to gather the proof.

Read Montreal genealogist Stanley Diamond had key role in case of world's oldest man.

Read the Hamodia article on Yisrael Kristal's life story [English] (PDF).

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.

Click here to read more.

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".

Click here to read more.