The Award-Winning Searchable Database of Indexes to Jewish Records of Poland

JRI-Poland 18th 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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Polish State Archives & JRI-Poland Sign Historic Agreement Expanding Access to Records!

On Friday, Feb. 15 2013, the Polish State Archives (PSA) and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland) entered into a new multi-year agreement that will expand access to Jewish records for thousands of family historians.

Stanley Diamond
Polish Consul General Andrzej
Szydło and Stanley Diamond
Stepniak Krochmal
Director Władysław Stępniak &
Intl Dept Head Ania Krochmal
Video of the Official Signing

The agreement will enable JRI-Poland to rapidly expand its current online database of indices to five million records. With the support of researchers from the hundreds of towns with records in the JRI-Poland database, indices to more than one million additional records are expected to become available within a year.

The agreement reflects a resumption of cooperation between the PSA and JRI-Poland, whose landmark agreement from 1997-2006 resulted in the indexing of more than four million records whose listings are searchable in the JRI-Poland database. [read more]