JRI-Poland "Surname Lists" are a compilation of family names appearing
one or more times in the vital records of a number of towns that have been
indexed. All variations in the spelling, as they were written by the town
registrar in the civil records, have been included in each surname list.
As additional indices are added for a town (other years/types of records),
surnames not previously in the list will be added.
This feature of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
is provided as an aid to researchers who may not initially recall or search
for all the names in their various family branches, but whose memories may
be sparked by scanning the list.
If you are interested in finding records for any surname on the list, search
the JRI-Poland database for this exact spelling
in this town. Note the source reference, and obtain the actual record. Information
as to how to obtain records and what JRI-Poland provides is explained within
the JRI-Poland web site. Please enter at the JRI-Poland
home page to truly understand JRI-Poland.
The names come from Polish-language lists and transliterations of
Russian-language lists, so that the spelling of a name may vary depending
on its source. In particular, the letters "i" and "j" are interchangeable,
as are "h" and the sound "ch", and the letter "h" may sometimes appear as
To view the special Polish characters, you need to have your browser set
to the proper character set encoding.
- In Netscape 4 or above, click on the View menu. Then click on Character
Set. Then click on "Central European (ISO-8859-2)".
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer, click on the View menu. Drag mouse
to "fonts" and list is displayed. Then click on "Central European Alphabet
These surnames are listed here in advance of the indices
to the records for these towns being added to the JRI-Poland searchable database.
Your support for the data entry
work to make these indices available will be appreciated.