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Special Search Results message for indices to records from towns of
Barczewo (Wartenburg), Bartna Strona (Beutnersdorf), Mrągowo (Sensburg), Pasym (Passenheim), Szczytno (Ortelsburg)
You have indicated an interest in vital records with SURNAMES from one of the above towns or your search of the JRI - Poland database has turned up vital records with SURNAMES from these towns. Please note the following announcement and instructions regarding these towns and/or the noted records:
JRI - POLAND : POLISH STATE ARCHIVES PROJECT
Indices for previously unavailable records
The goal of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland milestone agreement with the Polish State Archives is to index all Jewish vital records more than 100 years old in the Polish State Archives that are not included in the microfilm collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Copies of these records are available from the Polish State Archives.
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Read about the up-to-date status of the JRI-Poland / PSA project.
Olsztyn Polish State Archives (PSA) project:
Indexing is proceeding on an archive by archive basis and data entry is now complete for five towns in the Olszytn branch of the Polish State Archives. Names of towns when they were part of Germany appear (above) in brackets.
At the present time, indexing of records for additional towns in the Olszytn Archives is on hold pending the appointment of an Archive Coordinator. To volunteer to become Archive Coordinator for the Olsztyn branch of the Polish State Archives, please contact JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond at SMSDiamond@aol.com
As the fundraising target is reached for each town, the data is processed and the information from the indices will become available on-line. See the Project Status page ffor the current fundraising status for the towns in the Olsztyn project. Fundraising targets will be added as information on the cost of each town project becomes available.
For the latest information about projects to index the records at other branches of the Polish State Archives, read the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project pages and subscribe to the JRI-Poland mailing list.
About the records in the towns in the Olsztyn branch of the Polish State Archives
There are no surviving exclusively Jewish records for these towns. The surviving records, starting in 1874 are mixed records (non-Jewish and Jewish) known as Standesamt records. In addition, there are no indices in the registers. As a result, the indexing was done on site at the Olsztyn Archives by first identifying the Jewish entries (see photographs) and then creating indices.
Identifying the Jewish entries
Typical examples of the format of these records
If the town below is highlighted as a hyperlink, click on it for a listing of the surnames from that town.
Notes: Fond Ref# = Document/Record group.