Special Search Results Message for indices to records from the
town of Oświęcim
You have indicated an interest in vital records from the town of Oświęcim or your search of the
JRI-Poland database has produced a list of vital records with surnames from this town.
Please note the following announcement and instructions regarding this town and/or the noted records:
JRI-Poland Indexing Projects
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
Indexing is proceeding on an archive by archive basis. After fundraising for each town has been
completed and the data has been processed, it will become available on-line. See the
Project Status page for the current status of the fundraising for the
Oświęcim Census Project.
Completed data for each town is posted to the JRI-Poland database after fundraising for the specific town has been completed.
Oświęcim Census Records
The four series of Oświęcim Census Records are a snapshot of the families living in the town in 1880, 1890,
1900 and 1911. They include detailed information about each family including previous places of residence
and towns to which they may have moved.
Although it is JRI-Poland’s goal to create searchable full extracts of the Oświęcim Census records, data
entry has not yet started on this project. To volunteer or donate to the project or for further information,
please write to Oswiecim@jri-poland.org.
Other Oświęcim Projects
JRI-Poland has both cemetery and school records from Oświęcim. These projects also require volunteers.
For information about your Oświęcim records, please contact the Oświęcim Archive Coordinator,
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.
Surviving records less than 100 years old are held in the Civil Records Offices
(Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) of each town.
For information on the 20th century records available for your town, visit the
Routes to Roots
Foundation website, click on the 'SEARCH DATABASE' button (on the right side)
and enter the town name. Look for the town name in the Repository/City column of
the search results. There are typically links to lists of available births, marriage and death records for the town.
Note, however, the Routes to Roots Foundation database may indicate turn of the
century records that have already been transferred to the appropriate branch of
the Polish State Archives where they can be indexed for the JRI-Poland database.
JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Email: JRI-Poland WebMaster
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