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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.

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Why is JRI-Poland Implementing a Membership Model Now after 26 Years?

JRI-Poland has always served researchers by making the records of the Jews of Poland Internet-accessible - without charge - when legally, technically, and financially, possible. We discovered that we became very good at raising money for specific town projects, but the general administrative needs of our volunteer organization has long suffered. As we have grown to an organization of more than 6.2 million records representing over 600 towns in the current and former territories of Poland, our regular recurring expenses including records keeping, professional accounting and auditing services, and the cloud (computer) services where we host our website and data, have grown. We’ve had no organized way to fund these organizational costs which are not town-specific. We have monthly, predictable expenses, the responsible thing to do is to have predictable revenue to cover those expenses. Therefore, starting April 1, 2021, JRI-Poland will be implementing a membership system and setting basic membership dues at $54 a year.

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JRI-Poland is an independent, non-profit organization. Donations by U.S. citizens and non-citizens with U.S. income are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

To help fund JRI-Poland's research and growth, please contribute directly through our Donation page. JRI-Poland fundraising is "shtetl-specific" so that you can direct your donations to support indexing records for your town(s).

JRI-Poland's administration, projects, operations and fundraising are entirely independent and separate from JewishGen.org. Donations made to JewishGen do NOT support the indexing/extractions of your town's records.

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