REIPP - Genealogy - Cyberspace

    The Russian Era Indexing of Poland Project (REIPP)
which was announced at the Boston Seminar brings a
level of genealogy into cyberspace.  The project is helping
move Jewish genealogical research into the moderm age of
searchable databases via the Internet.

    Over 95,000 Jewish vital records from several dozen
Polish communities are already in a searchable index. The
numbers are growing constantly with the ultimate goal of
including over 2,000,000 records from the over 2,000 rolls
of microfilms of 19th century Jewish vital records in the
LDS Family History Library.

    REIPP was created by Steven Zedeck of Nashua, NH,
and Michael Tobias of Glasgow, Scotland, both of whom
were frustrated by the obstacles in their own research and
aware of the easy access to information afforded by the
World Wide Web.

    Both the Family History Library and the Polish
National Archives are enthusiastic about the impact this
project can have on the scholarly study of Polish Jewish
family history, by both genealogists and historians.

    The Internet Web site can be accessed at Zedeck can be reached
by E-mail at or by writing to 25 Cathedral
Circle, Nashua, NH 03063.

"Family Finding" -- A Quarterly Newsletter of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society, August 1996, Volume 7, Number 1, and reprinted with permission.