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Historians estimate that during the 19th century more than 85 percent of the world’s Jews lived in Europe.  
 
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The Family History Library has microfilmed many Jewish records in Poland and is continually adding to the collection. There are extensive records from the former Russian and German areas of Poland, but fewer for the Austrian areas of Poland. For those areas not yet microfilmed, you may write to the local civil registration office.  
 
The Family History Library has microfilmed many Jewish records in Poland and is continually adding to the collection. There are extensive records from the former Russian and German areas of Poland, but fewer for the Austrian areas of Poland. For those areas not yet microfilmed, you may write to the local civil registration office.  
  
At first Jews were included in Catholic civil registers. The earliest civil registration of Polish Jews was in the former Austrian territory of Galicia in 1787, but it was not enforced until the mid-19th century. The Duchy of Warsaw, which later constituted the Russian territory of Poland, began civil registration in 1808. In areas of Prussian rule, Jews were required to prepare transcripts of vital records beginning in the early 1800s. Microfilmed civil records are usually available to 1875. You may obtain information regarding records not filmed and still in Poland by writing to the headquarters of the Polish State Archives (see the “[[Poland Archives and Libraries|Archives]]” section in this outline).  
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At first Jews were included in Catholic civil registers. The earliest civil registration of Polish Jews was in the former Austrian territory of Galicia in 1787, but it was not enforced until the mid-19th century. The Duchy of Warsaw, which later constituted the Russian territory of Poland, began civil registration in 1808. In areas of Prussian rule, Jews were required to prepare transcripts of vital records beginning in the early 1800s. Microfilmed civil records are usually available to 1875. You may obtain information regarding records not filmed that are still in Poland by writing to the headquarters of the Polish State Archives (see [[Poland Archives and Libraries]]). Here is a fast link to [http://baza.archiwa.gov.pl/sezam/pradziad.php?l=en&search=1&wyznanie_id=19&f=0 all Jewish records] found in Polish State Archives.  
  
 
For further information about Jewish research see the Internet site:  
 
For further information about Jewish research see the Internet site:  
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[http://www.jewishgen.org/ www.JewishGen.org]  
 
[http://www.jewishgen.org/ www.JewishGen.org]  
  
Also see the [http://www.familysearchwiki.org/resolveuid/29c9680217ed6ccff50db58dca32e6f8 Jewish Research Outline].  
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Also see [[Jewish Genealogy Research]].  
  
 
For information regarding locations of Polish Jewish records, see:  
 
For information regarding locations of Polish Jewish records, see:  
  
 
Weiner, Miriam. ''Jewish Roots in Poland, Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories.'' New York, New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1997. (FHL book 943.8 F2wm.)  
 
Weiner, Miriam. ''Jewish Roots in Poland, Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories.'' New York, New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1997. (FHL book 943.8 F2wm.)  
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=== Jewish Vital Records in Russian Poland (Congress Poland, Kingdom of Poland)  ===
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'''1808-1825'''
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''Catholic Civil Transcripts'' were written in the Polish language.
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'''1826-1942'''
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''Separate Jewish Registers'' were written in the Polish language except for the 1868 -1917 time period in which they were written in Russian.
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Records older than 100 years are kept in regional branches of the Polish State Archives [Archiwum Państwowe]. Many of these records, usually up to around 1865 or later for some towns, have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Records less than 100 years are kept in the town's civil registration office [Urząd Stanu Cywilnego].
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=== Kielce-Radom Index  ===
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For many years, the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group has been indexing Jewish vital records from that area of Poland, publishing the data in their printed Journal. There are plans to merge all of their indexing effort into the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database which now contains more than 3.7 million records. It is estimated that the Kielce-Radom data will add more than 50,000 records.
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A list of all the towns indexed and which years and record types, can be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/kr-sig/krsig_town_records_in_all_issues.htm.
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=== Given Names Data Bases (GNDB)  ===
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http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/
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=== Jewish Records Indexing - Poland  ===
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[http://www.jri-Poland.org JRI - Poland] is the largest fully searchable database of Jewish vital records accessible online. 4 million records from more than 500 Polish towns are now indexed. More are being added every few months.
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Researchers can order records indexed as part of the JRI-Poland/PSA (Polish State Archives) Project directly from the Regional Archive where the records are maintained. Instructions and further information are found [http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/neworder.htm here]. Use the [http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/orderform.htm Order Form] for your inquiry.
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
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http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp?whichResourcePage=Jewish  
 
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp?whichResourcePage=Jewish  
  
http://www.jri-Poland.org/  
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[http://www.axt.org.uk/antisem/archive/archive4/poland/poland.htm http://www.axt.org.uk/antisem/archive/archive4/poland/poland.htm]
  
[http://www.axt.org.uk/antisem/archive/archive4/poland/poland.htm
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[http://www.routestoroots.com/ Routes to Roots website]  
[http://www.axt.org.uk/antisem/archive/archive4/poland/poland.htm]
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[http://www.routestoroots.com/ Routes to Roots website]
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[http://english.its-arolsen.org Post WWII tracing services for Jewish people and displaced people and prisoners of war]  
 
[http://english.its-arolsen.org Post WWII tracing services for Jewish people and displaced people and prisoners of war]  
  
[http://www.yivoinstitute.org/digital_exhibitions/index.php?mcid=76&oid=10  
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[http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/wyszukiwanie.asp Index of the repressed]
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[http://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland]
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[http://www.shabbat-goy.com/ Shabbat goy] A new website Shabbat Goythat provides information about more than 200 concentration camps, Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in Poland. The site is in French, but the home page provides a link to Google Translate so that it can be read in any language. To read the locality list in your native language, invoke the language conversion feature on the home page and then click the words “All Sites” on the black bar near the top of the page. The list of localities is not in alphabetical order, so an alphabetical list appears below:
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Annopol, Auschwitz, Bedzin, Belzyce, Biala, Biala Podlaska, Biala, Bialystok, Bielsk Podlaski, Blechhammer, Bochnia, Bojanowo, Buk, Byczyna-Biskupice, Chelm, Chelmno, Chrzanow, Czeladz, Czerniejewo, Czestochowa, Dabrowa Tarnowska, Debica, Drawsko Pomorskie, Elk, Gdansk, Gliwice, Glogowek, Glubczyce, Gogolin, Goleniow, Gryfice, Jarocin, Jaworzno, Jedwabne, Karczew, Katowice, Kazimierz Dolny, Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Kepno, Klimontow, Konin, Kornik, Koscian, Koszalin, Kozmin, Krakow, Krapkowice, KraSnik, Krasnystaw, Krotoszyn, Kuznica, Lancut, Leczna, LeSnica, Leszno, Lodz, Lomza, Lublin, Majdanek, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Mikolajki, Milowka, Miroslawiec, Mosina, Mszczonow, Niezdrowice, Nisko, Nowy Dwor, Nowy Sacz, Opatow, Opole Lubelskie, Orla, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Oswiecim, Otwock, Ozarow, Piaski, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Plaszow, Pobiedziska, Pogorzela, Polczyn Zdroj, Poznan, Prudnik, Przeworsk, Przysucha, Pszczyna, Pyskowice, Radymno, Radzyn Podlaski, Ropczyce, Rozwadow, Rymanow, Rzeszow, Sandomierz, Sanok, Sawin, Sedziszow Malopolski, Sejny, Skoczow, Slomniki, Slupca, Smigiel, Sobibor, Sokolow Malopolski, Sosnowiec, Stary Sacz, Strzegom, Strzegom, Strzelce Opolskie, Stutthof, Sulawki (sic), Swarzedz, Swidnica, Swidwin, Szczebrzeszyn, Szczucin, Szczuczyn, Szydlow, Tarnobrzeg, Tarnow, Tarnowskie Gory, Toszek, Toszek, Treblinka, Trzebinia, Tuczno, Tyczyn, Tykocin, Ujazd, Ulanow, Uzarzewo, Warszawa, Wieliczka, Wlodawa, Zabrze, Zamosc, Zary, Zator, Ziebice, Zyrardow.
  
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Historians estimate that during the 19th century more than 85 percent of the world’s Jews lived in Europe.

Most of these lived in Poland and Russia. Many books have been written about Jews in Poland. You can often find these in a public or university library.

The Family History Library has microfilmed many Jewish records in Poland and is continually adding to the collection. There are extensive records from the former Russian and German areas of Poland, but fewer for the Austrian areas of Poland. For those areas not yet microfilmed, you may write to the local civil registration office.

At first Jews were included in Catholic civil registers. The earliest civil registration of Polish Jews was in the former Austrian territory of Galicia in 1787, but it was not enforced until the mid-19th century. The Duchy of Warsaw, which later constituted the Russian territory of Poland, began civil registration in 1808. In areas of Prussian rule, Jews were required to prepare transcripts of vital records beginning in the early 1800s. Microfilmed civil records are usually available to 1875. You may obtain information regarding records not filmed that are still in Poland by writing to the headquarters of the Polish State Archives (see Poland Archives and Libraries). Here is a fast link to all Jewish records found in Polish State Archives.

For further information about Jewish research see the Internet site:

www.JewishGen.org

Also see Jewish Genealogy Research.

For information regarding locations of Polish Jewish records, see:

Weiner, Miriam. Jewish Roots in Poland, Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories. New York, New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1997. (FHL book 943.8 F2wm.)

Contents

Jewish Vital Records in Russian Poland (Congress Poland, Kingdom of Poland)

1808-1825

Catholic Civil Transcripts were written in the Polish language.

1826-1942

Separate Jewish Registers were written in the Polish language except for the 1868 -1917 time period in which they were written in Russian.

Records older than 100 years are kept in regional branches of the Polish State Archives [Archiwum Państwowe]. Many of these records, usually up to around 1865 or later for some towns, have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Records less than 100 years are kept in the town's civil registration office [Urząd Stanu Cywilnego].

Kielce-Radom Index

For many years, the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group has been indexing Jewish vital records from that area of Poland, publishing the data in their printed Journal. There are plans to merge all of their indexing effort into the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database which now contains more than 3.7 million records. It is estimated that the Kielce-Radom data will add more than 50,000 records.

A list of all the towns indexed and which years and record types, can be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/kr-sig/krsig_town_records_in_all_issues.htm.

Given Names Data Bases (GNDB)

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

JRI - Poland is the largest fully searchable database of Jewish vital records accessible online. 4 million records from more than 500 Polish towns are now indexed. More are being added every few months.

Researchers can order records indexed as part of the JRI-Poland/PSA (Polish State Archives) Project directly from the Regional Archive where the records are maintained. Instructions and further information are found here. Use the Order Form for your inquiry.

Web Sites

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp?whichResourcePage=Jewish

http://www.axt.org.uk/antisem/archive/archive4/poland/poland.htm

Routes to Roots website

Post WWII tracing services for Jewish people and displaced people and prisoners of war

http://www.yivoinstitute.org/digital_exhibitions/index.php?mcid=76&oid=10

Index of the repressed

Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland

Shabbat goy A new website Shabbat Goythat provides information about more than 200 concentration camps, Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in Poland. The site is in French, but the home page provides a link to Google Translate so that it can be read in any language. To read the locality list in your native language, invoke the language conversion feature on the home page and then click the words “All Sites” on the black bar near the top of the page. The list of localities is not in alphabetical order, so an alphabetical list appears below:

Annopol, Auschwitz, Bedzin, Belzyce, Biala, Biala Podlaska, Biala, Bialystok, Bielsk Podlaski, Blechhammer, Bochnia, Bojanowo, Buk, Byczyna-Biskupice, Chelm, Chelmno, Chrzanow, Czeladz, Czerniejewo, Czestochowa, Dabrowa Tarnowska, Debica, Drawsko Pomorskie, Elk, Gdansk, Gliwice, Glogowek, Glubczyce, Gogolin, Goleniow, Gryfice, Jarocin, Jaworzno, Jedwabne, Karczew, Katowice, Kazimierz Dolny, Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Kepno, Klimontow, Konin, Kornik, Koscian, Koszalin, Kozmin, Krakow, Krapkowice, KraSnik, Krasnystaw, Krotoszyn, Kuznica, Lancut, Leczna, LeSnica, Leszno, Lodz, Lomza, Lublin, Majdanek, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Mikolajki, Milowka, Miroslawiec, Mosina, Mszczonow, Niezdrowice, Nisko, Nowy Dwor, Nowy Sacz, Opatow, Opole Lubelskie, Orla, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Oswiecim, Otwock, Ozarow, Piaski, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Plaszow, Pobiedziska, Pogorzela, Polczyn Zdroj, Poznan, Prudnik, Przeworsk, Przysucha, Pszczyna, Pyskowice, Radymno, Radzyn Podlaski, Ropczyce, Rozwadow, Rymanow, Rzeszow, Sandomierz, Sanok, Sawin, Sedziszow Malopolski, Sejny, Skoczow, Slomniki, Slupca, Smigiel, Sobibor, Sokolow Malopolski, Sosnowiec, Stary Sacz, Strzegom, Strzegom, Strzelce Opolskie, Stutthof, Sulawki (sic), Swarzedz, Swidnica, Swidwin, Szczebrzeszyn, Szczucin, Szczuczyn, Szydlow, Tarnobrzeg, Tarnow, Tarnowskie Gory, Toszek, Toszek, Treblinka, Trzebinia, Tuczno, Tyczyn, Tykocin, Ujazd, Ulanow, Uzarzewo, Warszawa, Wieliczka, Wlodawa, Zabrze, Zamosc, Zary, Zator, Ziebice, Zyrardow.