On June 15, 2001, the extracts to more than 1,600 deaths in the 1830 to 1840
death register from the Jewish community of Kutno, Poland (136 km west of Warsaw) were added to the
JRI-Poland database. Click here for a list of over 400 SURNAMES extracted from the file.
The story behind this project is a unique one and once more illustrates how cooperation between
dedicated individuals and important resources all come together for the benefit of researchers. Several
years before, private researcher Petje Schroder (Lodz, Poland) volunteered to fully extract and enter the
data from these records as a contribution to the work of the Ronald S. Lauder Genealogy Project at the
Jewish Historical Institute (JHI). It was Petje's way of expressing her appreciation for the cooperation
received from Yale Reisner and his staff at the JHI in the course of her activities. All researchers with
an interest in Kutno and nearby towns and villages are the beneficiary of Petje's generosity.