Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group
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Jewish Records Indexing Poland and the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group are pleased to announce an important agreement that will benefit researchers with an interest in towns and villages that were located in the former Kielce and Radom Gubernias of Russian Poland.

After many years of providing outstanding contributions to in-depth research of this area of Poland, the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group Journal ceased publication in 2004. During that time, the indices published in the Journal to many of the towns were transferred to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and became available in the JRI-Poland online searchable database.

By virtue of the new agreement, the full extracts for tens of thousands of records from all towns, originally published in the K-R Journal, will be integrated into the JRI-Poland database and will be freely available and searchable online. In addition, searchable PDF copies are now available online. See "Contents of the K-R SIG Journal" below.

History of the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group Journal

The Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group was formed in 1997 under the direction of an Advisory Group comprising Warren Blatt, Lauren Davis and Gene Starn. The goal of the founders was to promote cooperative research of the Jewish population of Kielce and Radom gubernias (regions in southern Russian Poland). Warren Blatt was the founding editor and Gene Starn founding Coordinator. Mark Froimowitz subsequently joined as Coordinator in 2000. The Advisory Group was composed of Warren Blatt (Editor), Debra Braverman (Membership) and Carol Isaak (Production) beginning in 2002.

The SIG produced a quarterly publication, the Kielce-Radom SIG Journal, from 1997 to 2004. The Journal published articles applicable to research throughout Russian Poland, as well as research projects such as index extractions/transliterations from LDS microfilms of vital records.

Areas of Inclusion


Towns in Kielce and Radom Gubernias

Click here for a table of the major Jewish communities in Kielce and Radom Gubernias.

Contents of the K-R SIG Journal

Towns Records in All Issues

Click here for a list of all towns extracted and appearing in the Journal

Table of Contents for All Issues

Click here for a list of articles appearing in the Journal

K-R SIG Journal copies

Click here for a link to all editions of the Journal

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.

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