JRI-Poland "Town Lists" are a compilation of town names appearing one or more times in the vital records of a number of towns that have been indexed. Such mention of ‘other’ towns in the indices for most towns. When they do appear, these town references indicate to nearby villages where the event took place or, in the case of marriage or death records, the place where an individual was born or previously lived.
All variations in the spelling, as they were written by the town registrar in the civil records, have been included in each town list.
This feature of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland provides a hint to researchers as to other towns and villages where their families may have lived at one time and opens the door to research of a wider area.
If you are interested in finding records for any town on the list (other than the town where the event was registered), search the JRI-Poland database for the exact spelling appearing in the town list. That is, some towns will be listed by their current names, others by their former names. In some cases, the names of towns may have been misspelled.
To get the greatest benefit from the information on the JRI-Poland website and the indices in the JRI-Poland database, we recommend that you start your research at the home page .
These town names may be listed here in advance of the indices to the records for these towns being added to the JRI-Poland searchable database.
Your support for the data entry work to make these indices available will be appreciated.
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