A JRI-Poland "Surname List" is a compilation of family names appearing one or more times in the records of a town. All variations in the spelling, as they were written by the town registrar have been included in each surname list.
As additional years/types of records are indexed/extracted, surnames not previously in the list will be added.
This feature of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is provided as an aid to researchers who may not initially recall or search for all the names in their various family branches, but whose memories may be sparked by scanning the list.
If you are interested in finding records for any surname on the list, search the JRI-Poland database for this exact spelling. Note the source reference, and obtain the actual record. Information as to how to obtain records and what JRI-Poland provides is explained within the JRI-Poland web site. Please enter at the JRI-Poland home page to truly understand JRI-Poland.
The names come from Polish-language lists and/or transliterations of Russian-language lists, so that the spelling of a name may vary depending on its source. In particular, the letters "i" and "j" are interchangeable, as are "h" and the sound "ch", and the letter "h" may sometimes appear as "g".
If the town project has been funded, this list indicates surnames you can expect to find in a search of the JRI-Poland online database.
For towns not yet funded, surname lists indicate what you can expect to find when the data is online. Contact the Town Leader for information on how to access your family's record entries before the town data is available online.
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