JRI-Poland has created a ‘research guide’ to provide a brief synopsis of various aspects of the project including objectives, descriptions of main sources, how to search the database and contact information.

The research guide is currently available in the languages noted below. To download the guide of interest to you, click on the appropriate link.

JRI-Poland 2012 English Research Guide Download the 2012 English Research Guide (.pdf)
francais Guide de recherche (version francaise)   (A4 ou Légal)
español Guía de Investigación en español   (A4 o Legal)
Hebrew Hebrew (A4 or Legal)
russian Исследовательское руководство   (Бумага A4 или Legal)
polish Podręcznik badacza po polsku   (Papier A4 lub Legal)
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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