In November 2020, due to the restricted in-person archival access imposed by the COVID pandemic, the Lublin Archives began adding scans of Vital Records to their local Lublin Digital Archives website. Their Zamość sub-branch has created a similar site with scans which can be found at: http://zamosc.ap.gov.pl/.
Scans are generally of the early 20th century birth, marriage and/or death registers that are not yet available on the National Digital Archives (NDA) website. The Lublin Archives states that the posting of these scans is temporary and will be maintained only until they have been shifted to the NDA’s website.
The JRI-Poland professional team in Poland are already at work indexing/extracting these new publicly available record scans. Some of the most exciting collections include the records for the City of Lublin and City of Zamość. We hope to upload indices of these records to our website database soon. Lublin records include Marriages through 1939 and Deaths through 1935. For the City of Zamość, they include Births from 1871-1885 and Marriages from 1865-1870. And very interestingly, scans of three sets of Books of Residents for the town of Tomaszów Lubelski are now online.
Since March 22, 2021, the reading rooms of the Lublin archives have been closed to the public again. This underscores the incredible gift the archives gives us by making these scans available online. JRI-Poland is committed to providing you with a Finding Aid and Direct Link to these and other documents as fast as we can. Please do not inundate our town leaders and research area coordinators with questions about this source as they will not have more information than we publicly post.
Scans of Lublin & Zamość Records Now Online
Lublin has added Jewish vital records scans for Frampol and Józefów (Biłgorajski). We think of these towns as being in the Zamość area but the new scans for these towns are not listed on the Zamość Archives website. Since these registers are physically in Lublin, their scans appear on the Lublin Digital website instead.