Welcome to the inaugural edition of For the Record, our new monthly newsletter, bringing you the latest news about JRI-Poland and informing you about the Jewish biographical records of the current and former territories of Poland.
Each month, we will highlight developments that reveal how JRI-Poland volunteers and leadership work to help you learn more about your family and the towns or villages they came from using the surviving archival records.
We will also present success stories and some, perhaps, more unusual research opportunities to illustrate the depth of our data and the knowledge of our many volunteers. Our hope is that these stories will provide you with new ideas for advancing your own genealogical research.
And, we look forward to your comments and suggestions about this newsletter. Please note that we are now using the JRI-Poland mailing list; however, we plan to eventually transition this newsletter into one of the benefits of becoming a JRI-Poland member. We expect to implement membership dues in the Spring 2021. Similarly to our sister organizations, your membership will help us cover the administrative costs of growing JRI-Poland organization. However, as in the past, access to our online data will remain free. Membership will entitle our users to a variety of added benefits to further assist them in their research.
Thanks for your continued support of JRI-Poland and welcome to our first edition of “For the Record”.
Stanley Diamond, Executive Director