FW: Nu? What's New? - Vol. 13, No. 49 - December 9, 2012
Nu? What's New? Vol. 13 No. 49
JRI-Poland Now Linking Index to Online Digitized Images
In what hopefully is the trickle preceding a raging flood, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has linked its index for the town of Gora Kalwaria, Poland, to a website that has images of these records. The period currently covered is 1826–1902, with plans to make available 1903–1910 in the next few weeks. Links to images of Jewish records from other towns in the Grodzisk Mazowiecki archives will follow in the months to come. This is the area just south and west of Warsaw. To date, JRI-Poland has indexed 4.5 million records from more than 500 Polish towns.
Researchers with interest in Gora Kalwaria will notice that on the results page of a JRI-Poland search the rightmost column is now identified as “Image.” Clicking on that link brings you to the genbaza.com site where an image of the record is displayed. Click on the “Pobierz zdjecie” (Download photo) button to save the image to your computer.
Genbaza.com is part of a greater site developed by Genealogia Polska (Polish genealogy) located at http://genpol.com/changelang-eng.html. Only its home page has an English variant. Use Google Chrome to view this site because that browser will automatically translate the Polish pages into your native language.
Gora Kalwaria is one of the towns where members of the Mokotow family settled. Access to the images allowed completion of information about those members of the families already on the tree, including exact marriage dates and names of parents of persons marrying into the family. The JRI-Poland index notes the 1896 birth of a Jankel Josek Mokotow in Gora Kalwaria. This person was unknown to me other than through the index. Viewing the online record of his birth provided the names of parents which permitted me to properly link him to the tree.