The first major component of the announcement is that JRI-Poland will be able to add an additional million records to its database within the next year. That is in addition to the 4 million existing records already in their database that originate from the Polish State Archives.
|JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond signing the agreement in the|
presence of Polish Consul General Andrzej Szydło in Montreal, Quebec.
While my Finding and getting copies of Jewish records in Poland article is still one of the most popular on this site, and was published in print as well, it is my hope that this announcement means that in the future that article will not be needed.
|Polish State Archives General Director Władysław Stępniak signing the agreement,|
with JRI-Poland representative Krzysztof Malczewski (on left) looking on.
The announcement is available on the JRI-Poland site (in English) as well as the Polish State Archives site (in Polish).
I'd like to congratulate Stanley Diamond, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of JRI-Poland, as well as the other JRI-Poland board members, staff and volunteers who made this agreement possible.
I look forward to seeing the different elements of this agreement come to fruition, and will let readers of this blog know about things as they happen.