Step 1 Register with JewishGen.
Tracing Your Family
The following three steps are the foundations for beginning your
family research using the extensive resources of
This will allow you to search the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF),
The Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), and to have access to
other websites and databases on JewishGen.
Step 2 Submit family surnames to
the JewishGen Family Finder.
Wait for JewishGen's email confirmation of your
registration, which will notify you of your JewishGen
identification number (JGID #). Keep your JGID # and your
password by your computer. Then, submit your family
surnames from Rzeszow, Poland and other towns to the Family
Finder. You will see options for displaying your name. If
you choose to show your name online, you may get more
inquiries from possible cousins (which is desirable).
Click here to submit your family surnames to JGFF: SUBMIT
Step 3 Search the JewishGen Family
Finder (JGFF) to learn if anyone has registered your family
from Rzeszow and nearby towns.
You can search 3 different ways. Read
the explanation of choices after you click "Search".
Be sure to click on the purple JewishGen icon
next to the town name for important
Click here to search the JGFF:
Search City of Rzeszow birth and death records in
the JRI-Poland database.
After reading the instructions and information here about the
records, click on the link to the JRI-Poland database (below).
It is advisable to make several searches. Here are some tips on
how to search the records:
entries appear in three sections:
Births 1842-1866 *
booklet of the entire 1842-1866 Births database is
available. Sorry, no individual records
may be requested. For
- First Search
Select: Exact spelling
3. For "Geographical
Location", select: Lwow Wojewodztwa
Eden Joachim in
leads the Rzeszow Indexing Project for
JRI-Poland. If you have a question regarding
records, you can write to
Eden. Please include specific
information when you write, such as the
searches you have
made, and the exact location. It is helpful
if you specify the exact source of your
searches, such as JewishGen, JRI-Poland, the
Routes to Roots Foundation, the
Ellis Island database, and other
sources that you have used.
You may contribute any amount to
an indexing project, but each project has
its own qualifying contribution.This
is the amount necessary in order to acquire
the Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is
the index to the records that are located in
the archives. Once you have the Excel
spreadsheet you will be able to sort it in
various ways. You will find family groups,
didn’t know about, and recognize
relationships previously unknown to you. And
the Excel spreadsheet
becomes available to qualified
contributors months before the
is added to the searchable online database.
For more information on obtaining the
Rzeszow Excel spreadsheet, contact
Eden Joachim. Please write "Rzeszow
Excel file" for your subject.
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