The Jews of Kraków and its Surrounding Towns

Support Kraków Research

The Kraków Research Project is currently trying to obtain the balance of the records from the Kraków Archives. This does not include census material — only birth, marriage and death (BMD) records through 1895. As you may know, the Mormons did not microfilm all the records that are available.

We will have to pay for the indexes to the BMD records for available years. Volunteers will then enter the indices into a database. This of course is the cheapest way. For years without indexes, we will have to pay the workers chosen by the Kraków Archive to create an index. We won't receive anything until all the money necessary has been collected. How much that will be, we don't yet know. After that, you can order copies of records through the Polish State Archive in Warsaw at a cost of $10.00 per document.

Please donate what you can so that all current and future generations of Kraków area researchers can benefit from this project. Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out the form at by clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, contributions can only be accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will be charged in your local currency. However, please identify the amount of your contribution in US Dollars. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR THE KRAKOW PSA PROJECT." If you send a check, please write this on the face of the check.

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