Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

“JRI-Poland Update and More” by Stanley Diamond

  • 24 Jan 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • From the convenience of your home computer.

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Stanley Diamond to present update on JRI-Poland on Jan. 24, 2021

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland’s founder and executive director, Stanley Diamond, will present “JRI-Poland Update and More” for the Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His live streaming presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Register by clicking on the button in the box at left. After you register/RSVP, you will be sent a link to join the meeting. This webinar will be recorded so that JGSI’s paid members who are unable to view it live will be able to view the recording later.

For more information, see or phone 312-666-0100.

This is a rare opportunity to get deep inside the story of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland), an award-winning international project to create Internet-searchable access to the Jewish vital records of Poland.

Diamond will present an update on JRI-Poland's revolutionary next-generation website and data management  project and the current status of various records-indexing and extraction projects, the latest news on scanning of Jewish records in the Polish State Archives, and an overview of not-yet-announced projects for which hundreds of thousands of records have already been indexed.

Both new and more experienced researchers will be able to ask questions directly related to their research and learn about off-line records and what might be expected in the foreseeable future. Diamond will also field questions about visiting Poland and how to find the best guides and researchers. Attendees may send their questions in advance to

Stanley M. Diamond is the founder and executive director of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland. He is founding president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal and the winner of the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada for his work in establishing and directing JRI–Poland.  

Diamond is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members’ forum, more than 65 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more.

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