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LDS Microfilm Master: Poland

The "LDS Microfilm Master" system allows you to specify the coordinates of a town in Poland, and obtain a list of neighboring towns which have microfilmed records of Jewish interest at the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library.  The resulting list of towns is arranged by the distance from the reference town.


Specify a set of latitude/longitude coordinates as a central reference point, and whether you want to work in miles or kilometers.  Then press the "Start the Search" button.  The system will then list all towns that have microfilms of Jewish interest in the LDS Family History Library, in order of the distance from your chosen reference point.  Towns within 100 miles (150 kilometers) will be shown.  The direction from the reference point to each town is also given.

On the results screen, you then have two more options for each town: Films and Rebase:

  • Films: You can see a list of the microfilms available for each town, by selecting the Films button.  This list gives the LDS microfilm ordering number(s), years covered, and type(s) of record.
  • Rebase: You can also choose any of the towns listed to act as a new reference point, by selecting the Rebase button.  You can continue to run the program in this way, continually changing the town of reference.

If you are unaware of the exact location of your town of reference, you can use the JewishGen Communities Database, to determine a town's latitude and longitude.

See the JewishGen InfoFile on Vital Records in Poland for background information on the history of vital records in Poland, and the LDS holdings.  See the JewishGen FAQ for information about the LDS Family History Library.

The LDS Microfilm Master has been made possible through a joint effort of JewishGen, Avotaynu, and a number of volunteers.

List towns relative to the coordinates:
Latitude: ° ’   Longitude: °
(Use the JewishGen Communities Database
to determine the location of your town of interest).

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