Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum

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proving jewish ancestry?

how do i find proof that my boyfriends polish greatgrandmother was jewish so i can marry him?

Re: proving jewish ancestry?

There's a website that records which Jewish families had which surnames in which towns, so if you know the town or region that might be acceptable.

Also the Chief Rabbi of Poland, who is American, is very approachable and could put you in touch with the appropriate Gmina Zydowska (Jewish Council) for the town in question. If records survived the war, they will have access to them.
There is also The Jewish Historical Institute, here in Warsaw, who have a website through which they can be contacted.

Re: proving jewish ancestry?

!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Naomi, couldn't you marry him otherwise?

Re: proving jewish ancestry?

Naomi is probably a jew and wants to marry a jew. Or her family want this.

Re: proving jewish ancestry?

Good luck Naomi...If you don't find the answer then I hope true love conquers all..

Re: proving jewish ancestry?

DNA test?