POLIN Museum Resource Center

The Center assists visitors interested in Jewish genealogy and local history.

The POLIN Museum Resource Center assists visitors interested in genealogy and local history by providing free access to one of the largest collections of databases related to Jewish history and genealogy. The Center’s expert staff helps visitors discover their family histories, find missing relatives, and identify the names of towns where they once lived.
In 2016, more than 6,000 people visited the Resource Center, and several hundred more connected online. Thanks to the Association’s financial support in 2017, the Resource Center could train additional staff, expand its collections to include oral history interviews, organize genealogy workshops, and raise awareness of this field.

In 2018, almost 4,500 guests visited the Resource Center, most of them from Israel and the United States, and Resource Center Staff responded to hundreds of questions and email requests for information.

Project Donors brought by the Association:

Tomek Ulatowski and Ygal Ozechov; Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture; William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation