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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]].
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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]]. <br>
  
[[Image:Animated-Flag-Poland.gif|left|125px|Animated-Flag-Poland.gif]]Welcome to the Poland page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Poland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Polish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Poland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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=== Getting started with Poland research  ===
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== Getting started with Poland research  ==
  
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*There is a site for [http://www.sbc.org.pl/dlibra digitized books of Silesia]. These books are mostly in German and Polish and you can download them to your computer.  
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Welcome to the Poland page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Poland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Polish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Poland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
*See also [http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra digitized books of Poznan].
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*[[Poland Poznan Marriage Indexing Project|Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]].
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== Research Tools  ==
*Online tutorials: [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Polish Research including help "Reading Polish Handwritten Records".]
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[[Image:Poland Schweidnitz.jpg|thumb|200px]]  
 
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=== Polish Partitions  ===
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*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]
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*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Finder]
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*[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/0f/Finding_records_of_your_ancestors_Poland.pdf Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900]
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*Join the&nbsp;[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poland-Genealogy-Research-Community/288167854541247 Facebook]or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Poland Genealogy Research Community
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f0/Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf Gazetteers and Maps Online]
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*[[Poland Holdings of the Polish State Archives|Holdings of the Polish State Archives]]
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*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]
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*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Online Tutorials]
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*[http://www.poczta-polska.pl/kody/ Postal codes]
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*[http://www.parafia.gliwice.pl/index.php?i=6%7CCatholic Parish Finder] Use correct Polish diacritical marks.
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*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Research Outline]
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*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]
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*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
  
*[[Austrian Poland]]
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== Online Databases  ==
*[[Prussian Poland|Prussian Poland]]
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*[[Portal:Russian Poland|Russian Poland]]
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=== Online Databases  ===
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[[Image:Poland Toszek.jpg|thumb|200px]]
  
 
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project  
 
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project  
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*[http://bindweed.man.poznan.pl/posen/project.php Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]  
 
*[http://bindweed.man.poznan.pl/posen/project.php Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]  
 
*[http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryki.php Roman Catholic Church Registers Online]  
 
*[http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryki.php Roman Catholic Church Registers Online]  
*[http://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]
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*[http://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]
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*[http://www.deutsch-krone.com/kb-zippnow.htm Zippnow&nbsp;Catholic Church Parish Records]
  
'''Historical Record Collections'''
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<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>
  
*[[Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
=== Research Tools ===
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== Featured Content ==
  
*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]
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[[Image:Polish church.jpg|thumb|200px]]  
*[[Boundary Changes|Boundary Changes]]
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*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Address Finder]
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*[[Counties of Poland 1999|Counties of Poland 1999]]
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*[[Emigration Records of Europe|Emigration Records of Europe]]
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*Join the&nbsp;[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poland-Genealogy-Research-Community/288167854541247 Facebook]or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype] Poland Genealogy Research Community
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f0/Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf Gazetteers and Maps Online]
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*[[Poland Holdings of the Polish State Archives|Holdings of the Polish State Archives]]
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*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]
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*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Polish Research Outline]
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*[http://www.poczta-polska.pl/kody/ Postal codes]
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*[http://www.parafia.gliwice.pl/index.php?i=6%7CCatholic Parish Finding Aid] Use correct Polish diacritical marks.
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*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]
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*[[Poland Genealogical Word List]]
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[[Image:Poland Toszek.jpg|thumb|200px]]  
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Polish vital records are becoming available online. However, there is no central online repository for these records. Use [http://www.ksiegi-parafialne.pl/ Księgi parafialne] (Polish for “Church Books”) Portal to check availability of Polish records online. This Polish site lists, by province, every town that has vital records and/or indexes available online and links are included to get you there. As such, this site is only helpful once you’ve discovered the name of the town from which your ancestors came. Most of the websites are in Polish.
  
=== Did you know? ===
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== Jurisdictions ==
  
Extensive extraction of Catholic Church records for the parishes of Medrzechow, Kupienin and Samocice, Poland have been completed and are available. For more information see the [[Polish Parish Extraction Project|Polish Parish Extraction Project]] page.
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Who are the Kashubians? The [[Kashubians]] Wiki page has more about this ethnic group.
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Extensive extraction of Catholic Church records for the parishes of Medrzechow, Kupienin and Samocice, Poland have been completed and are available. For more information see the [[Polish Parish Extraction Project|Polish Parish Extraction Project]] page.
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'''''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/0f/Finding_records_of_your_ancestors_Poland.pdf Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900]''''' is a color publication showing how to find records of a family who lived in Poland from 1808 to 1900. It tells you which records to use and how to search them. It also introduces you to the research tools you will need. A case study illustrates each step of the research process.  
 
'''''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/0f/Finding_records_of_your_ancestors_Poland.pdf Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900]''''' is a color publication showing how to find records of a family who lived in Poland from 1808 to 1900. It tells you which records to use and how to search them. It also introduces you to the research tools you will need. A case study illustrates each step of the research process.  
  
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*[[Austrian Poland]]
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== Help Wanted  ==
  
(Help Wanted) In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
  
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Polish vital records are becoming available online. Most of the websites are in Polish. There is no central online repository for these records. Genealogical societies are involved in indexing. '''Knowing where to look!'''  
  
 
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For a Polish language version of this page see also Polska.


Getting started with Poland research

Koszecin.jpg

Welcome to the Poland page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Poland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Polish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Poland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Research Tools

Poland Schweidnitz.jpg

Online Databases

Poland Toszek.jpg

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Featured Content

Polish church.jpg

Polish vital records are becoming available online. However, there is no central online repository for these records. Use Księgi parafialne (Polish for “Church Books”) Portal to check availability of Polish records online. This Polish site lists, by province, every town that has vital records and/or indexes available online and links are included to get you there. As such, this site is only helpful once you’ve discovered the name of the town from which your ancestors came. Most of the websites are in Polish.

Jurisdictions

Counties of poland.jpg




Click to enlarge map

Did you know?

Extensive extraction of Catholic Church records for the parishes of Medrzechow, Kupienin and Samocice, Poland have been completed and are available. For more information see the Polish Parish Extraction Project page.

News and Events

Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900 is a color publication showing how to find records of a family who lived in Poland from 1808 to 1900. It tells you which records to use and how to search them. It also introduces you to the research tools you will need. A case study illustrates each step of the research process.

Polish Partitions

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


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News

Polish vital records are becoming available online. Most of the websites are in Polish. There is no central online repository for these records. Genealogical societies are involved in indexing. Knowing where to look!

Events

Polish Genealogical Society of America events

Poland Topics


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