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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!
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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!  
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
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*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
 
*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
*[[Boundary Changes|Boundary Changes]]
 
 
*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Finder]  
 
*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Finder]  
*[[Counties of Poland 1999|Counties of Poland 1999]]
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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]  
*[[Emigration Records of Europe|Emigration Records of Europe]]  
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poland-Genealogy-Research-Community/288167854541247 Facebook]or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Poland Genealogy Research Community  
 
*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poland-Genealogy-Research-Community/288167854541247 Facebook]or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Poland Genealogy Research Community  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f0/Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf Gazetteers and Maps Online]  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f0/Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf Gazetteers and Maps Online]  
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*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]  
 
*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]  
 
*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
 
*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Online Tutorials]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Online Tutorials]  
*[http://www.poczta-polska.pl/kody/ Postal codes]  
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*[http://www.poczta-polska.pl/kody/ Postal Codes Finder]  
 
*[http://www.parafia.gliwice.pl/index.php?i=6%7CCatholic Parish Finder] Use correct Polish diacritical marks.  
 
*[http://www.parafia.gliwice.pl/index.php?i=6%7CCatholic Parish Finder] Use correct Polish diacritical marks.  
*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]
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*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Research Outline]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Research Outline]  
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
 
*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
  
== Online Databases  ==
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== Online Databases and Digitized Records ==
 
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*[http://www.agad.gov.pl/inwentarze/testy.html AGAD] Digitized records from the Eastern areas of Poland now in Ukraine. Click [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/7e/AGAD.pdf here] for instructions.
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*[http://metryki.genbaza.com/ GenBaza] Digitized records from the various archives in Poland. Click [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/a/af/GENBAZA.pdf here] for instructions.
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*[http://www.szukajwarchiwach.pl/ Polish State Archives] Digitized records from the Polish State Archives. Click [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/a/af/Polish_State_Archives.pdf here] for instructions.
 
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project  
 
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project  
 
*[http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/certificate/action/main/ Pomeranian Genealogical Association] Pomeranian church books  
 
*[http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/certificate/action/main/ Pomeranian Genealogical Association] Pomeranian church books  
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*[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]  
 
*[http://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]  
*[http://www.deutsch-krone.com/kb-zippnow.htm Zippnow Catholic Church Parish Records]
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*[http://www.olsztyn.ap.gov.pl/apnet/wybierz.php State Archive in Olsztyn] Digitized records for an area in West Prussia.
  
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>  
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>  
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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.
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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== Did you know?  ==
 
== Did you know?  ==
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=== Extraction Projects  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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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=== Facebook Page  ===
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Because the Research forums are no longer available for help, be aware that FamilySearch has Facebook pages for this country that you should consider when doing your research:
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[https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy?ref=ts&fref=ts Poland]
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Here you can help others, post your questions and look for answers and helpful links, as well.
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
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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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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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*[[Poland Church History|Church History]]  
 
*[[Poland Church History|Church History]]  
 
*[[Poland Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Church Records|Church Records]]  
*[[Poland Cities and towns]]  
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*[[Poland Cities and towns|Cities and Town]]  
 
*[[Poland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration- Vital Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration- Vital Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Court Records|Court Records]]  
*[[Poland Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland|Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland]]
 
 
*[[Poland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Poland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Poland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Poland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
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*[[Poland Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]  
 
*[[Poland Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]  
 
*[[Poland Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Poland Nobility|Nobility]]  
*[[Poland Orphans and orphanages|Orphans and orphanages]]  
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*[[Poland Orphans and orphanages|Orphans and Orphanages]]  
 
*[[Poland Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Poland Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
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*[[Poland Population|Population]]
 
*[[Poland Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]  
 
*[[Poland Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]  

Revision as of 17:05, 4 June 2013

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For a Polish language version of this page see also Polska.


Getting started with Poland research

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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 feedback are essential!

Research Tools

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Online Databases and Digitized Records

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?

Extraction Projects

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.

Facebook Page

Because the Research forums are no longer available for help, be aware that FamilySearch has Facebook pages for this country that you should consider when doing your research:

Poland

Here you can help others, post your questions and look for answers and helpful links, as well.

News and Events

Poland Toszek.jpg

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

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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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