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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]]. <br>  
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== Getting started with Poland research  ==
 
== 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 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
 
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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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
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*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
 
*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
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*[[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]  
 
*[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]]  
 
*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]  
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*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
 
*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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*[[http://www.ksiegi-parafialne.pl/ Source for latest digitized parish registers]  This is a great source for finding those online records!
  
 
== Online Databases and Digitized Records  ==
 
== Online Databases and Digitized Records  ==
  
*[http://www.agad.gov.pl/inwentarze/testy.html AGAD] Digitized records from the Eastern areas of Poland now in Ukraine. Click here for instructions.  
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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.  
*[http://metryki.genbaza.com/ GenBaza] Various archives in Poland. Click here for instructions.  
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*[http://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]
*[http://www.szukajwarchiwach.pl/ Polish State Archives] Polish State Archive's website. Click 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.
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project
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*[[Geneteka database]] Church Registers Indexing Project.  
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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.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  
 
*[http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/cemetery/action/mainCem/ Pomeranian Genealogical Association] Pomeranian cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/cemetery/action/mainCem/ Pomeranian Genealogical Association] Pomeranian cemeteries  
 
*[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://www.olsztyn.ap.gov.pl/apnet/wybierz.php State Archive in Olsztyn] Digitized records for an area in West Prussia.
*[http://www.deutsch-krone.com/kb-zippnow.htm Zippnow&nbsp;Catholic Church Parish Records]
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*[http://www.szczecin.ap.gov.pl/iCmsModuleArchPublic/showDocuments?show_on_page=50 Szczecin State Archives online records in Pommerania, civil and church records included]
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*[http://ahnenforscher.pl/?page_id=42 Links to online records for Wroclaw/Breslau Standesamt 1]
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*[http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Breslau#Standesamturkunden Links to online records for Wroclaw/Breslau Standesamt 1] (Another jumping off point)
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For a list of additional online databases and digitized records click [[Poland Online Databases|here.]]  
  
<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>  
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<span style="font-weight: bold;">Wiki articles describing some online collections at FamilySearch can be 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)]  
*[[Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
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[[Image:Polish church.jpg|thumb|200px]]  
  
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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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.
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== 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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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
 
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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*[[Poland Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Poland What's the Next Step?|What's the Next Step?]]
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*[[Poland Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your Ancestor in the Records]]
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*[[Poland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Poland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Poland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Poland Census|Census]]
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*[[Poland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Poland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Poland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Poland Cities and towns]]
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*[[Poland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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*[[Poland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Poland Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland|Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland]]
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*[[Poland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Poland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Poland Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
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*[[Poland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Poland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Handbooks and Guides for Research]]
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*[[Poland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Poland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Poland History|History]]
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*[[Poland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
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*[[Poland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Poland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
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*[[Poland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Poland Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Poland Minorities|Minorities]]
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Revision as of 14:01, 14 October 2013

Beginner's Corner
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! Check on the main page for Poland under the heading "Online Databases and digitized records".

Events

Polish Genealogical Society of America events

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

Contents

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 and Digitized Records

For a list of additional online databases and digitized records click here.

Wiki articles describing some online collections at FamilySearch can be 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

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: