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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Poland Genealogy|Poland]]''
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<br> Guide to '''Poland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.<br>
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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]]. <br>  
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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]]. <br><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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*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
 
*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]  
 
*[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]  
*[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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*[[Media:Finding_records_of_your_ancestors_Poland.pdf|Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900]]  
*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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*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  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f0/Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf Gazetteers and Maps Online]  
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*[[Media:Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf|Gazetteers and Maps Online]]  
 
*[[Poland Holdings of the Polish State Archives|Holdings of the Polish State Archives]]  
 
*[[Poland Holdings of the Polish State Archives|Holdings of the Polish State Archives]]  
 
*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]  
 
*[http://Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion]  
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*[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]]  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Research Outline]  
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*[[Media:Research_Outline_Poland.pdf|Research Outline]]  
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
*[[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  ==
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== &nbsp;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 [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/7e/AGAD.pdf here] for instructions.  
 
*[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://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]
 
*[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://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.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.
 
 
*[[Geneteka database]] Church Registers Indexing Project.  
 
*[[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.olsztyn.ap.gov.pl/apnet/wybierz.php State Archive in Olsztyn] Digitized records for an area in West Prussia.
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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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*[http://archeion.net/atom/index.php/urzad-stanu;isaar Link to Breslau Standesamt II] This is from 1889-1910. It covers the time period which was not microfilmed.
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*[http://archeion.net/atom/index.php/ksiega-urodzen-wroclaw-iii-1891-t-06;isad Link to Breslau Standesamt III] This covers 1891-1911. This Standesamt (civil registration office) existed from 1891-1945.
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*[http://www.matricula.findbuch.net/php/main.php?ar_id=3670#2 A new addition to the Matricula site] for the Breslau archives which is&nbsp;starting to digitize.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407440?cid=fb_grc_polandPoland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966]. Newly updated images and indexes of church books containing baptisms and births, marriages, burials and deaths for the parishes in the Radom Roman Catholic Diocese of Poland. Births end in 1912, marriages in 1937, and deaths in 1982.
  
<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>
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For a list of additional online databases and digitized records click [[Poland Online Databases|here.]]
  
*[[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>
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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.  
 
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 ==
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== Provinces ==
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*Greater Poland&nbsp; - Wielkopolskie
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*Kuyavian-Pomeranian -&nbsp; Kujawsko-Pomorskie
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*Lesser Poland&nbsp; - Małopolskie Kraków
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*Łódź&nbsp; - &nbsp; Łódzkie
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*Lower Silesian&nbsp; - Dolnośląskie
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*Lublin&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; Lubelskie
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*Lubusz&nbsp; - &nbsp; Lubuskie
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*Masovian -&nbsp; Mazowieckie
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*Opole -&nbsp; Opolskie
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*Podlaskie&nbsp; - Podlaskie
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*Pomeranian&nbsp; -&nbsp; Pomorskie
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*Silesian &nbsp; - &nbsp; Śląskie
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*Subcarpathian&nbsp;&nbsp; - Podkarpackie
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*Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Świętokrzyskie
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*Warmian-Masurian&nbsp; -&nbsp; Warmińsko-Mazurskie
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*West Pomeranian
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== 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.  
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'''''[[Media: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.  
  
 
== Polish Partitions  ==
 
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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 Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
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*[[Poland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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Guide to Poland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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

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


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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

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

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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.

Provinces

  • Greater Poland  - Wielkopolskie
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian -  Kujawsko-Pomorskie
  • Lesser Poland  - Małopolskie Kraków
  • Łódź  -   Łódzkie
  • Lower Silesian  - Dolnośląskie
  • Lublin   -  Lubelskie
  • Lubusz  -   Lubuskie
  • Masovian -  Mazowieckie
  • Opole -  Opolskie
  • Podlaskie  - Podlaskie
  • Pomeranian  -  Pomorskie
  • Silesian   -   Śląskie
  • Subcarpathian   - Podkarpackie
  • Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross)  -  Świętokrzyskie
  • Warmian-Masurian  -  Warmińsko-Mazurskie
  • West Pomeranian


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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

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