Poland Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Naturalization and Citizenship
Birth date and birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Census, Military Records
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Maps, Diocese Inventories Historical Atlas
Death information Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Address books
Emigration information Military Records, Polish online Archive Sites
Historical background History, Church History Societies
Language helps Language and Languages Handwriting
Living relatives Directories, Social Networking Societies
Maiden name Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Genealogy
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Newspapers
Naming customs Names, Personal Periodicals
Noble families Nobility, Heraldry Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Church Records, Civil Registration, Obituaries, Jewish Records
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Probate Records, Land & Property
Physical description Military Records
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Historical Atlas
Places of residence Population, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Jewish Records, Military Records Biography, Genealogy, Land & Property
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Church Directories Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church Records, Church History History
Social activities History, Social Life and Customs