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Guide to Poland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. Polish is the official language.[1]

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Division of Poland into Voivodeships (2007)


Poland is currently divided into 16 provinces known as voivodeships (Polish: województwa, singular województwo).

  • Greater Poland Voivodeship (wielkopolskie)
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (kujawsko-pomorskie)
  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship (małopolskie)
  • Łódź Voivodeship (łódzkie)
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship (dolnośląskie)
  • Lublin Voivodeship (lubelskie)
  • Lubusz Voivodeship (lubuskie)
  • Masovian Voivodeship (mazowieckie)
  • Opole Voivodeship (opolskie)
  • Podlaskie Voivodeship (podlaskie)
  • Pomeranian Voivodeship (pomorskie)
  • Silesian Voivodeship (śląskie)
  • Subcarpathian Voivodeship (podkarpackie)
  • Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (świętokrzyskie)
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (warmińsko-mazurskie)
  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship (zachodniopomorskie)[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Poland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland, accessed 23 March 2016.