Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Poland,  Poland
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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1612-1900
Languages: Polish, Latin
Title in the Language: Polonia, Tarnow Catholico Romanum Diocese Ecclesiae Books
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains an index to baptismal, marriage, and burial records from the Diocese of Tarnow for the years 1612-1900.

Coverage Table

For a list of localities, event types, years covered, and the number of records in this collection, refer to Poland Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records) Coverage Table.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptismal Records generally include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date

Marriage Records generally include:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death Records generally include:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of the record

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index

  1. Go to the Collection Page
  2. Fill in the search boxes with the information you have
  3. Click Search to bring up a list of possible matches


What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the record.
  • Cite the record; see below for help citing this records in this collection.
  • Use the information to find the person in census or church records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results.
  • Search the records of nearby locations.

Citing This Collection

Proper citations make it easier to get back to sources that you have found, so citing sources properly can help you keep track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by giving them a way to find and examine records for themselves.

Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual records within it:

Collection Citation
"Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1612-1900." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Tarnow Diocesan Archives, Tarnow.

Record (or Index) Citation
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1612-1900.


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