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For a Polish language version of this page see also [[Polska]].  
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==Country Information==
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Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], the [[Czech Republic Genealogy|Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia Genealogy|Slovakia]], [[Ukraine Genealogy|Ukraine]], [[Belarus Genealogy|Belarus]], and [[Lithuania Genealogy|Lithuania]]. Polish is the official language.<ref name="poland">Wikipedia contributors, "Poland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
  
[[Image:Animated-Flag-Poland.gif|left|125px|Animated-Flag-Poland.gif]]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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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Poland Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Poland research.
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*[[Poland How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]
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*[[Poland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[Polska|Polish version of this page]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Poland Online Tutorials]
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:[[Poland Genealogy#More Poland Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
=== Getting started with Poland research  ===
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<h3>Poland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Poland research.
 
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*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Poland Letter Writing Guide]]  
*There is a site for [http://www.sbc.org.pl/dlibra digitized books of Silesia]. These books are mostly in German and Polish and you can download them to your computer.
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*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]  
*See also [http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra digitized books of Poznan].
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*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]  
*[[Poland Poznan Marriage Indexing Project|Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]].
 
*Online tutorials: [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Poland%22 Polish Research including help "Reading Polish Handwritten Records".]
 
 
 
[[Image:Poland Schweidnitz.jpg|thumb|200px|Poland Schweidnitz.jpg]]
 
 
 
=== Polish Partitions  ===
 
 
 
*[[Austrian Poland]]
 
*[[Prussian Poland|Prussian Poland]]
 
*[[Russian Poland|Russian Poland]]
 
 
 
=== Online Databases  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl/ Geneteka Database] Church Registers Indexing Project
 
*[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://bindweed.man.poznan.pl/posen/project.php Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]
 
*[http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryki.php Roman Catholic Church Registers Online]
 
*[http://regestry.lubgens.eu/news.php Church Registers Indexing - Lublin region]
 
*[http://www.deutsch-krone.com/kb-zippnow.htm Zippnow&nbsp;Catholic Church Parish Records]
 
 
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</span>
 
 
 
*[[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>
 
 
 
=== Research Tools ===
 
 
 
*[[Poland Beginning Research|Beginning Polish Research]]
 
*[[Boundary Changes|Boundary Changes]]
 
*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Address Finder]
 
*[[Counties of Poland 1999|Counties of Poland 1999]]  
 
*[[Emigration Records of Europe|Emigration Records of Europe]]
 
*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]  
 
*[[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]  
*[[Poland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
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:[[Poland Genealogy#More Poland Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b0/Research_Outline_Poland.pdf Polish Research Outline]
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*[http://www.poczta-polska.pl/kody/ Postal codes]
 
*[http://www.parafia.gliwice.pl/index.php?i=6%7CCatholic Parish Finding Aid] Use correct Polish diacritical marks.
 
*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]
 
*[[Poland Websites|Websites]]
 
*[[Poland Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
 
 
 
[[Image:Poland Toszek.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 
 
 
=== Did you know?  ===
 
  
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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{{Click|Image:Poland_ORP.png|Poland Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
Who are the Kashubians? The [[Kashubians]] Wiki page has more about this ethnic group.
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== Poland Map ==
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[[File:Poland map with English.png|450px|thumb|left|Division of Poland into Voivodeships (2007)]]
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=== News and Events  ===
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== Provinces ==
  
'''''[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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Poland is currently divided into 16 provinces known as voivodeships (Polish: ''województwa,'' singular ''województwo'').  
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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*Greater Poland Voivodeship (wielkopolskie)
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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*Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (kujawsko-pomorskie)
 
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*Lesser Poland Voivodeship (małopolskie)
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*Łódź Voivodeship (łódzkie)
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*Lower Silesian Voivodeship (dolnośląskie)
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*Lublin Voivodeship (lubelskie)
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
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*Lubusz Voivodeship (lubuskie)
*[[Help:How to create an article|Create a new article]]
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*Masovian Voivodeship (mazowieckie)
*[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]]
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*Opole Voivodeship (opolskie)
 
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*Podlaskie Voivodeship (podlaskie)
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*Pomeranian Voivodeship (pomorskie)
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*Silesian Voivodeship (śląskie)
*[[Help:Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
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*Subcarpathian Voivodeship (podkarpackie)
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]]
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*Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (świętokrzyskie)
 
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*Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (warmińsko-mazurskie)
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*West Pomeranian Voivodeship (zachodniopomorskie)<ref name="poland"/>
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*[[Poland Getting Started|Getting Started]]
 
*[[Poland What's the Next Step?|What's the Next Step?]]
 
*[[Poland Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your Ancestor in the Records]]
 
*[[Poland Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]
 
*[[Poland Tips for Polish American Researchers|Tips for Polish American Researchers]]
 
  
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==More Poland Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for the Poland.
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*[[Media:Finding_records_of_your_ancestors_Poland.pdf|Finding records of your ancestors, Poland 1808 to 1900]]
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*[[Handbooks and Guides for Poland Research|Handbooks and Guides for Poland Research]]
''[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 now available.
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*[[Poland Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]
  
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==More Poland Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the Poland.
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*[http://www.usc.pl/s_urzedy.php?akcja=info1&id=2405074 Civil Registration Office Finder]  
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*[[Media:Research_Outline_Poland.pdf|Family History Library Research Outline]] - Many links out-of-date
*[[Poland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Media:Polish_Gazetteers_and_Maps_Online.pdf|Gazetteers and Maps Online]]  
*[[Poland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Poland Poznan Marriage Indexing Project]]
*[[Poland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[http://parafie.genealodzy.pl/index.php?op=se&file=index&req=search&search=Lesser+poland Poland Parish links]
*[[Poland Census|Census]]
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:[[Poland Genealogy#More Poland Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
*[[Poland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Poland Church History|Church History]]  
 
*[[Poland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Poland Cities and towns]]
 
*[[Poland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
 
*[[Poland Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Poland Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland|Cultural and Ethnic Groups in Poland]]
 
*[[Poland Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Poland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Poland Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
*[[Poland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Poland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Handbooks and Guides for Research]]
 
*[[Poland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Poland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Poland History|History]]
 
*[[Poland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Poland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Poland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Poland Maps|Maps]]  
 
*[[Poland Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
*[[Poland Minorities|Minorities]]  
 
*[[Poland Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Poland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Poland Orphans and orphanages|Orphans and orphanages]]
 
*[[Poland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Poland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Poland Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Poland Societies|Societies]]
 
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927187?region=Poland Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Poland Family History Center locator map]
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Polish Genealogical Society of America [http://www.pgsa.org/Calendar/calendar.php events]  
 
  
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===Research Tutorials===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true '''Search page''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/712 '''Poland Historical Geography''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/418 '''Research in Prussian Poland''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/36 '''Research in Poland'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/363 '''Kartenmeister.com Finding Places in the Former German Area of Poland''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/401 '''Finding Places in the Former German Areas of Poland Using the Online Gazetteer Kartenmeister.com''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/90 '''Reading Polish Handwritten Records''']
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**Lesson 1: Polish Letters
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**Lesson 2: Polish Words and Dates
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**Lesson 3: Reading Polish Records
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/775 '''Polish Community Newspapers in North America and Poland''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/412 '''Poland and Galicia Jewish Research: A Template for East European Research'''] - Parts 1 and 2
  
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Europe
Poland
Poland Wiki Topics
Koszecin
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Record Types
Poland Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Poland is Pysnaks and Sonja
Guide to Poland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

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

Getting Started

Getting Started with Poland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Poland research.

See More Research Strategies

Poland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Poland research.

See More Research Tools


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Poland Map

Division of Poland into Voivodeships (2007)

Provinces

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]

More Poland Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for the Poland.

More Poland Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the Poland.

See More Research Tools

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Research Tutorials

References

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