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Polish Genealogy Databases Online

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Research Polish ancestry online with this collection of Polish genealogy databases and indexes from Poland, the United States and other countries.

1. Polish Genealogical Society of America – Research Databases

Birth records, cemetery burials, death indexes and other records from Polish churches, Polish language newspapers and other sources in cities and states across America are available for free online searching from the Polish Genealogical Society of America.

2. Geneteka - Baptisms, Deaths & Marriages

This database created by Polish Genealogical Society contains over 10 million indexed records, many linked to digital images, from parishes across many regions of Poland. Select a region from the map to view available parishes.

3. The JewishGen Poland Database

Search or browse more than four million records for Poland, from a variety of sources, including: vital records, business directories, voter lists, passenger manifests, Yizkor books and other Holocaust sources.  A joint project of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen.

4. Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587–1976

Browse digital images of church books containing baptisms and births, marriages, burials and deaths for parishes in the Częstochowa, Gliwice, Radom, Tarnow, and Lublin Roman Catholic Dioceses of Poland. Dates and records available vary by diocese and parish. Free from FamilySearch.org.

5. PRADZIAD Database of Vital Records

The PRADZIAD database (Programme for the Registration of Records from Parish and Civil Registration Offices) of the State Archives of Poland contains data on parish and civil registers preserved in state archives; Archdiocesan and Diocesan archives, and Jewish and Roman Catholic parish registers from the Civil Registration Office in Warsaw. Search for a town to learn what vital records are available and where they can be accessed. The site does not include actual copies of these records, but see Databases in State Archives (Szukajwarchiwach.pl) below to see how to access some of these records online.

6. Databases in State Archives (Szukajwarchiwach.pl)

This free online repository of digitized vital and civil records from the state archives of Poland is being created by the National Archives of Poland. Detailed directions with screenshots for navigating this Polish website are available on FamilySearch -- How to Use Digitized Records on the Polish State Archives' Website.

7. Ksiegi Parafialne

Use this site to search by town to locate which Polish parish records have been indexed and/or digitized, if any, and where those records reside.

8. BASIA

The Baza Systemu Indeksacji Archiwalnej (BASIA) or Archival Database Indexing System, of the Wielkopolska Genealogical Society makes it easier to access the digitized scans of Polish vital records online from the Polish National Archives. Type your surname in the search box in the upper right corner and then select a pin from the resulting map to access the digitized records. The website is available in English, French, German, and Polish (look for a dropdown box near the top of the page to select your language preference).

9. Jewish Records Indexing – Poland

An index to more than 3.2 million Jewish birth, marriage and death records from over 500 Polish towns, as well as indices from other sources, such as census records, legal notices, passports and newspaper announcements.

10. AGAD - Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw

Access online registry books and other digitized parish records from the Eastern areas of Poland, now in Ukraine. This online resource is a project of the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (AGAD), or The Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw. See How to Use Digitized Records on the AGAD Website from FamilySearch for instructions on navigating the website.

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