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Where do I get Poland Birth Certificate

Deb21 6 | 11  
30 Jan 2008 /  #1
Have 2 great-grandparents that I am looking for birth certificates for. I have naturalization papers. They state one was born in Osiemke (splg?) Russia, Poland 1874 and the other in Osowa Russia, Poland in 1870. I want to go back further- please help.

How would I get a copy of these.
Davey 13 | 388  
30 Jan 2008 /  #2
Ummm I think in Poland you can send a letter to Urząd Cywilnego
plk123 8 | 4,148  
30 Jan 2008 /  #3
it's going to be very tough.. you may even have to deal with russia.. not sure on this at all.. PL wasn't a country at that time.
Softsong 5 | 494  
30 Jan 2008 /  #4
My grandparents were German colonists who moved to Poland and then were in the Russian controlled part of what was once Poland and is Poland again. I am pretty sure for that time period Poland has the records. They took very good care of all the records they found from other countries. Napolean made sure all records were written in a uniform way, so once you learn the "form" they are easy to read whether in Russian or Polish. Most of these records have been microfilmed by the Mormons. There are websites where you can research it. In fact their website has an idex where you can order the correct microfilms.

Or you can contact the Polish Archives in Warsaw and they will pass it along to the correct archive in the region where your relatives were born and research it themselves and send you a letter with the results in Polish. There are email addresses to the Archives as well, but I did my research with snail mail so I don't know how it works with email. There is a charge for the records from Poland and it costs just a few dollars to order the microfilm, but you have to go where there is a viewer and look at lots of records to find yours.

At the top of this section is a sticky about geneology resources for finding information and records. I copied a link that if I remember correctly, it will have the addresses of the archives, churches, etc, as well as aids to reading the formed way the birth and death certificates were written.
ltran6 1 | 5  
12 Jan 2009 /  #5
[Moved from]: need help to locate Polish birth certificate

Hello Everyone,

I am in need of assistance of locating a birth certificate from Poland. however, I don't know the name of the area of where this person was born. I have a name and date of birth. Does that help at all?

Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

13 Jan 2009 /  #6
I think you need to know the USC of the place where the person was born. Surely you must know the place? Once you that you can find the USC and write to them.
ltran6 1 | 5  
14 Jan 2009 /  #7
Thanks for responding. Can you clarify on what USC means?
benszymanski 8 | 465  
14 Jan 2009 /  #8
what USC means

Urząd Stanu Civilnego - office of civil affairs.

In Poland each town has a USC that is responsible for registering stuff like births, deaths, marriages etc..

Each USC keeps their own records for something like 30 or 40 years (I really can't remember exactly) before they are sent to the county archives.

Without knowing the location you might be stuck.
ltran6 1 | 5  
14 Jan 2009 /  #9
I think that the county archives would be more appropriate for my search right now, especially if the USCs only hold records for 40 years. Do you have any idea as to how I would contact the various counties?

Again, I greatly appreciate the input.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
15 Jan 2009 /  #10
Sorry I don't know. The only link I have is but the site is only in Polish and not particularly easy to use.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Jan 2009 /  #11
only until you click on 'English Version', top-right.
ltran6 1 | 5  
16 Jan 2009 /  #13
:) Thanks all!
juanita - | 2  
15 Feb 2009 /  #14
Wow. I was just browsing this section, so it was serendipitous to find something that may help me find birth and marriage certificates from Warsaw. Thanks
1 Mar 2009 /  #15
Serendipitous indeed. Thank you for posting the link!
ltran6 1 | 5  
13 Mar 2009 /  #16
I want to thank all those of you who have been a true help in this situation. I just wanted to let you know that I was able to locate a birth certificate!

Thank you!
13 Mar 2009 /  #17
You can try with the Polish Red Cross (PCK)
19 Jun 2009 /  #18
did you ever manage to get your birth certificates - i find myself in the same possition
Seanus 15 | 19,704  
19 Jun 2009 /  #19
The Civil Office is the best bet. To my knowledge, they don't have registrars like in Britain.
bones - | 1  
30 Jun 2009 /  #20
Jun 30, 09, 18:37 - Thread attached on merging:
Birth certificates from pre-war Poland

My mother was born in Lwow and my father in Wilno. Both were part of Poland when they were born. They met and married in England after WW2. I am wondering how easy it would be to get copies of birth certificates for them so that I can apply for Polish citizenship.

Thanks in advance

3 Jul 2009 /  #21
Does each town or section have their own Civil Office? Do u have to go to the office of ur birth town? How would u attempt to do that from the United States? Where would i even try to start?
10 Jul 2009 /  #22
Hi I am actually going to poland in a few days and know that my great grandmother was born in Warsaw. Is it easier to get information when you are in poland? Or should i still look into mailing something in?
plk123 8 | 4,148  
10 Jul 2009 /  #23
How would u attempt to do that from the United States? Where would i even try to start?

i think the health department in the town/state you were born.
poliwog 4 | 21  
23 Jul 2009 /  #24
Merged: How & Where do I get a copy of a birth certificate in Poland in 1925??

Any help would be great
Peter 3 | 248  
23 Jul 2009 /  #25
Should be relatively straightforward.

Check where the person was born and where the parish archives are currently kept. You should be able to get a photocopy or the original birth record and a certified copy.
poliwog 4 | 21  
24 Jul 2009 /  #26
Thanks peter
I know my mum was born in samary.
How do i find where the parish archives are kept now??
markskibniewski 3 | 200  
26 Jul 2009 /  #27
Do you have the exact date of birth of relative. If so this site might be useful

good luck

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