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Are Polish birth records available on the Internet?



Debianco 19 | 111    
30 Sep 2007  #1

can you look up polish birth records on the internet and how


Wroclaw 45 | 5,409    
30 Sep 2007  #2

I don't think so.
OP Debianco 19 | 111    
30 Sep 2007  #3

you can for other countries-they are public records
Wroclaw 45 | 5,409    
30 Sep 2007  #4

The reason Genealogy is so difficult in Poland is that almost nothing is available on-line.
If you want something... you or someone acting on your behalf must go to the actual office and ask.
inkrakow    
30 Sep 2007  #5

Also, birth/death/marriage records are not public information in Poland.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,703    
30 Sep 2007  #6

birth is not avail in the united states unless the person is deceased after so many years
and you have to show proof of death of this person meaning you are next of kin.

birth should stay private as long as the person is alive.
Aminagurl21    
1 Oct 2007  #7

i actually know of a software that is cheap and works and basically bites everyone in the ass once i know the truth about them
Wandering    
8 Oct 2007  #8

Don't keep us in suspense! What, where and how much?
OP Debianco 19 | 111    
9 Oct 2007  #9

what is this soft ware please help
shirley 1 | 7    
10 Oct 2007  #10

IF IT.S POSSIBLE CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS SOFTWARE IS!!! I AM RESERCHING MY FAMILY TREE AND MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS POLISH! HE CAME TO THE UK IN WW2. I CAN FIND NO WAY TO TRACE HIS LINE AND I WOULD LOVE TO TELL MY KIDS ABOUT THERE POLISH LINE AS THERE GRANDFATHER DOES NOT TALK MUCH ABOUT HIS HOME LAND. I THINK IT IS TOO PAINFULL. I ONLY KNOW WHAT LITTLE HE HAS TOLD ME BUT I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE.
Wroclaw 45 | 5,409    
10 Oct 2007  #11

shirley,

A good place for you to start is 'Rootschat'. Go to the Immigrant threads there.

Which unit did your father-in-law serve with ? Or did his father serve in the military ?

Have you checked Naturalization records.

Did your father-in-law get married in the UK or Poland ?
telefonitika    
11 Oct 2007  #12

shirley

my fathers dad arrived in the UK same time hunnie and i am researching it all and he married in this country my fathers mum Marjorie (Margaret) late 1940s early 1950s :)

good luck in your research :D

Wroclaw

love the picture :D
shirley 1 | 7    
11 Oct 2007  #13

hi, thanks for the reply's. my father-in-law was married here in scotland. i have there marriage records. he does not talk about the war at all. his parents were killed i think at there home in obidza. along with his brother. :-[ it must have been a terrible time for all who went through it. i have not heared off rootschat i will give it a go thanks.
polishbyname - | 1    
11 Oct 2007  #14

HI, CAn you tell me what success you had, I tracked down my father some 20 years ago who also came to the UK during WW11, married my mum, had three kids and then dissapeared. I was always the curious one and after several years tracked him down and met him - twice. This was while poland was still under communist rule so it was very difficult then. Surely it mus tbe easier now. I worked with the Red Cross in Poland who were a great help - thought rather slow.

I'm quite interested now of searching my polish side of the family, but no idea where to start - I've had no lock so fat and have lost contact with my Father again.

Let me know how you coped.

Cheers
Jonko
shirley 1 | 7    
13 Oct 2007  #15

hi, no problem i will keep in touch and let you know how i get on
yours shirley
RalphyCC 1 | 34    
29 Oct 2007  #16

Hello Thread.
Surely this discussion highlights the problem of all of us researching our Polish heritage, who cannot converse in Polish - written or spoken?
There MUST be Polish people with the ability & knowledge to research Polish Archives & the desire to earn a few quid helping others in so doing????

I have paid local government archivists a none too mean amount to research records available to the public in the UK,- purely as I don't have time.

Come on! Someone please see the demand & fill the niche:)
OP Debianco 19 | 111    
30 Oct 2007  #17

the polish are a secreative lot wont give anything away-trust no-one i was brought up with this from my polish father and i must say this still seems to be the case everything is a secret-simple things such as do you drink tea or coffee-the reply is maybe tak maybe nie-keep people guessing. my polish boyfriend is like this-he say big problem when he runs out of milk-now i find this funny-but most times i find it frustrating because i dont know whats true or not-so is this the reason we can find nothing out aboput poland and polish people-got there in the end!!!
2772 3 | 4    
1 Nov 2007  #18

Very little info on Polish birth records is available online. I found my great-grandparents' villages through talking to living relatives and looking through documentation (naturalization, Ellis Island records, social security info in the U.S.)

From there, I had to do my genealogy work in person, going through the church records in my great-grandmother's Polish village to trace back my ancestors. When I asked the very kind priest if there was any other way to do the research besides looking through 200 year old records, he said no. They're not online or anything. Perhaps a bigger city is different, though I doubt it.
RalphyCC 1 | 34    
1 Nov 2007  #19

Thanks 2772, I've gone as far as I can with the records & traces of family tree I have, what I can't believe is that there aren't any UK-based Polish students or academics who find Archive work fascinating enough to do a bit of research for others for a little renumeration.

I've discovered the two areas my relatives come from, Kocilki & Borkowiny Near GOLDAP, SUWALSKIE.... & Staniew, Orla & Grebow Near KOZMIN, WIELKOPOLSKI. so I'm looking at quite a narrow field.

Anyone interested or able?
celinski 31 | 1,260    
18 Nov 2007  #20

I found Polish marriage up to 1899 on line. If your family was sent to Siberia !939-45 there is a memorial wall you can put there name on. Also Katyn has a wall. Red cross has a list of the people from Siberia that survived past amnesy. On Yahoo groups there is Kresy-Siberia and many others go to yahoo and type in Poland. For family in eastern Poland 1939-45 I would be lost without their endless supply of links. Poland has archive, Russia and many many more. I just wrote to Russia for my families arrest records. Hoover Inst. has files also.

I added the link for 1899 marriages to resources for anyone wanting to check this out.
bonnie    
20 Nov 2007  #21

you must contact.-ministry of defence.
A P C. POLISH ENQUIRIES
BUILDING 28 B,RAF NORTHOLT
WEST END ROAD
RUISLIP
MIDDLESEX HA4 6NG
TEL 020 8833 8603
THIS DEPARTMENT HOLDS ALL THE RECORDS OF POLISH FORCES WHO CAME TO THE UK. AFTER THE WAR THEY CHARGED ME £30 ABOUT 2YEARS AGO, PHONE THEM FIRST AND THEY WILL CHECK YOUR INLAWS NAME ,IF IT IS THERE THEY WILL TELL ON THE PHONE, GOOD LUCK.
RalphyCC 1 | 34    
26 Nov 2007  #22

Thanks everyone!
My family history now goes back to the 1850's, so it is now this time which I am researching, ie; pre 1860.
Any further advice?
Thanks in anticipation, Ralph.
Guest    
14 Oct 2008  #23

How do I go about getting birth and death records from Poland

Audie430@yahoo.com
aussie-chick    
12 Oct 2009  #24

Hi i am in a similar situation. My grandma migrated to UK in 1940's and got married in UK. I am struggling to find records for her though.

I have found her husband's passenger details and her father's name from her UK marriage cert. but don't know how to find anymore about her. any suggestions. It is difficult because we do not keep in contact with that side of teh family much and only have basic details via word of mouth.
nickysix    
8 Jan 2010  #25

Pawel Knap from Krakow has a son in Australia. For the childs identity "What subtle way apart from entering Poland can I find info.
lindarhead - | 1    
22 Mar 2010  #26

Hello everyone,

I've just come across your forum as I was doing a search with regard to Polish BMD records, but I can see from the posts above that there are none available online. However someone mentioned a website for marriages up to 1899, does anyone have the URL for this?

I'm researching Polish ancestors who migrated to Baltimore, Maryland in the 1870--80s from Poland, but I have come to the proverbial brickwall now, so any help or advice would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Linda
1234512    
20 Apr 2010  #27

Depends where they are all from in Poland. My parents were from a bit that is now Belarus and their birth certificates are held by the various districts (e.g. Brest Regional Executive Committee - google it). Write your request for a certificate, use Google Language Tools to put it into Belorussian and Bobski is your Wojek.

The State archives in Poland are equally helpful.

But one great way to trace your roots is to ring the Polish consulate and get the form to confirm that you are a Polish citizen. Your father has to have been. All you need to do is to put your parents names in and where born and they'll do the rest...and even give you a passport.

The Sikorski Museum in London has a lot of records on line and more off line for those displaced persons who came just after WWII
DJDunda 1 | 10    
21 Apr 2010  #28

I found marriage records on this site

rootsweb.ancestry.com/~polwgw/polandarchives.html

Specific page is

rootsweb.ancestry.com/~polwgw/polandarchives.html#micro

Information is broken down by parish.

Hope it helps
richasis 1 | 419    
21 Apr 2010  #29

The reason Genealogy is so difficult in Poland is that almost nothing is available on-line.

I understand that Brigham Young University (Utah) has comprehensive records - free to view, too.
csienicki 1 | 7    
26 Apr 2010  #30

richasis
I think you mean the Church of Later Day Saints (LDS)/Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT; not the University. You can access the same records at your local Family History Center (LDS) available to nonmembers. The only charge you'll incur is if you need to order the spool the record is housed on.




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