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How to Find Birth Records in Poland?


Parys 1 | 5
16 Jun 2019 #1
Hi Folks, I am planning a trip to Poland to look for a birth record of my father who was born in Lubelski. Can anyone suggest where i would be able to find one and what town? Or can i go to the Polish embassy? I would appreciate any information :) Cheers, Parys
terri 1 | 1,634
16 Jun 2019 #2
You have to have the date of birth, the town of birth. The names of his parents would help. Then go to the nearest Urzad Stanu Cywilnego.
OP Parys 1 | 5
16 Jun 2019 #3
Thanks Terri, all i have is 1920 in Lubelski. I am planning to go to Warsaw.
terri 1 | 1,634
16 Jun 2019 #4
Warsaw will direct you to Lubelski. This is probably not the name of a town, but the region. If you have any paperwork whatsoever, take it with you.

The main town in Lubelski region is Lublin. They may be able to help you.
kaprys 2 | 1,910
16 Jun 2019 #5
@Parys
Do you have his exact date of birth or just the year?
As for Lubelski or Lubelskie, it literally means 'of Lublin', it may apply to the Lublin Voivodeship
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lublin_Voivodeship_(1919-1939)
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lublin_Voivodeship
or several places with 'lubelski' in its name for example Janów Lubelski
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan%C3%B3w_Lubelski_County
or actually any place in the region.

If he was born in 1920, his birth records should be in Urząd Stanu Cywilnego, not the state archives. But you need to find the correct USC before you apply for a copy of his birth record (you may need to apply in advance and pay some fee - not sure if you can do it on the spot ).

Warsaw is far from Lublin.
So before you go to Poland, find as much information about him as possible. Try to contact some governmental offices as well. Right now you have very little information.
OP Parys 1 | 5
16 Jun 2019 #6
Thank you Kaprys, the only info i have here says October 1920, Suchowola , Lubelskie Poland.
kaprys 2 | 1,910
16 Jun 2019 #7
Try contacting the USC in Suchowola then. I don't know if they speak English but if he was born in Suchowola, they should have his records.

usc.suchowola@op.pl
OP Parys 1 | 5
16 Jun 2019 #8
Thank you again Kaprys for that information. I sent them an email :) I so appreciate it, Cheers, Parys
kaprys 2 | 1,910
16 Jun 2019 #9
I'm sorry but I have just realised that I probably gave you wrong information. The town called Suchowola isn't in Lublin Voivodeship so that's not it. However, there are several other places called Suchowola including four villages in Lublin Voivodeship.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchowola_(disambiguation)

Let me check if they have some centralised data base.

I'm not sure really. If your father was born in a village, the place doesn't have it's own USC but belongs to a town or city in the area.

Here's the email to the USC in Lublin.
usc@lublin.eu

Try your luck there.


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