Białystok Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy
Go to the Wiki article Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy for information, instruction, and important internet links that apply to the 1967 voivodeship of Białystok. Also, small parts of eastern Warmian-Masurian voivodeship (Suwalki) came from Bialystok voivodeship. The following explanation explains the relationship between Białystok and Podlaskie.
Podlaskie Voivodeship or Podlasie Province is a voivodeship (province) in northeastern Poland. The capital of Podlaskie Province is Białystok. Białystok Voivodeship was a unit of an administrative division in eastern Poland from 1945 to 1975. From 1975 to 1998 it was separated into eastern Suwałki Voivodeship , Łomża Voivodeship and Białystok Voivodeship. The establishment of Podlaskie Voivodeship in 1999 was essentially a reunion of the area of Białystok Voivodeship (1945-1975). Source: Wikipedia, Białystok Voivodeship (1945-75)
From 1815-1918, this was part of Russia, so follow instructions for Russian Poland throughout the Poland Wiki. In 1967, most of Podlaskie was in Bialystok voivodeship, with a small part in Suwalki. Use those province names when working in FamilySearch records.