Białystok Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy

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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.