Poland, Olsztyn Civil Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Olsztyn, Poland
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years: 1722-1913
Languages: Polish
Title in the Language: Polska, Olsztyńskie rejestry cywilne, 1722-1913
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Archiwum Państwowego w Olsztynie State Archives in Olsztyn


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains civil records of births, marriages, and deaths located in the Archiwum Panstwowe in Olsztyn, Poland. The civil registers for an area were kept by the civil registrar, usually a local clergyman, and kept in the local office until 100 years had passed. After that the records were sent to the state archive of the area. Before 1874 they were kept by the clergyman of local religions, and after 1874 they were done by civil authorities. All people were required to register these events with the civil authorities, regardless of religion.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Polish. For help reading them see:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Child’s gender
  • Date of baptism

Marriage

  • Name and age of bride and groom
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Date of marriage

Death

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Names of parents or spouse
  • Date of death
  • Gender of deceased

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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