Poland, Olsztyn Civil Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Location of Olsztyn, Poland|
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|Olsztyn is located in Poland.|
|Record Type||Civil Registers|
|Archiwum Panstwowe in Olsztyn|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 3 What Do I Do Next?
- 4 Citing This Collection
- 5 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection will include records from 1722-1913.
Included in this collection are 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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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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