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Olsztyn,  Poland
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Olsztyn is located in Poland.
Record Description
Record Type Civil Registers
Collection years: 1722-1913
Languages: Polish
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Archiwum Panstwowe in Olsztyn

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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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