Poland, Torun Parish Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Toruń,  Poland
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Location of Toruń, Poland
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Location of Poland
Record Description
Record Type Parish Records
Collection years: 1750-1915
Languages: Polish, Russian, Latin
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Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Virtually all Christian people who lived in Poland were recorded in a church record, so parish records are one of the primary sources for Polish genealogy.

To find more general historical background for Parish Records in Poland or to learn more about the important dates concerning church record-keeping in Poland, see the Poland Church Records page.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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

This collection contains images of baptismal, marriage, and burial records for the years 1750-1915.

Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records can be written in several languages, including Polish, German, Russian, and Latin. For help with these languages, see the following pages:

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

Baptismal Records generally include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date

Marriage Records generally include:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death Records generally include:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

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

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Name of spouse or parents

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection once it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Copy down all the information from the record.
  • Cite the record; see below for help citing this records in this collection.
  • Use the information to find the person in census or church records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results.
  • Search the records of nearby locations.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Poland.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.


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