Lublin (Lubelskie) Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy

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Lublin Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy

Lublin Voivodeship

Historical Geography[edit | edit source]

Information icon.pngBecause of this history of changing nationality, records for Greater Poland are found in the FamilySearch system under both Posen, Germany and Poznán, Poland. Use the gazetteer, Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion to find the name of your town in both languages.

Civil Registration and Church Records[edit | edit source]

Almost all of the research you do will be in civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial records). To understand these records better study the articles: Poland Church Records and Poland Civil Registration.

Online Databases[edit | edit source]

There does not exist one central online database for Poland, rather many independent projects by many different organizations. So you will need to search several databases.

1.*Geneteka: a collaborative effort by numerous volunteers who index church and civil records all over Poland.

2. *Metryki GenBaza: scans from a few different Diocesan Archives and State Archives. Requires free registration.

3. *Szukaj w Archiwach: collections from all over Poland, continuously updated.

4. Family Search

5. *National Archives in Krakow: online collection of census, church books, civil registers. 

6. *Lubgens: large index of the church books of Lublin
7. *AGAD (Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych w Warszawie) Lublin,  Subcarpathian Voivodeship 

8. *Poznan Project marriages from the 1800’s

 9. *BaSIA Greater Poland and Kuyavian-Pomeranian

10. *Genealogia w Archiwach: Torun and Bydgoszcz State Archives withscans from 450 registry offices, mostly in Kuyavian-Pomeranian area.
11. *PTG (Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne): online indexes to birth, marriage and death records for the Pomeranian area

::Go to "PomGenBase". > Search "PomGenBase". > Select "Christenings", "Marriages", or "Deaths”" > Use drop-down menu to see list of locations. > Select a locality or search in all localities. > Restrict your search using "Years". > Enter at least a "Surname". > Change "Search Method" to "similar". > Click "Search".

12. *Archiwum Państwowe w Przemyślu: State Archive in Przemysl, Podkarpackie

13. *Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach: Record books of Katowice, Silesian voivodeship, Lesser Poland

14. *Archiwum Państwowe w Olsztynie: State Archives in Olsztyn, church and civil records, Warmia-Masuria and Podkarpackie

15. *Archiwum Państwowe w PoznaniuState Archives in Poznan, Greater Poland 

16. *Archiwum Państwowe we Wrocławiu: State Archives in Wrocław

17. *Archiwum Państwowe w Szczecinie:State Archives in Szczecin, church books and civil records, West Pomerania

Go to Forschung > Famillienforschung > Standesamt online or Kirchenbuch online > Find your Kreis >Parish

FamilySearch Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records[edit | edit source]

Microfilms: The FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Many church records have been microfilmed and can be viewed at the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eventually, microfilmed records will all be digitized and available online. The records you need might have been digitized now. Check back from time to time to see if they have become available.
The FamilySearch Catalog is organized by the voivodeships as they existed in 1967. There are maps on the Poland Genealogy main page comparing those jurisdictions with the modern jurisdictions. In 1967, voivodeship was known as To search the catalog:

a. Click on the records of Poland, ].
b. Click on Places within Poland, and a list of towns will appear.
c. Click on your town.
d. Click on the "Civil registration" or "church records" topic, if available. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Choose the correct record type and time period for your ancestor.
For records in German: "Geburten" are births. Heiraten are marriages. "Verstorbene" or Toten are deaths.
For records in Polish: Akta urodzeń are births. Akta chrzest are christenings/baptisms. Akta małżeństw are marriages. Akta zgonów are deaths.
f. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Poland Letter Writing Guide[edit | edit source]

This letter writing guide will enable you to write in the Polish language to parish churches and church and government archives: Poland Letter Writing Guide. Generally, the people you wrie to will appreciate your effort to use Polish and cooperate more readily.

Civil Registration Office Addresses[edit | edit source]

Church: Parish Addresses[edit | edit source]

Church Diocese Archives Addresses[edit | edit source]

State Archives Addresses[edit | edit source]

  • PRADZIAD This website can be searched by location (town or parish). It will then tell you which archives hold what records for the location. On the entry for the records you want, click on "More" at the far right, and it will give you the contact information for the archive.

Reading the Records[edit | edit source]

Word Lists[edit | edit source]

The language of the records depends on the controlling government. Most of Poland was part of Austria until 1918, and church records are in Latin. The parts of Poland which belonged to Prussia (Germany) used German until they were ceded back to Poland (after World War I or II). Records in parts of Poland controlled by Russia can be in either Russian or Polish.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

Search Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his brothers and sisters.
  • Next, search for the marriage of his parents. The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents.
  • You can estimate the ages of the parents and determine a birth year to search for their birth records.
  • Search the death registers for all known family members.
  • Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
  • If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.