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Post-War Archives


Refugee camps
Fantastic site describing life in refugee camps in the UK. Also contains lists of ships bringing refugees from India and Africa to the UK.  Use Google to search the site. Eg to find the name Kowal, just enter the following text into Google.
Kowal site:polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk
http://www.polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk/
http://www.polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk/passengerlist/shipsindex.htm

London Gazette

Naturalisation applications are publicized in the London Gazette, so could provide useful information on poles settled in the UK.
www.thegazette.co.uk


British National Archives
Contain original UK government records. Also have some detailed records on some individuals seeking naturalisation.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk


Australian National Archives
http://www.naa.gov.au/


Canadian National Archives
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/search/pages/search.aspx


US Archives
https://www.archives.gov/research/catalog


FreeBMD
This free site contains records of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK. Useful for searching for family records. Go to “Search” and select “All Types”, “All Districts” and “All Counties” to search full archive for names.
www.freebmd.org.uk



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