F A M I L Y   R E S E A R C H   L I N K S
Post-War Archives

UK Resettlement Camps
This fantastic site describes life in the UK refugee camps. It also contains lists of refugees arriving in the UK on ships from India and Africa to the UK.  
The Passenger lists are available here

Use this box to search the site:

London Gazette

Applications for British citizenship (naturalisation) are publicized in the London Gazette, so could provide useful information on Poles settled in the UK. Search the site here.

British National Archives
Contain original UK government records. Also have some detailed records on some individuals seeking naturalisation. Search the site here.

UK Births, Marriages and Deaths
FreeBMD 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. Access the site here.

Australian National Archives

The book "The General Langfitt Story" describes the fate of the 1,100 Polish refugees from India and Africa who arrived in Australia on the ship General Langfitt in 1950. A PDF is available here.

Canadian National Archives

US National Archives
https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result- search passenger lists of arrivals at Ellis Island, New York from 1820 to 1957.

Back to Links Contents Page