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Pre-WWII records

Polish Army Records
The Polish Army archives hold pre-war individual and regiment records. For example they have records of poles fighting in the 1920 Polish Soviet war.

You can search the archives here: (click on "Bazy Personalne" tab and enter name and surname)

The archives will send copies of records on request. Write to the archives, including as much detail as you have for your request. E.g. full name, date and place of birth, parents' names, information of military service etc. Also include your details including postal address and relationship to the individual.

Tel: +48 261-814-584

Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe
ul. Czerwonych Beretów 124
00-910 Warszawa-Rembertów

Osadnik list
The Polish Osadnik organisation - Stowarzyszenie Rodzin Osadników Wojskowych i Cywilnych Kresów Wschodnich has published a list showing names and locations of all Military and Civil settlements in the Kresy. The list is really useful if your family were military settlers, “Osadniks”, as you can find details of where they were based and who else was settled at the same Osada. From this you can read more about the Settlement in the various books that were published.

You can access the list here.

Two excellent books have been published by OROK, which may have information about your family's settlement:

Stalin's Ethnic Cleansing’, which you can purchase here, or read extracts on our site here

Z Kresow Wschodnich RP – Wspomnienia Osad Wojskowych’ - read extracts on our site here.

Austrian state records
These provide access to Austro-Hungarian state records E.g. pre-1918 Lwów administrative records. Access the site here.

Austro-Hungarian Newspaper archive

Here you can search newspapers including Polish newspapers such as Kurjer Lwowski. Search the site here.

Pre-WWII Polish Police website - Policja Państwowa
Contains valuable information on Polish Police. Includes access to archives etc. Access the site here

1939 Police website - Ogólnopolskie Stowarzyszenie Rodzina Policyjna 
Police association, with valuable resources. Search the site here.

Genealogy Indexer
A really great resource providing the ability to search over 400,000 directories located in libraries on-line. For example it includes school year-books, trade directories, telephone books etc. etc. Access the site here.

A large Polish genealogy web site that provides the ability to search various church and state birth, marriage and death directories. Access the site here.

Poznań project
Provides access to various birth, marriage and death records in the Poznań area. Access the site here.

Another Polish genealogy web site. Access the site here.

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