How do I trace my Polish roots?

How do I trace my Polish roots?

Tracing Polish ancestors

  1. Research Poland’s history.
  2. Find out as much as you can from your relatives.
  3. Ask about place of origin and religious denomination or faith.
  4. Find the name of the town or village of origin.
  5. Collect any documents, such as birth, baptism, marriage or death certificates.

Where are Polish ancestors from?

Poles, or Polish people, are a nation and an ethnic group of predominantly West Slavic descent, who share a common history, culture, the Polish language and are identified with the country of Poland in Central Europe.

Where can I find my ancestry records in Poland?

10 Websites for Polish Genealogy Research

  1. Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (AGAD)
  2. Baza Systemu Indeksacji Archiwalnej (BaSIA)
  3. Geneteka.
  4. HalGal.
  5. Metryki.
  6. PolandGenWeb.
  7. Polish Genealogical Society of America.
  8. PolishRoots.

How do I find marriage records in Poland?

Registry offices in Poland keep vital records for 100 (births) or 80 (marriages and deaths) years. After that time they send all the documents to the local national archives. So if the document you’re looking for is within those dates, then the registry office is the institution you should contact.

How do I find a grave in Poland?

Most often the pictures of the tombstone are also available. Out of the global databases there are two major ones that need to be mentioned here: and – each of them having nearly 1. million records from Polish cemeteries. Both databases are in English and easy to use.

Where can I find records in Poland?

Polish State Archives The National Archives of Poland is creating this free online repository of digitized vital and civil records from the State Archives of Poland. The site (which is currently available in Polish, English and German) has more than 37 million scans available online.