How do I find my great grandfather's birth record?

His name was Victor Godlewski born in Poland on April 6,1894.

I have been using familysearch.org for researching but don't get anything on where in Poland or who his parents were. All I found was his WW2 draft registration card, his citizenship.

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    – PolyGeo
    Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 22:06
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    In which town was he born? What religion was he when he was born? These questions will help figure out where to look. Where did he live in the US? What was his wife's name? This will help connect him to US records, of which there seem to be many, but conflicting records with that name. Commented Jun 18, 2018 at 11:28
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    What other records do you have apart from his WW2 Draft Registration. You say "his citizenship" -- do you mean you have a certificate of Naturalization? Have you located his Petition for Naturalization and his Declaration yet?
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 16:56

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I have used the above link. It is helpful because there is a map where each district shows the numbers to which the matching number is a database that includes material for that area.

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