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Questions tagged [poland]

For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Poland. The status and boundaries of Poland have varied significantly historically. This tag may be used for the previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day or historic Poland.

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Looking for Czaruazien, Russia?

Family arrived from Czaruazien, Russia in 1913... Last name Bilan. Can't find Czaruazien. This town/village is now likely to be in eastern Poland around the vicinity of Lublin (according to ...
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1890s birth for Anna Hunkalo in Lwów?

I am trying to find information on the birth family of Anna Hunkalo, born 21 March, 1890/1897. Official records for her a few. Her country of origin is different on all of them, including her children'...
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Finding Grandfathers birth certificate born in Lwów Poland

I'm trying to find my Grandfathers birth certificate, he was born in Lwów/ Lvov 1922 back when it was Poland. I've searched both the Galacia Database and Jewish Gen including all the usual Ancestry....
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Reading city name in Eastern Europe on passport from around 1900?

Could you please help me to decipher the name of the city, region, and/or county? My grandma was born in the year 1901 and left Poland in the year 1925. She lived in Kovel, Poland for several years. I ...
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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

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 ...
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Seeking 1873 marriage record for Gregor Nanik from Upper Silesia?

Gregor was married in 1873 to Hedwiga Wodarz. His father was Anthony Nanik. I heard were friends of the Hindenburgs and Gregor served in the Military. During the war hid in the caves. He immigrated to ...
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Finding records in the place of origin of an immigrant to Canada & USA from Poland?

I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow. He emigrated to Canada Quebec ...
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Finding original spelling of Polish name Vazuka which was anglicized on arrival to US?

My last name is Vazuka, but it is polish and was anglicized upon arrival to the US. How do you spell it in Polish? How do you pronounce Vazuka in Polish?
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Where is Ribet, Russia-Poland?

Grandmother Emma Kliner was born in Ribet, Russia-Poland in 1892 according to her naturalization papers. Passenger list in 1909 says Rybitwy as best as i can read it. Trying to find this town, and ...
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Where was Babie, Russia (era 1890's)?

Where was Babie, Russia? My grandmother was born in 1890 from that town (now Poland, I believe.) I'm interested in knowing the religious affiliations or majority as there is a question of Jewish ...
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Finding ancestor who was World War 1 Polish soldier?

I am trying to find my great-grandfather, who was a Polish soldier in World War 1. He supposedly came from a noble family (I am from Slovenia), so I suppose he fought on the Austrian Italian front. ...
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Seeking 19th century marriage record from Upper Silesia in Poland?

I am looking for information on my great great grandparents who came from Upper selesia area in Poland. The names were Anthony Nanik, Hedwiga Wodarz and Mary Urbanik. My great grandfather Gregor Nanik ...
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Obtaining Birth Certificate in Poland?

Is there any economical way to obtain my Fathers birth certificate from Warsaw?
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Identifying Polish town recorded as Plugazewa, Russia in 1913?

Looking at my maternal grandmother's Ellis Island arrival document shows her hometown recorded as Plugazewa, Russia. No such place exists with that spelling. I'm almost certain the town was in ...
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Seeking German Meir Family living in 1930s Łódź (Poland)?

My great grand parents were Krzysztof & Magdelana Meier. They lived in Łódź, Poland. I have an address for Meiers in 1930. My grandparents, Arno & Julianna Hennig, had 6 children 3 boys and 3 ...
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Origin of surname Jess in Poland/Germany?

It always puzzled me, where is my last name from? I have no clue, since I have never seen encountered my last name anywhere else. We come from Poland. Our family supposedly comes from around ...
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Seeking birth family of Michał (Michael) Gudzinowicz Praniewicz from Poland/Russia? [closed]

after reaching out to some historical societies in Massachusettes, I learned that I was dealing with two exact people named “Michael Praniewicz” – sorry for all the confusion. Below you will see my ...
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Spelling Polish name pronounced Ko lo jay?

For sure it starts with K. Pronounced Ko lo jay. There is a d on last syllable is similar to dij. Maybe Kolodij?
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Seeking Russian Orthodox Church Records 1840-1900 for Lagody, Poland/Russia (now Belarus)?

My grandfather was born in 1885 at Lagody/Lagodi, Poland/Russia (Vilna/Wilna gubernia) and came to USA 1911. Lagody/Lagoda/Lahady is now in Belarus (Hrodna/Grodno province) and is still a small ...
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Finding Listing of Polish Soldiers that were forced to fight with Germans in WWI?

I need to locate a listing of Polish soldiers that were killed during WWI who were forced to fight with the Germans. I had two of my grandfather's cousins "drafted" by the Germans during WWI to fight....
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Where would this town/area be located in Poland, today?

I have a few various names of villages/towns that my family came from in Poland/Russia. They came to America before WWI around 1914 and much of Poland was Russia at the time. Many town names have ...
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Polish/Russian city Name from 1912 Manifest

I'm looking to transcribe a Polish/Russian city name from 1912 Manifest. I'm excited to have found the right ancestor on a passenger list, but I can't quite make out the name of the city marked as "...
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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

What might alternative spellings be for my father's surname of Swider? His father, Andrew emigrated from Poland in about 1907. I cannot find his name on immigration lists and so I suspect his name ...
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Researching family member that immigrated to USA from Poland in 1831

I'm looking for information on the surname Lyskowinski in Poland. I know he came on a ship named Northumber that departed from London, England and arrived in America on Aug. 23, 1852. His place of ...
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Is there an archive of Polish or Hungarian passport applications from 1900-1940 from New York consulates?

I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are archives which contain Polish passport applications or Hungarian passport applications from respective consulates in New York between 1900 and 1940. Would ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Mahowski? [duplicate]

I am looking for the correct spelling of Polish surname Mihowski or Mahowski? I hope to find cousins in Poland.
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What is this city name in this passenger list from Russia/Poland in late 19th/early 20th century?

The full passenger list can be found below -- I'm looking at the entry for "Stanislaw Walczykowski" line 20. What is the name of the city he identified as last place of residence and birth place? It ...
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Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907- where now?

My relatives were from Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907. Is this now in Poland? Where? I will be travelling to Poland in a month and I would like to find this place.
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Original Spelling(s) of Polish surname anglicized as Shemynski?

The English spelling of my maternal grandmother's maiden name was "Shemynski". I would like to know the original/alternate spelling(s) to look for in Polish records, with the appropriate language ...
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Why were there no Polish given names in Polish village (part of Prussia)?

In order to find information about my ancestors, I accessed a Catholic church register of a village in the upper part of Silesia, via Family Search. The village, Śmicz, was Polish but was part of ...
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Where is the Friedrichsbruch near Kokotzko in West Prussia / Poland?

I hoping to clarify where exactly Friedrichsburg / Friedrichsbruch or perhaps a similar variant immediately close to Kokotzko Poland. Per this document there were about 21 different variants of ...
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Finding church records for the Kuck family in Grudziądz, Bydgoszcz, Poland?

Gottlieb Kuck was born in 1879 in Grudziądz, Russian Poland. Gottlieb married Dorothea Hefner 1903, and had children Frieda Katherine born 1905, Reinhold was born 1907. I am looking for Lutheran ...
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Finding surname distributions for names in Poland before WW2?

Gen-evolu allows us to see the distribution of family names in Germany both in modern times and during the peak of the third Reich in WW2, before Germany was affected with the ethnic cleansing of its ...
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Looking for location in 1910 Russia (family spoke Polish)

I am looking for the locations of two towns in 1910 Russia. They are listed as Dolowicz and Nalkozile (spelling is unclear) in this passanger manifest from Hamburg. When they arrived in America, ...
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Is there a Polish variant of the name Thillmann, and what does this name mean?

It appears my great-great-grandmother was named Thillmann, and was Silesian Polish, despite her name sounding German. I know many names and surnames have translations between both of those languages, ...
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What Polish village is named in this document?

This draft registration card lists a birth location of what looks like Soodlikof, Poland, but I cannot find any record of such a place. This relative was a Jew born in 1888, so the location is likely ...
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Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?

I am looking for info about my great-great-grandparents. The info I'm looking for is: Dates and locations of their birth, marriage and death Go back further in time and find their ancestry Whether ...
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What variants in spelling and pronunciation might there be for Polish surname Chorzelewski?

What variants in spelling and pronunciation might there be for the Polish surname Chorzelewski? The name could be Chorelewski also. My grandmothers maiden name was Chorzelewski here in the US. ...
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What does huba mean in this Polish Catholic marriage record?

I got my hands on a marriage record from Poland. It's written in Latin. Here's what I divined with the help of Google Translate: Inter Josephem Wojnowski viduam de Bialybrod operanium et Hedwigam ...
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Finding information on ancestors who lived in the Polish Borderlands (Kresy)

I have been trying to find more information on one of my family lines which is from the Grodno region in present-day Belarus. A little background information: My paternal grandfather's line is from ...
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What are the names of these Polish villages?

I found a seelenliste of the Wojnowski family which includes their places of birth. The only problem is that they were all born in different places (according to this) and some of the names are ...
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How can I find which parish a village in Poland belonged to?

Someone on Facebook just helped me find immigration records for the Vannoske family which point to Rudnicze, Poland as their place of origin. How can I figure out which parish that village belonged to?...
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Looking for 1901 birth/baptismal certificate in Poland?

I am trying to locate my grandfather's birth record, his parents' marriage certificate or anything else that will help me delve back into my family's history in Poland. Grandfather: Jan Zaluga, born ...
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Where did the Vannoske's come from?

The origin of the Vannoske family (FamilySearch, Ancestry) is the biggest brick wall I have left. Here's what I know: The obituary of the oldest daughter, Mary Wojnowkski (Mrs Albert Zierak), says ...
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Searching for great grandfather Arnold Kuhn who lived in Poland then Russia?

Is there any way to trace the origins of my great grandfather Arnold Kuhn? He lived in poland and had a family there I believe towards the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. At some point he moved ...
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Current name of Jatotowicze village from 1903 Russia?

I'm trying to locate the current name of the village my grandmother was born. She was born in 1903 in the village of Jatotowicze, in or near the township if Iwje, in the province of Nowogrodek. She is ...
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Where to find information about Grünberg and Rosenbaum relatives from Danzig?

My grandmother Dora Grünberg b. Danzig 11-Mar-1920 d. Perth 31-Jul-2016 came from Danzig to Australia when she was 16 and has very little knowledge of her families names or locations. Where is the ...
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Where is Cesna (City) in Russland from 1909 ship manifest of Polish grandmother?

My grandmother's ship manifest states her city of origin as Cesna Russland. She is Polish. Does anyone have any idea what or where Cesna is?
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Tracing genealogy of people with particular Polish surname?

I am trying to trace the genealogy of one or more people with the surname "Wozniack." I believe that it is Polish name and that these people are of Polish descent Where in Poland are people with ...
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What is the name of the sister and what is the town in this passenger list?

I am trying to research my husband's grandparents. They arrived in St. Albans, Vermont, in 1913 from or through Canada, emigrating from Poland/Russia. This is from the column that states who is their ...