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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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Finding Polish 1921 census records of town called Wola Raniżowska

Where can I find the Polish 1921 census records of a town called Wola Raniżowska? My grandmother immigrated to the USA from there.
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Where would Talne, Vine, Germany or Talue, Germany be today?

I am attempting to find my stepsisters 2nd Great Grandfathers birth town. He immigrated to the US in 1885, but documents show he was born in Talne, Vine, Germany in 1865. His last name is Ulatowski. ...
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Finding UK deportation records for 1923 for Julius Brust

Julius Brust was Russian by birth. He was convicted in 1923 of arson and Served 4 years imprisonment in UK, and then deported to Poland. Where can I find records of that deportation?
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Finding more information on grandfather born in Lemburg in 1892

I have looked on Jewish.org and gesher galicia but can still find no information on my grandfather Leopold whose 1933 UK naturalisation certificate reports him being born in Lemburg (now Lviv) on 15th ...
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What surname would be changed to Yaver from Poland or Russia?

I am trying to trace the Yaver family backwards from New York to where they emigrated from Poland. I can't find any passenger lists or immigration paperwork for the surname Yaver (given name Isador or ...
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Where is Stofano, Poland?

My grandpa's immigration record lists his birthplace as "Stofano, Poland", but I can't find a town by this name online. He was born in 1911 and the record is from 1950. The records are ...
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I'm trying to find my father's birth & death certificate in Poland

My dad was born 1947 in Poland and died in 1997 in Poland. He migrated to the US and became a naturalized US citizen in the 1970s and also served on the polish army but I can't find the town. My ...
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Finding 1918 birth certificate for Lviv

Where do I start looking for a birth certificate for my father born in Lviv Fathers surname Mandel name aka Zygfryd born Lviv 19/01/1918
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Searching for "Unknown father" of a child born to an unmarried mother in Poland

I've been helping a friend to research his Polish ancestors and we have a lingering mystery to solve. Friend's grandmother, Lillian, was born in 1902 in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region of Poland (German ...
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What is the "father's profession" (conditio it professio) listed here?

I've got the following archive scan from 1844 in Gułtowy baptism book. I'm trying to decipher the father's profession of child Margaretha born 4th of July to Valentius and Maryanna (line 19). I also ...
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Where was Tivarov (Russia or Poland area)?

My grandmother came from a place called Tivarov around 1910. It was a town or small city, partly or mostly Jewish. We're not sure exactly where that place was and I'd love to know the location and ...
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Translation of Polish writing mailed on back of photograph

I'm looking for Polish translation help. A relative recently found a box of materials about deceased relatives. There is a photograph with two women on one side and polish writing on the other (it ...
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Translating Polish certificate

I have this certificate and I need to translate the 4th row which is for Epstein Isaak. How can I get started?
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

Looking for the Passengers list on the SS Witteland. Landed in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1910. Name Marcin Glowacki. His final destination was Grand Rapids Michigan. Born November 4, 1892.
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Finding 1939 birth place in Pomerania, Poland

I am looking for my mother's birth place and where she last lived in Pomerania 1924/1939. The documents I have are confusing. One states her place of birth as Kisiewe. Another states Kiczewa. Nearest ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Czizyk or Czisik? [duplicate]

Looking for correct spelling of my grandparants who are from Poland. Came over to America via Ellis Island in 1913. Immigration papers reflect: Grandfathers name: Stanislaw Czizyk or Czisik Arrived ...
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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

I am researching my great-grandmother. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, she listed her place and date of birth as Kolashine, Russia, 1888-11-09. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

I am researching my great-grandfather. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, he listed his place and date of birth as Mishaf, Poland-Russia, 1884-08-24. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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Identifying location of Suelewa in 1912 Russia

I am trying to trace Valentina Korzauthkowska who could be my beloved aunt Valentine. She immigrated to the US and arrived in NYC on the Rijindam on June 19, 1912 from Rotterdam. Her manifests says ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

I am trying to locate my Grandfather's Birth records. He lists "Chruszow, Poland,1901" as his birthplace. What would Chruszow, Poland, now be known as? What Parish would I search for ...
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Americanization of Polish names

Does anyone have any idea how Polish immigrants to the US would Americanize their name? I'm having trouble tracing my great-grandparents, because I presume they Americanized their names. They ...
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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

My ancestor was a US citizen (naturalized in 1920) who travelled to [then-]Poland (where he was originally from), and got married to a non-US citizen and had a child with her while he was abroad. He ...
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Information from passenger list/ship manifest from 1912 NY - Polish/Russian city and names

The full passenger list can be found below – I'm looking at the entry for "Jankel Samolicz" on line 30 (the final line). Can you help me to read some of the information? I'm trying to figure out: the ...
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Name of Klawinin today and where is it?

I have a grandparent whose US Declaration of Intention states that they were born in Klawinin which in 1878 was part of Russian Poland. Can you tell me what that town is called today and where it ...
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How would a woman born 1935 in Poland end up in Germany in 1953?

Looking into the family history of a friend of a friend, I have brief details of two events for her mother, both of them from a birth certificate. The mother (surname Stickel) was born in Warka (...
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Stuwkach, Poland listed in Obituary

Trying to find out where Stuwkach, Poland refers to in my great grandmothers obituary. She was born in 1894 and immigrated in 1911 (according to the 1930 US census) was Roman Catholic Her obit is ...
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Location on map of BARESNO in Poland/Russia+1880-1912?

Where is the town of BARESNO located on a map in Poland/Russia in the time-frame 1880-1912?
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Original spelling of Polish surname is missing

My grandfather immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1909 with his parents. Our original surname's spelling was changed upon arrival in Canada. Since then it has been "Kerunsky" and no one kept record....
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

On a 1909 passenger list I have the following record. The 1st word is the city name. There is a ditto mark to the left of that, it is for Russia. To the right of the city name it says Father Jozef ...
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Identifying city of Bacziw in Poland?

On my father's birth certificate and Naturalization papers, Bacziw, Poland is listed as his birthplace. Imagine my shock when I found these papers after his passing two years ago. All along, we were ...
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Establishing birthplace of Heinrich Oldag in Silesia?

I am trying to find more information about Hans Heinrich Rudolf Oldag and Ernestine Pauline Friederike Hampel, the parents of Anna Minna Martha Oldag (born 10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn, Silesia, now ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

My grandfather apparently was from a small village in eastern poland, called Rubel. This is now Belarus. There must be a different way to spell it, as Rubel was the currency for Poland up until 1917. ...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

On the passenger manifest arriving March 25, 1910, it shows my great grandfather, Stanislaw Zaniewski as being from "dawewicz" Russia. We are trying to track down his birth or baptismal records. He ...
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How Piasecki was spelled originally?

The Piasecki family originally is from Poland. They came to Ellis island, then ended up in Connecticut. I know that there is no connection to the Piasecki’s who have to do with helicopters. I am ...
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What is the meaning and origins of the family name, Majersdorf?

What is the meaning of my family name, Majersdorf. (Also spelled Maiersdorf, Meierdorf, Meyersdorf, Myersdorf.)
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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? [duplicate]

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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