PolandGenWeb is a free genealogy site for researching Polish heritage and family history. They are always accepting volunteers and new Polish records and resources.


PolishGenWeb is part of WorldGenWeb and is a RootsWeb site hosted for free by Ancestry.com.

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Transcribed Records — online transcribed vital records, passenger manifest pages, tombstone inscriptions, and more; Vital records from all over Poland on this site

Rafał’s Polish Surname List – surnames submitted by other researchers whose ancestors were living in Polish territories and/or were of Polish ethnicity.

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Translation and Research Aids — assistance for translating Polish, Latin, Russian, and German records and obtaining a professional researcher in Poland

Poland Catholic Records Microfilm — thinking about renting LDS microfilm? Here’s a wonderful guide to using microfilmed records in Poland.

Mailing Lists — mailing lists devoted to Polish genealogy

Message Boards and Surname Searches — a list of searchable message board systems

Maps and Bookstores — a list of online resources

Forms, Charts, and Other Useful Worksheets – links to various blank forms to use to help organize your research

Help Pages — pages to help you research your Polish roots; everything from the basics to the more advanced topics

Town Locators — finding the location of Polish towns

Where did the former province of xxxx go? — former provinces and where they are located now

What’s New at PolandGenWeb — find out what’s been added to our site most recently

Frequently Asked Questions — don’t know where to start? Start here.



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