The State Archives in Katowice | Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach in Poland has free, online genealogy collections as well as onsite family history collections.

 

There are five branch archives:
State Archives in Katowice Branch in Bielsko-Biala
State Archives in Katowice Branch in Cieszyn
State Archives in Katowice Branch in Gliwice
State Archives in Katowice Branch Pless
State Archives in Katowice Branch in Raciborz

 

This archive is unique in that digitized scans are available at multiple sites. We’ve included many links to record sets below. Try a few links to see which site you prefer to use. All scans are free of charge and sites include www.swwwwarchiwach.pl, the website of the Silesian Digital Library, the website of the Open Regional Spatial Information System, the website of the Upper Silesian Genealogical Society, also at szukajwarchiwach.pl and record books and marital status of PRADZIAD.

 

Online Collections:

Katowice has thousands of digitized collections, including vital records, and these are at Szukajwarchiwach.pl.
You can see all online collections from the State Archives in Katowice by searching at Szukajwarchiwach.pl and filtering results by this archive. Here’s a link to the search results with thousands of digitized collections.

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The State Archives in Katowice has a downloadable document with links to all their currently digitized collections. A table from their site is below.

The team number band name Comments
12/113 Files of civil status ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Bogucice (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Katowice (1860-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Katowice (1857-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Kochłowice (1800-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Mysłowice (1857-1895)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Mysłowice (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Roździeń (1868-1871)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Siemianowice (1868-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Wirku (1867-1874)

12/113 Files of civil status ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Michałkowice (1800-1874)

(files in two teams)

12/674 District Court in Bytom
12/1522 Files of the Civil Status of the Tarnowskie Góry Jewish Community (1847-1874)
17/67 Files of civil status of the Synagogue District in Bieruń Nowy (1847-1874)
12/2717 Files of civil status of the Synagogue District in Katowice (1872-1874)
17/510 Files of civil status of the Synagogue District in Pszczyna (1847-1874)
14/463 Files of the civil status of the Evangelical parish in Cieszyn
14/462 Files of the civil status of the Evangelical parish in Goleszów
12/1423 Files of civil status of the Evangelical Parish in Lubliniec (1832-1864)
12/1422 Files of civil status of the Evangelical Parish in Molna (1766-1874) Molna, area lubliniecki
12/1424 Files of civil status of the Evangelical Parish Sand (1830-1866) Sand, area lubliniecki
12/1521 Files of the Civil Status of the Evangelical Parish Tarnowskie Góry (1800-1900)
14/148 Files of civil status of the Evangelical-Augsburg parish in Wodzisław (1791-1881)
14/408 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Lady of the Snows in Zarzecze (1851-1910)
14/308 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic parish of St. John the Baptist in Brenna (1860-1911)
14/445 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Cieszyn
14/464 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Dębowiec (1784-1899)
14/354 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Godów (1843-1846)
14/461 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic parish in Goleszów
14/429 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Kończyce Małe (1879-1910)
14/355 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Jastrzębie (1842-1846)
12/1516 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish of Miasteczko Śląskie (1849-1874)
14/356 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Mszana (1830, 1843-1844)
12/1110 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish Pilica (1808-1938) Pilica, area zawierciański
14/430 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Pogwizdów (1890-1907)
14/357 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Połomi (1840-1848)
14/358 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Pszów (1830-1874)
12/1517 Files of the Civil Status of the Roman Catholic Parish of Radzionków (1800-1874)
12/1518 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish Repty (1800-1874)
14/359 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Ruptawa (1830-1848)
14/360 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Rydułtowy (1830-1874)
12/1061 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Sączów (1869-1915)
14/447 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Strumień (1891-1911)
12/895 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Targoszyce (1869-1909)
12/1519 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish Tarnowice Stare (1800-1874)
12/1520 Files of the Civil Status of the Roman Catholic Parish Tarnowskie Góry (1798-1874)
14/361 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Wodzisław (1842-1874)
14/431 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish in Zebrzydowice (1889-1913)
14/309 Files of civil status of the Roman Catholic Parish of All Saints in Górki Wielkie (1889-1897)
12/1524 Files of the Civil Status of the Roman Catholic Parish of Żyglin (1800-1874)
17/40 Royal District Court in Pszczyna ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Bieruń (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Bojszów (1824-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Brzeźce (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Chełm Śląski (1828-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Ćwiklice (1842-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Dziećkowice (1821-1874)

Books of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Dziećkowice (1849-1850)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Goczałkowice (1820-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Golasowice (1812-1921)

Book of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Golasowice (1826-1838)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Hołdunowo (1795-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Suszec (only Kleszczów) (1838-1845)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Lędziny (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Łąka (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Miedźna (1817-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Mikołów (1820-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Mikołów (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Mokr (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Dębieńsk (Ornontowice only) (1838-1845)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Dębieńsk (only Orzesze) (1837-1848)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Pszczyna (1821-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Pszczyna (1742-1921)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Studzionka (1828-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Tychy (1820-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Wisla Mała (1818-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Wola (1872-1874)

 12/674  District Court in Bytom Book of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Bytom (1812-1847)

Books of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Chorzów (1847-1849)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Bytom (1836-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Goduli (1866-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Kamień (1801-1874)

ASC of the Evangelical Parish in Królewska Huta (1836-1874)

Book of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Królewska Huta (1872-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Lipiny (1872-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Miechowice (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Mikulczyce (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Piekary Śląskie (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Tworóg (1842-1850)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Wieszowa (1801-1873)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Zbrosławice (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Zgoda (1869-1874)

 12/674 District Court in Bytom ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Chorzów (1800-1874)

ASC of the Roman Catholic Parish in Królewska Huta (1852-1874)

(files in two teams)

12/678 District Court in Królewska Huta
12/5 District Court in Mysłowice Book of births of marriages and deaths of Jews in Mysłowice (1847-1874)
12/2730 Civil Registry Office in Brynów (1908-1909) Brynów, currently a district of Katowice
12/2659 Civil Registry Office in Bykowin (1902-1906) Bykowina, now a district of Ruda Śląska
12/2663 Registry Office in Kamień (1874-1939) Kamień, currently a district of Piekary Śląskie
12/2595 Registry Office in Katowice (1874-1909) Katowice within the city limits from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries
12/2732 Registry Office in Ligota (1909-1909) Ligota, currently a district of Katowice
12/752 Civil Registry Office in Miechowice (1874-1902) Miechowice, currently a district of Bytom
12/2622 Civil Registry Office in Murcky (1874-1909) Murcki, currently a district of Katowice
12/2660 Civil Registry Office in Orzegów (1904-1906) Orzegów, currently the district of Ruda Śląska
12/2731 Registry Office in Panewniki (1909-1909) Panewniki, currently a district of Katowice
12/2619 Registry Office in Podlesie (1874-1909) Podlesie, currently a district of Katowice
12/753 Registry Office in Radzionków (1874-1909) Radzionków within the limits of the commune from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries
12/2485 Civil Registry Office in Świętochłowice (1874-1908) Świętochłowice within the limits of the commune from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Onsite Collections:

About the collections: “Valuable archives can be found in the files of cities, both those of medieval origin as Będzin (1549-1944), Bytom (1412-1945), Lubliniec (1411-1945), Mysłowice (1590-1944) and Woźniki (1483-1943), those about the specific sixteenth-century system of mining towns like Tarnowskie Góry (1528-1944), as well as urban urban complexes created during the industrial revolution in Upper Silesia in the 19th century, including Królewska Huta (Chorzowa, 1853-1945) and Katowice (1865- 1949).

Among the family bands [collections], the Archives of the Dukes of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen from Koszęcin (1609-1945), the Archive of the Thiele-Winckler Family from Miechowice (1797-1925) and other historical space of the Polesie Archive from Rokitna Szlachecki (1545-1907) deserve special attention. …more description of their collections
 

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Tuesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm*
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm*
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm*
Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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