The State Archives in Olsztyn | Archiwum Państwowe w Olsztynie in Poland has free, online genealogy collections as well as onsite family history collections. This archive will perform paid genealogical research by request.


About the Collections:

The State Archives in Olsztyn was founded November 15, 1948, originally operating as the Provincial State Archives in Olsztyn. Former territorial governing bodies have given this archive the records pertaining to Olsztyn.


Online Collections:

The State Archives in Olsztyn has thousands of digitized collections, including vital records, and these are at

You can see all online collections from the State Archives in Olsztyn by searching at and filtering results by this archive. Here’s a link to the search results with thousands of digitized collections.

You can copy and paste text into Google Translate if you can’t read the original language.


Onsite Collections:

Here is an explanation of their onsite and online collections. You can use SEZAM to search for collections at the archive.

And here is a link to “Become a family archivist!”  organized by the Supreme Directorate of State Archives.


Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Exceptions and Extended Hours


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