The State Archives in Opole | Archiwum Państwowe w Opolu in Poland has free, online genealogy collections as well as onsite family history collections. This archive performs paid genealogical research upon request.


About the Collections:

The State Archives in Opole has had record losses to due to plague and fire and the full extent of the loss is unknown. They have a very interesting write-up on the history and reconstruction of their collections.


Online Collections:

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

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

An important collection is a searchable collection of Preserved death cards of the Jewish population which can be searched by the German form of any surname (last name), first name, or date of birth.

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.

  • Here is an example of a search for collections at the State Archives in Opole.

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