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


This archive has three branches:

The State Archives in Poznań Branch in Gniezno
ul. Jana III Sobieskiego 20
62-200 Gniezno
tel. (61) 426-18-17
e-mail: [email protected]

The State Archives in Poznań Branch in Konin
ul. 3 Maja 78
62-500 Konin
phone (63) 246-71-32
e-mail: [email protected]

The State Archives in Poznań Branch in Piła
ul. ppłk Aleksandra Kity 5
64-920 Piła
tel. (67) 349-16-08
e-mail: [email protected]


Online Collections:

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

You can see all online collections from the State Archives in Poznań and its branches in Konin and Piła by searching at and filtering results by these archives. Here’s a link to the search results with thousands of digitized collections.

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From their site:

  • Search in Archives (SwA) – a project of the National Digital Archives, contains information about the resource and scans of materials from over a dozen Polish archives and part-time institutions;
  • E-kartoteka – the index of files of the population records of the city of Poznań from 1870-1931, part of the file Files of the City of Poznań;
  • Wielkopolska Digital Library (WBC) – run by the Poznań Foundation of Scientific Libraries, the participants of the project are mainly scientific and public libraries in Poznań;
  • CYRIL – Digital Local Repository Poznań – a project run by the Posnania City Publishing House, gathers materials from various cultural institutions and private persons concerning Poznań;
  • Archives of the Turn of 1989-1991 – a project designed by the Archives of the Senate and the Archives of the President of the Republic of Poland, collecting materials from the time of transformation ;
  • Wikimedia Commons – Wikimedia Foundation project created as a magazine of illustrations, photos and multimedia files for Wikipedia’s multi -lingual online encyclopedia, the agreement with the Wikimedia Polska Association was signed in July 2014;
  • – photographs of the stamps of the rulers of Poland, division into two parts: part I (XIII century – 1572), part II (years 1573-1795).


Onsite 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.


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