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


There is one branch of this archive:

State Archives in Suwałki Branch in Ełk
ul. Armii Krajowej 17A
19-300 Ełk
tel./fax + 48 87 621 43 45


About the Collections:

The Archive collections include genealogy collections, 1921 census collection, yearbooks, government collections, histories of Poland and the region, legal publications, sphragistics (the science of seals, their history and meaning), magazines, antique books, and more.


Online Collections:

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

You can see all online collections from the State Archives in Suwalki and its branch in Elk by searching at and filtering results by these archives. 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.

They have a list of online collections with links, including parish records.


Onsite 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 Suwalki.
  • Here is an example of a search for collections at the State Archives in Suwalki, Branch in Elk.


And here is a link to “Become a family archivist!”  organized by the Supreme Directorate of State Archives.
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Monday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed



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