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

 

There are five branches of this archive and a Personal and Payroll archive:

The State Archives in Warsaw Branch in Grodzisk Mazowiecki
ul. Poniatowskiego 14
05-825 Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Phone / Fax | +48 22 724 38 61
E-mail | [email protected]

The State Archives in Warsaw Branch in Łowicz
ul. 3 Maja 1
99-400 Łowicz
Phone / Fax | +48 46 837 39 86
E-mail | [email protected]

The State Archives in Warsaw Branch in Mlawa
ul. Narutowicza 3
06-500 Mława
Phone / Fax | +48 23 654 33 09
E-mail | [email protected]

The State Archives in Warsaw Branch in Otwock
ul. Górna 7
05-400 Otwock
Phone / Fax | +48 22 779 38 71
E-mail | [email protected]

The State Archives in Warsaw Branch in Pułtusk
ul. Zaułek 22
06-100 Pułtusk
Phone / Fax | +48 23 692 34 97
E-mail | [email protected]

Archive of Personal and Payroll Documentation
ul. Stefana Okrzei 1
05-822 Milanówek
Phone / Fax | +48 22 724 76 05
E-mail | [email protected]

 

About the Collections:

The archives collect civil and religious birth, marriage, and death records as well as maps, government records, records of institutions & schools, photographs, court & legal records, and more. Any civil or religious records created in the most recent 100 years can only be released at the relevant civil registry offices.

“Recent research shows that probably at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth century in the neighborhood of the princely residence in Jazdów, the city of Warsaw was founded. The city’s location document has not been preserved, but it certainly existed and it was the beginning of the capital’s archive. The oldest original document existing to this day is the privilege of the prince of Mazovia Janusz the Elder to build a bathhouse in Warsaw, issued on July 26, 1376.” Read more

 

Online Collections:

The State Archives in Warsaw 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 Warsaw and its branches  by searching at Szukajwarchiwach.pl 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.

 

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.
 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Exceptions and Extended Hours

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