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

 

There are four branches of this archive:

The State Archives in Wrocław, Branch in Bolesławiec
ul. Bankowa 6 B
59-700, Bolesławiec
Phone / Fax | +48 75 738 34 03
E-mail | [email protected]
Hours | M, T, Th, F: 9-3, break from 12-12:20; W: 9-6, breaks 12-12:20, 3-3:20

The State Archives in Wrocław, Branch in Jelenia Góra
ul. Colonel. Wacław Kazimierski 3
58-500, Jelenia Góra
Phone / Fax | +48 75 644 99 40
E-mail | [email protected]
Hours | M, T, Th, F: 9-3, break from 12-12:20; W: 9-6, breaks 12-12:20, 3-3:20

The State Archives in Wrocław, Branch in Kamieniec Ząbkowicki
ul. Kościelny Square 4
Province, Lower Silesia
57-230, Kamieniec Zabkowicki
Phone / Fax | +48 74 817 35 40
E-mail | [email protected]
Hours | M, T, Th, F: 9-3, break from 12-12:20; W: 9-6, breaks 12-12:20, 3-3:20

The State Archives in Wrocław, Branch in Legnica
al. Marshal J. Piłsudski 1
59-220, Legnica
Phone / Fax | +48 76 856 34 78
E-mail | [email protected]
Hours | M, T, Th, F: 9-3, break from 12-12:20; W: 9-6, breaks 12-12:20, 3-3:20

 

About the Collections:

“The State Archive in Wrocław was founded on the ruins of the Staatsarchiv zu Breslau operating in pre-war Wrocław. In 1811, in connection with the secularization of the Silesian monasteries, the Archives of the Silesian Province in Wrocław were established… Throughout its existence (1811-1945), the former State Archives in Wrocław gathered the most important historical files of the Province of Silesia, including over 50,000 documents, 30,000 different books and 250,000 volumes of files. During the siege of the city in 1945, many of them were destroyed. The German authorities did not manage to secure the entire resource, despite the evacuation of the most valuable materials from Wrocław, which had been carried out since 1942. This part of it, which remained in the city, burned together with the entire building, and many archives were also missing. Although it is impossible to accurately determine the balance of losses due to the disappearance of most pre-war archival aids, it can be given, for example, that about 80 percent of the losses have been lost. parchment documents and a large part of cartographic collections.”

 

Online Collections:

The State Archives in Wrocław 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 Wrocław 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 – 6:00 pm (breaks: 12-12:20 pm  & 3-3:20 pm)*
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (breaks: 12-12:20 pm  & 3-3:20 pm)*
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (breaks: 12-12:20 pm  & 3-3:20 pm)*
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (breaks: 12-12:20 pm  & 3-3:20 pm)*
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (breaks: 12-12:20 pm  & 3-3:20 pm)*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*Exceptions and Extended Hours

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