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German Archives in Poland

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A page from the original register of births for the small town of Sommerfeld in Silesia, Germany. Following the redrawing of the German and Polish borders at the end of the Second World War this particular town became Lubsko in Poland. Researching German, Jewish or Polish family roots in Poland can be a time-consuming process. With most Records' Offices in Poland having no real system of indexing, finding family details often involves page-by-page examination of the original records. And as can be seen from this photograph the handwriting used in nineteenth century German records is not always easy to read! Nonetheless, careful examination of the extensive German records held in archives in Poland can really pay dividends for those researching their ancestors. 

Here are the contact details and addresses of some of the archive offices, which we have dealt with in Poland. Writing to the offices in Polish is more likely to result in a reply! We also offer our own research service for former German areas now part of western Poland.


State Archives Head Office

Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych

ul. Dluga 6
00-950 Warsaw
skrytka pocztowa 1005

telefon: +48 (22) 831-32-06 do 08


Archives Office Poznan (Posen)

Archiwum Państwowe w Poznan

ul. 23 Lutego 41/43
60-967 Poznan
skrytka pocztowa 546
tel: +48 (61) 852-46-01 do 03


Archives Office Szczecin (Stettin)

Archiwum Państwowe w Szczecin

ul. Sw Wojciecha 13
70-410 Szczecin
tel: +48 (91) 433-50-02


Archives Office Gorzow Wlkp (Landsberg Warthe)

Archiwum Państwowe w Gorzow Wlkp

ul. Grottgera 24 / 25
70-410 Gorzow Wlkp
tel: +48 (95) 722-79-68


Archives Office Zielona Gora (Grunberg)

Archiwum Państwowe w Zielona Gora

ul. Pionierów Lub. 53
66 - 002 Stary Kisielin
tel / fax: (068) 329-98-01


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