German Archives in Poland
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
telefon: +48 (22) 831-32-06 do 08
Archives Office Poznan (Posen)
Archiwum Państwowe w Poznan
ul. 23 Lutego 41/43
Archives Office Szczecin (Stettin)
Archiwum Państwowe w Szczecin
ul. Sw Wojciecha 13
Archives Office Gorzow Wlkp (Landsberg Warthe)
Archiwum Państwowe w Gorzow Wlkp
ul. Grottgera 24 / 25
Archives Office Zielona Gora (Grunberg)
Archiwum Państwowe w Zielona Gora
ul. Pionierów Lub. 53
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