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Resource to Polish genealogy utilizing an indexed link system to relevant databases on the internet. Some of these resources may require a "membership fee" or a "purchase" to acquire data while others freely offer their data. Take time to investigate each site you visit to learn more about their resources and bookmark the ones that you will want to return to. We, of course, would like to be your starting point for genealogy and Polish heritage and hope you will bookmark us as well.

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FEEFHS - Federation of East European Family History Societies
PGSA - Polish Genealogical Society of America
PIASA - Polish Institute of Arts & Scientist of America, Inc.
PGSNYS - Polish Genealogical Society of America - New York State
USIGS - United States Internet Genealogical Society

Genealogy Tips

US Census Days
Every 10 years:
1790-1820, Aug, 1st Mon
1830-1900, Jun 1
1910, Apr 15
1920-current, Apr 1

Unsorted Databases:
Search them using your browser's "find" feature to quickly locate items.

Name Spellings:
Always consider variants in the spelling of your surname when doing searches. Use the wild-card search whenever this feature is available to identify a list of possible variants in the spelling of a surname.

Family Web Sites:
Consider a general search on one or more of the popular search engines. Many times this will bring up family surname sites with your surname and a new contact.

Immigration US:
1885: There was no formal processing centers.
1886: Castle Garden was opened.
1890-1924: Processed through Ellis Island or Angle Island (west coast)
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Generalogy Terms:
Use these references for help.
- Genealogy Tables
- Ancestry Quest


United States:
- 1790 Federal Census (CT/ME/MD/NH/NY/NC/RI/SC/VT)
- 1890 Census Substitute
- 1890 Veterans & widows (text files) -Veterans1890
- AIS Census Indexes (various)
- Census Bureau
- Census General
- Census look up by mailing list request -Census Lookup
- Census Project (includes States) -USGenWeb
- Help finding/understanding US census information -NARA

by Location:
- Los Angeles: 1910, Los Angeles Orphans Home -Orphan's Home
- Niles Twsp: 1920, St. Hedwig Orphanage Census -PGSA
- Green Co.: 1850 Census -Cenus Online
- 1870, Searchable state index -Library of Michigan
- Wayne Co.: 1910, Protestant Orphan Asylum -Orphans' Homes
- St.Louis Co./Duluth: 1870-1875 Census extraction of Polish surnames -FEEFHS
- St.Louis Co./Duluth: 1880 Census extraction of Polish surnames -FEEFHS
- St.Louis Co./Duluth: 1885 Census extraction of Polish surnames -FEEFHS
- St.Louis Co./Duluth: 1895 Census extraction of Polish surnames -FEEFHS


- Surname Navigator (international multi-search)-Kuisten Navigator
- Ancestry World Tree
- Family Search: All Resources -Latter-day Saints
- Newsgroups Search
- PGSA Members Ancestral Index Search -PGSA
- Web Portal Index Search -FFEEFHS

By Location:
- National Archives
- Archives: Index to National/Regional/Churches -PGSA or PolishRoots
- Database Search="Poland": Family History Library Catalog -Latter Day Saints
Poland, historical border countries:
- Austria Archive Index - by Andreas Hanacek
- Germany Archive Index - by Andreas Hanacek
United States:
- Database Index (large collection)
- NARA, Genealogy Page
- Research Registry of
- USGenNet (several sites) -USGenNet

Forums/Message Boards:
- Polish Roots Forum -PolishRoots
- Roots Forum -compuserve

Mailing Lists:
- Friends of Poland in Washington, DC area -Informacja
- Friends of Poland arround the World -Informacja

- Gen Dobry Newsletter -PolishRoots
- Eastman's Online Genelaogy Newsletter - rootsforum

-Immigration databases
- Index to Ports of Entry

By Location:
- 18th, 19th, early 20th Centuries -inGeneasDatabase
- Baden: 1866-1911, Passenger List
- Bremen: 1920-1939, Passenger Lists -GenealogyNet
- Hamburg: 1850-1934, passenger records -Link to Your Roots
- Wuerttemberg: Emigration Index to USA, All 7 Volumes
United States:
- Index to Ports of Entry and Time Period (micro-films) -NARA
- Index to migrations by Location
United States by State:
- New England: 1620-1633, Immigrants to New England
- NY: 1890 index of immigrants from Austria, Poland and Galicia by Dr. Howard M. Relles
- NY: 1892-1924, Ellis Island immigration records -Ellis Island Records Organization

- Various Military Databases

By Location:
- Polish Army in France Casualties Database -PolishRoots
- Polish Aviators who trained in France -PolishRoots
- 1792-1992, Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari Recipients -FEEFHS
- Death List of Poles who died helping Jews (WWII) -Polish Home Army Assoc.(Montreal)
- Haller's Army Recruits (search)
- Jewish Military Casualties in Polish Army -We Remember
- Polish War Graves in Scottland -Ostrycharz
United States:
- 1920s, Hallers WWI Army Index (soldiers returning to US) -PGSA
- Indexed by Category/Location
- Civil War Pension Index -
- Civil War Research Database
- Korean War Casualties List
- Veterans Ancestor Registration, Search
- WWI Casualties List
- WWII Casualties List
United States by State:
- NY/Buffalo: 1914-1919, Buffalonians in The Polish Army -PGSNYS

- Index to World Archives by Location
- PGSA Databases, variety of special databases -PGSA
- Polish Archives in Canada/United States

By Location:
- Polish/German names of Localities in Poland & Russia
- Polish/German name changes - Database, old cities
- State Archives by Location - PolandGenWeb
- West Prussia, Genealogy/History -
United States:
- 1600s Colonial Ancestors -America's First Family
- Newspapers (various locations) -
United States by State:
- IL/Cook Co., Chicago: 1883, Class of Holy Trinity School -PGSA
- IL/Washington Co., church record extractions -(click here)
- IL-MI: 1887-1940, PRCUA Insurance Claim File Index (death claim files) -PGSA
- MW & NE States, (church publications) Jubilee Book Index -PGSA
- NY/Buffalo: 1906, Przewodnik Handlowy Database (Buffalo, NY) -PGSNYS
- WI/Newton: 1879-1880, St. Casimir Class -PGSA

By Location:
Prussia, West:
- 1772-1773 Land Register -Odessa Library
United States:
- 1820-1908, US Bureau of Land Management
- Court, land, probate (various localities)

VITAL RECORDS (birth/death/marriage)
- General: All Vital Records -Latter Day Saints
- Cemeteries: Cemetery Records Online
- Cemeteries: Political Graveyards (Indexes to Cemeteries)
- Obituaries (mainly US and Canada) --ObituaryDailyTimes

By Location:
- Ontario: Cemetery Search -OCFA
- 1660-1890, Puck (formerly Putzig Westpreuben) -GermanRoots
- 1880-1893, Births: Narol(lubaczow), Rzeszow
- Jewish Poland Index to Vital Records -Jewish Genealogy Organization
- Rzeszow Search Vital Records
- Saint Katherine's Church records (not filmed by LDS) -St. Katherine
- SEZAM, Poland State Archives Search
United Kingdom:
- Cemetery Online Index -Cemetery Records Online
- Jewish Cemeteries-St.Philips/Temple/Fishpons (Bristol)
United States:
- Birth/Marriage/Death (various locations)
- Cemetery Online Index -Cemetery Records Online
- Index to Vital Records by States
- Social Security Death Index (SSN/Issue ST/Birth/Death/Last Residence)
- We have listed different site locations as there may be a variance in search method or the date of the database. - - Family - - Latter-day Saints -
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United States by State:
- IL/Chicago: 1890-1928, Dziennik Chicagoski Death Notice Index -PGSA
- IL/Chicago: 1915(up to), Marriage Index for Polish Parishes -PGSA
- IL/Chicago: 1930-1971, Dziennik Chicagoski Death Notice Index -PGSA
- MD, Baltimore: Jednosc Polonia Death Notice Index (Polish newspaper) -PGSA
- MI: 1867-1884, Death Index System
- NY/Buffalo: St. Adalberts Cemetery -PGSNYS

The following are popular search sites for genealogy. Each opens a new window so you can return to this page to continue a search on another location.

Other Search Site Pages

- - Find Your Ancestors
- Ellis - Find Passenger
- Ellis Island using S.Morse filter: Search Ellis Island
- - Family Finder
- Genealogy Dictionary - Search for word meaning
- Hamburg - Link to Your Roots
- JRI-Poland - Database Search
- Kindred Connections - Pedigree Search
- LDS - Family Search
- Odessa Library (Ger/Rus/Pol)- Search databases
- Polish Friends and Family - Search Board
- - SurnameSearch
- Rafal T. Prinke - Others Researching Your Surnames
- - Searches
- ShetlSeeker, JewishGenWeb - Search Town/City
- Surname Navigator - Multi-Search
- US GenWeb - Search

Additional ATPC Genealogy Resources

Find a map or location - Poland and Europe time periods maps. Includes resources for locating towns.
Search the internet - Specialized search engines to internet information.
Professional reviews - Genealogy technology and related subjects by Dick Eastman.
Other resource sites - Links to general genealogy or Polish specific sites.
Find resources on Polonia - Locate Polonia on the internet. Include geographical listing for Polonia USA.
Facts and history about Poland - Information on culture, history and more.
Find Polish communities - Home pages for towns/provinces, research links.
Help with your genealogy - "How to tips from based on the experiences of others.
Help with Polish language and names - Polish alphabet, translation table and understanding surnames.

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