For the most part, they only contain peoples names and dues. Taxpayer ID # 52-2101869, We found 3,456 matches for Langer in 43 towns. Using these search terms, you can look up many of these repositories on szukajwarchiwach. Land register files (DE Grundakten | PLakta gruntowe) and cadastres (DEKataster |PLksiga katastralna) have survived for many places in Silesia and are sometimes the only surviving type of record.

The question of whether the records of the land register offices can be used for any other research purposes requires further investigation.

Generally speaking, records have a tree structure: a collection (PL zesp), e.g. Dont see the password reset email? Military churchbooks for Evangelical soldiers and churchbooks attached to specific units usually survived at the GStA PK archive in Berlin, while Catholic military churchbooks have survived at the Archiv des katholischen Militrbischofs der Bundeswehr, also located in Berlin. This page serves as an introduction to (Prussian) Silesian genealogy. The security and privacy policies on these sites may be different from those of JRI-Poland.

Depending on the type of files, there are different search strategies. While garrison churchbooks mostly recorded the BMD events of military people who were part of the garrison or who happened to be in that town when the BMD event took place, the regimental churchbooks only recorded the BMD events of people attached to these regiments. Check your Spam folder. City directories (DE Adressbcher) were mostly created on a district level, and were published starting from 1850, but often only much later. The cadastre for the southern part of Leobschtz district, by contrast, is found in the Czech state archive of Troppau (CZ Opava), file unit 1191 (Karolnsk katastr). It was only during the War of the Austrian Succession in 1742 that large parts of Silesia fell to Prussia, which from then on was unofficially called Prussian Silesia (DE Preuisch Schlesien). Kattowitz (Katowice) there was a district court in Kattowitz, the files of which are supposedly in file unit 12/4/0. Oy Vey!

For a handful of other places in Silesia, the class tax rolls have survived as well, but without digital access, as a simple search for Steuerrolle or Klassensteuerrolle on szukajwarchiwach shows.

Ta strona jest rwnie dostpna w jzyku polskim. However, the best way to navigate a collection is via the tabs Series and List of units. Heres a link to the search results with thousands of digitized collections. If the place you are looking for is not mentioned, then it most certainly did not have an own church or register office and you need to check first which ones were in charge of that place (see subchapter Search for places). After the War, many Silesians with German roots were expelled from their homeland via Mariental camp (Helmstedt district, Lower Saxony). For a search request, you need the full vital info of the person (date and place of birth and death). The Diocesan Archiv of Opole has also decided to digitalise its churchbooks, which had previously been filmed by Familysearch, and put them online on an own website, with a later transfer to szukajwarchiwach. City directories often start off with the district capital in the first section, followed by all other places in the district. Of course, it is always best to get the record from the place of birth first. The state archive of Katowice (including its branch archives) seems to have separated its land records from some of the file units of the former district courts. Also, you should try both the old place names and the new place names introduced in the 1930s in some areas. Additionally, Researchers will be able to: Designate your Favorite ( ) Towns and Settlements to receive periodic updates pertaining to them This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. If a unit contains digital copies, here called scans (skany), then this is indicated in brackets after scans. Wednesday: 9:00 am 2:00 pm* ? Browse family names from indexed or extracted records for this town. This page gives you a good overview of where you can find city directories physically and online.

What is more, some records are still in their original parishes because, for example, they started in 1939 and are in use up to this day, or their entries end in 1970s. The personal files of the National Socialist Organisations can contain Aryan certificates with family trees attached, which is an incredibly valuable resource for genealogists (this is usually limited to SS files, though). Often, district court holdings have not been inventorised in full, meaning that the future may hold many surprises for us and that you may need to check the files in person in order to see what has and what has not survived. In the New Prussian army, infantry and Landwehr regiments were replenished from the so-calledErsatzbezirke (recruitment districts) instead, which changed over the years. Further, BMD events were usually recorded not only in the churchbooks of the town where they took place, but also in the churchbooks of all the other towns where the regiment was stationed. This page presumes a certain basic genealogical knowledge in the reader (Where do I start? Cemetery/graveyard accounts can be seen as an alternative source for death records, as they often mention the name of the deceased and the date of burial. However, it can be assumed that more files will be registered in the system over time.

Please remain patient until the Diocesan Archives re-enables the site). The following is a list of all district courts for which records are known to survive. ?a, Pielgrzymowice, and Gorzyce to the south, Golejw and Knurw to the west. Parish records from the area of the Diocese of Gliwice (i.e. Please, take our new search for a spin and share your feedback we read all of it. In Upper Silesia, there was a plebiscite on remaining with Germany, which resulted in the cession of the districts of Kattowitz and Ple, as well as large parts of the districts of Rybnik, Lublinitz, Bytom, Tarnowitz and Hindenburg to Poland. Ancestry generally has duplicates, while the originals are held by state archives in Poland.

Some city directories have also been indexed on Regimental churchbooks were abolished in 1868, when military parishes were established in all places where troops were stationed. 25, p. 191. Major changes occurred as a result of the First World War. citizenship, land registry offices of the land registers and division of land (but not the land records themselves, which were maintained by the district courts). In 1932/1933 there were further changes, whereby several districts were dissolved and absorbed by other districts. Not much is known about the genealogical value of guild files, but they do exist for some Silesian towns, as a search for cech on szukajwarchiwachindicates. Sadly, the search engine is quite buggy if you only get errors, try again some other time. While a large part of the files pertains to orders of the local government, invoicing and accounting, there are nonetheless treasures to be found in these files. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Especially more recent Catholic churchbooks are often still stored at the local Catholic parish offices. Polish register officesshould be addressed in (formal) Polish. We are focused on making the experience simpler for newcomers while maintaining advanced features for experienced researchers. The Commission was dissolved on 3 June 1919. Keep in mind we currently have a limited data set available on this new system mostly Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce records. However, they can be used e.g. Your account does not appear to show an active JRI-Poland membership. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Last wills (DETestament) can usually found in state archives holdings of district court files (DEAmtsgericht|PLsd obwodowy) see the subchapter Files of the Prussian administration. Our Archives records concern Catholics, however, individual records of mixed marriages (i.e. You can limit the search results e.g. Just a few common mistakes Silesian genealogists seem to make very often: Everyone can do their part to support Silesian genealogy and give back to the community. The numbers in brackets give the total amount of archival material available (in linear metres) and can be used to estimate how badly a given place was affected by the War (not applicable to records in the area covered by Katowice state archive, see next chapter). If you need personal help, there are is a good place for that: Create outreach and make it easier for other genealogists to find you. Catholic are mostly stored by Diocesan archives and (for younger books) at the local parishes, while Evangelical churchbooks (if they have survived) are mostly found at state archives. It provides direct links to relevant holdings at Familysearch as well as information on church records still extant in 1938 from the book Erich Randt, Die lteren Personenstandsregister Schlesiens, Grlitz 1938. Please see here for an example of such files in relation to Buschewitz in the district of Trebnitz. A free registration is necessary. Sometimes, the file units were named after the district, sometimes after the district court.

The information on what civil registers are still stored at the local register offices, Branch archive Kamieniec Zabkowicki (Kamenz), State archive Czstochowa (Tschenstochau), On the border to Posen, the Leszno (Lissa) and Kalisz (Kalisch) archives are of interest as well, Banns registers / supplementary registers (. Please note: Should a link leading to szukajwarchiwach result in an error message, then it is recommended to open the link again. State Archives in Katowice Branch in Raciborz. As an example of cadastral maps, I have uploaded some cadastral maps from Buschewitz in the district of Trebnitz here. The website does not claim to be complete. If you have done a DNA test, make sure to download the DNA data from your test provider and upload it on MyHeritage and GEDmatch (MyHeritage in particular is more popular in Europe).

In 1770 miners children twins from Emanuelssegen (nowadays Murcki) were baptized in Tychy, where the girl left the building as a catholic, whereas her brother became a Lutheran. If you have a genealogy business or resource, we'd love to add you to our listings! That should open up a list of signatures. Try a few links to see which site you prefer to use. The only exception are the records for the districts of Glogau (Gogw), Freystadt (Kozuchw), Grnberg (Zielona Gra) and Sagan (aga), which are partially also stored at the state archive in Zielona Gra, file unit 89/950/0. Wrocawiu instead of Wrocaw), as the search engine cannot do this by itself and a large portion of the file names are written in the locative case. Some city directories for big cities also have a chapter listing inhabitants by street and house number, which may help you find relatives living in the same building. This latter file unit is also available digitally on We will continue to add new features and some things may not yet work as expected. Please enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password. As a result, if you are stuck at a brick wall or really want to make sure that you have tapped all the sources, you might want to consider looking at the military churchbooks of the infantry or Landwehrregiment that used your area to replenish its troop numbers even if the regiment was very far away.

Translations of certain terms will be provided in parentheses (with DE andPLto differentiate between German and Polish terms). You need to search them manually, picture by picture. To explore the complete live data set, you can still use our legacy system here. Mind that due to data protection laws, access to these files may not always be easy. JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The resulting cadastral maps (DEKatasterkarte, Liegenschaftskarte, Flurkarte |PLmapa ewidencyjna, mapa katastralna) are not necessarily helpful for genealogists, but can be used as historical maps. We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. 1.

Polish parishes should be addressed in (formal) Polish. Mind that there is a difference between mainstream protestant (DEevangelisch) and Lutheran, or Old Lutheran (DElutherisch, altlutherisch) denominations. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. For example, the Hultschiner Lndchen around Hultschin (Hlun) was ceded to Czechoslovakia and parts of the districts of Guhrau, Gro Wartenberg and Namslau to Poland. If you know any sources that would allow me to extend the table, please contact me. There are three websites that are useful for finding pictures of graves, but coverage is very low: The Prussian administration created and collected a lot of invaluable primary and secondary sources of the years. Clicking on a series with existing scans opens a list with thumbnails. Some features of this site are reserved for active members. Most of the listed newspapers and books are hosted by Polish digital libraries and are digitally searchable thanks to Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

You can also download an entire unit at once, which can speed up browsing.

Further, the Lastenausgleich and Heimatortskartei provide additional possibilities to research post-war addresses (see the previous subchapter). The search engine Invenio forms the centrepiece of any research in the German Federal Archives. The state archives list all their holdings on this website and offer digitalised records as well.

It deals not only with the basics of genealogy in Silesia, but also the most important sources, archives and all those little tools that will make your search easier. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Other parts are located in the voivodeships of Lubusz and Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), as well as in the German federal state of Saxony (Sachsen) and in the Czech Republic. 43. Therefore, you might have to use the names of other family members to find the right file. NB 2.2: The recruitment districts of the new Prussian army are only indicative of where recruits ended up. baptism records from parish of Radzionkw reach 1948, but its death records reach 1945, and marriage records 1929. Post-war addresses can also be found in the homeland newspapers (DE Heimatblatt) published by expellee associations for certain places and districts after the War.

In the new Prussian army, it was not only the place of living that mattered, but also some other characteristics: NB 2.3: Based on old books, I have compiled a table showing the Cantons and recruitment districts for a few years, which should make finding the needed churchbooks easier. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website.

?aw after Pius VI issued a bulle called De salute animarum). This archive is unique in that digitized scans are available at multiple sites. However, with nobody left to pay for the maintenance of the grave sites, even Catholic burial plots eventually had to be vacated. That way, you can compare your DNA data directly with other people of confirmed Silesian ancestry. Personally, I know only of the residence registration cards of Legnica (Liegnitz), stored by the state archive in Legnica and the GStA PK in Berlin, as well as the cards of Racibrz (Ratibor), stored by the state archive in Racibrz. Sorry, you have Javascript Disabled! Saturday: Closed These are the mixed (Jewish and non-Jewish) civil-parish or civil-gmina registers within the Duchy of Warsaw or Congress Poland from 1808 to 1826 and census collections from the 1700s in the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. 255-312).

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Further, the existence of land records for certain places cannot always be assessed properly, as these files are often stored as bundles of files in the records of the local district court (DEAmtsgericht|PLsd obwodowy) see the subchapter Files of the Prussian administration.

The Wikipedia articles generally contain information on redrawings of district borders. The following archives are relevant for Silesia: Diocesan archives (PL archiwum (archi)diecezjalne) store mainly Catholic churchbook originals. It is also extremely important to enter the Polish place names in the declension of the locative case (e.g. ?eromskiego 5-743-300 Bielsko-Bia??atel. See the subpoint German Federal Archives for more information on how to search these files. Military churchbooks usually exist both for specific towns and their garrisons (DE Garnison) and for specific units, usually at the regimental level (DERegiment).

But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. While these BMD events were also commonly included in the civil churchbooks, military churchbooks can provide additional information and be a useful resource for areas where other records are sparse. For Upper Silesia, urbaria can mostly be found in the file unit 82/8/0 in the state archive of Wrocaw.

The archive is currently in the process of transferring its materials to szukajwarchiwach, and many things online on Archeion can already be viewed there. About the collections: Valuable archives can be found in the files of cities, both those of medieval origin as Bdzin (1549-1944), Bytom (1412-1945), Lubliniec (1411-1945), Mysowice (1590-1944) and Woniki (1483-1943), those about the specific sixteenth-century system of mining towns like Tarnowskie Gry (1528-1944), as well as urban urban complexes created during the industrial revolution in Upper Silesia in the 19th century, including Krlewska Huta (Chorzowa, 1853-1945) and Katowice (1865- 1949).

In the case of families lacking adult men (i. e. communities of heirs), these lists gave not only the names of the widows, but also the minors in her charge (and sometimes even their birth dates). In the final phases of the War, large parts of the ethnic German population fled Silesia in fear of the advancing Soviet Army. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. This will open the search mask. Some notes on this: NB 2.4: The Cantons and recruitment districts are depicted more comprehensively in this book by Klaus Liwowski: Schlesische Militrkirchenbcher (AGOFF Schriftenreihe, Quellen und Darstellungen zur Personengeschichte des stlichen Europa, vol. Heres a link to the search results with thousands of digitized collections. Use the search radius to expand the geocoded search areait may be too tight. That way, you will multiply the amount of potential DNA matches. Other reformed Silesians often had Swiss roots. You can help us test as we build by reporting your impressions via our feedback widget. Physique: tall men joined guard regiments; strong men joined the cuirassiers or the artillery. Further, soldiers were often transfered between the different towns. For recent records, one usually has to write to the competent authorities. catholic-evangelical) can also be found here, as can baptism records of children coming from such relationships.

The Churchs Search Service has since ceased its activity and handed over its records to the federal archive of Bayreuth.

Especially in the 20th century, there were also separate cemetery/graveyard accounts (DEFriedhofsrechnungen) in which the proceeds from burial services rendered were recorded. This seems to frustrate genealogists who are not aware of these limitations. Only the regions around Teschen (Cieszy) and Troppau (Opava), from then on popularly known as Austrian Silesia (DE sterreich-Schlesien) remained with Austria.

This only changed in 1813, when the Old Prussian army was reformed and the Kantonsystem was replaced with universal conscription. The websites are usually available in Polish and in English, sometimes also in German. +48 033 819 06 00 kuria@kuria.bielsko.pl The records in our possession have been transferred to the Archdiocesan Archives from individual parishes in two stages, based on decrees issued by Metropolitan Archbishop Damian Zimo??. The applications, which contain personal information on the applicants, fellow members of the aggrieved party, names of witnesses, as well as household inventories, are stored in the Lastenausgleichsarchiv file unit. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. In addition to original churchbooks, which cover the entire period until WWII, there are also churchbook duplicates, which are identical to the churchbook originals (with the exception of notes in the margins added later).

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