Explore your family history using the resources of our
Archive and Resource Center.
We are working to provide information through our
website. While this undertaking has only just begun, we
hope to bring much information online in the months and
years ahead. Converting information for the internet is
a time-consuming project. Donations and volunteers are
following online resources are currently available:
Początki (Beginnings) - An Introduction to Polish
online guide to help you get started on researching
your ancestors and discovering your past. A must read
for beginners...with helpful information for the
advanced genealogist as well.
Project and Searchable Database.
A massive database containing thousands of
names from cemeteries across several states in the
Northeast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania and
Anniversary Book Index.
A database containing names found in Polish
Parish Anniversary Books.
Sulkowski Travel Agency Records.
Collection of receipts kept by a Polish
travel agency in Newark, New Jersey for money sent to
Europe. In addition to financial data, the receipts
provide the name and address of the sender and the
Polish Immigration Society of
Records of immigrants from Eastern Europe
passing through London who had contact with the Polskie
Towarzystwo Emigracyjne (Polish Emigration Society).
Passages: Our own newsletter is published two times
a year for current members. Read some
from past issues or view an
index to our publication's past
You can also purchase some of these back issues by using
These directories list the addresses and provide a brief
history of Roman Catholic parishes in Poland, many with
photos. We also have several for Polish territory now in
Lithuania and Belarus plus lists of Russian Orthodox and
Lutheran parishes in present-day Poland.
Cartographic Sources: Find your ancestral town or
village using the military quadrant maps, plus other
less detailed maps of Poland and neighboring countries,
in our collection. Some quadrant maps are available for
Gazetteers/Geographical Dictionaries: We have the
Slownik Geograficzny (Geographical Dictionary) of Poland
dating from the end of the 19th century, maps showing
parish locations from the 1700s as well as current maps,
the 1934 and 1982 gazetteers for Poland, tourist
guidebooks for certain areas and other miscellanea of a
geopolitical nature. Our collection also houses many
street maps for the northeastern United States.
Vital Records Index From Polish Town Halls: We
have access to a list of vital statistics registers of
birth, marriage and death which are extant and for what
years from the critical period 1880-1945. There is
a small fee for obtaining this information. For the
availability of filmed vital records prior to 1880,
please visit a Family History Center branch library at a
local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
near you or consult the LDS website at