Museum and Archives in Australia
Archiwum Polonii Australijskiej
Polish Genealogy presentationPolish National Archives
Polish Community Council of
Consulate General of
the Republic of Poland
Polish Festival @
- History of
immigration from Poland
National Archives of Australia
Kresy Siberia Group
Central POW Museum
Digital Library of
site contains massive amounts of on-line information. Over 69,000
volumes, including huge amounts of mainly inter-War Polish Army and Air
Force material. New material is being added almost daily. You can
choose to view web pages (not the documents) in English, Czech, French,
German, and Polish.
Electronic Museum - Articles
in English and Polish, among them: Soviet-Polish War, 1919-1920; Poland
between the wars; Poland - World War II; Soviet Deportations of Polish
German Military Archives
Hoover Institute - has records of some government
in exile documents, Anders and other Soviet oriented archives.
Poland - Central Military
Archives in Warsaw
Polish Institute and Sikorski
1923 commercial directory for Poland
Search in Poland
- Search family heritage in the
hundreds of churches and synagogues in Poland.
Family Tree Software - free
Keeper is a Windows genealogy shareware program
that will help you input and organize your family history information
you print a large variety of charts and reports. BK6 works with
Windows. There is
no charge to download BK to try it out.
Find the Current
Distribution of a Family Name in Poland - Enter the name in the box - be
sure to use
Polish characters - and press SZUKAJ
Business Directory 1901
Yahoo Group - Information
for finding your Galician ancestors and living
relatives. [This is the former Austrian Empire province
of Galicia, the
real extent of which
is now located in south-eastern Poland
and south-western Ukraine.]
You do not have to be a member to read the messages.
- Discover the
worldwide frequency and distribution of your
Surname. After you have put in your Surname, click on the relevant
and it brings up detailed area Maps. You can sometimes click on these
a finer breakdown.
Genealogy Indexer - Adds full-text and soundex
search capabilities to important
genealogical resources available elsewhere online. Search 48,000 pages
historical directories (business, address, telephone, etc.), 28,000
pages of 64
yizkor books (memorials to Jewish communities destroyed during the
and 6,000 pages of lists of Polish military officers. Most of the
are from Poland, Galicia, or Romania.
resources are being added daily.
Genealogy of Halychyna /
information on Halychyna/Eastern Galicia. This site
should be the starting point for anyone researching their ancestral
Western Ukraine/Eastern Galicia. Many of the pages will be useful for
researchers of Western
- Many languages -
useful, but sometimes primitive results.
You can enter a URL and it will translate the web page.
Lwow and Galicia: photos
One-Step Portal for On-Line
- Hundreds of
useful genealogy sites with simplified searches.
Business Directory for 1929 - A fantastic resource.
Polish Genealogy Source - Much more than genealogy.
Polish Genealogy site
- some English
Red Cross Search and Tracing Office - Fantastic service - through them
Lucyna found the details of
her maternal uncle's death in a concentration camp and also place of
Has two email addresses - one Polish, one English.
Polish Telephone Directory
Polish Telephone Directory
- an excellent
tool for seeking out places in Eastern
even the most obscure - will provide
Ship and Passenger Lists - Site will help you find your
ancestors on ships' passenger
lists. It has immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck
ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more;
as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada,
USA, Australia and
even some for South Africa.
Type Any Text with Foreign
- If you have
the need to type anything in a foreign language
which has accents and other strange-looking characters, and you only
have a US
keyboard, your life used to be miserable. This site allows you to
Polish characters, for example, without a Polish keyboard. You can edit
text in the box and then copy it to your e-mail application, word
etc. Languages supported: Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German,
Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
UK Outbound Passenger
Lists for the period 1890 - 1960 - The lists cover every civilian
(military vessels are not
included) long-haul voyage made between 1890 and 1960 from all British
(English, Welsh and Scottish) ports, and from all Irish ports before
in 1921 and all Northern Irish ports after partition, to any
outside Europe. (These voyages often called en route at additional
including those in Europe, and
disembarking at these stops are also included.) While destinations such
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA feature
strongly, all continents are covered and you can find passengers on
sailing to all parts of Asia, the Caribbean, South America and West
total the records comprise 24 million passengers, appearing on 164,000
lists and are fully searchable. The site is also an invaluable facility
tracing records in the UK of Births, Marriages and Deaths.
1938/39 telephone directory -
For those looking for relatives from Warsaw, the 1938/39 telephone
directory is available on-line.
- An independent non-governmental organization documenting and
popularizing the recent history of Poland and Eastern Europe. It
continues the activities of the illegal "Karta" and the clandestine
Eastern Archives of the 1980s. In English, Polish, Russian and German.
Site has articles, photographs and databases – one of which is the
Index of the Repressed. This data base covers people who were
persecuted by the Soviets (includes those deported or arrested).
Photo Gallery - Poland
- Thousands of photographs, many pre-1945, from the National Digital
Archives. A fantastic resource but web pages only in Polish.
Pre-war photos of Poland
- More than 35,000 pictures of pre-WWII Poland, many of them Jewish
scenes. The simplest way to access information about an ancestral town
is to use the Search engine at the lower right of the home page.
Pre-war photos of Poland -
This is an excellent collection of photos of pre-war Poland -
categorised according to places and themes.
terra nova: a land of milk and honey -
Following the end of the Second World War, there remained over one
million people who, for one reason or another were displaced from their
country of origin. From 1947-54 Australia received 170,000 persons of
diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, 60,000 of whom were
Polish. They arrived as servicemen, single men and women,
families and young people. This is their story.