Genealogical Sources in Poland

by Katarzyna Smalcerz, Your Roots in Poland Family archives inform about the situation of the family, and they very often consist of genealogical registers. Also information about leaseholders and serfs can be found there. In addition, the following materials can be used in genealogical research: metrics, censuses, judicial and notarial documents, acts from universities, parties,…

Warsaw Poland

Understanding Your Polish Ancestors: The Warsaw Uprising

By Katarzyna Smalcerz, Your Roots in Poland Every August the 1st, Poles commemorate an anniversary of The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Powstanie Warszawskie), which is considered one of the most significant events in modern Polish history. Due to its tragic consequences, in particular the enormous human and material losses, the question of the legitimacy of the…