Warszawa Archives

Special Message for indices to records from the city of Warszawa from the Warszawa Polish State Archives

You have indicated an interest in vital records with SURNAMES from the above towns or your search of the JRI - Poland database has turned up vital records with SURNAMES from these towns. Please note the following announcement and instructions regarding these towns and/or the noted records:

JRI - POLAND : POLISH STATE ARCHIVES PROJECT

Indices for previously unavailable records

The goal of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is to index all Jewish vital records more than 100 years old in the Polish State Archives that are not included in the microfilm collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Copies of these records are available from the Polish State Archives.

Read about the up-to-date status of the JRI-Poland / PSA project.

Warszawa Polish State Archives (PSA) project:

The Indexing of the Warszawa City Vital records was processed in several phases.

Phase 1

Jewish Record Indexing-Poland acquired indices to almost 17,000 Jewish birth, marriage and death records for the City of Warszawa from 1869 to 1898. The records were indexed by the staff of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical Institute, from registers in the Warszawa Region Branch. This phase has been fully funded.

Phase 2

The Joint JRI-Poland/Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project continued with the addition of additional 11,000 Jewish Birth, marriage and death records for the City of Warszawa from 1869 to 1899. This phase has been fully funded.

Phase 3

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland acquired index pages for the vital registers for those records not indexed under Phase 1 and 2. The JRI-Poland staff in Warszawa indexed these records and then we utilized a dedicated staff member to review the indices, identify and correct errata and complete brides names for those marriage indices which only contained groom’s names. This phase completed birth, marriage and death records from 1864 to 1904 and added an additional 37,000 records to the JRI-Poland database. This phase has been fully funded.

Phase 4

With the renewal of the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland/Polish State Archives Agreement, the indexing at the Warszawa Archive is able to begin. This phase will cover the indexing from the vital registers from 1905-1913 as well as a review of the work that has previously been done to see if any additional registers were missed.


Warszawa was separated into various districts or Cyrkuli. There were separate register books for each Cyrkuli. It is important to know where your family lived and if the registered survived for their districts. For more information and links to district maps please click here.

Listed in the chart below is the districts and years that have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team, as well as which indices are searchable in the JRI-Poland database.

For additional information about your town's records in the Warszawa Archives project, please contact the Warszawa Archive Coordinator: Hadassah Lipsius.

For information about future Archives to be indexed, subscribe to the JRI-Poland mailing list and read the up-to-date reports.

Districts/Cyrkuli

Year I I/XI I/XII II III IV V V/VI VI VII IX X XI
  B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D B M D
1864                                           X       X                          
1865                                 X         X                                  
1866                               X X                                            
1867                               X X                                            
1868 X                       X   X   X                                            
1869 X   X                   X X X   X X X X X               X                    
1870 X X X                           X           X           X                    
1871                                             X           X                    
1872 X X X                                       X           X                    
1873 X X X                                       X           X                    
1874       X X X                                 X           X X                  
1875       X X X                                 X         X X X                  
1876       X       X                             X         X X                    
1877       X X X                                 X         X                      
1878       X X X                                 X                                
1879       X X X                                 X                                
1880 X X X                                       X                                
1881       X X X                                                                  
1882       X X X                   X                           X                  
1883       X X X                   X                                              
1884       X   X                                                 X X X            
1885       X                                                       X X            
1886       X X X                   X               X             X X X            
1887       X X X                   X             X X       X           X          
1888       X X X                                 X         X           X          
1889     X X X                     X               X         X         X          
1890                               X                         X         X          
1891       X X X                               X   X         X X       X          
1892                                         X   X   X X X     X X   X X          
1893 X X X             X                   X         X X X X   X X X X X          
1894 X X X                                           X X X     X       X          
1895 X X       X                     X               X X X             X          
1896                       X                         X X X   X         X X        
1897                                                 X X X     X       X          
1898 X X X                                           X X X             X X        
1899                                                 X X X X             X        
1900                                         X       X X X X X                   X
1901                           X       X             X X X X X           X       X
1902                                 X               X                   X       X
1903                                                 X                   X       X
1904                         X       X   X                                        
1905                           A         A           A                         A  

X = ONLINE JRI-POLAND DATABASE
A = UNDER REVIEW


Surviving records less than 100 years old are held in the Civil Records Offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) of each town.

For information on the 20th century records available for your town, visit the Routes to Roots Foundation website, CLICK ON THE 'SEARCH DATABASE' button (on the right side) and enter the town name. Look for the town name in the Repository/City column of the search results. There are typically links to lists of available births, marriage and death records for the town.

Note, however, the Routes to Roots Foundation database may indicate turn of the century records that have already been transferred to the appropriate branch of the Polish State Archives where they can be indexed for the JRI-Poland database.

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