Katowice Archive

Special Search Results Message for indices to records from the towns of
Będzin, Kromołów, Mysłowice, Olkusz, Pilica, Sosnowiec, Wolbrom, Zarnowiec and Zawiercie

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


Indices for previously unavailable records

The goal of the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland milestone agreement with the Polish State Archives 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.

The first towns to be indexed in the Katowice archives project are Będzin and Sosnowiec Indexing of other towns cannot start until an Archive Coordinator has been appointed. If you would like to volunteer for the Archive Coordinator responsibility, you are invited to contact JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond at SMSDiamond@aol.com.

See the Project Status page for the current fundraising status of the Będzin and Sosnowiec projects in the Katowice archives project.

Note: in general, as the fundraising target is reached for each town, the data is processed and the indices will become available on-line.

To contribute to the indexing of the records for Będzin or other towns in the Katowice Archives project, click here.

For the latest information about projects to index the records at other branches of the Polish State Archives, read the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project pages and subscribe to the JRI-Poland mailing list.

If the name of the town below is highlighted as a hyperlink, click on it for a listing of the surnames from that town.

Town Fond Ref# Type Years in LDS films
(if applicable)
Indices now on-line Records now indexed, but not online Records in PSA to be indexed
Będzin 788 B 1826-1859 1826-1883   Contact town Leader
M 1826-1859 1826-1864, 1866-1867, 1869-1883  
D 1826-1859 1826-1883  
Kromołów (see Zawiercie)            
Mysłowice 5 B 1847-1870     1871-1874
M 1847-1870     1871-1874
D 1847-1870     1871-1874
Olkusz 1109 B 1827-1870   1826, 1871-1900  
M 1827-1870   1826, 1871-1900  
D 1827-1870   1826, 1871-1900  
Pilica 1111 B 1826-1870 1871-1880, 1884   1885-1903
M 1826-1870 1871-1880, 1884, 1891   1885-1890, 1892-1903
D 1826-1870 1871-1880, 1884   1885-1903
Sosnowiec 2109 B   1901-1909    
M   1901-1909  
D   1901-1909  
Trzebinia 2482 B       1879-1905
M       1883-1901
D       1884-1899
Wolbrom 1124 B 1826-1870     1871-1886
M 1826-1870     1871-1886
D 1826-1870     1871-1886
Zarnowiec 1123 B 1826-1870     1871-1880
M 1826-1870     1871-1880
D 1826-1870     1871-1880
Zawiercie 898 B 1826-1854     1855-1904
M 1826-1854     1855-1904
D 1826-1854     1855-1904

Notes: Fond Ref# = Document/Record group.
Akt# = Document number.

Additional records are available for towns in the Katowice area and are available at the local Civil Records Offices. For more information, send an e-mail to the contact listed.

Town Type Years available at USC Earlier years located in For more information, contact
Będzin BMD 1884-1942   Będzin@jri-poland.org
Chrzanow B 1907, 1919-1920, 1925   chrzanow@jri-poland.org
M 1907-1939  
D 1907-1941  
Czeladz BMD 1929-1942 Będzin czeladz@jri-poland.org
Dabrowa Gornica BMD 1911-1941 Będzin Dabrowa Gornicza@jri-poland.org
Mysłowice   1875-1892   myslowice@jri-poland.org
Olkusz BMD 1881-1943   olkusz@jri-poland.org
Oswiecim B 1885-1913   oswiecim@jri-poland.org
M 1881-1931  
D 1889-1936  
Pilica BMD 1903-1911; 1913-1916; 1922-1942   pilica@jri-poland.org
Siewierz BMD 1930-1941   siewerz@jri-poland.org
Skala   1907-1942   skala@jri-poland.org
Slawkow BMD 1903-1942 Olkusz slawkow@jri-poland.org
Sosnowiec BMD 1903-1942 Będzin sosnowiec@jri-poland.org
Sosnowiec Modrzejow BMD 1916-19242 Będzin & Sosnowiec
Sosnowiec Zagorze BMD 1916-1928 Będzin & Sosnowiec
Strzemieszyce Wielkie BMD 1931-1942 Będzin strzemieszywielkie@jri-poland.org
Trzebinia B 1906-1945   trzebinia@jri-poland.org
M 1902-1941  
D 1941, 1946  
Wolbrom B 1898-1902; 1906; 1908; 1910-1940   wolbrom@jri-poland.org
M 1887-1901; 1903-1907; 1909-1913; 1938-1941  
D 1887-1888; 1890-1896; 1898-1904; 1906; 1908; 1911; 1915-1919; 1925-1942  
Zagorze B 1890-1921; 1927-1928   zagorze@jri-poland.org
M 1890-1920; 1922-1924  
D 1890-1928  
Zarnowiec BMD 1882-1938   zarnowiec@jri-poland.org
Zawiercie BMD 1905-1943 (includes Kromolow 1826-1943; Siewierz 1930-1942; Poreba 1937-1940)   zawercie@jri-poland.org

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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