Toruń Archives

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Chelmza, Golub-Dobrzyń, Grudziadz, Lidzbark

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Toruń Polish State Archives (PSA) project:

Indexing is proceeding on an archive by archive basis and data entry is now complete for the records of Chelmza, Golub-Dobrzyń in the Toruń branch of the Polish State Archives.

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Town Fond Ref# Type Years in LDS films (if applicable) Years to be indexed in Toruń PSA project
Chelmza 94 B   1823-1847
M   1824-1847
D   1824-1847
Chelmza 94 census   1823, 1826, 1834, 1845
Golub-Dorbrzyń 672 B 1808-1865 1866-1876, 1878, 1881, 1885-1886, 1888-1899
M 1808-1865 1866-1877, 1881, 1885-1886, 1888, 1891-1899
D 1808-1865 1866-1874, 1876, 1878, 1881, 1885-1886, 1888, 1891-1899
Grudziaz 1260 B   1824-1846, 1859-1874
M   1824-1846, 1859-1874
D   1824-1846
Lidzbark 441 B   1850-1874
M   1850-1874

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

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