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Geneteka is the website of the Polish Genealogical Society and has free, online Polish indexes included baptisms, marriages, deaths, military records, and more. They have more than 22 million free, indexed Polish records.
Geneteka shows breakdowns of birth, death, and marriage indexes from different regions if you’re interested in the depth of data from an area of research.
To start a free search of Polish indexes, select a region from their map of Poland or region links in the right-side column, and you’ll open an index search window for records in that area. Follow the prompts and use translate.google.com if instructions don’t translate thoroughly. (Hint: Polish: Nazwisko=English: Surname; Polish: Imię=English: First Name).
Other indexes and helpful sites include:
their parish index site with over 6 million indexed images by region
their indexed obituaries page
link to digitized record links at the “Resource Library,” Biblioteka Kresowa, with hundreds of digitized books including estates, lists of persons at various provinces, etc.
links to more digitized libraries, broken down by record type including land, cemeteries, emigration, photos and postcards, genealogies and compiled genealogies, coats of arms, directories, and many more
links to other Polish genealogy sites by category
link to active Polish message board
an alphabetical Parish record search with over 17,000 parishes and links to indexed records
list of Lutheran parishes and date of founding
Digitized directories including:
and a helpful Latin-Polish genealogy dictionary with genealogy phrases found in Latin documents and their Polish translation