Live Q&A: 5 research websites to help you reclaim your Polish citizenship

About this event

Finding records in Poland and neighbouring countries about your Polish ancestors can be a life-changing experience, but it is also notoriously difficult because of the passage of time, lack of reliable information and shifts of geographical borders. Before World War II, Poland kept excellent records of its citizens: birth, marriage and death certificates, commercial documents, electoral rolls and other directories. Whilst many of them were destroyed, available resources are painstakingly being digitalised by state archivists.

Some of these archives are now online and can be accessed free of charge. In this online discussion, our research coordinator, Paulina Skurczynska, and the director of Polaron, Eva Hussain, will reveal 5 research websites that can help you reclaim your Polish citizenship, and tell you how to navigate these sites.


Melbourne, Australia – Wednesday 12 August 4:00 PM AEST

New York, USA – Wednesday 12 August 2:00 AM

London, UK – Wednesday 12 August 7:00 AM


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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm