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Źródła do badań genealogicznych w zasobie Archiwum Akt Nowych w Warszawie
The Sources for Genealogical Research in the Central Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw

Author(s): Adam Grzegorz Dąbrowski
Subject(s): 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Central Archives of Modern Records; ministries; central offices; societies; associations; personal data; family history; personal history
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses sources for genealogical research stored in the Central Archives of Modern Records. It also presents personal records of various institutions of Polish Republic and Polish People’s Republic from the years 1918 to 1990, including ministries, central offices, political institutions, associations, societies and private persons conducting scientific research. The article demonstrates how useful in genealogical research are such documents as: private correspondence, establishment plans, workforce data, the documents referring to personnel movement within the company (promotions, transfers, disciplinary penalties), lists of the personnel, pay slips, acts of promotions to different posts, collective promotion and honours requests, names of members of different committees, boards and delegations, name lists of members of different political parties, associations, societies (leaders and ordinary members). Such documents are usually scattered and need to be found through in-depth analysis of documentary evidence and the archives themselves, including specified document files. The article emphasises the fact that files containing personal data are of increased interest as they can be of considerable use in personal and family history.

  • Page Range: 153-166
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish