The State Archives in Poland preserve valuable records of a permanent historical and research value. These records include e.g. cartographic collections, records of governmental, regional and local administration, organizations and public institutions, financial institutions and cooperatives. The State Archives also preserve registers from various churches, public registers, records of schools, educational institutions, courts, notary and private property records, private papers and private collections. Public register records which are kept in the State Archives are over 100 years old.
After the destruction of the Warsaw
City Archives and their holdings in 1944, Warsaw local administration takes steps
to reactivate and reconstruct this institution. Archival staff started to search
for holdings which survived World War II. It was impossible to recreate the municipal
administration records from 19th and 20th century (the oldest municipal administration
records coming from up to the end of 19th century were preserved in the Archives
of Historical Records in Warsaw). However, the missing records were replaced by
new ones, some of them received as gifts.
Because of the loss of the most precious
materials nowadays the most valuable records in the holdings of the State Archives
of Warsaw are records of Russian Governor Administration
in Warsaw, Warsaw Imperial University, Technical University of Warsaw, Russian
Police in Warsaw and Russian Security Internal Police "Ochrana" in Warsaw.
Attention! While searching particular records you may use the national Internet-based databases describing archival collections in Poland.
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