Maps, links, journal back-issues and how-to tips make this a key starting place for research in the region.
Search for Central and East European ancestors in 1.85 million pages of more than 3,000 historical directories, plus memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust (Yizkor books), military lists, community and personal histories, and school records.
The Baza Systemu Indeksacji Archiwalnej (Archival Database Indexing System) of the Wielkopolska Genealogical Society contains more than 4 million entries from all over Wielkopolska (“Greater Poland,” in modern west-central Poland).
The Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw provides access to online registry books and other digitized parish records from the Eastern areas of Poland, now in Ukraine.
This site has databases you can search to find out whether the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine or the Family History Library (FHL) holds a particular Galician village’s or parish’s Greek or Roman Catholic church registers. (Galicia is an eastern portion of the region that is now divided between Poland and Ukraine.)
Metryki (“Metrics”) contains a number of vital record indexes.
The National Archives of Poland is creating this free online repository of digitized vital and civil records from the State Archives of Poland.
The site (available in Polish, English, French and German) has indexed more than 1.8 million marriages marriage records from the 19th century for parishes in the former Prussian province of Posen, now Poznań, Poland.