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Question about birth records and history as Breslau

by MichaelNesmith Online Now Oct 22, 2006 at 10:50 AM

I was interested in visiting Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) to find information about my mother who was born and raised there during pre-WW2. I also wanted to know if anyone could give places to see or historical sites that pre-date the war. Thanks.

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    RE: Question about birth records and history as Breslau

    by adin Online Now Oct 22, 2006 at 11:39 AM

    BEFORE visiting there try doing some preliminary research by writing to the proper authority for information.
    Good place to start is:
    where you can find links to city's authorities
    where you can try :
    Divisions and departments of the Municipal Office (http://www.wroclaw.pl/m6902)
    on the left-side pane. At the botom of it there is the Registry Office
    which is actually the civil records office (USC: Urząd Stanu Cywilnego).
    The direct link is in Polish only: http://www.wroclaw.pl/m3493/

    Another one is the state archive office:
    although in Polish only, on this site of state archive on Wroclaw you can find their phone numbers snail-mail address and e-mail address by clicking on "adresi i telefony" on right side menu.

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