How do I trace family that were born in Sarny, Wolyn Poland but the area now falls in the Ukraine.
I am trying to get birth certificates as well as marriage certificates.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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We are delighted to assist you and have found information on how you can find links that pertain to your search. Below is an excerpt from a video presentation handout, which you can watch here
“Gazetteers and Maps by Marek Koblanski
Gazetteers: One of the most useful gazetteers for Prussia, or to be more specific, the area of Prussia, which lies within the borders of today’s Poland, which we can also call the area of Poland under the Prussian administration, is the “Gemeindelexikon für das Koenigreich Preussen” from around 1900.
Maps: I would highly recommend for everyone to spend some time on the web and search for the sites showing the maps of your main interest, and see which of them would work for you the best.”
This information was found in the article: https://familysearch.brightspotcdn.com/32/9e/b6f4a2a07f6d6bb2de2a049301ed/polish-records-sources-handout.pdf Clicking on this link will take you to the article where many more resources are explained.
Another video presentation: https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/bessarabia-then-and-now-researching-our-ancestors-and-locating-helpful-resources
You may find a Group within Community that can take you further. This seems to be the biggest one, but there are others too.
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There is a whole course starting with this one, Introduction to Polish Research: https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/introduction-to-polish-research
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