[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Konin Archives posts more digital records

Albert Muth albertmuth734 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 11:19:45 PDT 2012

The website of the Polish State Archives in Poznań has posted
an April update to the list of digital images online of church records
from the Konin. I reported on the last updates in December 2011.

Currently, only some five branches are participating in a beta
project called “Zintegrowany System Informacji Archiwalnej
ZoSIA” (baza ZoSIA, for short), including Warszawa, Lublin,
Poznań, and Konin. The only online inventories of which I am
aware are for just two of them:

for Konin:

For Poznań, see

(from December 2011, this may update very soon))

Remember, these are just links to the inventories. They lack
hyperlinks to take you to the records on a different website.

You need to keep track of two numbers: that of the branch archives
and that of the parish. The number for the branch archives in Konin is 54;
you will find the number for the parish in the first column of the
inventory, labelled “Numer zespołu”.

If you wish to see records from the first parish on the Konin list,
Białków (52°10' N 18°35' E), you need the Konin number 54 and
the number 726 that you found in column one for Białków.
The website where you will find scanned records is:
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/54/726/0/-/.  This was the easy part.

Look mid page, on the right side for "Title of the Fond" (against
a grey background). Above this line, on the right side, there are
three tabs: description of the fond, series, and units. Select the
second tab, for series. From here, I usually look for the line that
says: urodzenia, małzeństwa, zgony ("births, marriages, deaths").
Click on it. Then, select the year that interests you, click on it.
>From here, you are on your own. For records in the Poznań
archives, the process is similar. Its number is 53.

There is no search box for you to type in a surname. You will
need to look for your names record by record, page by page.
Using the records will be somewhat easier if you already have
familiarity with the format of church records that have been
microfilmed. Do keep track of where you found the index for
the year, as they are unmarked and tedious to locate.

Use of these records is intended for people who know how to
determine which parish they should look in (hint: you must use a gazetteer).

Al Muth

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