[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Wegrow, Poland Records

Paul Rakow paul.rakow at cantab.net
Fri Apr 14 15:47:06 PDT 2017

 Hello Sieg,

      In the AGAD archives in Warsaw there are 4 volumes of government
 records concerning the Wegrow Protestant parish - about 2000 pages
 altogether - but be warned, these are not birth, marriage and death
 records, they are usually more concerned with money and legal matters.
 Sometimes you will find church school records included, and often tax
 lists. The years covered are 1811 to 1880.

   If you want to take a look, there are low resolution scans on-line at


 The Wegrow parish records are sygn 1325, 1326, 1327 and 1328.

    I've taken a quick look - I found a tax list from 1838, listing
 the heads of the households, their village, occupation, family size,
 tax band. Look in the sygn 1326 volume, starting around p431.


    (link might be too long - put it all on one line if it breaks.

      There are also quite a few legal agreements signed by large
 numbers of parishoners. You might get lucky, and find an ancestor's
 signature, or his XXX mark.

     Most parishes are covered, so this isn't just for Wegrow people.

             Good luck,

               Paul Rakow

On Thu, April 13, 2017 13:32, Sigrid Pohl Perry wrote:
> Hello Sieg,
> First, please let us know the primary family members and approximate
> dates of your ancestors who lived in Wegrow parish. Sometimes people
> reported events in other nearby parishes rather than going to the main
> one. Some of us may recognize a surname popular in a particular parish in
> Mazowieckie near Wegrow.
> I have also checked all the Polish online records databases for Wegrow
> (W?grów) evangelical records. The only ones I could find are here:
> http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryki.php?op=kt&ar=6&zs=0809d&sy=3000&kt=1
> This url should take you to the page that shows the Wegrow Evangelical
> marriage records from 1849-1850. I did not find an index of names, but
> have not had any time to look at every image. Some of these records may
> also be alegata - certified birth records for the bride and groom getting
> married in 1849-1850.
> I have asked our German colleague, Irmgard Mueller, the moderator of
> Mittelpolen.de about any other sources for Lutheran records from Wegrow.
> She tells me that there are no other known sources specifically from this
> church. She suggested that you search for specific people or families to
> see if records were accumulated with those in other nearby parishes. Look
> on this one: http://geneteka.genealodzy.pl/
> Choose Mazowieckie which includes the town of Wegrow, its Catholic
> parishes, and other town parishes, some of which include Evangelical
> records. You can search for the family surname; remember to use some
> version of Polish spellings because the records are usually in Polish.
> Some of the results will have scans linked to them. I like to begin with
> marriages (the middle tab for the search results) to look for a specific
> couple. I don't add given names until I'm sure I'll get some results on
> the surname.
> Good luck!
> Sigrid Pohl Perry
> On 4/12/2017 6:17 PM, Sieg Schewe wrote:
>> To All Members: The late Gerry Frank, myself and others have been
>> looking for evangelical records for years for the Wegrow, Poland area.
>> As I can't make it to the convention I would ask if someone would take
>> it upon them selves to ask this questions for all of us. From the
>> German Societies in the USA and Germany. If anyone has found any
>> records and where from this area. A Great Full Thank You
>> Sieg
>> Sieg Schewe

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