1924 Warsaw death record #general


Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Robert Tachna asks how to obtain a 1924 death record listed in Warsaw's Nasz
Przeglad newspaper. According to information online, the years 1923-39 of
this newspaper are available at the YIVO Library and at Harvard's Lamont
Library, so I guess one would need to go to or contact one of those
libraries, and ask to see the original notice in the newspaper.

However, I am wondering if that is what Robert really wants, or if in fact
what he is after is actually a death certificate for his relative. While the
Polish State Archives hold vital records more than 100 years old, and
JRI-Poland has many of them indexed and has some more recent records indexed
from other sources, there is no index online as far as I know of vital
records less than 100 years old, which are held in the Civil Records Office
(Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) of each city. So if Robert wants a 1924 death
certificate, he would need to write to the Warsaw USC and ask about it.

Fortunately, the Warsaw USC has a website which has all its contact details,
and also has online (downloadable) application forms for births, deaths and
marriages. It is in Polish, but I managed to negotiate it with online
translations. The link directly to the section with the forms is:
http://usc.um.warszawa.pl/wnioski-i-dokumenty

I hope that helps!

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel

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