Site cite for accessing archival documents of Bydgoszczy and Torun (was part of Prussia) #germany
Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
I recently wrote to the Bydgoszcz archive regarding accessing online
two of their collections (Tuchola & Lubiewo).
They replied within a few days with the following site which I believe
would be very useful for many of you:
You can press the English flag on top to have the basics translated.
The site holds partial scanned collections >from the following archives:
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy Oddzial w Inowroclawiu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu Oddzial we Wloclawku
The years available (for what I searched) are 1874-1911. Not all years
are available online and sometimes there is a partial ledger / index.
The documents are in Polish or German (depending on dates and specific
ledger) and are mostly very legible.
It does help to know a few words in Polish to navigate the site better.
(I don't speak German or Polish) but managed quite well with knowing
basic words such as births, deaths etc. as well as the basic structure
of each document)
There are at least 2 general ways to search the site:
1) Using the top search bar (default or advanced modes)
2) Filtering (more or less) via the left panel after executing any
sort of query. The elements chosen and filtered by are shown near the
top and you can remove any of them by clicking the relevant "x".
Please note that you can search by names but the results would only be
retrieved for the parts of the collections that were already
transcribed (and would therefor be only partial).
A possible way to search is via location (without names) - just by
looking page by page (sometimes with the help of an old existing
scanned index) through the various files, you can find genealogical
I did :)
I managed to break down several brick walls and add 2 more generations
to a very stubborn branch of my tree !
Happy hunting! Tamar Amit in Israel
JewishGen ID #: 14962 Researching: BECKER, BERNSTEIN, COHN/KOHN, LEVY
(all variants), LOEFFLER >from the Tuchola area