Birth records from PRUZANA in Poland? #belarus #poland


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Pruzana (Pruzhany, and other variations) is a town in the Brest region of Belarus, near the Poland/Russia border. In 1924, when my FIL was born, it was in Poland. I am looking for his birth records. I have his displaced person paper from after the war, but would like a birth record that the Polish government would accept, as my son has a girlfriend in Sweden and would like to get a job there, which would be much easier with EU citizenship, which, as a grandchild of a person who left Poland because of the Holocaust, he is entitled to receive. Does anyone know if this community would have recorded civil records or if the birth records would only be in the local synagogue, which I do not know if is even standing, much less if any records from the 1920s are still extant! I appreciate any help. We are contemplating traveling there next summer, so would be able to access records in person if that is how it works, but it would be helpful to have some idea how to start, since my Polish is nonexistent!

Marijke Bekken
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