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Particular letters in the field "Type of entry" mean:
- entry of Birth
- entry of Marriage
- entry of Death
There is a possibility to search entries after filling out any of the fields, and in case of the surname and name also it is possible to enter only the first letters - it is important in cases when we are not sure of the spelling, for example "±" or "on" as well as with regard to different spelling of the same names in the original text, for instance "Maryanna", "Marianna", "Marjanna" and sometimes just "Maria". The entries in the database are identical with the original spelling of words in the records.
Let us remember that the fewer fields we fill in, the more search results we will get and inversely - upon entering more detailed information about the searched persons we will obtain more accurate and concrete result.
As a result of searching the marriage entry ("M") we will get the information about the both parties of the ceremony (spouses).
Foreigners please note that the Polish language is an inflectional language which means that some part of female surnames differs from their masculine equivalents (Kowalska - Kowalski).
Users who do not have Polish fonts in their hardware may use the attached keyboard.
Using the database one should remember that the annual volume in which we found the searched entry not always refers to the volume of the very event; it particularly relates to entries of birth which were sometimes recorded even several years afterwards. Our methodology was that in the database we input the year of the entry record and not the year of the event. It will be possible to establish the exact date (the year as well as the exact day and month) having seen the whole entry.
That being so the State Archive in Płock warns that the information found in the database cannot be used to set in motion any formal and/or legal actions. Therefore the State Archive in Płock shall not be held responsible for resulting actions.