Re: Polish soldiers records in UK.
I have recently written off to the UK to obtain my father's records. The E~mail address is on the Kresy-siberia site.
The Records Office there answered my request promptly. Your initial E~mail should give your father's name, date and place of birth, and his father's name. They then can verify if they have the records
Once in communication with them they will tell you what to do. My understanding is that you must supply proof that you are "next of kin" (ie your a birth certifcate if you are the son ) and a death certificate of the person whose records they are. The cost is 30 English pounds.
Steve Szewczuk <sszewczuk@...
I would appreciate any advise wrt to my researching my mother's family - details of which I know very little. My mother, Stephania Bednarczyk, passed away in 1982 & I had learnt from a very early age not to ask questions. Fortunately my father is alive and very well and I have a relatively comprehensive overview of his family and experiences, but he has been able to provide only a snippet or two of info on my mother's family.
My grandfather's name was Ignacy Bednarczyk and I have looked for references with variations to his names, such as Ignatius Bednarczuk but have so far drawn a blank.
My mother was from a settlement, Wola Goluchowska, that was only established in 1927. Consequently I have no idea where both my grandparents were born so I have no starting point.
(On the upside I have found, via the K-S group, a neighbour from Wola Goluchowska, Krystyna Freiberger in Canada, whose mother was also from Wola Goluchowska)
My grandfather ended up in the UK after the war. Having seen pictures of him in army uniform and assuming that he was demobilised in the UK there may be records of him in the UK.
Consequently I would appreciate it if advise could be given as to where I could find and access records of Polish soldiers in the UK.
Also are there any UK civilian records that may be accessed?. My grandfather passed away approx 1980.
Thanks in advance
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