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General & National
Castle Garden New York – Port of New York ship passenger manifests prior to Ellis Island
Census Data – Links to searchable US Census Records – 1870 to 1950
Ellis Island – Port of New York ship passenger manifests 1820 to 1957
Family Search – Latter Day Saints databases
Kashubian Migration Project – Surnames by settlement location, particularly the US and Canada, with information about the listed individual
Haller’s Army Application Index – WWI: Haller’s Army, also called the Polish Army in France or the Blue Army – applications of US volunteers
Parish Jubilee Books – From several states, an index of names (donors, businessmen, church organizations, etc.) in books celebrating parish jubilees
Social Security Death Index – Index at Family Search
Stephen Morse Databases – Censuses, port manifests, much more
Surname Data of Immigrants to Indiana and the Midwest – Over 62,000 surnames with data supplied by family researchers
Vital & Other Records – Links by State & County – Organized by state, links to state & county sources to obtain vital, court and other records
World War II Alien Registration – All non-citizens residing in or entering the US between Aug 1940 & Mar 31, 1944, were recorded on a Form AR-2
World War II Memorial Registry, Washington DC – Searchable indexes and additional information

Insurance Company Records
Death Claims Index of the PRCUA 1908-1947 – Polish Roman Catholic Union of America insurance claims folders
Death Claims Index of the Polish White Eagle Association – Insurance death claims documents
Non-Death Claims Index of the Polish White Eagle Association

Universal Cemetery Records Search – See individual states for local cemetery search engines
Billion Graves – Broad location grave search
Find a Grave – Largest site of its type to find grave locations and search cemeteries
US Veteran Administration (VA) Cemeteries – Search a name for grave location in all VA cemeteries

State & City
ILLINOIS
Polish Military Alliance Battalion – 396 officers and men with rank and company assignment from their January 1918 fundraising ball
State of Illinois Archives – Links to Databases: Vital, Military, Probate, Court, etc.

ILLINOIS – Chicago & Cook County
Chicago: Archdiocesan Cemeteries 1864-1989 – Name search with grave location data – Family Search site
Chicago: Archdiocesan Cemeteries – Name search with grave location data – Archdiocesan site
Chicago: Birth Records from Polish Church Indexes 1869-1915 – Primarily St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Cantius, Holy Trinity
Chicago: Marriage Records from Polish Church Indexes 1869-1915 – Primarily St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Cantius, Holy Trinity
Chicago: Death Notices Index – Dziennik Chicagoski 1890-1929 – Obituaries from the Polish language newspaper
Chicago: Death Notices Index – Dziennik Chicagoski 1930-1971 – Obituaries from the Polish language newspaper
Chicago: Directory of Polish Businessmen 1903 – Directory published in the Dziennik Chicagoski Polish language newspaper
Chicago: Poles of Chicago 1837-1937 – Index of names described in the book of notable Chicago Poles during that century
Chicago: School Class – Holy Trinity 1883
Niles: St. Hedwig Orphanage – 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950: Censuses listing pupils (orphans), boarders and their families, sometimes the nuns

INDIANA
Northern Indiana – Marriage index of St. Joseph & Laporte counties
South Bend: Cedar Grove and St. Joseph Cemeteries – Index of grave inscriptions 1880s-1970s
South Bend: Burials at Cedar Grove Cemetery Index 1877-1935 – From St. Hedwig (1877-1935) & St. Casimer (1899-1923) parishes

MARYLAND
Baltimore: Death Notice Index – Jedność Polonia1926-1946 – Obituaries and death notices from the Polish language newspaper

MICHIGAN
Cemeteries – Detroit: Area cemeteries with contact information and links
Cemeteries – Detroit: Mt. Elliott Cemeteries including those in Clinton Township, Waterford and Rochester
Cemeteries – Grand Rapids: Holy Cross Cemetery tombstone transcriptions
Surname List – Macomb County: Obituary index
Surname List – Obituaries on Family Search
Surname List – Priests of Michigan: a listing of some Michigan parish and priest assignments
Vital Records – Michiganology: Death Certificates 1897-1952
Vital Records – Wayne County: Death index (ex. Detroit)

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Historical Society – Search engine for vital and other records
Minneapolis/St. Paul: Baptism Records from Minnesota Churches – From 11 churches around Minneapolis and St. Paul 1881-1945
Minneapolis/St. Paul: Marriage Records from Minnesota Churches – From 10 churches around Minneapolis and St. Paul 1883-1937

NEW YORK
Polish Genealogical Society of New York State – Collection of several databases for New York State
Schenectady County Eastern European roots – Newsletters highlighting family histories by surname

OHIO
Ohio Death Certificate Index – Provided by the Ohio History Center for various years between 1904 and 1963
Middleburh Heights, Cuyahoga County: St. Adelbert Cemetery – Burial records and tombstone inscriptions
Toledo – First Polish Families Database 1866-77 and a Descriptive Article on the First Families of Toledo Polonia
Toledo Baptism Records– Incomplete list from four churches, 1869-1880
Toledo Marriage Records– Incomplete list from four churches, 1866-1885
Toledo Death Records– Incomplete list from four churches, 1867-1885
Toledo Lucas County Polish Surname Death Records 1871-1886 – Prior to the opening of St. Hedwig, the first Polish church in Toledo

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Vital Records index – Provided through the Wisconsin Historical Society
Milwaukee: Marriage Records from Kuryer Polski – Marriage notices in the Polish language newspaper
Milwaukee: Death Notices from Kuryer Polski 1900-1935 – Obituaries and death notices in the Polish language newspaper
Milwaukee: Catholic Cemeteries Search Page – Archdiocese of Milwaukee website
Milwaukee: Poles of Milwaukee 1846-1946 – Index of names described in the book of notable Milwaukee Poles during that century
Newton: School Class – St. Casimir 1879-1880