The ability to search for birth, marriage and death records in regions now in Poland has enabled research most of us never thought possible. However, to many these resources are a perplexing maze of random searches. Sigrid Pohl Perry’s presentation will provide a brief overview of two primary databases that reveal parish and civil registry records in Poland encompassing many Polish, German and Jewish residents in the 19th – early 20th centuries. This presentation was originally created in 2021 for members of SGGEE as the second session of a 6-part course on navigating various online databases in Poland. The entire course and handout are available in the Members Only section of Convention on the SGGEE website.