STATE ARCHIVES IN KATOWICE

The State Archives in Katowice is part of the network of historical archives in Poland. Its history goes back to 1932, when the first state historical archive in the history of this region was created in Katowice, in the Polish part of Upper Silesia. It was then called the Archives of Historical Records of the Silesian Voivodship (Archiwum Akt Dawnych Województwa Śląskiego). Currently, its resources, dating back to the 13th century, include documentation prepared in the eastern part of Silesia and in the western part of Lesser Poland.

Organizationally, the Archives are divided into the Headquarters in Katowice and 5 branch offices in Bielsko-Biała, Cieszyn, Gliwice, Pszczyna and Racibórz.

 

Contact details:

State Archives in Katowice

Director – Piotr Greiner Ph.D. (habilitated)

Deputy Director - Sławomir Krupa

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach, ul. Józefowska 104, 40-145 Katowice

Phone number: +32 208-78-01 and +32 208-78-02

e-mail: kancelaria@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

Branch in Bielsko-Biała

Manager: Paweł Hudzik

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach Oddział w Bielsku-Białej, ul. Piłsudskiego 43, 43-3.00 Bielsko-Biała

Phone number: +33 488-50-95

e-mail: apbielsko@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

Branch in Cieszyn

Manager: Tomasz Hajewski Ph.D.

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach Oddział w Cieszynie, ul. Mennicza 46, 43-4.00 Cieszyn

Phone number: +33 858-22-01

e-mail: apcieszyn@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

Branch in Gliwice

Manager: Bogusław Małusecki

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach Oddział w Gliwicach, ul. Zygmunta Starego 8, 44-1.00 Gliwice

Phone number: +32 231-44-40

e-mail: apgliwice@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

Branch in Pszczyna

Manager: Joanna Strońska-Przybyła

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach Oddział w Pszczynie, ul. Brama Wybrańców 1, 43-2.00 Pszczyna

Phone number: +32 210-35-60

e-mail: appszczyna@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

Branch in Racibórz

Manager: Krzysztof Langer

Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach Oddział w Raciborzu, ul. Solna 18, 47-4.00 Racibórz

Phone number: +32 755-33-77

e-mail: apraciborz@katowice.ap.gov.pl

 

In connection with the epidemic COVID-19, the terms of personal use in the Archive reading rooms have been limited. The date of the visit is determined only after the user has submitted an electronic order for archival materials (call slip) and/or the list of sources of evidence and information that the user intends to use during the visit. A visit to the research laboratory will be possible only after the Archive has confirmed the booking date. Visits to the reading rooms should be arranged via the following e-mail addresses and phone numbers:

 

The Archive's reading rooms are open:

* at the Headquarters in Katowice:

- Monday: 12.00 – 14.00 and 14.30 – 16.30

- from Tuesday to Friday: 9.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30;

* at the Branch in Bielsko-Biała:

- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30

- Wednesday: 12.00 – 14.00 and 14.30 – 16.30;

* at the Branch in Cieszyn:

- Wednesday: 12.00 – 14.00 and 14.30 – 16.30

- Thursday: 9.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30;

* at the Branch in Gliwice:

- Wednesday: 12.00 – 14.00 and 14.30 – 16.30

- Thursday: 9.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30;

* at the Branch in Pszczyna:

- Wednesday: 1.000 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30

- Thursday: 1.000 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30;

* at the branch in Racibórz:

- Wednesday: 12.00 – 14.00 and 14.30 – 16.30

- Thursday: 9.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.30;

Moreover, you should note that in the event of a lockdown in the area of operation of the State Archives in Katowice, the reading room will be closed.

 

* Databases (including genealogical research) - see the national portal:

szukaj w archiwach

* A list of archives from the fonts of the State Archives in Katowice available online (including genealogical research) - see the page with links: katowice.ap.gov.pl/ap/online

* Downloadable forms - see the page: katowice.ap.gov.pl/ap/tekst/formularze