More than 20 million scans available in Search the Archives service.

We would like to inform you that we have added more than 2 million new scans of the historic documentation from the state archives’ resources to the Search the Archives service.

The total number of the available materials has thus exceeded 20 million.

The service was updated with the scans of files of the Cities of Kraków and Lublin and of the further registry office records from the current Lubelskie, Małopolskie, Podlaskie, Wielkopolskie and Mazowieckie Provinces, being the basis for research on family history.

Created and developed by the National Digital Archives, the Search the Archives service is the largest on-line source of historical documentation. In addition to the registry office records and registers from thousands of Polish towns, censuses (of, among others, Kraków, Poznań and Łódź) and family archives, which constitute the basic source of information for research on family history, the service offers an opportunity to view, among others, city files, documentation of the Polish Government in exile, Capital City Reconstruction Office, “Radio Free Europe” Polish Broadcasting Station, and documentation concerning Nazi concentration camps and Łódź ghetto. Since its launch in 2009, the service has been visited by more than 2 million users. Ca. 5 thousand people use it every day.

Director of NDA Wojciech Wożniak, PhD – new General Director of State Archives


On 21 April 2016 Prime Minister Beata Szydło, upon the nomination by the Minister of Culture, Piotr Gliński, appointed Wojciech Woźniak for a position of the General Director of State Archives.

Since April 2009 Wojciech Woźniak has worked for NDA, first as a Deputy Director, and from 2012 as a Director.

Our whole team at NDA would like to thank you for cooparation, great engagement and your passion, with which you managed NDA. We are thankful for your leading all issues not only in the right manner, but in the bast possible! Thanks to you we are now seen as a modern and friendly institution!

We are pleased that a person with your experience and vision will lead the State Archives. We are certain, that you will represent us, the archivists, very well!

Thank you!
Your team at National Digital Archives


“IT Wings in Administration” awarded to

The “IT Wings in Administration” award is granted by the “IT w Administracji” (IT in Administration) monthly to IT projects implemented by public institutions which may serve as models in terms of the implementation method and effects. The goal is to award the institutions which have facilitated the access to public services, improved the service quality and office-citizen communication by implementing the projects. The award is granted in five categories: e-Administration, e-Culture and e-Education, e-Services for the citizen, Software for the office, Tools for communication with citizens.

The service was created and has been maintained and developed by the National Digital Archives since 2009. Since the opening, the service has been already visited by more than 1 000 000 users. The portal is an online interface of the Integrated Archive Information System (ZoSIA) and is used to present the descriptions and copies of the digital archive materials. The scans presented in the service are the effect of the intense digitalization of the archive materials, which is now being conducted in the state archive network. Currently, the service presents more than 14 000 000 digital copies from more than 30 institutions, mainly state archives. The addition of the next digital copies and a considerable service modernisation is planned in the coming future.

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