How to obtain a land record



How it works:

STEP 1: Find the name of the settlement in the Land Records database . Send us an email at: [email protected] including the name of the village or town you are interested in.

STEP 2: We will additionally verify the location of your settlement and the settlement that you found in the database and we will contact you within 10 days, notifying you of the verification result. Many different villages and towns have the same or a similar name, and many names had changed considerably over the centuries. Therefore, it is very important to precisely determine the location.

STEP 3: We will provide you with information on the type and general content of documents relating to your locality to which we have access. We do not provide the text of the document, but we describe its content in detail so that you can make the right decision whether you are interested in it.

Here is our sample answer. The village of Brylińce, located in the gmina of Krasiczyn, the county of Przemyśl, the voivodeship of Podkarpacie, the country of Poland. The location is the same as the location of your family village that you have provided.

Documents of the village of Brylińce:

a) The property inventory from 1769. It contains a register of subjects (it lists by name and surname the heads of individual families, their property and social status), a register of feudal obligations, a description of the manor and farm buildings, a description of the inn, and a description of the brewery. The document is available as a scan of the original document.

b) Additionally, we have got the document of inspection of the village from 1765. It contains a register of the feudal obligations of inhabitants, the number of peasant and craftsman families according to their social division. We can attach this document to the report. The document is available as a scan of the original document.

c) Map of the village of Brylińce 1779 – 83.

We can compile these three documents as a whole, creating an image of the village from the 1760s and 1770s.

It is free of charge up to this stage.

We do not have access to some documents, but we know where they are stored. We can get them for you by placing an online order or by going there in person. The commissioning party bears the costs of obtaining the document.

STEP 4: After receiving the payment we will start the research. It may take a while, however, you will be informed about the whole process on a regular basis. We will compile a document or a series of documents in the form of a report. We will send the report along with the scans of documents by e-mail.

See a sample report.

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