ARCHIVAL  LISTS - Military/Civilian Settlers

  • Military Settlers of the Eastern Borderlands of Poland - 10,607 names:   The list includes the Family Name, Given Name, the name of the settlement and its location, and the person's military rank. The source of this information is the Association of Families of Military and Civilian settlers in Eastern Poland, based in Warsaw.  The list was compiled by one of its members, based on documentation obtained from the Central Military Archives in Warsaw, as well as information from their members and some publications. The Association is aware that this is not a full list. Settlers from the Lwow, Tarnopol and Stanislawow voivodships (mostly civilian settlers) are not included, since most of those records were destroyed by the Soviets during the war.
    As per the Acts of 1920, the land that was given to ex-soldiers was mostly confiscated from former Russian estates. Settlers were given land that was not being used, and had to start from scratch to build homes and to cultivate the land. Military settlers received the land free of charge if they had served in the Polish Army and had fought at the front. Other soldiers bought the land on credit from the State, to be paid over a period of 30 years. Veterans had to live and work on their plot for 25 years to get full ownership from the Polish State or to be able to divide it or sell it. All civilian settlers purchased their land. Polish authorities do not have complete information about military and civilian settlements, since many documents were destroyed during WWII - mostly by the Soviets.

  • Members of the Association of Families of Borderland Settlers (OROK) - 377 names:   The association operated from 1983 to 2013 and served to commemorate the history of the Eastern Borderlands of Poland.  To this aim, the organization published 3 books (listed in the book list on this website).  This list includes the Family name, Given name, the related settlement and the location of the settlement, for each member.

  • Military Settlements in Wolyn Province 1921-1939:   The following list provides the names and location of military settlements that were set up in Wolyn province, including the number of plots contained in each settlement.  The information was sourced from the Central Military Archives in Warsaw.

  • Adampol Settlement in Grodno area_336 names:   The following list provides information about the settlers and their families of the ADAMPOL settlement in the Grodno area.  The information was gleaned from the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, and the 1935 archives of the local parish's list of parishioners.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Maiden Name, Year of Birth, any Medals awarded, Parents' Names, where the person originated from, and the settlement house #.  The list is divided by family unit.
     

  • NIEHNIEWICZE settlement in Grodno area_218 names:   The following list provides information about the settlers and their families of the NIEHNIEWICZE settlement in the Grodno area.  The information was gleaned from the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno, and the 1935 archives of the local parish's list of parishioners.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Maiden Name, Year of Birth, Parents' Names, where the person originated from, Deportation information (if available), the settlement house #, and the number of hectares of land of each family..  The list is divided by family unit.

  • List of settlers on Osada Krechowiecka settlers - 85 names:   The "osada" (settlement) was located in Wolyn Province, District of Rowne, Municipality of Aleksandria.  It was settled in the spring of 1921 by soldiers of the ”1 Pulk ulanow Krechowieckich” (Lancers).  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Rank, and Plot Number for each settler.

More lists will be added, as they become available.