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Agnieszka Pawlus
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:21 am      Post subject: The First and Second General Censuses of Poland
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On our blog appeared the new article written by Piotr Zelny – genealogist, historian working in the Historical Museum in Sanok, tourist and genealogy guide in PolishOrigins.

Registration questionnaires of the First and Second General Censuses of Poland in 1921 and 1931

When World War I had drawn to an end and Poland was regaining its sovereignty, the Polish authorities faced a very difficult task of reunifying the country. For over a century, the individual parts of the state remained within the borders of foreign countries. Several generations of people grew up in three different countries, three different political, administrative and economic systems. In addition, the First World War that swept through the country completely changed the picture of reality(...).

The authorities of the reborn Poland, who had to rule over the divided country, had just a rough idea about demography, social and economic conditions of its own state. Without this knowledge, it was impossible to effectively manage such a diverse country.

To remedy this, the government decided to carry out the First General Census in Poland in September 1921. Although it was not the first census in the country, it was the first one which covered all the inhabitants of Poland within its contemporary borders, hence why it was called the first general one.


Here you can read the whole text: https://blog.polishorigins.com/general-censuses-of-poland/



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