Out of respect for international relations and archive usage and restrictions, the all files that are online for access will need to require users to login and agree to My Pomerania’s terms of use. Due to some archival restrictions which may cause legal issues in the future, all shared personal content from the archives will be placed behind a sign-in. This seems to be the safest and most effective way to share what both myself and others have collected without violating international laws. By putting these documents behind a sign-in, this is My Pomerania’s disclaimer that we are doing our due diligence to share our work to help other researchers while abiding by the protocols in place.

Membership access is and always will be free. My Pomerania believes in helping other researchers obtain free access to documents for their research, especially considering many documents are thousands of miles away in archives and obtaining copies of these documents from professional researchers can be extremely costly. These documents were obtained through legal means for personal, non-commercial use. By requesting access, you are agreeing to abide by the restriction that these documents will be only for personal, non-commercial use. Violations of these terms will result in the membership being revoked. These documents will be available underneath controlled access from Google Drive.

If you would like to become a member and gain access to shared personal copies from the archives, please register here. We promise to respect your privacy and will never share your registration information. If you have already registered, you can click here for free online access. Please note that it may take several days to approve your registration as each request is moderated manually. Using a Gmail address is recommended.

For all intents and purposes, photography is allowed at the Polish archives for personal and non-commercial use. The files given to My Pomerania align with these terms and have been shared to help others who may not be able to do research in the archives in person. These files are to be considered personal copies of the respective people who obtained them, and their use should be seen as in connection with a personal, non-commercial research group to help each other with their genealogy. Misuse of these terms may have greater implications on the group effort as a whole, and could cause legal issues. Users are asked to please asked to observe respect of these terms for the greater good of the research community.

By using My Pomerania’s online portal, you accept and agree to abide by these terms of use. If you live in a country where it is illegal to access certain genealogical documents or records that have a timeline for release, you agree to exit immediately and will hold My Pomerania harmless of any penalties incurred. We do our best to ensure our policies are aligned internationally. However, My Pomerania is operated in the United States and is aimed specifically at an English-speaking American audience and complies in accordance with U.S. laws. By registering for access, you indemnify My Pomerania and its creators of any and all legal responsibilities associated with your use of its content.