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In Tytul spisu, put Włocławek. You have to have slashes on the two l's or it doesn't work. If you don't have Polish fonts, try just "awek" and you will get several towns ending with awek. Then copy Włocławek with the Polish fonts and go back a page and reinsert Włocławek written correctly.
You will need a dictionary to translate the records, but you will see that there are lots. "Ksiegi ludnosci stalej" are Books of Residents, and the Włocławek archives have a treasure trove of them 1843-1931. If you click on the Nazwa Spisu, it will give further information on years and where to find the documents.
Re Vital Jewish records, the only ones they have are Włocławek alegata (documents backing up and accompanying marriage records) for 1872.
They also have notary books from 20th century. Jews and non-Jews together, several books by different individual notaries.
In addition, the archives put out a book called Zapiski Kujawsko Dobrzynskie, Tom 13, which contains a lot about minorities, including a listing of the first Jews who settled Włocławek. It is in Polish, of course.
According to Reike Nash:
"The records for BMD (births, marriages, and deaths) for Włocławek were almost completely destroyed during the war. When I visited the Polish State Archives in Wloclawek ten years ago, the Archivist told me that the Nazis had collected all the registers, loaded them on a train for Berlin but the train was bombed and the registers destroyed. However the LDS microfilm with 1929 marriages had been filmed in Berlin in 1949 so these particular records did survive. I have since found a few registers from other towns in the area that survived in Berlin. On the other hand there is detailed information in the Books of Residency held by the Archives. So far these records have not been indexed by JRI-Poland. You may have to write directly to the Archives to do a search. Records less than 100 years old are held in the local Registry Office and according to Miriam Weiner's book Jewish Roots in Poland, this office supposedly held BMD records for the years 1913-1917 and 1930-1932."
Updated 12 June 2010
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