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Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research

These slides present an overview of Polish-Jewish genealogical research. The lecture notes that explain each slide are below the graphic on each of the following web pages.


Table of Contents

  1. Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research
  2. Agenda
  3. What is Poland?
  4. Map - Poland Today
  5. Map 1772 - Before Partitions
  6. Map 1772 - 1st Partition
  7. Map 1793 - 2nd Partition
  8. Map 1795 - 3rd Partition
  9. Map 1795 - After 3rd Partition
  10. Map 1807 - Duchy of Warsaw
  11. Map 1809 - Grand Duchy of Warsaw
  12. Map 1815 - Congress of Vienna
  13. Map 1918 - After WWI
  14. Map 1945 - After WWII
  15. Map 2001 - Poland Today
  16. Before you begin...
  17. Finding Your Ancestral Town
  18. Finding Your Ancestral Town
  19. Where?
  20. Book: Where Once We Walked
  21. ShtetlSeeker
  22. Who?
  23. Polish Alphabet
  24. Polish Pronunciation
  25. Spelling of Personal Names
  26. Given Name Distribution
  27. Surname Spelling
  28. Surname Changes
  29. Spelling of Personal Names
  30. Book: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland
  31. Vital Records
  32. Map - Pre-WWI Regions
  33. Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1918
  34. Vital Records in the Kingdom of Poland - History
  35. Vital Records in the Kingdom of Poland - Chart
  36. Birth Registration
  37. Tree Diagram - Birth Registration
  38. Obtaining Vital Records
  39. Family History Library
  40. FHLC - Losice Entry
  41. LDS Order Form - Blank
  42. Microfilm
  43. Sample Document
  44. Marriage Index Page
  45. Book: A Translation Guide... - Frazin
  46. Sample Polish Vocabulary - Numbers
  47. Sample Polish Vocabulary - Occupations
  48. Sample Polish Vocabulary - Months, Relationships
  49. Book: In Their Words...
  50. Marriage Registration
  51. Marriage Registration... (Con't)
  1. Tree Diagram - Marriage
  2. Patronymic Suffixes
  3. Death Registration
  4. Tree Diagram - Death
  5. Russian Alphabet
  6. Book: Russian Language Documents
  7. Book: Following the Paper Trail
  8. Pre-1826 Marriage Registration
  9. Pre-1826 Marriage... (con't)
  10. Tree Diagram - Marriage
  11. Obtaining Vital Records
  12. Polish State Archives
  13. Polish State Archives Branches
  14. Book: Jewish Roots in Poland
  15. Jewish Roots in Poland - Sample Page
  16. Jewish Roots in Poland - Sample Inventory
  17. Book: Ksiegi Metrykalne
  18. Ksiegi Metrykalne - Sample Page
  19. Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
  20. USC Extract
  21. Galicia - Austrian Poland
  22. Galician Birth Register - Sample
  23. Galician Birth Register - Columns
  24. Book: Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia
  25. Prussia - German Poland
  26. Posen / Poznan
  27. Book: German Minority Census of 1939
  28. Bialystok Region - Grodno Gubernia
  29. Bialystok Region - Vital Records Format
  30. JRI-Poland
  31. JRI-Poland - screenshot
  32. JRI-Poland - Polish State Archives Project
  33. SIGs
  34. Special Interest Groups
  35. Landsmen - Suwalk-Lomza SIG
  36. Landsmen - Sample Page
  37. Kielce-Radom SIG Journal
  38. Other Sources
  39. Polish State Archives - Inventory Catalogs
  40. Books of Residents
  41. Books of Residents - Sample
  42. Business Directories
  43. Yizkor Books
  44. JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
  45. Book: Pinkas HaKehillot
  46. Pinkas HaKehillot - Volumes
  47. Landsmanshaftn
  48. Jewish Historical Institute (ZIH)
  49. Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
  50. CAHJP - Sample Inventory Page
  51. The End

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