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For Anyone With Roots in Poland

Learn to Find, Decipher and Translate
Old Polish Vital Records

with

"The Guide"

A Translation Guide
to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

by Judith R. Frazin


The new and expanded 3rd edition is a user-friendly and practical publication which focuses on 19th-century Polish-language birth, marriage, and death records but also includes many other related topics as follows:

  . Suggestions on how to locate an old Polish town on a modern map
. Tips on finding 19th-century documents & indexes from Polish towns
. Sample vital-record documents in script & block- letter versions
. A unique step-by-step guide on how to extract data from the documents
. A list of many given names which appear in 19th-century documents
. Tips on how to find out what records are at the Polish State Archives
. Information on how the Polish language works
. Translations of column headings from old Polish census records
. Model sentences in the Polish language for genealogical correspondence
. 15 topical vocabulary lists, such as Age, Family and Occupations
. Hundreds of new vocabulary words and phrases


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Product Details
Hardcover: 472 pages
Publisher: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
3rd edition (August 2009)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780961351229
Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
Price: $41.00 which includes $6.00 for shipping and handling to U.S destinations. For international destinations, please contact TheGuide@JGSI.org

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