Polish Genealogy Toolkit

Polish Genealogy Toolkit

These Web sites, books and organizations are sure to be helpful in your search.

Web Sites

Cyndi’s List: Poland

<cyndislist.com/poland.htm>

Discovering Roots

<www.discovering-roots.pl>

Genealogy of Halychynal Eastern Galicia

<www.halgal.com>

Gesher Galicia

<www.jewishgen.org/Galicia>.

Jewish Records Indexing — Poland

<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>

PolandAncestry.com

<polishancestry.com>

PolishRoots

<www.polishroots.com>

Routes to Roots Foundation: Archive Database

<rtrfoundation.org/archdta.html>

Search Engine for Online Historical Directories

<www.kalter.org/search.php>

Books

A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish-Language Civil Registration Documents, 2nd edition, by Judith R. Frazin (Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois).

First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins and Meanings by William F. Hoffman and George W. Helon (Polish Genealogical Society of America).

Finding Your Polish Ancestors by Kathleen Ann LaBudie-Szkall and Jan Steven Zaleski (Heritage Productions).

Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Avotaynu).

In Their Words: A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents, 2 volumes, by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Language& Lineage Press, Volume 1: Polish, out of print; Volume 2: Russian).

Polish and Proud: Tracing Your Polish Ancestry by Jan and Len Gnacinski (Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe).

Polish Roots by Rosemary A. Chorzempa (Genealogical Publishing Co.).

Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings, 2nd edition, by William F. Hoffman (Polish Genealogical Society of America).

Sto Lat: A Modern Approach to Polish Genealogy by Ceil Wendt Jensen (Polish Genealogical Society of America)

ORGANIZATIONS

Central Archive of Historical Records (Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych)

Ul. Dluga 7, 00-263 Warszawa, Poland, +48 (22) 831-54-91, <agad.archiwa.gov.pl/eng/index.eng.htm>

East European Genealogical Society

Box 2536, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4A7 Canada, (204) 989-3292, <www.eegsociety.org>.

Federation of East European Family History Societies

Box 510898, Salt Lake City, UT 84151, <feefhs.org>

Polish Genealogical Society of America

984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, <pgsa.org>

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast

8 Lyle Road, New Britain, CT 06053, (860) 223-5596, <www.pgsctne.org>

State Archives of Poland (Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Panstwowych)

W. Dluga 6, 00-950 Warszawa, Skrytka Pocztowa 1005, Poland, +48 (22) 635-68-22, <www.archiwa.gov.pl/?CIDA=43>

 
From the May 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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