Polish, Czech, and Slovak Vital Records Guide E-book

Delve into your Eastern European ancestry. This e-book details how to find, use, and interpret your ancestors’ crucial vital records, with useful translated sample baptism registrations, marriage records, death certificates, and more.

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You'll love this E-book if:

  • You've traced your ancestors back to the old country, but you're struggling to learn more about them
  • You're missing key information about your ancestors in Eastern Europe and are turning to vital records for more help
  • You want to reach out to archives in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia

When researching Eastern European ancestry, tracing your immigrant ancestor back to the homeland is the crucial first step. But once you've found your ancestor and his hometown, what comes next? Savvy family historians will turn to vital records (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death or burial records) that can help fill in crucial portions of your family tree. Vital records contain the most basic (but incredibly important) information about your ancestor: given name; surname; hometown; data and places of pivotal life events; information about parents, siblings, children, and spouses; and more. This e-book explains what to expect from vital records in Eastern Europe and what kinds of records are available in modern Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. And once you've found vital records for your ancestors, this guide will help you interpret and use these resources with translated sample records. You'll also receive lists of church and civil archives to contact for vital records, as well as sample letters (in Polish, Czech, and Slovak) you can use when writing to archives. Whether you've just traced ancestors to foreign shores or you've been tracking them in the homeland for years, this guide will help you maximize the most important set of records in European genealogy research.

What's Inside

The Polish, Czech, and Slovak Vital Records Guide eBook features:

  • Tips and techniques for finding, using, and interpreting Eastern European vital records, including birth/baptism records, marriage records, death/burial records, and even confirmation records
  • Sample church and civil records that have annotations and translations to help you identify key information in foreign-language resources
  • Lists of civil and church archives in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, plus sample letters to use when writing to them

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you'll find in the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Vital Records Guide eBook:

  • Don't be intimidated by foreign-language records, especially those in columnar (table) format. Focus on interpreting column headings in resources like baptism and burial registers, as they contain just a small collection of vocabulary (dates, given names, surnames, place names, etc.). Once you crack those few words, you'll have a much easier time understanding records and pulling key information about your ancestors from them.
  • Learn in what year your ancestor's region mandated civil registration. This will help you identify records to look for and prevent you from searching for records that don't exist.

The Polish, Czech, and Slovak Vital Records Guide eBook comes in PDF format and can be printed out or viewed on your tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for easy reference while working with your family memories.

About The Author: Lisa A. Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research. Lisa has written nine books (including the award-winning Three Slovak Women) and hundreds of magazine articles in publications including Family Tree Magazine, Your Genealogy Today, Internet Genealogy, Reunions Magazine, NGS Magazine, and The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Lisa is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and teaches online courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She frequently speaks at national conferences, genealogical and historical societies, and webinars, and she has appeared on radio and TV shows in Pittsburgh. Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist, and keeps followers up to date about her writing and speaking engagements on her website.

Contents of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Vital Records Guide eBook:

Section 1: Vital Records Guide

Section 2: Civil Record Archives in Europe

Section 3: Church Record Archives in Europe

Section 4: Sample Letters to Request Records

Note: This eBook contains portions of the larger book The Family Tree Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Guide, which also discusses how to research Eastern European ancestors. Learn more about the full book.

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SKU R2360
Author/Speaker/Editor Lisa A. Alzo
File Type PDF
Product Type E-book
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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