Quick Guide: Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Records E-book

Learn more your Polish, Czech, and Slovak ancestry. This eBook details how to find, use, and interpret records of your ancestors you may not have thought to check, including newspapers, military records, census registers and village histories.

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You'll love this eBook if:

  • You've found your ancestors' vital records in the old country but want to dig deeper
  • You still have questions about your ancestors' lives and would like to know where else to look for information
  • You want a more holistic picture of how your ancestors lived in Eastern Europe

Every genealogist knows that vital records are the first and best resources for information on your Eastern European ancestors. But what do you do when you can't find vital records or they don't give you the information you need? Several other resources, especially census and military records, can shed light on your ancestors in ways even vital records can't, providing historical context for and rich details about your ancestors' lives in the homeland. This guide will walk you through these helpful (though often overlooked) resources, with guides to census registers and military records (such as draft records and pensions). The eBook also identifies a host of records and compiled histories (both stateside and in Europe) you may not have thought to check and that fill gaps in your research. Whether you're looking for foreign newspapers, military personnel lists, population registers or tax lists, this eBook has the answers to finding and interpreting more of your ancestors' records.

What's Inside

The Quick Guide: Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Records eBook features:

  • Comprehensive guides to finding and using census records, military records and other resources such as newspapers and village histories
  • Resources to use when tracking down hard-to-find, lesser-known records
  • Helpful summaries of when each country (Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) maintained census and military records, and what you can expect to learn from them

Excerpt: Sample Tips

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

  • Study the conscription system used by your ancestors' homeland during their lifetime to figure out when they would have been eligible to serve in the military. This will help you narrow your search for these records to years when your ancestor might have served (and give you a hint about which conflict they might have fought in).
  • Find what street your ancestor lived on, as this can lead to more resources to research, such as civil registrations and property records. Knowing an address can also help you find valuable church and civil vital records, as you may be able to pinpoint which parish and district your ancestor belonged to based on where he lived.

The Quick Guide: Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Records 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 Quick Guide: Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Records eBook:

Chapter 1: Census Records

Chapter 2: Military Records

Chapter 3: Other Record Resources

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 R2361
Author/Speaker/Editor Lisa A. Alzo
File Type PDF
Product Type E-book
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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