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What Is A City Directory & How Will It Help My Research?

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City Directory Abbreviation Index City directories are often an underutilized resource for genealogical research. I will explain some of the many ways that city directories can give your research a big boost. City directories are basically a big address book for everyone living in a community. They were used before...
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Kraków Rynek in Daylight

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St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki) I finally did have the chance to see Rynek (Marketplace) in Kraków at night during this trip, but it is still wonderful to see it during the daylight, so after the visit to the underground museum in Rynek, we took in the sights in daylight....
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Presentation at the Polish Genealogical Society of MI

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I will be speaking at the Annual Seminar for the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan at the American Polish Cultural Center  in Troy, MI, October 15th! I will be giving two presentations: "Finding the Family: Problems, Successes and Rewards" - This presentation will explore researching for family from Poland explaining the process...
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Old Town in Toruń, Poland

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Toruń Old Town After my visit to Grudziadz, I made my way that evening to Toruń to stay with my 2nd cousin and his family. I have been to Toruń a number of times now, but it is one of my favorite places in Poland. The next day we took a drive...
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You're Welcome! Glad you enjoyed them.
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What Are Primary & Secondary Sources?

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If you are new to genealogy research, you may or may not have heard the terms "Primary Source" or "Secondary Source". So,what are these terms and how do they relate to your ancestral research? Primary sources come from records that were created by someone who is required to document accurate...
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Thank you!

Leslie, I come in contact with prospective clients, who are amateur genealogists and have no concept of primary & secondary infor... Read More
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Find a Grave & Bibles

Sarah, I would consider information on Find a Grave an extraction or transcription of information. There can be errors, but inform... Read More
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Information vs Sources

Bart, You are correct. In my zeal to address this subject (out of frustration), I failed to use the proper nomenclature.
Friday, 29 January 2016 10:07
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Review: Wolverine Film - Digital Converter For Archiving Family Photos

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Along with many of you, I have tons of negatives that I would like to digitize. I have been taking photos for many years. I think I got my first camera when I was about 10 years old. I eventually moved on to 35mm and medium format cameras. When digital cameras...
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Memory

You can save to a card. Click the link to read more about it from Amazon's website, that should answer a lot of your questions.... Read More
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Katowice Adventures

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Silesian Insurgents' Monument in Katowice After returning home from Oświęcim we had some lunch consisting of bigos, pork roast & kopytka (small potato dumplings) (sorry no food photos.... JUST KIDDING!) and then relaxed at home to stay out of the heat of the day. On Saturday we will be going to...
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Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal, Canada

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Entrance to the Grande Bibliotheque in Montreal Canada I do plenty of French Canadian genealogy research, but have yet to write anything about it. It has been three years this month when an amazing event occured for me, which required a trip to Canada. I live in New Hampshire now...
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Part 4 Travel and Research in Poland's State Archives

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Although I did not actually have any research to do in the State Archives in Poland, I did get to the Warsaw State Archives for Metrical records. I had actually been by this building a number of times during previous visits in 2004 and 2006 and never knew it was...
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Archives in Warsaw, Poland

dsc00586On the 9th of August I was walking around Warsaw with my cousin from Brwinow and I came across the most popular State Archive in Warsaw. This archive holds the oldest records. I had no plans for any genealogy research there that day, but I had to take a photo.

I had been in this area of Warsaw twice before, but failed to recognize it as one of the State archive buildings.

 

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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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