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Overseas Research Travel Tips

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I have an upcoming talk for the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts about my recent research trip to Poland. I thought that this may be a good time to blog about some of the ins and outs of the trip. This will be the first part in a series of...
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Reminisce Magazine is Bringing Back Good Times

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I have a friend that had been given some older copies of Remimisce Magazine to look at. I saw them and began flipping through them and was entranced. The content this magazine offers is a wonderful look into history of the 20th century through the stories written by contributing writers....
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Why learn Polish?

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What is the best language to learn? It is not the answer you might first think of. Let's say you are a native English speaker, therefore, lets rule out English. If you are not a native speaker of English, of course the answer is English! To learn Spanish, French or...
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American music is popular around the world. When i am in Poland I hear a lot of American music too, but I am not sure how that wou... Read More
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:05
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What is interesting to note is that in the areas that were occupied by Russia and Austria (Galicia) "Vital Records" where actually... Read More
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Used Bookstore - What a Goldmine

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I was returni ng from running errands the other day and for some unknown reason, my thoughts went to the used bookstore that is in the town I live in. I had not been there in many years and decided to stop by. Old Number Six Book Depot is not far...
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My Experience with Mocavo

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 What is Mocavo ? Mocavo has been available for over a year now. My first exposure to Mocavo was at Rootstech 2012 in Salt Lake City. Mocavo is a genealogy search engine that provides search results from genealogy specific websites. I took a look at Mocavo and its capabilities and...
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Letter from Russia to USA - A Three Year Journey!

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Friday I went to get the mail and saw an envelope from another country. This is not uncommon as I have family in 22 countries around the world. What made this letter much different from all others I had ever received is that it was from Russia. My excitement started before...
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Cathi, I am waiting for full translation of the Russian portion of the letter.
Monday, 12 March 2012 04:43
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Oświęcim Magazine - Oświęcim / Auschwitz Past & Present

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Oświęcim ... Most people know of this place in Poland, but just are not aware of it. To many people, they are unaware that the city of Oświęcim is also known as Auschwitz (The German name for Oświęcim). Although most people think of the camp of Auschwitz, it really is the German...
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iPod Touch and iPad for Presentations - A Learning Experience

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Yesterday I saw a friends post on Facebook, that she had finally acquired all the need pieces and software to use her iPod touch and iPad to do a presentation at the Family History Center in Franklin, MA. She was going to the American-Canadian Genealogy Society (ACGS) in Manchester, NH to...
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Going to the dark side would be like going to a PC after being a MAC owner all my life. NEVER! I do not ever think you would hear ... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2012 05:40
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Yup, you are right about that!
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Learn about everything Polish - The Polish American Journal

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If you are looking for a place to learn more about what is happening in Poland today, Polish traditions, history, culture and what is happening in Polish communities around the world, I suggest looking no further than the Polish American Journal . The Polish American Journal is a monthly newspaper chocked full...
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Final Day at WDYTYA Live 2012

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Its the last day of "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" in London and it seems like I have been here a lot longer than just five days. I have done so much and met so many wonderful people. I wore my Kujawy (The traditional Polish Folk costume from...
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WDYTYA Day Two

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The second day of "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" I was at the APG stand for a short time before I left to spend the day with my cousin Dawid . I returned later in the afternoon and attended the APG social at Pizza Express at the Olympia...
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First Day at WDYTYA? Live in London

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Who Do You Think You Are? Live begins! Don't you just love the pink carpeting! :) The doors opened and visitors began flooding in. The large venue is holding 160 society and vendor booths. When I was not wandering around the hall to absorb everything that was there, I was...
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The Olympia in London

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This morning was beautiful and sunny in London. Alvie and I first made a stop at the Olympia where the "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" conference will be held. Alvie thought it would be a good idea to check out where the APG booth would be and if...
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Arrived in London

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Today was the day I made the trip from Boston to London. At the gate in Boston I met up with Michael LeClerc and Maureen Taylor who were on my flight. I was quite surprised that the flight actually left on time. It only took aobut 5 3/4 hours to...
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Who or what is Julian and Gregorian?

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You should be aware that all calendars are not created equal. Throughout history the calendar has been changed, adjusted and tweaked. The calendar we use today is called the Gregorian calendar and was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in about 1582. This new calendar was a big change from the...
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Sherlock is going to Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London

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Rootstech 2012 is over and I had a wonderful time. It was amazing to be at the largest genealogical conference in the United States. How can you top that? Its easy ..... Attend "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" in London, England! With a little coaxing from a person...
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Rootstech 2012 ends with Dinner with Dick Eastman

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It has been a wonderfully informational packed few days here at Rootstech and I have experienced a genealogical conference like no other. It is sad to see it go, but it leaves me looking forward to Rootstech 2013. I would not be surprised if next year they beat the attendance...
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Rootstech - Smiles Everywhere

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I took the opportunity today to visit all the booths at Rootstech. There were a lot of companies I had not heard of before so it was great to get acquainted with these companies. Some of my visits were to investigate their services further as I had already been eyeing...
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HELLO! What a fantastic piece of technology!

Its only been a few days since I have been here in Salt Lake City for the Rootstech Conference, but I have discovered an amazing technology that I feel I must share with everyone. This technology is a must have for all genealogists and it costs almost nothing. OK, now...
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Rootstech soon to begin, over 4,000 people!

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WOW I was looking around the Expo Hall just after registration. Everyone was scrambling to set up for the start of the conference. Chairs are all set up for the Opening and Keynote speaker. It was like looking at a field of chairs, and the technology that is set up...
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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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