In honor of the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
which is the first IAJGS conference to be held in Eastern Europe, the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will offer a 10 percent discount
on both the domestic and international cost of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Civil-Registration Polish-Language Documents" by Judith R.
Frazin, when purchased >from May 1 through Sept. 1, 2018.
During that time, the cost of the book (including shipping and handling)
will be $37 for purchasers in the United States, $54 for purchasers in
Canada, and $64 for those living outside the U.S. and Canada. For more
information, including sample pages and ordering instructions, go to
The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take
place in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 5-10, 2018.
"Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration
Documents" by Judith R. Frazin has been one of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois' most successful special projects. This valuable
resource is of use to anyone with roots in Poland.
The current, third edition of this book explains how to find, decipher
and translate into English 19th Century Polish-language civil
registration documents, including birth, marriage and death records. It
has reproductions of actual vital statistics documents, explanations of
how to decipher 19th Century Polish script, contact information for
Polish archives, tips on finding ancestral towns on modern maps, an
explanation of how to use old Polish census records and hundreds of
vocabulary words that are likely to be encountered in Polish
For her work on this book, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) presented Frazin, a former president of
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, with its Outstanding
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product Award in July 2010. The IAJGS noted that the translation guide
â€œis far more than its title would suggest, offering the researcher
well-indexed geographic and functional assistance to understanding
virtually all aspects of Polish records.
The Polish Genealogical Society of America also recognized Frazin's
contribution to the field of genealogy by selecting her to receive its
Wigilia award in 2000.
For more information, or to order a copy of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents" with a credit
card or through PayPal, see the JGSI website (direct link is
jgsi.org/Polish-Translation-Guide-2018-Special) or mail a check payable
to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois with your name, postal
address and email address c/o Judith R. Frazin, P.O. Box 637,
Northbrook, IL 60065-0637.
Jewish Genealogical Society