JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Records - cause of death #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>

Julian Schamroth <> wrote:

The Polish Gen group has done a wonderful job in preparing a
Help List showing the Polish terms for various job descriptions.
This list can be viewed and downloaded >from the JRI-Poland Home page.
Actually, this list was compiled by Lauren B. Eisenberg Davis
for the Kielce-Radom SIG, and is also available as a JewishGen
InfoFile: <>.

After perusing several Polish death records, I feel that a
similar list, but dealing with the causes of death, would be
an immense help.

Is there already such a list? If not, is their anyone out
there who could begin transcribing the Polish words related
to cause of death. I don't think that there would be many
entries ...probably less than 100 to 150.
For a list of causes of death in Polish, see "Morbus: Why and
How Our Ancestors Died: A Genealogist's Dictionary of Terms
Found in Vital Records with Descriptions of the Diseases as
They Relate to the Health of Our Ancestors", by Rosemary A.
Chorzempa (Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America,

This 16-page booklet lists death terms in Polish, Latin,
Russian and German. It is available >from the PGSA at


Warren Blatt
Boston, MA

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