JRI Poland #Poland re: how to read Polish records #poland

Stahl, Sheryl <sstahl@...>

I don't know if this is the problem that you were having, but when I tried
to do a similar project, I had an initial fail also. I hadn't realized that
the marriage, births, and deaths were all in separate books. You can go to
google translate and get the Polish for birth, death, and marriage so that
you can at least verify that you are in the correct book. You may need to
forward quite a bit in the microfilm reel.

I don't know of any online resources off-hand, but I found the book "In the
ir words : a genealogist's translation guide to Polish, German, Latin, and
Russian documents" by Jonahtan Shea and William Hoffman to be extremely


Sheryl Stahl

Odessa (STESSEL) Pervomaysk (STESSEL) Grzymalow (LANDAU) Kolomyya (STAHL,=

1. How to read Polish records


Subject: How to read Polish records
From: Dovie Gelerinter <gelerinter13@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 08:11:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

So, I learned that a library not terribly far >from me was a FamilySearch af=
filiate and that I'd be able to see microfilm online within their walls. So=
, I went up there, armed with a list of film numbers and Akta numbers and p=
romptly failed at figuring it out. I was able to get to the films, but I th=
en realized that I really didn't know how to use the Akta numbers to get to=
where I was going. I originally thought that the Akta was simply the recor=
d number, so if I looked through and found it, I'd be fine. This worked for=
one single record out of the 20 I tried. I struggled greatly on the others=
. Add to that the fact that I can't read Polish and that I was attempting t=
o look for names within the text as well as as look at the Hebrew signature=
s at the bottom for clues, and it was not a great outing.

Is there an online resource that can help me learn,especially as a non-Poli=
sh reader, how to use film numbers and Akta numbers to get what I'm looking=


-Dovie Gelerinter



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