Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #announcements #education


Ted Gostin
 

I wanted to let all who asked that my lecture given last Saturday, January 15, "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives," is now online and available for viewing.  Since the Los Angeles Public Library's closed-captioning policies made it impossible to keep the video on the LAPL's Facebook or YouTube pages, I have posted a recording to my own web space with the library's permission.  The following link provides a page where the lecture can be viewed and the handout downloaded.

http://www.generationspress.com/Finding%20Your%20Polish%20Roots%20Online.html

I haven't decided whether it will remain online permanently, but it will be up long enough for anyone who missed the lecture last week to view it and/or download the handout.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, California
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mbenedict51@...
 

That's truly generous, Ted, and very welcome.

It was definitely worth making the time to watch and listen; and I may need to watch it again – there was so much useful information to be absorbed.  I have managed to make use of it, with the handout, already.  Although I haven't managed to prise out the info I was after... yet... I have the tools to make it happen once the right years of scans come online.

Mary Benedict
SW Herts, England
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Robert Hanna
 

Thank you so much for posting it and for the LAPL giving permission.  For those who have not seen it (and have family history in Poland), it is well worth watching.  I will be watching it over and over until I absorb every there is to learn.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:  CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus).


Odeda Zlotnick
 

Thank you very much, Ted.
I managed to catch view it in that short 24 hour window -- but will definitely watch it again.  As said above: it is well worth the time!
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


mbenedict51@...
 

Having "worked" [in my case, that really amounts to "playing" :) ] on a few of these sets of records, I realise that – like any similar browsing-research – it's important to note where you've looked so far, so that you don't repeat searches by accident.  I've also concluded that – like the Medway CityArk (north of Kent in the UK) records which have similarly succinct descriptions of large blocks of images – it's worth having a record of what's in each set of records that you've searched: just the boundary values (I'm not suggesting a full indexing!).  It would be useful if the resultant info could be recorded somewhere where everyone could make use of it, rather than the task being repeated by each researcher but I don't have the means to do that myself.

Here's what I've recorded so far, for my own benefit:
Breslau II main Marriage Register    82/1426/0/2/28    Heiraths-Haupt-Register Breslau II 1880 Band 6    1880    188    9 Nov 1880  ~  21 Dec 1880    cert 1001  ~  1184
        1881 Bands 1-3 ??          ~  These seem to be missing.             
Breslau II main Marriage Register    82/1426/0/2/29    Heiraths-Haupt-Register Breslau II 1881 Band 4    1881    204    13 Jul 1881  ~  2 Aug 1881    cert 600  ~  800
Breslau II main Marriage Register    82/1426/0/2/30    Heiraths-Haupt-Register Breslau II 1881 Band 5    1881    204    2 Aug 1881  ~  28 Oct 1881    cert 801  ~  1000
Breslau II main Marriage Register    82/1426/0/2/31    Heiraths-Haupt-Register Breslau II 1881 Band 6    1881    205    28 Oct 1881  ~  27 Dec 1881    cert 1001  ~  1200

If someone else looks and thinks I've made a mistake – especially with the date-numbers – I'm very open to correction.  That handwriting is "challenging" to modern eyes.

Mary Benedict
SW Herts, England
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srg100@...
 

Thank you so much for making this available.
I wish I'd known all these tips for searching the Polish archives before I did my research :)
Now I can go back and revisit where I got stuck and hopefully find more records.
Thanks!
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Shoshanah Glickman
UK