PGSM Annual Polish Genealogical Research Seminar

PRESENTATIONS: Help I’m Stuck! – How to deal with corrupted Polish/American names & Locality
spellings and finding their town in Poland.
Hamburg Passenger Lists and Police Records – There is more to Hamburg records than meets the eye. How to find your ancestors in Poland, using records of other people who emigrated at a different time.
Gazetteers, Websites and Maps – Records are catalogued by the locality that created them. Since there are many villages belonging to a parish, it is essential to use gazetteers to find the parish for a given village name. This presentation covers not only the online Meyers gazetteer of the German Empire, which is modern Poland, but also other online gazetteers, maps and resources.
Where Are We Heading? Family History Centers, Public Libraries, Historical Societies and the New FamilySearch Site – An orientation on the LDS Family History Department, including changes that affect us. The remaining time will be for questions and answers.

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Annual Polish Genealogical Research Seminar

October 17, 2009 American Polish Cultural Center – Hall #2

2975 E. Maple Rd. (15 Mile Rd) Troy, Michigan 48083

Speaker: Stephen Barthel

Accredited genealogist since 1981; formerly with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

PRESENTATIONS:

Help I’m Stuck! – How to deal with corrupted Polish/American names & Locality spellings and finding their town in Poland.

Hamburg Passenger Lists and Police Records – There is more to Hamburg records than meets the eye. How to find your ancestors in Poland, using records of other people who emigrated at a different time.

Gazetteers, Websites and Maps – Records are catalogued by the locality that created them. Since there are many villages belonging to a parish, it is essential to use gazetteers to find the parish for a given village name. This presentation covers not only the online Meyers gazetteer of the German Empire, which is modern Poland, but also other online gazetteers, maps and resources.

Where Are We Heading? Family History Centers, Public Libraries, Historical Societies and the New FamilySearch Site – An orientation on the LDS Family History Department, including changes that affect us. The remaining time will be for questions and answers.

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan (PGSM), c/o Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan 48202- 4007

See website for details: www.pgsm.org

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