Speakers Fay and Julian Bussgang will present a special program co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts.
There are many valuable genealogical resources in Poland beyond vital records, some of which are now available online. The most informative are Books of Residents (Księgi Ludności). These are 19th–20th century municipal registration books that have survived for many towns. They contain detailed information about all the inhabitants in each household who had their legal residence in that community.
The presentation will also cover other useful documents including business directories, passport and I.D. applications, notary records, deportation to Siberia records, and professional and military records.
Fay and Julian Bussgang will show examples of data from these sources and explain how to access them. This talk will focus on documents that are not connected to any particular religious group but apply to all who have roots in Poland. We will be joined by Marek Lesniewski-Laas, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland.
A reception with refreshments will follow the program. This program is free and open to the public.
For information about upcoming JGSGB programs go to jgsgb.org.
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