Polish Records: I Found It! But What Does It Say?

May 21, 2017 Framingham Free 0
(Photo: nito100/iStock)
(Photo: nito100/iStock)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts are cosponsoring the May 21 program on overcoming common difficulties when researching family history in Polish Records.

19th Century records from Poland written in Polish or Russian can be difficult to translate. Formats vary and grammatical features often confuse English speakers.

Professional genealogist Jonathan Shea will review various types of vital records and examine a sample record in depth. He will show how to use templates to identify key information and explain phonetic features of Polish surnames to help explain common misspellings when names are translated into English.

Jonathan Shea is the co-author of “Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide” (Avotaynu, 1994). He is a foreign language educator, trained archivist and professional genealogist specializing in Eastern Europe. He has taught languages for over two decades at the college level. He has lived and studied in Russia and Poland.

The lecture will be followed by special refreshments and a book sale and signing.

For more information about this program and other upcoming events click here.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers monthly programsspecial interest groupsindividual help with research and a comprehensive beginner’s course. We have an extensive collection of research materials and publish an award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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