Parish Affiliations of the Former Archdiocese of Wilno

Order Form  

William F. "Fred" Hoffman

Jonathan D. Shea

Translation and Research Services

Contact Us


In Their Words:  A Genealogist's Translation
Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian
Documents. Volume 1:  Polish

by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

2nd edition - ISBN  978-0-9631579-6-6

Copyright 2007

This book is softcover, perfect bound, with 388 bindery pages (viii + 380), 8.25 x 11 inches. It includes:

* over 60 Polish-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated; they include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; gazetteer entries; revision lists; obituaries; population registers; military service records; passports; etc..

* sections on Polish grammar, phonetics, and spelling

* information on how to locate records in America and Europe, including contact information for various archives in Poland and neighboring countries

* a chapter on gazetteers and how to use them, with 12 maps showing Poland's changing borders and administrative subdivisions

* a vocabulary list with over 2,500 entries, featuring terms most likely to be found in records, including many overlooked by most dictionaries

* a 14-page index to facilitate looking up specific items.

To see a sample of the kind of information this book provides, please click here.

Can be ordered through Avotaynu, the Polish Art Center, and the Polish Genealogical Society of America.