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

by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

Revised Edition: ISBN 978-0-9631579-9-7 Copyright 2014

Written by the authors of Following the Paper Trail and the Polish and Latin volumes of the In Their Words series, the book includes:

*  88 Russian-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 and much more.

*  sections on Russian grammar, phonetics and spelling;

*  information on how to locate records in America and Europe;

*  a chapter on gazetteers and how to use the, with ten (10) maps showing Russia's changing borders and divisions. There are also Letter Writing Guides for Russian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian.

*  an 80-page vocabulary with over 3,700 entries featuring archaic terms and spellings most likely to be found in records but rarely included in modern dictionaries.

*  a 26- page list of over 700 Christian and Jewish given names with equivalents in English, Latin, Lithuanian and Polish.

This book is soft-cover, perfect bound, with 520 bindery pages, 8.5" x 11", weight 2 lb., 11 oz.

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