03 January 2010

New York: How to get Polish records, Jan. 17

Looking for Polish records? The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will host topic expert Hadassah Lipsius on Sunday, January 17.

“Polish Records—What They Contain, Where They Are and How to Get Them,” starts at 2pm at the Center for Jewish History, in Manhattan.

Hadassah will discuss the various types of records and documents available from the Greater Poland area.

She'll show examples of different vital record formats based on time period and governing ruler, demonstrate how to identify what records are available for your ancestral town, how to acquire them and how to use them to further your genealogy research.

The program will cover Congress Poland, the Russian Pale of Settlement (Bialystok area), Galicia and Prussia.

A JGSNY executive council member, a Jewish Records Indexing-Poland board member and a JewishGen Board of Governors member, Das co-chaired the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (2006, New York City).

Her family were city dwellers (i.e. Warszawa and St. Petersburg) for more than 200 years.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open from 12.30-1.45pm for networking and access to materials and computers.

For more information, see the JGSNY site.

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