The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan will host genealogist and author Judith Frazin on Sunday, April 3.
Frazin will speak on "Discovering the Treasures in 19th-Century Polish-Language Records."
The meeting begins at 11am, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills. Admission: JGSMI members, free; others, $5.
A genealogist for more than 39 years, she is the author of three editions of "A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents."
Frazin received the "2010 Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product," from the IAJGS.
This practical and interactive presentation will first briefly discuss unique factors which impact 19th-century Polish research. Then, with audience participation, it will walk attendees step by step through the process of translating one 19th-century Polish document, and possibly two, if time permits. Documents will be passed out at the workshop.
The program is co-sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan.