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March 2024

10 Free Tools for Researching Your Polish Ancestors

  • Alina Khuda
  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: We aim to provide an overview of the archives, repositories, online databases and type of sources available in Poland to kickstart or to continue with your Polish ancestral research no matter what was the religion of your ancestor. We will discuss changes of borders, as it depends whether the resources for your ancestors can be found in Poland, or in the neighboring countries such as Ukraine or Belarus. We aim to cover online and onsite research opportunities. Case-study and tips/challenges will be provided. We aim to discuss the methodology and working research strategies how to research your ancestors in the Polish Archives. The audience can be well prepared to research in that geographic region and know what to expect while dealing with local archives. We will also build realistic expectations on what can be found, which sort of documents are public and private (and which can be accessed with a PoA).
  • Registration:

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