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Hot off the press! Revised edition.

In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide - Russian

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

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; etc.

* 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 them, with 10 maps showing Russia's changing borders and divisions, and Letter-Writing Guides for Russian, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian

* a 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 25-page list of over 700 Christian and Jewish given names with equivalents in English, Latin, Lithuanian, and Polish

8.5" x 11" - 520 pp., softcover

Reg: US $35.00, PGSA member $31.50

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

Volume III: Latin

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

ISBN 978-0-9631579-8-0 Copyright 2013


This publication includes:

* over 100 Latin-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated. They include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; diplomas; parish histories; diocesan directories; armorials; and legal records.

* a section on Latin grammar, phonetics, and spelling;

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

* a chapter on gazetteers and how to use them, followed by a list of selected place names in Latin and their modern equivalents;

* a 128-page vocabulary, with particular emphasis on the terms likely to be found in records, including occupations, causes of death, terms used in titles, and so forth;

* a 22-page list of Latin given names with their equivalents in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

This book is soft cover, perfect bound, with 420 bindery pages, 8.5" x 11", weight 2 lb., 5 oz.

Reg: US $35.00, PGSA member $31.50


Polish Roots: Four Steps to Success

by Stephen Szabados


ISBN: 1490436499 Copyright 2013


When did your Polish ancestors immigrate, from where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This book is designed to give the researcher the tools needed to research their Polish ancestors and find possible answers to the origins of their Polish heritage. The book also lists many sources of information that will add to their family history; identify where theirr ancestors were born and where to find their Polish records. The author, Stephen Szabados, uses his own genealogical research experience to outline a simple process that has been successful for the author.

Softcover; 164 pp; 8-1/2" x 11"

Reg: US $20.00, PGSA member $18.00


Polish Surnames: Origins & Meanings, 3rd Edition by William "Fred" Hoffman is NOW AVAILABLE! Choose the version you prefer.

Polish Surnames: Origins & Meanings, 3rd Edition by William "Fred" Hoffman--2 book set

Polish Surname 2 book set

Volume I

ISBN; 978-0-924207-13-6
Publication Date: October 2012
Softcover; 2012; 260pp; 6"x9"

Volume I consists of 12 chapters focusing on the history of surnames development and name suffixes (such as ski, czak, owitz and more) and may serve to solve some of the mysteries resulting from the twists and turns of family names. It also looks at the various categories into which names can be classfied and other ethnicities--Czech, German, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Jewish.

Volume II

SBN; 978-0-924207-13-6
Publication Date: October 2012
Softcover; 2012; 260pp; 6"x9"

Volume II is an index of some 50,000 common surnames, organized by the roots the names are derived from, with an indication of the number of Polish citizens that bore each name as of 2002.

Reg: US $50.00, PGSA member $45.00


Polish Surnames: Origins & Meanings, 3rd Edition by William "Fred" Hoffman - Book and CD

Polish Surnames Book & CD


Volume I

ISBN; 978-0-924207-13-6
Publication Date: October 2012
Softcover; 2012; 260pp; 6"x9"

Volume I consists of 12 chapters focusing on the history of surnames development and name suffixes (such as ski, czak, owitz and more) and may serve to solve some of the mysteries resulting from the twists and turns of family names. It also looks at the various categories into which names can be classfied and other ethnicities--Czech, German, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Jewish.

Volume II on CD

SBN; 978-0-924207-15-0
Publication Date: October 2012
English and Polish Font searchable PDFs

Volume II is an index of some 50,000 common surnames, organized by the roots the names are derived from, with an indication of the number of Polish citizens that bore each name as of 2002. The CD contains English and Polish font searchable PDFs.

Reg: US $35.00, PGSA member $31.50


A Guide to Chicago & Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy

A guide to Chicago coverISBN; 978-0-80635577-1
Publication Date: March 2012
Softcover; 2012; 107pp; 5.5"x 8.5"
Clearfield Company

Although small in size, this book contains a vast amount of information about researching your Polish-American ancestors in Chicago and Midwestern states. The fifteen chapters include the topics of U.S. census records; birth, marriage, and death records in Chicago's Cook County; immigration and naturalization records; military records; cemetery and other death records; research in Poland; and DNA and genetic genealogy. The book lists many websites that are useful for Polish-American genealogical research. This is an up-to-date, all-inclusive manual that will help the Polish-American researcher stay abreast of the current state of research in genealogy.

Reg: US $16.95, PGSA member $15.25


Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County by Grace DuMelle

ISBN: 978-1-893121-25-6;
Publication Date: March 2005;
softcover (5.5" x 8.5") 329 pages;
Extras: photos, illustrations, biography, index

Many of our Polish ancestors settled in the Chicago area. Family historian Grace DuMelle provides the means to trace your Chicago connections like a pro. She shows you not just what to research, but how to research. Choose any of the self-contained chapters that focus on the questions beginners most want answered and jump right in!

Where do I start? When and where was my ancestor born? Who are the parents and siblings of my ancestor? Who did my ancestor marry? Where did my ancestor live? What did my ancestor do for a living? Where is my ancestor buried? When did my ancestor come to America?

Other chapters cover the nuts and bolts of the mechanics that are the key to making your family's past come alive, with highlights summarizing important points:

  • Chicago-area research facilities: what they have and how to access it
  • Researching using newspapers, machines and catalogs
  • Sources for specific ethnic research
  • Sources for long-distance research

Also included are examples of documents such as death certificates, church registers and U.S. census entries.

Reg: US $16.95, PGSA member $15.25



Polish American Encyclopedia Edited by James S. Pula-NEW LOW PRICE!!!!!

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-3308-7
358 photos, index
595pp. hardcover (8.5 x 11) 2011

The Polish American Encyclopedia is the definitive reference work on Polish American history and culture. Its 585 pages are jam-packed with over 1,200 entries and is richly illustrated by more than 350 photographs. This book is the product of the collaborative efforts of 128 scholars. It is designed as a basic research tool for students, researchers and the general public. This is a great reference tool for those who want to learn more about their Polish heritage!

Reg: US $95.00, PGSA member $85.50


2011 PGSA Conference Syllabus - Puzzled by the Past? Put the Pieces Together! - US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50

This syllabus contains all the notes from the lectures presented at our 33rd Annual Conference held on October 1, 2011:

Starting at Home: The Basics of Polish-American Genealogical Research by Jonathan Shea; Gazetteers, Maps, Geographical Dictionaries for Polish Genealogical Research by Matthew Bielawa; Three-Ring Circus: Researching Roots Across Poland and Its Three Partitions by Jonathan Shea and Matthew Bielawa; Vital Genealogy: A Tour of Vital Records Across Poland by Jonathan Shea and Matthew Bielawa; Beyond Vitals Records - What else awaits you in the Polish Archives by Jonathan Shea; Websites for the Polish Researcher by Matthew Bielawa

ALSO INCLUDED is a copy of the Polish Chicago bus tour guidebook that was presented to participants of the PGSA Conference 2011 Bus Tour.


2010 PGSA Conference Syllabus - 19th Century Research using 21st Century Technology - US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50

ELECTRONIC COPY ONLY

.pdf file will be sent via email attachment within 48 hours of receipt of order

This syllabus contains all the notes from the lectures presented at our conference October 1-2, 2010:

Polish History & Language - Useful Information for Research Dilemmas, Part I & 2 - Speaker: Rosalie Lindberg; Napoleon Ledochowski in America-A Research Example-Speaker: Cynthia Piech; Beginning DNA For Genealogists-Speaker: John Rys; Discovering the Treasures in 19th-Century Polish-Language Records--Speaker: Judith R. Frazin; Tools To Dig Deeper: Probate and Inquest Records_ Speaker: Grace DuMelle; Lutheran Records in Chicago and Polish Lutheran Congregations_ Speaker: John H. Hallman, Archivist; Searching Electronic Databases_ Speaker: Ginger Frere; Leaving the Homeland: Politics and Emigration from Poland, 1870-1939_ Speaker: Meghann T. Pytka; You're Not in Kansas Any More: Essential Resources and Strategies for Urban-Area Research_ Speaker: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG; New Tools for Finding Old Stuff_Speaker: Ginger Frere; Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted_ Speaker: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom


2009 PGSA Conference Syllabus - Unraveling the Mysteries - US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50

ELECTRONIC COPY ONLY

8.6 MB .pdf file will be sent via email attachment within 48 hours of receipt of order

This syllabus contains notes from the following lectures:

CASE STUDIES: PGSA members share techniques that conquered brick walls; strategies for research; YOU ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND POLISH, TOO - Translating the Polish Language-Polish Alphabet by Jadwiga Cyparska, PhD; VISITING POLAND: The GLORY of the PAST & The PROMISE of the FUTURE by Dr. Michael Mikos; FOLK COSTUMES of VARIOUS REGIONS of POLAND: INFLUENCES, STYLES, FABRIC & DETAILS by Cynthia Piech; ONLINE DATABASES of the POLISH STATE ARCHIVES - by Kahilie Mehr, MA, MLS; COOK COUNTY CHICAGO FAMILY HISTORY SOURCES: CRITIQUE OF SOURCE SITES & AVAILABILITY of MATERIAL by Craig Pfannkuche; THE PARTITIONS of POLAND & WHAT THEY MEANT TO OUR ANCESTORS by Dr. Michael Mikos, PhD.; THE MYSTERIES OF PERSI-PERIODICAL SOURCE INDEX by Donald Litzer; A DOZEN WAYS TO JUMPSTART A FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT by Loretto Szucs; EASTERN EUROPEAN INTERNET SITES FOR THE FAMILY RESEARCHER by Kahile Mehr, MA, MLS.; GEM AT THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICA - ALLEN CITY LIBRARY by Donald Litzer; THEY BECAME AMERICANS-FINDING NATURALIZATIONS AND ETHNIC ORIGINS by Loretto Szucs; GAZETTEERS & ONLINE MAPS FOR POLISH GENEALOGY by Kahlile Mehr, MA, MLS; DEALING WITH BAD GUYS IN ONE'S FAMILY TREE by Craig Pfannkuche; HIDDEN SOURCES FOR FINDING FAMILY STORIES by Loretto Szucs; FINDING DZIADZIA'S ROOTS: A CASE STUDY by Juliana Szucs Smith; DOING FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH IN CEMETERIES by Craig Pfannkuche


    2007 PGSA Conference Syllabus - Bridges to the Past ........US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50

    The Syllabus includes notes from the following lectures: Introduction to Genealogy by Edmund Iwanski; Breaking Brick Walls by Cecile Wendt Jensen; Hands on Approach to Learning the Cyrillic Alphabet by Matthew Bielawa; Genetics in Genealogy by Malgorzata Nowaczyk; The Polish Project by Larry Mayka & Robert Sliwinski; Polish Research @Footnote.com by Beau Sharbrough; One Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools by Stephen P. Morse; The Liber Mortuorum as it Pertains to our Ancestors by Malgorzata Nowaczyk; Genetic Genealogy Simplified, Part I: DNA Testing for Tracing Deep Paternal Ancestry by Robert Sliwinski & Larry Mayka; What Color Ellis Island Search Forms Should I Use? by Stephen P. Morse; Researching Polish Roots in Ukraine by Matthew Bielawa; Genetic Genealogy Simplified, Part II: DNA Testing for Tracing Deep Maternal Ancestry by Robert Sliwinski & Larry Mayka; What's New at the Family History Library! by Orvill Paller; Playing Hide and Seek in the U.S. Census by Stephen P. Morse; Gazetteers, Maps & Geographic Dictionaries for Polish Genealogical Research by Matthew Bielawa; Using Adobe Acrobat Reader by Chris Hunter; Deep Linking and Deeper Linking: How I Get the Most Out of Existing Search Applications by Stephen P. Morse; One Way Ticket: Polish Repatriation & Resettlement Records Post WWII by Matthew Bielawa; Using Adobe Photoshop Elements by Chris Hunter; Finding Your Ancestors in the US Military by Linda Ulanski; Haller's Polish American Army in France by Paul Valasek; Appendix A: Polish American War Heroes by Linda Ulanski; Appendix B: Latin - Polish - English Dictionary of Medical Terms by Malgorzata Nowaczyk; Appendix C: The History of the Polish Museum Library by Malgorzata Kot


    2006 PGSA Conference Syllabus - From Research to Rodziny - US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50

    The Syllabus includes notes from the following lectures:

    2006 conference syll

    Introduction to Genealogy by Harry Kurek; Breaking through Brick Walls by Rosalie Lindberg;The Importance of the National Archives: Records Not Found on the Internet by Martin Tuohy; The Grasinski Girls: the Importance of Oral History by Professor Mary Patrice Erdmans; Research the Female Line - Mariana: Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Polish Language Challenge by Rosalie Lindberg; Polish Last Names by Mikołaj Pietraszak Dmowski; No Birth Certificate? No Problem! by Jeffrey Bockman; Post Mortem Records by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Sources for Researching Polish Nobility by Mikolaj Pietraszak Dmowski; Real Research on the Web by Jeffrey Bockman; Polonia's Wigilia Heritage by Robert Strybel, Polish-American Press Warsaw Correspondent; Stutthof: The First and Last German Concentration Camp in Poland by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Polish Heraldry by Mikolaj Pietraszak Dmowski; Extra! Extra! Read All About Your Ancestors by Jeffrey Bockman; Unique Regional Records by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Who Sank Grandpa's Boat? Effective Techniques for Finding Passenger Manifests by Dan Niemiec; Cemeteries: Look High and Low, Above and Below! by Jeffrey Bockman; A History of Polish Nobility by Mikolaj Pietraszak Dmowski; Sto Lat: A Plan for Finding 100 Years of Ancestors by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Maps for Genealogy: Old, New and Electronic by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG; Appendix A: Dictionary of Surnames in Current Use in Poland by Cynthia Piech



    The Study of Obituaries as a Source For Genealogical Research, by Thomas E. Golembiewski

    This book provides invaluable information on how to decipher and use Polish language obituaries, primarily from the Dziennik Chicagoski. However, because the format from newspaper to newspaper varied little, it is of use no matter what newspaper is being studied. In this second edition, the text and obituaries have been enhanced for easier reading. Second Printing 2009; 81pp; 6 x 9"; Softcover; ISBN: 978-0-924207-10-5 ............. US $10.00, PGSA member $9.00



    Polish Parish Records of the Roman Catholic Church: Their use and understanding in Genealogical Research, by Gerald A. Ortell

    The PGSA offers one of the first and most widely praised references for Polish genealogical research. It discusses baptismal, marriage and death records in detail and lists names, occupations, causes of death, Polish Saints' days, and much more. This excellent, in-depth book will help you understand and translate parish entries. Published 1996, 112 typeset pp., perfect bound soft cover, 8.5 x 11".................... Reg: US $12.00, PGSA member $10.80





    Roman Catholic Parishes in the Polish People's Republic in 1984, by Lidia Mullerowa (English version edited by Stanley R. Schmidt and William F. Hoffman).

    This book helps in locating parishes in modern Poland, an essential part of finding baptismal, marriage, and death certificates. It shows the diocese and deanery to which each parish belongs, and it is useful for writing to a parish or diocesan archive in Poland. There are 58 b&w maps, an 88-page index of towns and villages shown on the maps, and a guide to the names of Polish parishes. Published 1995, 157 + xi pp., 8.5 x 11 "...............Reg -.US $15.00, PGSA member $13.50



    The Latin Church in the Polish Commonwealth in 1772, by Stanislaw Litak

    This book is now on CD - See CD section for details

    The maps and index of this book identify approximately 6,500 parishes and branch churches of the Latin rite in Poland before the first partition in 1772. It also encompasses Silesia, Moldavia and the Duchy of Courland. Published 1990, 48 pages, along with 24 fold-out maps, 8.5 x 11"..........................US $17.00,  PGSA member $15.30


    First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins & Meanings, by William F. Hoffman and George W. Helon

    First NamesThis book is a collaboration between William F. Hoffman, the author of Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings, and George W. Helon, former president of the Polish Genealogical Society of Australia; which provides information on thousands of first names encountered during the course of researching ancestors who came from any part of the old Polish Commonwealth. It includes names of Czech, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latin, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Yiddish origin. When relevant, it also gives the equivalent forms of names in most of those languages, e. g., Polish Piotr = English Peter = Latin Petrus = Russian Hemp, etc. An introduction and three chapters of historical and linguistic background are followed by a 300-page list of names. Appendices include charts with information on the Polish, ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, Russian Cyrillic, and Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabets, as they apply to name derivation and usage, as well as a list of Cyrillic forms of common Jewish first names. The format is soft-cover, 6 x 9 inches, perfect bound, vi + 426 pages, ISBN 0-924207-06-X; cover design by Lisa Terlecki. ................ US $20.00, PGSA member $18.00


    GOING HOME:A Guide to Polish American Family History, By Jonathan D. Shea

    This Comprehensive reference book covers all facts of research that you will need to successfully trace your Polish-American family history. The author shares his over two decades of research experience in Polish genealogical investigations, including on site archival experience in Poland, Lithuania, the US, and Canada.

    Published in 2008, 410 pages, softcover, 8.25 x 11". ...........US $ 35.00, PGSA member $31.50





    In Their Words - Polish, By Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman


    PGSA is now selling this acclaimed translation guide. Written with the Polish genealogists in mind, they reproduce and analyze in detail dozens of documents in Polish. These are the kinds of documents your research is likely to turn up - and not just birth, marriage, and death records, but also passports, obituaries, population registers, military service records, and so on. In addition, the book gives information on the language's alphabet, spelling, pronounciation, and standard handwriting; lists of thousands of of the terms most often encountered in documents; information on how to locate records in American and Europe; a series of maps illustrating the history of Poland; and a whole chapter on using gazateers to locate your ancestral villages and thus determine which archives are likely to have documents relating to your family, along with contact information for those archives and help writing letters to them. ...........US $ 35.00, PGSA member $31.50



    A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents - 3rd Edition (including Birth, Marriage and Death Records), by Judith R. Frazin  -- OUT OF STOCK AS OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2013!!!!!!!!!

    This user-friendly and practical resource for anyone with roots in Poland makes suggestions on how to locate ancestral towns on a modern map, determine if old vital records exist, and learn how to acquire, decipher and translate the records. The 472 page book includes a step-by-step guide on how to divide each document into a series of "mini-documents"; seven sample documents with important words and the information which follows these words highlighted; and fifteen topical vocabulary lists, such as Age, Family and Occupations, which include words that occur in 19th century documents.......US $35.00, PGSA member $31.50

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    Special Reference Book Sale

    Index to DziennikIndex to the Obituaries and Death Notices appearing in the Dziennik Chicagoski, is available as a set of 4 volumes, covering 1900 through 1929. These works have approximately 80,000 names of individuals whose obituary or death notice was published in the Dziennik Chicagoski, Chicago's leading Polish newspaper. If you have any family ties with Chicago, these volumes are a tremendous help in finding relatives and family members in Polonia's largest Polish community.

    This 4 volume set is available from PGSA for the package price of US $25.00, PGSA member $22.50



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    CDs & DVDs

    CDs

    The Latin Church in the Polish Commonwealth in 1772 - Maps prepared by Stanislaw Litak; Cartographic Execution by Zofia Zuchowska; Edited by Stanley R. Schmidt and William "Fred" Hoffman.

    This CD includes 31 maps covering the Polish Commonwealth detailing the location of churches, and accompanied by searchable indexes in English and Polish. The indexes include the location of almost 6,500 Roman Catholic churches in existence in the 1772 time period as well as the map number and coordinates where they can be found. The CD has a "Map Locator Index" (master map) with the country's divisions and the 21 map numbers. In addition there are eleven detailed maps showing parishes in cities such as Warsaw, Poznan, Gniezno and Plock. This CD also includes 10 maps providing an overview of church, diocese, province, etc. locations. CD-Rom, Adobe Reader (included on disc or free download from Adobe.com)

    US $20.00 for nonmembers, $18.00 for PGSA members (postage & handling included)




    Slownik CD


    The Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego, (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland) is a 15 volume gazetteer that was published between 1880 to 1902 under the direction of Filip Sulimierski. CD edition published in 2003, runs on most platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). . ..........US $35.00 for nonmembers, $25.00 for PGSA members (postage & handling included)




    Special Price for April 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014!!!!!!!!!

    US $30.00 for nonmembers, $20.00 for PGSA members. (postage & handling included)

    If using the mail in order form, cross out regular price and write in the sale price

    Rodziny & More, Prepared by Volunteers of the Polish Genealogical Society of America®

    Rodziny & MoreThe CD includes PDF copies of PGSA publications from 1979-2008. Both the Rodziny and its predesessor publications are included. Over the years most subjects of interest to the Polish genealogists-and in some cases other researchers as well-have been addressed in PGSA's periodicals. You'll find articles on history, the partitions, surnames, language, records in Poland, town descriptions, information and surname exchanges, and other topics too numerous to mention.The CD's Introduction, by William (Fred) Hoffman, Editor of Rodziny, provides a brief history of the publications and a brief "How-To" instruction follows.Most importantly, included for 1979 through 1992 are electronically searchable indexes for author, subject, and title. Publications from 1992 forward are directly searchable PDFs. With these tools you can zero in on a subject of interest or just browse an article, a single publication, or the entire CD.

    CD-Rom; Adobe® Acrobat® Reader PDFs; readable on any system for which Acrobat Reader is available (web link included)

    Regular price:

    US $35.00 for nonmembers, $25.00 for PGSA members. (postage & handling included)


    DVDs

    Tutorial Document Restoration (Intermediate)

    Using Adobe Photoshop TM, learn how to restore scanned images from newspapers and faded handwriting in old documents. Includes the document and photo so you can follow along, restoring at your own pace. Adobe Photoshop Elements Tips TM included. Approx. 65 minutes. DVD with case.  US $25.00 (postage & handling included), PGSA Member $22.50


    Tutorial Photo Restoration (Beginner)

    Brush up your skills with a front-row seat for the 50 minute workshop, and follow-up with three on-screen tutorials covering the discussion . Detailed chapter/scene selections, picture files, handouts and extra articles included on this DVD so you can restore the same photo on your computer! Approx. 85 minutes. DVD with case. US $25.00 (postage & handling included), PGSA Member $22.50Top of Page


    Booklets (prices include postage and handling)

    MorbusMorbus -- Why and How Our Ancestors Died: A Genealogist's Dictionary of Terms Found in Vital Records with Descriptions of the Diseases As They Relate to the Health of Our Ancestors , by Rosemary A. Chorzempa

    The terms found in this work are the ones seen as the most common causes of death in 18th and 19th century Europe and America. There is an appended list of common terms found as causes of death in German, Latin, Polish, and Russian. 16 pp. 8.5 x 11" ............................US $4.50, PGSA member $4.05


    Make your own Genetic Family Tree, by Rosemary A. Chorzempa.

    This brief booklet describes the relationship of heredity traits in your family's genealogy. It also provides a Genetic Family Tree form for sample tabulations of your data. Published 1996, 8pp., 8.5 x 11" ...................US $3.00. PGSA member $2.70

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    Information Packets (prices include postage and handling)

    Research Packet (31pages) - Revised June 2012.....................US $7.00, PGSA member $6.30

    Electronic version - sent via email attachment - US $6.00; PGSA member $5.40

    This packet is totally updated for today's times with loads of helpful resources to help anyone just becoming involved in genealogy and then some. Much of the information has been gleaned from researchers who have not only spent years doing their own research, but helping others. Not only does the 31 page packet take you step by step through many potential resources but it also references countless books and Internet sites as well.




    Maps Packet (21 pages)..............................US $4.00, PGSA member $3.60

    Contains:

    • Kingdom of Poland
    • East and West Prussia, Poznan and Silesia
    • Galicia
    • Lithuania and White Ruthenia
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1897-1900
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1921-1925
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1932-1933
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1939
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1946
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1950
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1960
    • Polish Administrative Divisions 1970
    • Poland's Provinces Today
    • Using European Maps and Gazetteers
    • Map Scale Information
    • German Empire 1871-1918
    • 1871 German Empire Kreis Maps for Prussia Poland
    • Map Grid of 1871 Prussia/Poland Area 1:100,000
    • Map Grid of Middle Europe 1:200,000
    • Grid for German State Maps 1:300,000

    Military Packet (15 pages)..........................US $ 4.00, PGSA member $3.60

    Contains information on:

    • LDS military records
    • Polish military history sources
    • WW I Polish-American Army records
    • Using Austrian military records

    Translation Packet -Newly Revised & Updated May 2010 (25 pages)......................US $5.00, PGSA member $4.50
    Electronic version - sent via email attachment - US $4.00; PGSA member $3.60

    Translation packetContains:

    • Polish genealogical letter writing guide
    • Polish, German, Russian and Latin words used in genealogy
    • Calendar / time word list in Polish, German, Russian, and Latin
    • Five language Christian name cross-reference
    • List of translators

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