Polish Research - Part 1
Disclaimer…I do not claim to be an expert on Polish research, but I did want to share some highlights from a research guide I received for Christmas. It has been on my wish list for quite some time. If you have ancestors in the Polish, Czech and Slovak areas, it is an excellent resource. Let’s look
Ancestors Clubs and Societies
As I watched the presidential inauguration this week, it made me think about the wide diversity of our country. Were our ancestors involved in politics? Or members of a local social club that reflected their heritage or their religion or their work or their interests? It is an interesting side of our ancestors’ lives to explore. Let’s look.
Julian and Gregorian Calendar
Many who have midwestern pioneer ancestors feel fortunate to trace them back to the early 1800s. If you cross the pond, you may find yourself running into the timeframe of the Julian to Gregorian Calendar. I was fortunate to have had someone knowledgeable guide me when my Luxembourg ancestors had key dates during that transition time. Unlike then, now there are many resources online to guide you. Let’s look.
German Census Records
I hope that 2021 to be a better year for all of us. Did you squeeze any time for genealogy between the holidays? I found some time to explore my Luxembourg roots and that led me to look at German records. Some border towns were part of Luxembourg until demarcation shifts made them part of Germany. With more records online I delved into these records. And wished that I had census records for Germany. I thought I would share what I have discovered so far about German Census Records.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.