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♦ Videos – PGSA Webinar and Conference video recordings
Getting Started in Genealogy – Sites and notes to guide your steps in developing and organizing your genealogical research
Instructional Videos
    Where to Search for Polish Data – 20 minutes, RootsTech 2021 by Kinga Urbańska, Your Roots in Poland (see Researchers & Tour Guides in Poland under Research Sources)
    Galician Ancestor Resources – 20 minutes, RootsTech 2021 by Kinga Urbańska, Your Roots in Poland (see Researchers & Tour Guides in Poland under Research Sources)
    Preserving Your Precious Documents & Photos – 24 minute video on the basic best practices to storing and protecting original documents
Language
    Alphabets       Latin      Polish      Polish-Pronunciation      German      Cyrillic      Cyrillic-Pronunciation
    Online Translation – Type, copy & paste, or drag entire files for translation         Google Translate        DeepL Translator
    Vocabulary – Polish/English word lists you will find very useful
        Illness – Illnesses and diseases that afflicted our ancestors
        ♦ Occupations – Common, and some not so common, means of support you will find in vital and other records (with word etymologies)
        Relationships – Current and archaic terms describing the relationship between family-members
        ♦ Village Life – Words and phrases (with word etymologies) about people, occupations, things, etc. you might find in letters and documents
        ♦ Village Society – Terminology (with word etymologies) describing people and their socio-economic rank from serf to noble
        Vital Records – Additional terms you will find helpful for navigating vital records
    Writing to Poland for Records – Guide to writing requests in Polish for birth, marriage and death records
Surname Mutilation – To break some brick walls, learn how surnames were formed, changed and mutilated here and in Poland
Polish Culture
    Polish Citizenship Application – An outline of what is needed to consider to apply for Polish citizenship based on ancestry
    Polish Heraldry – Learn about the unique nature of Polish nobility and heraldry
    Polish Traditions – Explore common and uncommon legends, traditions and holidays