News and Updates

2022-04-27 – RODZINY – Spring issue now available on the site to members for viewing or downloading
2022-04-16 – Added to Surname Databases – 1950 Census data index for St. Hedwig Orphanage, Niles, Cook County Illinois
2022-04-16 – Added to Surname Databases – Searchable database of church metrical records across Lithuania
2022-04-16 – Added to Research Sources – “Village Search”, Tsarist inhabited places list in Suwałki Governorate with Lithuanian & Russian spellings and variations
2022-04-16 – Added to Research Sources – Under “Village Search”, viewable church records for the Biržai and Zarasai regions of Lithuania
2022-03-19 – Added to Research Sources – US National Archives Access to Archive Databases, Directory or State Archive, Russian Archives
2022-03-14 – Added to Research Sources – Village locators for Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia; plus the Lithuanian Global Genealogy Society
2022-03-08 – Added to Surname Databases – Searchable cemeteries in Grajewo, Poland, and Belarus
2022-03-07 – Added to Maps – Map collections for Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus
2022-03-04 – MAY MEETING – Register for the May 15 meeting on Kashubia & Kashubian-Americans via the Calendar of Events box on the home page
2022-03-02 – Added to Research Sources – Archives: – Links to state archives in Belarus and Ukraine
2022-03-02 – Added to Research Sources – Maps: – Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) map library
2022-03-02 – Added to Polish Surname Databases: – Cmemtarnik cemetery searches by all or by selected cemetery (in Polish)
2022-02-10 – Added to Lithuania Surname Databases: – 2 searchable sites covering several Lithuanian cemeteries
2022-02-10 – Added to Research Sources – Lithuanian village and town locator – In the Geography section
2022/02/09 – Guide to Surname Mutilation (Education tab) – To break some brick walls, learn how surnames were formed, changed and mutilated here and in Poland
2022/02/02 – Added to US-Illinois Surname Databases – Illinois Polish Military Alliance Battalion (WW I), 396 officers and men with rank and company assignment
2022/02/01 – Added to the Education Section – Video on Preserving Your Precious Documents & Photos
2022/01/17 – Added to the Education Section – 6 Polish/English word lists to assist your research
2022/01/04 – Added to the Poland Surname Databases – A collection of searchable cemetery sites; both non-military and military
2022/01/01 – Added to Poland Surname Databases – Several new indexes under “General & National” and “Regional” sections
2021/12/16 – Polish Citizenship Application in the Education Section – An outline of what is needed to apply based on ancestry
2021/12/01 – Added to US-Illiois Surname Databases – Census data index for St. Hedwig Orphanage, Niles, Cook County Illinois, 1940.
2021/11/06 – Added to US-Illinois Surname Databases – Census data index for St. Hedwig Orphanage, Niles, Cook County Illinois, 1920 & 1930.