News and Updates

2024-06-01 – Kurpie Project – under Surname Databases>Poland>Regions adds record indexes, maps, parishes, etc. focused on the area of the Kurpie population
2024-06-01 – Silesia – under Surname Databases>Poland>Regions adds indexes and metrics by the Upper Silesia Genealogical Society
2024-06-01 – Louis Kessler Links & Routes to Roots Foundation – under Surname Databases>Poland>Jewish for collections of data and links
2024-05-19 – WEBINAR UPLOAD – How To: Decipher Cursive Script & Handwriting added to Videos under the Education tab
2024-05-12 – Belarusian Archive item added to Belarusian Archives under the Research Sources tab
2024-05-11 – Ukrainian Archive search sites added to Ukrainian Archives under the Research Sources tab
2024-05-09 – Felician Order in North America Archives – added to US Archives under the Research Sources tab
2024-05-08 – WEBINAR UPLOADED – Q&A Coffee Hour with Polish Genealogist Aleksandra Kacprzak added to Videos (Members Only) under the Education tab
2024-05-07 – Polish National Archives & Branches – Contact data, websites and records-held information for all locations under Research Sources > Archives > Poland
2024-05-07 – Schenectady County Eastern European roots Newsletters – Highlights family histories by surname
2024-04-29 – RODZINY – Spring edition now available for download by members
2024-04-18 – Polish Heraldry – Three new sites added under the Education > Polish Culture > Polish Heraldry tabs: Search by surname for coat of arms image and other data
2024-04-03 – Austrian Cadastral Maps and Current Lithuanian Searchable Map added to Map Collections in the Geography Section under the Research Sources Tab
2024-04-03 – Sanborn Maps added to the Geography Section under the Research Sources Tab
2024-04-02 – Navigating Map Search Engines instructions for 5 mapping sites added in “How To” under the Education tab
2024-03-17 – Russians to America Index, 1834-1897 added to Surname Databases
2024-03-16 – Belarus National Archives – added to Surname Databases
2024-03-04 – Surname Mapping – Seven (7) sites to map your surname distribution added to the Geography section under the Research Sources tab
2024-02-19 – WEBINAR UPLOADED Polish Census and Notary Records added to Videos (Members Only) under the Education tab
2024-02-19 – WEBINAR UPLOADED Non-Vital Records…More Vital Than You Think added to Videos (Members Only) under the Education tab
2024-02-07 – Map Workshop Videos added to Videos under the Education tab that in 2 parts outline how to use several map sites in your research
2024-02-06 – Izdebki parish (SE Poland) indexes of Births (1876-1900) and Marriage (1869-1906) added to Polish surname databases
2024-01-16 – WW II Alien Registration Act Source added to the US section of Surname Databases
2024-01-15 – Guide to Researching World War II Records added under the Education tab
2024-01-14 – 1827 Polish gazetteer of the Russian Partition added to Gazetteers under the Research Sources tab
2024-01-03 – Chicago Archdiocese Polish Data – Church & religious institution histories, FamilySearch microfilm numbers, added to Geography under Research Sources
2024-01-02 – Street Name & Number Changes – Steve Morse, select by city databases, added to Geography under Research Sources
2023-12-04 – Lithuania – New sites added to Surname Databases
2023-11-21 – WEBINAR UPLOADED Researching in the Galician Archives added to Videos (Members Only) under the Education tab
2023-11-08 – Words & Phrases Commonly Found in Marriage Records added to the Vocabulary section under the Education tab
2023-11-04 – 6 David Rumsey Map Collections added to the Research Sources tab: Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Prussia, Russia and Ukraine
2023-11-02 – German Colonization in Galicia – the strange case of Prussian colonists recruited by Austro-Hungary for Galicia, added to Polish Culture under the Education tab
2023-11-01 – Why You Might Not Be Finding That Record and some ideas to try, added to the Getting Started part of the Education Section
2023-10-20 – Słownik Geograficzny Translations – Almost 90 new villages added to the collection found in the Geography section under the Research Sources tab
2023-10-15 – Family Relationship Terminology – Translation of Polish terms of family relationship added to the Language/Vocabulary section under the Education tab
2023-10-11 – Questions When Hiring a Researcher added to Getting Started under the Education tab
2023-10-09 – Cleveland Public Library Genealogy Section added to Libraries under the Research Sources tab
2023-10-06 – Added to Maps under Research Sources – Polish Military Geographical Institute Map Archive 1919-1939
2023-10-05 – Added to Polish Surname Databases – Index of records of the Lublin area
2023-09-18 – Added to Videos under Education – Family Search – Recent & Upcoming Enhancements
2023-09-07 – Added to Surname Databases – Lithuanian databases page from the Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society
2023-09-04 – Michigan sites added to US Surname Databases, Research/Libraries & Research/Newspapers
2023-08-25 – Added to Ukrainian Databases – Several searchable databases
2023-08-24 – Added to Polish Databases – Małopolska/Kraków 1925 City Directory
2023-08-22 – Added to Videos under Education – Ukrainian Archives: Update on accessing
2023-08-07 – Eastern Europe Gazetteer added to Gazetteer file under Research Sources
2023-08-06 – Jewish Gen Gazetteer added to Gazetteer file under Research Sources
2023-07-24 – Added to Libraries under Research Sources – Loyola University of Chicago “Polish Women’s Alliance of America” journal collection
2023-07-23 – Gesher Galicia added to Research Sources, Genealogical Societies & Organizations
2023-07-21 – Added to Surname Databases – Polish Nobility & Gentry databases
2023-06-19 – Added to Surname Databases – Galician site covering Polish and Ukrainian records and information
2023-06-03 – Added to US Surname Databases – Links to searchable US census data: 1870-1950
2023-05-30 – Added to Videos under Education – Hidden Gems in Family Letters and Postcards
2023-05-02 – Added to Videos under Education – How maps coordinated with census and other records can deepen family histories
2023-03-11 – Added to Ohio Surname Databases – Toledo First Polonia Families 1866-77 and an article on Polish immigration to Toledo
2023-03-11 – Added to Ohio Surname Databases – Toledo/Lucas County Polish Surname Death Records 1871-1886
2023-01-25 – Added to Education Section – House History for Genealogy – The history of family homes might add depth to your research; many links
2023-01-25 – Added to Education Section – Researching Passenger Ship Data – Tips about finding and using these documents; many links
2023-01-11 – Added to Education Section, Vocabularies – Translation of common Polish society names and acronyms referenced in US Polish obituaries
2023-01-09 – Added to Education Section, Vocabularies – Names of Polish churches and cemeteries translated into English
2022-12-01 – Added to Polish databases/Cemeteries – Kolno cemetery index
2022-12-01 – Added to Polish databases/Jewish – Częstochowa-Radomsko Area Holocaust Index
2022-10-28 – Added to Poland databases – Martyred Pomeranian police officers 1939-45
2022-10-15 – CONFERENCE VIDEOS added to Education Section – All 6 of the presentations are uploaded
2022-08-08 – Added to Research Sources – Links to Belarusian archives
2022-08-08 – Added to Research Sources – Links to Ukrainian archives
2022-07-26 – Added to Education Section, Polish Culture – Podhale…Rural Life (Video) – A personal encounter with the old ways that are fading into memory
2022-06-30 – Added to Education Section, Polish Culture – Polish Skansen – Links to 32 Polish open-air ethnographic and folk museums
2022-06-29 – Added to Education Section – Outline of Polish census sources from pre-partition to today
2022-06-28 – Added to Education Section – WW1 Guide to researching US records
2022-06-27 – Added to Research Sources – 814 US Polish churches sorted by Founding Date and by State-City
2022-06-08 – Added to Surname Databases – Kaszubian Migration Project: Surnames by settlement location with information about the individual
2022-06-07 – Added to Education Section – Two Instructional Videos on researching Polish records
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
2022-03-02 – Added to Research Sources – Maps: – Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) map library
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
2022/02/02 – 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