Item Details

The Family Tree: Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide : How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe

Lisa A. Alzo
Format
Book
Published
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2016]
Language
English
Variant Title
Polish, Czech & Slovak genealogyy guide
How to trace your family tree in Eastern Europe
ISBN
1440343276, 9781440343278
Summary
"Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting-- and challenging-- journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research."--Cover page [4].
Contents
  • 1. Linking your family tree to Polish, Czech, and Slovak localities. Your Polish, Czech, or Slovak heritage ; Jump-starting your Polish, Czech, and Slovak research ; Identifying your immigrant ancestor
  • The history of Poland ; The history of the Czech and Slovak republics
  • 2. Getting to know the old country. Understanding Eastern European geography ; Languages, surnames, and given names
  • 3. Tracing your family in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Vital records ; Census records ; Military records ; Other record resources
  • Heritage travel and on-site research
  • 4. Advanced sources and strategies. Putting it all together ; What to do when you get stuck.
Description
239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-227) and index.
Technical Details
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