Monday, June 16, 2008

Genealogy POLAND

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan: "PGSM is dedicated to promoting and encouraging research in Polish genealogy, as well as preserving historical materials which would aid in researching Polish family histories."

2008 Annual Polish Research Seminar - October 18th
Annual Seminar with Noted Speakers:
American Polish Cultural Center -Hall #2
2975 E. Maple Rd. (15 Mile Rd)
Troy, Michigan 48083
(use Dequindre entrance)
2008 Polish Research Seminar Registration

On Saturday, October 18th the Speakers are Lukasz Bielecki, Ph.D. and Thaddeus Radzilowski, Ph.D.
Registration:8:30 AM, Seminar: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Includes a Delicious Polish-Style Lunch
**First 100 registrants receive a free workshop packet

Poznan Project: "Przeszukiwanie bazy małżeństw
Would you prefer an English / German / French / Portuguese interface? Please register here."

Lukasz Bielecki /Poznan Project/ - Google Search

PolishRoots - Projects

Poznan/Posen Marriage Records Indexing

The goal of the POZNAN PROJECT is to create a database comprising the most important information extracted from the 19th century Catholic and Lutheran marriage records of the Province of Poznan (Posen). The searchable database will be publicly available at the PolishRoots server. We still need many volunteers to join this effort and index data from parishes!



The test version of the database including data so far acquired for a number of parishes (both Catholic and Lutheran) is already available!


As it is commonly known, immigrants from the then-Prussian (now Polish) province of Poznan (Posen in German) typically declared just 'Posen' as their place of origin. All too often this leads their descendants into believing that they were referring to the city of Posen/Poznan. In fact, their home could have been any place within the larger province. Thus, numerous families no longer know the actual place of origin of their ancestors - and their surname alone is rarely a sufficient hint.

Researchers have tried various strategies to pinpoint the actual town or parish of origin of their ancestors. Examining the lengthy records of parish after parish is like seeking a 'needle in a haystack', yielding a low rate of success for those willing to attempt it while discouraging others from even trying. The objective of the POZNAN PROJECT is to provide researchers with a means of locating that needle in a haystack by indexing all recorded marriages from the entire 'Posen' territory. When completed, the database will not only identify your ancestors' marriage within the province, but will also identify all Poznan parishes where the surname appeared in a marriage record.
More information on the history and genealogy of the Poznan/Posen province (Wielkopolska)


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