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Date(s) - 05/12/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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May meeting: “Using Gazetteers and Maps for Polish Genealogy,” Julie Szczepankiewicz

Description: History and geography are inextricably linked, so genealogical research requires an ability to accurately identify and locate places mentioned in historical documents. It’s also important to understand the administrative hierarchy for the government of a place, since different types of records were created at different levels of government. This lecture provides an introduction to a number of different digitized gazetteers (geographical dictionaries) and databases that are useful for identifying places which are presently or formerly located in Poland, including two phonetic gazetteers which are helpful when place names are misspelled in historical records. Additionally, Julie will identify sources for online maps for Polish genealogy, including cadastral maps, and discuss genealogical uses for Google’s My Map utility.

PGSNYS Hybrid Meetings

  • In person at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, New York
  • Via Zoom – link shared in email to PGSNYS members before event

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