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Aga Pawlus
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:58 am      Post subject: Did we find a bison? (monthly update from PolishOrigins)
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Like every month, I am sending you a small update from PolishOrigins Team.

It’s official! Welcome our new team members: Kasia, our new tour manager, and Ula, who is the tourist guide and guide for our genealogy light tours from Warsaw.

You can meet our (constantly growing) team here: https://polishorigins.com/our-team/

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In February we’ve had our annual meeting This time we’ve chosen the Białowieża forest. Those of you, who participated in our Kingdom of Poland tour know, that this is an extraordinary place and a real gem of Europe’s nature. It was a weekend full of walks, talks, delicious food and relaxing, before the Spring and Summer full of the hard work. It‘s only a pity that all bisons got hidden somewhere...

We came back with new ideas, inspirations, and enthusiasm before your arrival in Poland!

We have even recorded some small greetings for all of you Smile


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A few days ago, State Archives published the update on their online collections. Almost 3.5 million of new scans were added to Szukajwarchiwach website! Currently, there are over 37 millions of the documents available online: https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/

The most interesting for us are the civil records from the State Archives in Częstochowa, Kielce, Łódź, Roman Catholic records and Jewish records from Lublin, and many more. The complete list of newly added documents can be found here (in Polish only!): https://www.nac.gov.pl/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Aktualizacja-SwA-2019.pdf

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Speaking of Białowieża forest, maybe you would like to read something about this place (or some other regions of Poland?). On our blog, there is an article: “10 great books about Poland that will give you the new perspective”: https://blog.polishorigins.com/10-great-books-about-poland-that-will-give-you-the-new-perspective/

This is my personal selection of some great reads. I am aware that some of them might be hard to reach, but on the occasion, check the library in your local Polish community - you never know, what treasures are hidden there.

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Last, but not least: We have a record number of queries for genealogical trips and only last few vacancies left for our September Galicia Tour! We are still collecting a group for Prussian Poland Tour.

Thank you for being with us, for all your kind words and emails that we receive after each newsletter. This means a lot.

We are wishing you a beautiful Spring and see you very soon in Poland!

Greetings from Poland!

Agnieszka Pawlus and the whole PolishOrigins Team
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:37 am      Post subject: Another look at the emigration - newsletter July 2019
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"You often ask questions on how to better understand your ancestors. What history, emotions, and dramas are standing behind their decisions and choices.

Why they did not want to talk about the past? Why did they build their new life in a certain way? What were the reasons for their failures and what was the price of success?

I strongly believe that the key is to have deeper knowledge about the context. You have to escape from the records, papers, numbers and dry facts and think about the historical and cultural background.

Knowing the everyday life in Poland, its upsides and downsides, their way to settle in the new country and the hardships they endured at the beginning of building their new life."


This is the entry to our latest emailing. You can read there:
- reminder of our articles regarding the emigration on PolishOrigins' blog
- recommendation of a book about Parisville, the first Polish settlement in Michigan
- a few words about our new mini-series on social media: PolishOrigins field reports.

Here you can read the whole text: https://blog.polishorigins.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=109&wysijap=subscriptions&user_id=12093
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:04 pm      Post subject:
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Last week we have released our monthly newsletter.
You can read there:
- What will be happening in PolishOrigins in the upcoming weeks?
- That we have planned the two editions of our Galicia Tour in 2020:
Spring Galicia Tour: April 19-29, 2020

Fall Galicia Tour: September 20-30, 2020
- What about Prussian Poland and Kingdom of Poland Tours?
- our latest idea: Polish Christmas tour that is planned for mid-December 2019

Here you can read the whole text: https://blog.polishorigins.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=110&wysijap=subscriptions&user_id=16759
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