Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:31 am
Post subject: Deciphering and translating Polish records on your own
Dear Forum members!
As you know since many years our wonderful volunteers have been helping you to translate your Polish (and of course also Russian and Latin) records. They are here for you almost everyday, spending hours on reading, deciphering, translating and explaining you the historical background.
As our community here is constantly growing (and this is great!) automatically there is much more translation requests than it was before. Please let's respect our translators' time and work.
With the help of our other members I have found perfect manual and template how to read and translate the Polish records on your own. It is prepared by Family Search http://familysearch.org .
Sometimes you just need find the name of the person on the record, sometimes you are looking for the date or place name to check if the record is related to your family history.
Please: try to deal with this on your own firstly and then ask for help with problematic, difficult records, or those that you are 100% sure that are your ancestors.
Remember: practice makes perfect! Most of those records are using the same matrix, so the more you read, the easier it is for you.
Here are the 3 instructions: How to read Polish birth, marriage and death records from Family Search.
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