Find Your Polish Ancestors - May 2024

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Find Your Polish Ancestors

Poland did not officially exist as a country for 123 years! It's history is filled with shifting borders, which poses a challenge to tracing your family's ancestry.Are you amongst the more than 10 million Americans with Polish roots? In this course,  we'll help you find your Polish ancestors by debunking myths, explaining the country's history,  and pointing you to the most useful family history records.

DATE: May 6, 2024 - June 2, 2024

Over the course of 4 weeks, you’ll learn:

  • The history of Polish immigration and what it means for your research
  • Best websites for Polish genealogy
  • How to use maps and gazetteers to pinpoint your ancestral village
  • Research strategies for finding records in Polish archives and repositories
  • Tips for translating foreign records

Note: This course focuses on researching ethnic Poles who lived in the Three Partitions of Poland (Prussian, Austrian, and Russian). Some of the tips and strategies mentioned in this course will also apply to other communities who lived in this region, including Jewish and German/Prussian populations.

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How FTU courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

About the Instructor

Lisa A. Alzo

 Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. is a professional writer, instructor, and internationally-recognized lecturer. She has written eleven books, including the Family Tree Magazine Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide, and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine. She blogs about her family history at The Accidental Genealogist.



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