Cyrillic Russian Alphabet Workshop Completed

The second Cyrillic Russian Alphabet Workshop took place Wednesday, June 19th at the Berlin Peck Memorial Library. The class was again taught by Professor Jonathan Shea, President of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast. The class was limited so that everyone would get...

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Monthly Genealogy Question – Polish Name Changes

I have experienced a research nightmare trying to track down information on two of my grandmother’s relatives that settled in Pennsylvania. Their name at birth was Dzienkiewicz which shortly after they arrived in the US became Sienkiewicz and which was misspelled as Sincavich, Sinkwitz etc in...

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Birthday Wishes

Celebrating birthdays this week (June 9-15) are Joanne Kennedy, Membership Chairperson Jonathan Shea, President Sara Zak, Archive Volunteer Sto...

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Wycinanki Workshop

The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast held a Wycinanki Workshop (Polish paper cutouts) on May 11, 2019. The class was well attended and everyone enjoyed learning this new art.  The workshop was taught by Susan Urban, a Polish Folk Art Consultant and Specialist, who also...

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Cyrillic Russian Alphabet Workshop

The first Cyrillic Russian Alphabet Workshop took place Wednesday, May 8th at the Berlin Peck Memorial Library. The class was taught by Professor Jonathan Shea, President of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast. The class was limited to 12 so that everyone would get...

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Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to the New PGSCTNE Website! We are excited to introduce you to the new website for the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc! This website has been in development for several months and we can’t wait to share it with all of you! It was intended to have a clean,...

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Monthly Genealogy Question – April 2019

My great grandparents came to the US in the early 1900s. In the 1910 census it says they were Russian and spoke English. In the 1920 census it says they were from Austria-Poland and they spoke Slavish. In the 1930 census it says they were Austrian and spoke Slavish. Both of their death...

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Understanding Estate Inventories

The estate inventories first and foremost purpose is taxation and enumerating the duties and obligations of the serfs who labored on the estates themselves or in villages owned by the same landowner. While finances are the raison d’être of such documents, they are not devoid, as you will see, of...

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