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Online Webinar – My Polish Family Discoveries in the PA Coal Region

November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on November 7th from 12-2pm EST for our next “Members Helping Members” webinar!

Our topic will be “My Polish Family Discoveries in the PA Coal Region” – presented by Michael Miscoski.

In making his family discoveries, Mike had to use almost all the tools in the genealogist’s toolbox: Unscrambling Americanized surnames, wild card searches, using Soundex, luck, using foreign sites, calling on researchers, DNA, and more.

Join us as Mike shares the story of his research journey and the winding road he took to break down walls to push his research further.

This will be an entertaining and informative discussion where everyone will learn tools and strategies to use in your own research.

About Our Speaker:

PGSCTNE member, Michael Miscoski (B.E.E., M.B.A., University of Delaware), was born in the Pennsylvania coal region – Shamokin, Northumberland, PA. Five of his eight great grandparents are from current-day Poland (one from Bydgoszcz; four from Suwałki). The one common trait of the emigres was that they all became “Coal Crackers,” living in Shamokin and Shenandoah PA.

Mike retired after 32 years with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. After retirement and genealogy courses at Osher Lifelong Learning (2012), he realized that genealogy research was the perfect transition from his work life – “deep data diving” into family history.

NOTE:  Current PGSCTNE members will receive a link to the webinar in a separate email. If you do not receive the link please email membership@pgsctne.org

If you are not a member of the PGSCTNE and would like to join to be able to participate in members only activities, please click on the button below. It’s easy to join online. We will then send you a link to the upcoming webinar.

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November 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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