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Using Gazetteers and Maps for Polish Genealogy

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Members Helping Members Webinar

“Using Gazetteers and Maps for Polish Genealogy”

Presented by Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz

April 6th 12-2 EDT

History and geography are inextricably linked, so genealogical research requires an ability to accurately identify and locate places mentioned in historical documents. It’s also important to understand the administrative hierarchy for the government of a place since different types of records were created at different levels of government.

This lecture introduces a variety of different digitized gazetteers (geographical dictionaries) and databases that are useful for identifying places which are presently or formerly located in Poland, including two phonetic gazetteers which are helpful when place names are misspelled in historical records. Additionally, Julie will identify sources for online maps for Polish genealogy, including cadastral maps, and discuss genealogical uses for Google’s My Map utility.

About Our Speaker:

Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz is a genealogist, writer, and speaker with nearly 30 years of experience in researching her family’s origins in Poland, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. She currently serves as President of the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State, and Vice-President for the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc, volunteers as administrator to several genealogy-related Facebook groups, and is a member of PGSCTNE.

Her articles have been published in the newsletters of several Polish genealogical societies, as well as the newsletter of the Western New York Genealogical Society. She is also the author of a genealogy blog: From Shepherds and Shoemakers which can be found here: https://fromshepherdsandshoemakers.com/

NOTE: This year the PGSCTNE is partnering with the PGSM to present webinars. Current PGSCTNE and PGSM members will receive a link to register for the webinar in a separate email.

If you are not a member of either Society and would like to join to be able to participate in members-only activities, please go to either

https://pgsctne.org/membership/ to join PGSCTNE
https://www.pgsm.org/cpage.php?pt=13 to join PGSM

After joining you will be sent a link to register for the upcoming webinar.

Any questions can be emailed to membership@pgsctne.org


April 6
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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