Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois 


Pricing Effective September 2, 2018

PTG United States $41 USD

PTG Canada $59 USD

PTG International $69 USD

Learn to Find, Decipher and translate Old Polish Vital Records with

Polish Translation Guide

A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

by Judith R. Frazin 

Winner of the “Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product”    award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). 

          “A great contribution to the field”—New York                "A mighty effort" --Australia

          “A creative, professional product” – Florida                   "A wonderful resource" --California

          “Useful, logical, self-explanatory” – Canada                   "Outstanding vocabulary lists" --France

The 3rd edition is a user-friendly and practical publication which focuses on 19th-century Polish-language birth, marriage, and death records but also includes many other related topics as follows:
  • Locating an old Polish town on a modern map
  • Finding 19th-century documents and indexes from Polish towns
  • Sample vital records in script and block-letter versions
  • Extracting data from the documents
  • Given names which appear in 19th-century documents
  • Records at the Polish State Archives
  • How the Polish language works
  • Translations of column headings from old Polish census records
  • Model sentences in the Polish language for genealogical correspondence
  • 15 topical vocabulary lists, such as Age, Family and Occupations
  • Hundreds of new vocabulary words and phrases

Product Details    
Hardcover: 472 pages
Publisher: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois 3rd edition (August 2009)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780961351229
Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
USA:  $41.00 USD includes $6.00 U.S. shipping and handling.
Canada: $59 USD
International:  $69 USD

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