Language And Lineage Press

We publish information relevant to genealogical research in Central and Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on the territories of the former Commonwealth of Two Nations, The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

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Going Home - A Guide to Polish American Family History Research

This comprehensive reference book covers all facets of research that you will need to successfully trace your Polish-American family history.

The author shares his over two decades of research experience in Polish genealogical investigations, including on site archival experience in Poland, Lithuania the US and Canada.

Going Home - A Guide to Polish American Family History Research

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Genealogy Translation Guides

In Their Words Volume I - Polish

In Their Words Volume I - Polish

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

In Their Words Volume II - Russian

In Their Words Volume II - Russian

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

In Their Words Volume III - Latin

In Their Words Volume III - Latin

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

In Their Words Volume IV - German

In Their Words Volume IV - German

by William F. Hoffman and Jonathan D. Shea

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History and Tips to help your Genealogy Research

The Slownik Nazwisk Is Still Online

by William F. Hoffman  [Author’s note – This article originally appeared in the November 2006 issue of Gen Dobry! And is reprinted with permission. Not surprisingly, some of the information in it is now outdated. I have left the text mostly unchanged, but websites...

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Place Names – More Important Than Surnames

by Fred Hoffman  This article is from the July 2006 issue of Gen Dobry!, and is used with permission. Website URLs have been updated to be current as of May 2019. I think lately I’ve been irritating people who write to me for information on their surnames. I keep...

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The Effects of Lithuanian History and Language on Research

by William F. Hoffman I originally became involved with genealogy when some of my wife’s family asked if I could translate some old letters in Polish from relatives back in the old country—my wife is descended on her father’s side from ethnic Poles living near Alytus,...

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