In Their Words: A Genealogist’s Translation
Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian
Documents. Volume 1: Polish

by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

2nd edition – ISBN 978-0-9631579-6-6

Copyright 2007

$35.00 + postage and handling

The book’s features include:

  • Over 60 Polish-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated; they include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; gazetteer entries; revision lists; obituaries; population registers; military service records; passports; etc.
  • Sections on Polish grammar, phonetics, and spelling
  • Information on how to locate records in America and Europe, including contact information for various archives in Poland and neighboring countries
  • A chapter on gazetteers and how to use them, with 12 maps showing Poland’s changing borders and administrative subdivisions
  • A vocabulary list with over 2,500 entries, featuring terms most likely to be found in records, including many overlooked by most dictionaries
  • A 14-page index to facilitate looking up specific items

This book is softcover, perfect bound, with 388 bindery pages (viii + 380), 8.25 x 11 inches.