October 25, 2014
If your family originates from Poland, … the partition that was under Russian Empire rule:
- Eastern Poland
- The Jewish Pale
- Western Russia (formerly Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
- Modern day Russian Federation or other former Russian Empire territories
then you need to be aware that the Family History Library has developed and will be teaching a class in Reading Russian Handwriting (and Printing) this November. It is a four-part class and open to all for free. Each class is two hours long.
The dates are Wednesdays: November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th in classroom B2 starting at 2:00pm (MT). 8 Hours of free Russian Handwriting instruction.
Classes will be taught by Dennis Everett .
For more details, see the FamilySearch Blog .
Stanczyk hopes the classes will be videotaped and posted on the Internet for those of us unable to go to Salt Lake City, UT this November .
Family History Library can you make this a podcast or iTunes Class for downloading?
October 17, 2014
Stanczyk enjoys PBS and Genealogy. PBS has the excellent series Antique Roadshow so why not a Genealogy Roadshow? This is another fine genealogical series that complements the excellent work by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr (Finding Your Roots).
Well the PBS crew, featuring genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco are coming to Philadelphia, October 25th and 26th to film. This will be broadcast during the winter season coming up.
You can attend this event too. The details are on the Genealogy Roadshow website .
For those unfamiliar with Philadelphia genealogy, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). will be featured. Many of the founding families have their genealogies recorded in book-form in a lovely room chock full of leather bound books of family histories.
October 15, 2014
Stanczyk — has a great-grandmother, Aniela Major / Majer who was the daughter or Marcin Major and Katazyna Ozarowicz. I have found some Major in church records. But, as yet I have been unable to locate Ozarowicz records that connect to my family tree.
At the top is an image, of the OZAROWICZ (aka Uzarowicz) name as written in Russian/Cyrillic. My Ozarowicz were from Biechow parish (of Stopnica area in the old wojewodztwo Kielce). So today, I am announcing in this blog that I am searching for Ozarowicz from Biechow area.
Click on my Stanczyk image and drop me an electronic missive if you are one or know one. Thanks!
October 1, 2014
#WordlessWednesday — The above is a historical calendar for Polish Events in October. So I thought it was perfect for kicking off Polish American Heritage Month.
Also, Stanczyk wanted to mention that this month also has an important museum opening in New York City, NY.
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS announce its Grand Opening on OCTOBER 28, 2014
The museum will open with eight galleries and span the 1,000 history of Jewish Life in Poland. The press-release provides further details. For more info CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org . In time for Polish American Heritage Month!