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Patrycja19 62 | 2683
10 Nov 2006 #1

This website is linked to Ellis island and website.

Ellis island, Located in New York, is immigration port where many Polish and other
Ethnicity came though.

Steve Morse created Search engines linked to this. you can search first and last
name and or town name in which ancestor came from.

you can do three letter search also for last name . In case of misspelling. Many didnt
read or write Polish , so names have been mispelled .

also three letter searches for town name.
if anyone has any trouble with this. feel free to post :)

Free website for those interested in Genealogy in the United States and Europe.

More Useful links:

Mormon Library based in Utah. The Mormons put together a collection of
Historical Records from around the world. also Microfilms can be ordered
from these local History Centers.
Wroclaw 44 | 5359
11 Nov 2006 #2

This site has passenger lists.

You will find name, age, port of departure and more
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
12 Nov 2006 #3

To help uncover Polish Ancestry.

Catholic Resources for Ancestor search.

Another Useful link for people researching Galicia.

The State Archive in Cracow.

More useful genealogy links.
David_18 65 | 966
20 Jan 2007 #4
Jan 20, 07 [13:44] - Attached on merging:
Website for those interested in Polish warfare history.

I recomend everybody that are interested in Polish warfare history to go to this link.
Here you can read about all interesting Polish war events and see a Polish map and see how it loked from time to time.

Kind regards David
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
20 Feb 2007 #5
:) For all who can help out on Genealogy resources for Poland.

Many Americans want to find out more about their familys history. Polish
History (documents) etc can be very frustrating for the Majority because so
many do not speak/read Polish.

If anyone is willing to google some Polish sites that also offer English to those who
want research their ancestors that would be a Excellent guide to helping those
who have trouble locating documents in Poland or even surnames.

Add your links to the sticky posts so that they are easily found for those
researching :)

Just a humble suggestion :) Thanks to those who have/do contribute :)
jerofiejew - | 11
14 Mar 2007 #6

You can choose a language there.... If you need some help, let me know

One more

As i said... need a help with translation? email me... my english is not perfect, but i can try to help :)
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
30 Mar 2007 #7
this is the link you are talking about right?

edit: by moderator
Tarzana8 3 | 27
30 Mar 2007 #8
Mar 30, 07, 9:53pm - Attached on merging:
Another Resource

If you know the name of the ship your ancestor came to USA on, you can have
a picture of it, and a writeup.

I did some research on my own, but came up with
a brick wall until I went to the following site. I still could not find the ship there.
I e-mailed the owner of the website, and I had my information the next day plus a picture of the ship my grandmother came over on from Bremen, Germany to Ellis Island.

The years given for its operation were just 5, but it was enough information to start
pinpointing the time frame I needed.

Yes, Patry, I did as you suggested and it did work. Thanks. Put in Favorite Places
for future reference.
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
30 Mar 2007 #9
:) just let me know if you need any more help I will help with what i can as much
as I can :)

When you reply, theres some dots next to the smilie up there already, click on that
it will bring up the box of smilies , once you click on them they go into your box
where you reply. did I repeat myself there?
Tarzana8 3 | 27
1 Apr 2007 #10
The box of smilies gives me only :) and not the actual face.
I have tried everything to get it to appear. Don't know the trick yet. LOL

I am amazed at the many resources on the web re researching Polish ancestors.
My mother comes from Vermont, and there are no where near the resourses
availble to me regarding her English/French parentage, that there are when researching my father's side which are in Polish Galicia.
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
1 Apr 2007 #11
I am sure that there is someone who can help with the English side, just ask in here
because so many are from the UK they might be able to point you in the right direction
as far as records avail with a surname of course :)

give it a try. or maybe I can help you on my, do you have the website?
I have a membership, so i can least look and see what I can find. or email me the
names and dates and I will take a look if you feel more comfortable :)

Some more interesting reading for those doing ancestor research.


Based in Chicago-Polish news online.


For those searching in the Detroit Area in Michigan.

Very Informative and a documentary will be shown on TV about Detroit Polonia.
Tarzana8 3 | 27
2 Apr 2007 #12

These are cemetaries in Poland with partial listings.
It might help someone. :)
GrandeSande 2 | 119
3 Apr 2007 #13
One of the largest compilations of helpful sites that I've ever seen is
Cyndi's List,

I forgot to add that once you get to the main page, scroll down to the Poland Category for Polish information.... naturally!!!
Tarzana8 3 | 27
16 Apr 2007 #14
Patry, I just saw your two posts to me now. I apologize for not looking through
the list well enough.

As far as English/French Ancestry. Mother is from Vermont. We hit a brick wall in
trying to locate a Joseph Burt and his wife Phoebe, although we thought we had
located him down in Rhode Island. Supposedly he was a ship's captain, but we have
yet to find that out. I would prefer e-mail to you, but you reqested no e-mail.
My e-mail is posted in profile.

Using a copy of the ship's manifest from Bremen, Germany dated May 23, 1911, I just about managed
to make out where my grandmother from Poland (on my father's side) came from
in Polish Galitia. Rosalia Mlynarzcyk. She comes from Siekierczyn, Luban.

I have located (via

two churches that were listed. I am not Catholic, so I hesitate to approach the local
Polish church to ask if they would send an letter of enqiry to them to find out if they
have any record of birth or anything else. I believe in cross-referencing, so I am
not sent in a wild goosechase for the wrong person. I have seen from other's experience
that this can tend to be costly as well. Can you give your imput. Thanks
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
17 Apr 2007 #15
I will email ya in the morning :)

its a bit late, I can check out some other stuff on my :)

sorry, but the pillow is calling me :) LOL zzzzzzzz

for those researching Little Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5359
3 Jun 2007 #16

It might help you to find family who moved to the USA.
22 Jun 2007 #17
I am so very pleased that I stumbled acrossed this forum! The suggested websites look very promising and I am sure that I will be trying some of them pretty soon.

I am doing an extension family reconstruction including a family tree dating back to the late 1700s. I have already located photos as early as 1920ish. With a little luck I will hopefully be able to find more...but most of my family lost all of their possessions during the wars so we'll see.

I did visit the Ellis Island website as well as and successfully located the manifests with my Great Grandfather and my Great Great Grandfather signatures.

Just wanted to show my appreciation for everyone's willingness to pass on information.
29 Jun 2007 #18
I came across this site recently -

It deals with Polish surnames, and has a ton of links to aid in doing Polish genealogy research.
Davey 13 | 388
30 Jun 2007 #19
if anyone has any trouble with this. feel free to post

um yes i dont live in the US...all these sites are US my family came to Canada not US
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
13 Jul 2007 #20

Type in a name and it brings up many resources that will help you locate free
and membership sites that contain the surnames you are researching from all
over the world ...

Best of luck :)

um yes i dont live in the US...all these sites are US my family came to Canada not US

Davey I apologize for not seeing this.

although those who live in Canada are more qualified then I to help you in research
in Canada.. I figured I will look anyway to see what I can help with until someone
can offer some assistance :)

More Polish Canadian information.

More Polish Canadian resources.

another addition to the sticky.. find your ancestors coat of arms.

another resource for all areas of genealogy

check it out, has United states, POLAND and UK records.
celinski 31 | 1258
18 Nov 2007 #21
New link for marriage in Poland up to 1899
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
9 Jan 2008 #22

locating Parish Addresses in Poland...

some interesting genealogical reading for those who want to know when the first
immigration of Polish started.
luk - | 3
28 Jan 2008 #23

one of biggest Polsish genealogy site in English with Forum.

edit by moderator. broken link removed.
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
29 Jan 2008 #24

I found this very interesting..
Kuba - | 12
20 Mar 2008 #25
A great link for finding Polish towns and villages is

You can also use a wild card i.e. war*
It will find all towns starting with war.
Czerwony Lis 1 | 33
24 Mar 2008 #26
Everyone should at least look at the Polish Genealogical Society of America website They have an annual conference near Chicago in the Fall. Plus there are regional chapters as well. I am a member and its a great organization.

Also check out a new site on the bottom of this Polish website you can go to another page called Mapa Nazwisk (a surname mapping search engine) type in your surname, making sure that if diacritical marks are needed then they must be applied. Otherwise use their alphbet on the bottom of that page and search alphabetically. Each surname may have a masculine and feminine version and different possibilities with diacritical marks. but if you have that down, the maps are pretty cool and when you go over each potential location within Poland it provides a call-out of the area that you are over.
GrandeSande 2 | 119
27 Mar 2008 #27
Everyone should at least look at the Polish Genealogical Society of America website They have an annual conference near Chicago in the Fall. Plus there are regional chapters as well. I am a member and its a great organization.

It is a great organization. I belong and will be going to their semi annual Conference in April, to be held in Salt Lake City. A plus is that you get to go to the FHC and Library to all of your research.
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
29 Mar 2008 #28
still tracing polish family, many birth certificates in russian,but vary from areas in different parts,why?

read this. will give you a better idea of why some records are in Russian.

New Website I found browsing for the American Polonia.

didnt see link to this prior to posting.

Polish Army in France.. and you can order records from the site .

Very Valuable information.. gives nearest relative in Poland as well
as Nearest relative in United states.
sirzeke - | 1
9 Aug 2008 #29
Thank you for posting this web site for the Ellis Island records. The helped find my grand father that came from Poland in 1912 at the age of 18.
OP Patrycja19 62 | 2683
2 Sep 2008 #30
Glad to hear it, plus if you do a town search instead it will go thru alot of names
and you can find the misspelled family members that came over to see your
grandfather.. :)

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