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17 Aug 2010
USA, Canada / Polish Tutor in California [23]

I tried both of the links in the last two messages, one was no good, and the second had no Polish tutors listed. I am looking for a Polish tutor via Skype. Any suggestions? I can probably afford about $15/hr.
13 Aug 2010
Genealogy / Poland Genealogy Resources [130]

A lot of people have recommended Cyndi's List, but this has not been very useful to me. It seems to just have links to random sparse facts.

I have traced my Polish family back to the 1700s and have a lot of useful info on how to do it. The best resource was the local Family History Center run by the Mormons. You must find the villages or towns where your family came from first, and then you might have to search around villages near there. Google Maps can help you find nearby towns.

The birth, marriage and death registers available through the Mormon Family History centers are very difficult to read in some cases. They are available on microfilm. For my family, which was Catholic, they are mostly in Latin. There is some Polish every once in a while. Mostly I have looked at church records, which were basically the same as civil records in the 19th century. Of course, back then, Poland was administratively part of Austria, Russia, Germany, Prussia, etc.

A couple of really, really good books are "Polish Roots" by Rosemary A. Chorzempa, and "A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents", by Judith A. Frazin. The first one is readily available, probably on Amazon (or through, and the second one is only easily available through the Polish Genealogical Society of America (at
13 Aug 2010

My Polish family's name is Sobczyk. I guess it means "son of Sob" but other than that, I don't know anything about it. Also, I've been told it is traditionally a peasant name.

Other names in my family are Rosiak, Czop, Pomietło. I have traced my Polish genealogy back to the 1700s, and just came back from a trip to Poland to find ancestors (and current cousins, but was unsuccessful). I have posted much of this genealogy on RootsWeb.
13 Aug 2010
Language / Collection of learning resources for learning the Polish language [129]

I have a long list of Polish resources--tried to put them here but I got a message saying that due to spamming issues, I can't post URLs.

Ok, maybe I have posted enough now to be able to post links: full first year course, no audio home site for above lots of vocabulary, worksheets, no audio user-created lessons, some audio javascript quizzes Polish 101--lessons, no audio Basic wikilessons lessons for business[/url] basic phrases, cuss words, mp3s have been removed, may be back alphabet, some phrases, some audio

Audio written with spoken phrases with clickable audio advanced free software download - Byki Polish Lists E. L. Easton - Languages - Polish Free Polish Lessons and Polish Language Courses Learn Polish - Lessons - Audio Files by Polish Native Speakers Learn Polish with Sam and Bilus Learn Polish for FREE! Lessons with Audio Learn the Polish language online and in Poland Numbers in the Polish Language Oneness City, Poland - ONENESS CITY Polish - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks Polish Blog Polish Language and Culture Polish grammar exercises - Polish verbs-Polish verb tenses - Tests,practice,quizzes Polish grammar noun case identification exercises 1 - Polish Grammatical Exercises Polish Language Courses 1 Polish Language Learning Links Polish Language test using the European Language Frameworks POLISH VERBS-VERB TENSES - MIEC (To have) - Present tense 1 (Polish grammar exercise Resources in and about the Polish language Share Perfective and Imperfective Verbs The Alternative Polish Dictionary Verbs of Motion, Part 2 Links to online language lessons and courses Memler - the easiest way to learn foreign language. Vocabulary Builder. Free word lists for many languages
Omniglot - a guide to written language (alphabets, hieroglyphs, Chinese characters, etc
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