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stumaniac   
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.
stumaniac   
13 Aug 2010
Genealogy / Poland Genealogy Resources [126]

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 Ancestry.com), and the second one is only easily available through the Polish Genealogical Society of America (at pgsa.org).
stumaniac   
13 Aug 2010
Genealogy / THE MEANING AND RESEARCH OF MY POLISH LAST NAME, SURNAME? [4500]

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.
stumaniac   
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:

polish-dictionary.com
ehow.com/how_5121390_learn-polish-online.html
polish.slavic.pitt.edu/firstyear/ full first year course, no audio
polish.slavic.pitt.edu/ home site for above

https://polishforums.com/language/websites-audio-translation-plus-phonetic-34520/

happychild.org.uk/freeway/polish/index.htm lots of vocabulary, worksheets, no audio
internetpolyglot.com/lessons-pl-en user-created lessons, some audio
iteslj.org/v/po javascript quizzes
101languages.net/polish Polish 101--lessons, no audio
en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish Basic wikilessons
polishlanguage.biz/polish/grammar.asp lessons for business
transparent.com/polish/polish-nouns-gender-masculine-feminine-neuter
zem.co.uk/polish/basicvoc.htm[/url]
anglik.net/polish_phrases.htm basic phrases, cuss words, mp3s have been removed, may be back
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~atpc/learn/tools/pl-alphabet.html alphabet, some phrases, some audio

Audio

onestoppolish.com/useful_polish_phrases.htm written with spoken
travelblog.org/World/polish-audio.html phrases with clickable audio
apronus.com/learnpolish/advpolishaudio.htm advanced
byki.com/fls/free-polish-software-download.html?l=polish free software download

byki.com/category/Polish/a - Byki Polish Lists

eleaston.com/polish.html E. L. Easton - Languages - Polish
multilingualbooks.com/freelessons-polish.html Free Polish Lessons and Polish Language Courses

apronus.com/learnpolish Learn Polish - Lessons - Audio Files by Polish Native Speakers
polish-bilus.blogspot.com/2009/07/polish-verbs-czasowniki-basics.html Learn Polish with Sam and Bilus
languagelearninglab.com/default.aspx Learn Polish for FREE! Lessons with Audio
krykiet.com/polish_language.htm Learn the Polish language online and in Poland
https://polishforums.com/archives/2005-2009/language/numbers-6722/ Numbers in the Polish Language
oneness.vu.lt/pl Oneness City, Poland - ONENESS CITY
en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish Polish - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
transparent.com/polish Polish Blog Polish Language and Culture
learnpolishfeelgood.com/polish-verb-tenses.html Polish grammar exercises - Polish verbs-Polish verb tenses - Tests,practice,quizzes
polishgrammar.com/learn-polish/grammar/noun-case-identification-e1 Polish grammar noun case identification exercises 1
seelrc.org:8080/grammar/exercises/index.jsp?nLanguageID=4 - Polish Grammatical Exercises
scribd.com/doc/2527785/Polish-Language-Courses-1 Polish Language Courses 1
https://polishforums.com/language/learning-links-8328/ Polish Language Learning Links
https://polishforums.com/language/test-using-european-41766/ Polish Language test using the European Language Frameworks
learnpolishfeelgood.com/v-miec-present-tense1.html POLISH VERBS-VERB TENSES - MIEC (To have) - Present tense 1 (Polish grammar exercise
language-archives.org/language/pol Resources in and about the Polish language
https://polishforums.com/archives/2005-2009/language/share-perfective-imperfective-verbs-17963/ Share Perfective and Imperfective Verbs
homsher.com/languages/polish/Polish.html The Alternative Polish Dictionary
transparent.com/polish/verbs-of-motion-part-2/ Verbs of Motion, Part 2

omniglot.com/links/courses.htm#polish Links to online language lessons and courses
ariolic.com/memler/index.html 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
What's the best way to study
wordchamp.com/lingua2/Home.do