If your wandering relatives lived in Russian Poland and some nearby  locations in the 19th century, this book may help you to bring your  ancestors to life as individuals.  The documents are written in the  Polish language in a narrative style, and most of them mention ages,  occupations and family relationships, which will help you to see your  relatives as real people, not just as vital-record statistics.  In  addition, this book discusses several important factors, which will  impact your Polish research, and explains a step-by-step method for  abstracting genealogical information from the 19th-century records,  using sample documents.  There are also fifteen topical vocabulary lists  using actual words and phrases from the documents.  Unlocking the  meaning of these documents requires patience and practice, but it can be  done even if you do not know the Polish language.

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