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5/3/2016 - Finding the Missing Pieces of Your Polish-American Family History

MEDIA RELEASE, May 3, 2016 , Southbury, CT

Finding the Missing Pieces of Your Polish-American Family History

Jonathan Shea will present a global overview of genealogy research, beginning with records in North America and leading back to villages in Europe at the Southbury Public Library on Thursday, June 9, from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room. Learn about the principal local and federal US sources frequently encountered in the research process, including: census, passenger lists, draft records, and vital records. Historical geography and the numerous border changes in Europe will be examined. The use of European archival and internet sources is covered, as is the translation of archival materials in a variety of languages.

In addition to being a foreign language educator, Jonathan Shea is a trained archivist and professional genealogist with specialization in Eastern Europe and Ireland and frequently lectures and presents workshops internationally on the topics of document translation and other linguistic issues, immigration history and European archival resources. The founding President of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc., he now serves as its Reference Archivist and as the long-time editor of its journal, Pathways & Passages.

Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to sign up. This program is sponsored in part by the Heritage Village Genealogy Club. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.


Contact: Emily Oumano
Southbury Public Library Reference Department
203-262-0626 ext. 130