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If you’re among the more than 9 million Americans with Polish roots, Trace
Your Polish Roots: Strategies for Searching in the US and Poland will help
you find your Polish ancestors by debunking myths, explaining history and pointing
you to the most useful records. Ceil Wendt Jensen teaches the class, which includes
helpful information like this:
The first step to finding your Polish ancestors starts here in the United
States. The core records to look for are the US census and naturalization papers.
The census will pinpoint the date of arrival in the US for the family members and
state if the males had alien status or were naturalized. It will also offer the key
to finding the region the family hailed from: German Poland, Russian Poland or Austrian
Poland. Poland was not on the map for 123 years, so ethnic Poles carried papers stating
they were subjects of the governing countries.
up here! The next session starts Monday, Sept. 13.