Workshops & Classes

Polish Genealogy Workshop

May 31, 2024 - May 31, 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Genealogy experts Ola Heska and Kinga Urbanska will guide beginner and advanced family historians alike on a tour de force of genealogical records available online and in Polish archives.

Attendees will learn about the history of Polish partitions and their impact on genealogical research. Speakers will also reveal where to turn for the largest caches of Polish birth, marriage, and death records available online.

Workshop presentations include:

  • Beginning Polish Genealogy
  • Understanding Records during the Polish Partitions: 1772-1918
  • Finding Polish Records Online: Where to Search
  • Beyond Vital Records: Finding Your Ancestors in Census, Military, School, and Court RecordsMuseum professionals from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives and representatives from the Archives & Records Center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as other local genealogical and heritage organizations, will be on hand to share insights and best practices with workshop attendees.

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