AuthorAlzo, Lisa A., author.
TitleThe family tree : Polish, Czech & Slovak genealogy guide : how to trace your family tree in Eastern Europe / Lisa A. Alzo.
PublishedCincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2016]
Description239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 216-227) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: 1. Linking your family tree to Polish, Czech, and Slovak localities. Your Polish, Czech, or Slovak heritage ; Jump-starting your Polish, Czech, and Slovak research ; Identifying your immigrant ancestor -- The history of Poland ; The history of the Czech and Slovak republics -- 2. Getting to know the old country. Understanding Eastern European geography ; Languages, surnames, and given names -- 3. Tracing your family in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Vital records ; Census records ; Military records ; Other record resources -- Heritage travel and on-site research -- 4. Advanced sources and strategies. Putting it all together ; What to do when you get stuck.
Summary NoteSummary: Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting-- and challenging-- journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research.
SubjectsCzech Republic.
Czech Republic -- Genealogy.
Czechs -- Genealogy.
Emigration and immigration.
Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Emigration and immigration.
Europe, Eastern -- Genealogy.
Poland -- Genealogy.
Polish people.
Polish people -- Genealogy.
Slovakia -- Genealogy.
Slovaks -- Genealogy.
United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Other TitlesPolish, Czech & Slovak genealogy guide
Polish, Czech and Slovak genealogy guide
How to trace your family tree in Eastern Europe
LC Card Number2016-429101
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: E 184 P7 A416 2016
CA-1902759: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
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