A Translation Guide to 19th-century Polish-language Civil-registration Documents: (including Birth, Marriage, and Death Records)

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JGSI: "The Guide", 2009 - English language - 463 pages
This guide is designed for use with one those 19th-century Polish-language civil-registration documents that follow the Napoleonic format. The adoption of this uniform manner of document organization explains why the material in this guide is generally applicable to both Jewish and non-Jewish civil-registration documents.
 

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Contents

Purpose of this Book
2
How to Look Up an Individual Word
8
General Orientation to the Documents
16
Polish LetterWriting Guide
24
The Polish Alphabet and Notes on Pronunciation
44
How to Pronounce and Recognize Your
50
Table Bl Sample Declension of Names and Surnames
58
Abstracting Information from the Documents
73
Death Vocabulary
201
Family Vocabulary
207
Illness Vocabulary
224
Location Vocabulary
277
Marriage Vocabulary
289
Miscellaneous Vocabulary
330
Nationality Vocabulary
353
Religion Vocabulary
387

Sample Documents
91
Stanisławów Census Headings
148
Age Vocabulary
154
Birth Vocabulary
160
Census Vocabulary
188
Time Vocabulary
401
Vocabulary Index
410
Subject Index
446
Appendix A Cyrillic Alphabet Chart
456
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