[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] A book that could be of Interest to this group.
Krampetz at aol.com
Krampetz at aol.com
Sat Nov 13 13:52:59 PST 2010
As I am also researching relatives from the late 1800's from the Lida
area, I obtain postings from LidaRoots group on Yahoo.com.
(my Lida interest = names: Jakuc, & Niewiera, town: Nieciecz
4km east of Lida)
I received the following posting from LidaRoots that could be of interest
I know I am going to be buying this book, as so many of the German church
records I get are in Russian script.
$35-40 ... "In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish,
German, Latin, and Russian Documents - Volume II: Russian" (2002)
(ISBN 0-9631579-4-9) by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman. This is the
single best how-to guide on working with Russian-language genealogical
Below are details about the book from the authors' website
This publication includes:
* over 88 Russian-language documents and extracts from American and
European sources, analyzed and translated. They include extracts from birth,
death, and marriage records of various formats; gazetteer entries; revision
obituaries; population registers; military service records; passports and
* sections on Russian grammar, phonetics and spelling
* information on how to locate records in America and Europe
* a chapter on gazetteers and how to use the, with ten (10) maps showing
Russia's changing borders and divisions. There are also Letter Writing
Guides for Russian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian.
* a 77-page vocabulary with over 4,000 entries featuring archaic terms
and spellings most likely to be found in records but rarely included in
* a 26- page list of over 700 Christian and Jewish given names with
equivalents in English, Latin, Lithuanian and Polish.
This book is soft cover, perfect bound, with 496 bindery pages, 8.5" x
11", weight 3 lb., 5 oz.
Can be ordered through Avotaynu, the Polish Art Center, the Polish
Genealogical Society of America.
family roots in Iszczolna, Szczuczyn, Wasiliszki, Ejszyszki, Bieniakonie,
Radun and other Lida area parishes
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