[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] In their Words, Volume II, Russian - It is finally back in print.
Sigrid Pohl Perry
perry1121 at aol.com
Mon Apr 7 11:19:34 PDT 2014
I've been one of the indexers on the Lublin Project, mostly indexing and proofreading Cyrillic records. I taught myself to read these parish records and bought volume II fairly early in that process. The examples of various kinds of Russian documents, including printed ones, and the careful examination of the standard texts of Napoleonic parish records are invaluable. But, even more useful, are the separate vocabulary lists for diseases and terms used in death records, occupations, general vocabulary terms found in records, and proper given names. The last list provides alternate, equivalent given names in various languages such as Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, English and Latin. Many of the vocabulary terms used in parish records are archaic and won't be found in an online translator or a Russian dictionary.
I intend to buy the Polish volume when I'm done indexing for the Lublin Project. Then my own family research will be moving back before 1860 when all my great-grandparents moved into Lublin parish. But they were all most likely still in Poland for at least another 50 years before that.
Sigrid Pohl Perry
From: Joyce Guasch <jguasch at fastmail.net>
To: 'Eddetta Grant' <ebgrant at cox.net>
Cc: ger-poland-volhynia <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
Sent: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 12:34 pm
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] In their Words, Volume II, Russian - It is finally back in print.
I purchased the book, In Their Words, Volume I: Polish many years ago and I
think it is the reference I use the most. It's more than assisting in
translation of documents. It's history, maps, sample documents of all kinds that
one might find and even assistance in finding documents. It's hard to describe
in an email all this book contains. I have 15 sticky notes on the pages I use
most. Google translate does not recognize abbreviations. This book addresses
various abbreviations found in its 40 some pages of vocabulary. The vocabulary
is followed by 20 pages of names, with the origin how that name translates to
I'm looking forward to the Russian book. I have many Cyrillic documents to
translate. It's the perfect companion to Volume I, which is still necessary when
working with Cyrillic documents.
I've received more than $35 worth of value from Volume I and I expect to get
even more value out of Volume II, as that is where I need the most assistance,
starting with just understanding the structure of the language.
Joyce Welke Guasch
From: Eddetta Grant [mailto:ebgrant at cox.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2014 8:58 AM
To: jguasch at fastmail.net
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] In their Words, Volume II,Russian - It is
finally back in print.
What is the book about and is it really worth purchasing?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joyce Guasch" <jguasch at fastmail.net>
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:11 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] In their Words, Volume II,Russian - It is finally
back in print.
> In Their Words, Volume II, Russian, by Jonathan Shea & William Hoffman
> has been out of print for quite some time. It's finally back in print
> and my copy is on its way. I've been waiting a long time for this and
> I know there are several of you that also have an interest in having a copy.
> If you want to purchase a copy to be delivered within the United
> States, you have several options. You can send a note that you want
> this book, along with a check or money order payable to "William F.
> Hoffman" for
> $39.00 (in U.S. dollars, please) to:
> William F. Hoffman, Manager
> Language & Lineage Press
> 5222 Rothchilde Ct
> Houston TX 77069-1545
> That total of $39.00 covers $35.00 for the book itself and $4.00 for
> shipping by USPS Media Mail. Books shipped by Media Mail usually
> arrive in less than a week, and often in just three or four days. The
> $4 shipping is for US delivery only.
> If you prefer using PayPal, you can send $39.00 to the authors Pay Pal
> account, wfh at langline.com. Please specify which book you want, as
> there are three different volumes of the In Their Words series for sale.
> Be sure you include your shipping address. It wouldn't hurt to include
> your email address in case they need to contact you.
> If you’d like to order with the convenience of a credit card, the book
> will be sold by Avotaynu, Inc., and also by the Polish Art Center in
> Hamtramck, Michigan.
> If you need it delivered outside the United States, Avotaynu is
> probably your best bet. They ship to other countries all the time, so
> they are familiar with the best and most cost-effective shipping methods.
> If you have any questions about using Pay Pal, shipping outside the US
> or any other questions, contact William "Fred" Hoffman: fredhoff33 at yahoo.com.
> Joyce Welke Guasch
> jguasch at fastmail.net
> of Springfield, OR
> Researching: Welke, Gurke, Beniamin
> Ratz, Lentz, Zimmerman of East Poland
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