Latest PolishOrigins.com Update – 16-Dec-2010
I’d like to share the latest update that I had received from Zenon and the PolishOrigins.com team. Sorry for the delayed posting. The email was addressed to myself and is posted in its entirety below:
About a year ago we made available on-line our Polish Genealogy Database tool (PGD). We started with four websites included in it. Today we have 22 websites and databases, more than 3,300,000 pages and millions of scanned or transcribed vital records! All of that content is directly related to Polish genealogy research.
The Polish Genealogy Databases tool now includes: archival digitized old documents and newspapers, lists of surnames from different historical sources, descriptions of places and how they looked in 1800s or earlier, hints about doing genealogy research in Poland, and other information useful in your genealogy hunting. But first and foremost there are a growing number of transcriptions or scans of vital records. Click here to see all indexed websites and databases as of today.
All of this valuable content is now available online thanks to the efforts of hundreds of often anonymous passionate researchers who independently develop their family history websites, share their knowledge and photograph or transcribe records. There are also lots of volunteers organized around one of many genealogical societies in Poland. The greatest example of such a volunteer giant job is Geneteka Project, which has been developed by members and associates of the Polish Genealogical Society with its headquartered in Warsaw. Thanks to the persistent efforts of many people, there already are transcribed and available online more than 4,000,000 entries of great genealogical value!
Although due to technical reasons not all records, especially from Geneteka Project website, are currently available through the Polish Genealogy Database tool, a large part of it can be found by using our research tool. We promise to work hard to make them all available in English through PGD. In the future, we want to also make available for our PolishOrigins.com members and visitors the resources of a large transcription project started recently by the Polish State Archives. We just need time and some financial support to develop appropriate technology to continue this project.
At this time, you can check and read in English all of the millions of pages indexed in PGD in search of information about your Polish origins! Just click here and enter surnames, places or terms which may be related to your family history in Poland.
Zenon & Team
PolishOrigins.com is a great website. If you haven’t visited or searched the website, I really suggest doing so soon.