PTG Transcription Project and Website
PTG Transcription Project and Website: A submission for the 24th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy
One tool and website that has made many appearances on Al’s Polish-American Genealogy Research blog is the PTG Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne (Pomeranian Genealogical Association) Transcription Project website. This tool is an extremely useful index that can be utilized for finding birth, marriage, cemeteries, and death records from the Pomorskie Voivodeship.
The website is available in the following languages: Polish, English, German, and Russian. Navigating through the website is very easy. To find the baptism, marriage, death, or cemetery indexes choose the Database link on the websites toolbar. The page that will display is seen below:
Source: PTG Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne. (2009). Databases. Retrieved November 15, 2009, from http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/databases/
Each of the indexes are fairly simple to navigate through and can be searched by entering only a surname (as illustrated in the picture below).
Source: PTG Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne. (2009). Pomeranian Baptism Indexes : Search. Retrieved November 15, 2009, from http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/certificate/action/searchB/
After completing the search, the results will be shown listed with the actual record information (including year, parish, names, and record numbers). This information can then be used to help find the actual parish record using the LDS films. A search result for the Majewski surname within the Baptismal Index can be seen below.
Source: PTG Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne. (2009). Pomeranian Baptism Indexes : Browse – Machajewski. Retrieved November 15, 2009, from http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/certificate/action/searchB/
I have found this tool extremely useful. I have recorded the index findings and then have ordered films from the local Family History Center. Many of the records that I have now, have come from utilizing the PTG website. This is why there are frequent PTG Transcription Project updates posted on Al’s Polish-American Genealogy Research blog. I hope you find this tool helpful too.