Free webinars to be offered on family heirlooms, Polish research

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Documenting Your Family Heirlooms” on Wed. April 5 at 8 p.m.

Do you know who made that quilt that your mother passed on to you? Are there family photos you received when your grandparents passed? This webinar will present techie and non-techie ways to document your family’s heirlooms through apps, websites, and programs you can install on your own computer. By scanning photographs and documents, taking photos of your other items, and documenting the stories associated, we can share those items with our family throughout the world and to generations to come.

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The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Searching for Your Polish Roots” on Thurs. April 6 at 8 p.m.

This webinar is designed for people wishing to start to look for their Polish roots – not just about the current territory of Poland but also western Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. There will be a brief historical explanation of changing borders, different religions, languages and ethnicities which should help start research. There will also be a discussion about the different forms of vital records and how to read them. In addition, the webinar will cover the repositories where you can find records in Poland and nearby countries and databases of records and indexes that are available on-line.

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