A lavishly illustrated workbook, Sto Lat: A Quick Guide for Polish Genealogy offers a plan for researching at least one hundred years of family records, and is a compilation of techniques developed over thirty years of research and teaching. These are tried and true techniques used for clients and with patrons at the Bloomfield Hills Family History Center. Both traditional and digital research techniques are presented. Common research questions are answered and suggestions are offered to help novice and advanced researchers find ancestors in North America and Poland.
One chapter includes a most interesting case study titled "Is Martha Stewart my Cousin? It's the author's project to that lists the detailed steps she took to successfully track down Martha Stewart's Polish roots all the way back to the villages.
About the Author
Cecile (Ceil) Wendt Jensen is a native Detroiter. Her grandparents arrived in Detroit in the 1880s and 1890s from Russian Poland, West Prussia, Posen, and Galicia. Cecile has taught in public schools for 30 years in traditional and electronic art, art history, and social studies. She is a certified genealogist and develops Web sites, videos, CDs, DVDs, and databases for genealogists of all ages.
Her ancestors are buried at the cemeteries maintained by the Mount Elliott Cemetery Association. She is the author of Detroit's Polonia, Detroit's Mount Elliott Cemetery and Detroit's Mount Olivet Cemetery.