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A Polish Son in the Motherland: An American's Journey Home Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village: Images of America Busia: School Days on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother
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The author's search begins inauspiciously, but he soon meets a local wine merchant and her son, who are eager to reveal the secrets of Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, the town near which his grandmother was born. With them, he begins to master his ancestral langua Home to Chicago's Polish Village, impressive examples of sacred and industrial architecture, and the legendary Olson Waterfall, Avondale is often tagged as "the neighborhood that built Chicago." Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village she Busia: School Days on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother. A charming chronicle of four years in the life of a young boy and his grandmother living on a farm in rural Michigan in the early 1950's at a time when telephones and televisions had not entered t
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Busia: Seasons on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother Chicago's Polish Downtown: Images of America Cleveland's Slavic Village: Images of America
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Busia: Seasons on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother. The book chronicles one year in the life of a young boy and his grandmother on a farm in Michigan in the 1950s. Polish Downtown is Chicago's oldest Polish settlement and was the capital of American Polonia from the 1870s through the first half of the 20th century. Nearly all Polish undertakings of any consequence in the U.S. during that time either started or... Slavic Village began as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a parcel of land surveyed and populated with East Coast residents seeking adventure and fortune in the 19th century.
by Leonard Kniffel by Victoria Granacki By Sandy Mitchell in association with the Slavic Village Historical Society
Czar Zabawek Krakowskich - The Charm of Krakow Toys Czech Touches - The Czech Book Detroit's Lost Poletown: The Little Neighborhood That Touched a Nation
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Exceptional documentation of the early hand-carved and hand-made wooden toys from the royal capital city of Krakow.  Over one hundred examples of toys from late 19th century to the year 1939, showing the marvels solds at Krakow fairs. This book celebrates Czech culture, history, and traditional foods and recipes. You’ll find information about Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as historic sites and museums in Prague. Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had a store on every corner. Its theaters, restaurants and schools thrived, and its churches catered to a multiplicity of denominations. In 1981, General Motors anno
by Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz, photos by Jacek Kubiena By Pat Martin
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Detroit's Mount Elliott Cemetery by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America Detroit's Mount Olivet Cemetery by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America Detroit's Polonia by Cecile Wendt Jensen: Images of America
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Mount Elliott Cemetery is Detroit's oldest extant cemetery, started by the Catholic community in 1841. The consecrated ground is named for architect Robert T. Elliott, who was instrumental in purchasing the land and was the first interment. Mount Olivet was the second Catholic cemetery developed by the Mount Elliott Cemetery Association. Now surrounded by city, Mount Olivet was nestled in the countryside when it opened in 1888. Directions in 1900 instructed visitors to reach the cemetery via More than a century has passed since the first Poles settled in Detroit. The first communities were established on the east side of Detroit, but the colony expanded rapidly to the west neighborhoods, and Poles in Detroit still identify themselves as East
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First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins and Meanings Folk Dress From Wielkopolska - Wielkopolskie Stroje Ludowe Galicia After Galicia : Galicja Po Galicja
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Family history can not only be interesting, it can be enlightening, rewarding, time-consuming, disappointing, expensive, confusing, and frustrating, too. Not only do you have to contend with not-so-helpful relatives and non-existent or missing records Folk Dress from Wielkopolska in the collection of the Ethnographic Museum in Poznan. Lavishly illustrated with color photos. Text in Polish and English. Galicia was nearly as big as present-day Austria; around 1900 its capital Lviv (Lemberg in German) was the fourth-largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Over 300 works and documents from Polish, Ukrainian, and Austrian collections are reproduced.
by William F. Hoffman and George W. Helon From the collection of the Ethnographic Museum Collective Work
Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family Ginace Zawody W Polsce - Dying Professions in Poland Going Home by Jonathan D. Shea, A.G.
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This is the story of Galicia, once a crown land of the Austrian Empire, located in the center of Europe. Although largely forgotten today, Galicia was a vibrant, multicultural place where the lives of numerous ethnic and religious groups were intertwined Once Poland shrugged off the yolk of communism and embraced capitalism a profound change in the work place started to occur.  Government support for the folk arts began to dwindle. The crafts that flourished in the countryside have fallen on hard times. Going Home by Jonathan D. Shea, A.G., A Guide to Polish American Family History Research
By Andrew Zalewski by Adam Skuza A Guide to Polish American Family History Research
Grandma! Grandpa! Tell me your story - Babciu! Dziadku! Opowiedz mi Hamtramck Hamtramck: The Driven City: The Making of America Series
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Grandma, Grandpa, take your grandchild on a trip back to your childhood. Tell them about your life and the adventures, fun and responsibilities you had.  Maybe even reveal some secrets!  As you fill out this notebook together get ready for surprises Fueled by a massive immigrant influx in the early 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a small farming village to a major industrial town in the space of 10 years. This phenomenal growth attracted national attention Surrounded completely by the city of Detroit, Hamtramck is today home to 24,000 residents, but its small size-just 2.1 square miles-belies its expansive history and the influence this remarkable community has had far beyond its borders.
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Hamtramck: Soul Of A City: Images of America Hamtramck: The World War II Years: Images of America Hamtramck: Then And Now
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Hamtramck:  Soul Of A City - Since its founding in 1798, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan has evolved from a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit into a nationally recognized town of culture and character. Hamtramck: The World War II Years presents a portrait of the city at war. It tells and shows how Hamtramckans coped in a challenging time that demanded strength, dedication, and sacrifice. Hamtramckans stood up and delivered all that was required—and more Few towns in America have undergone a transformation like Hamtramck. From a farming community of 3,500 people in 1910, it became an industrial powerhouse of 48,000 by 1920.
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In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region In their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents Volume II: Russian In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents, Volume I: Polish
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In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region This outstanding book includes:
over 88 Russian-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated -- they include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; gazetteer entries; revi It includes: over 60 Polish-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated; they include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; gazetteer entries; revision lists; obituaries;
Color photographs by Tadeusz Budzinski by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman
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by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman
In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents, Volume III: Latin In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents, Volume IV: German Information Packet: Maps
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This publication includes: over 100 Latin-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated. They include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; diplomas; parish histories This 665-page work is designed to help genealogical researchers find and understand German-language records that will tell them about the lives of their ancestors and relatives. The book’s features include:
* 25 documents drawn up in America and 70 drawn Contains: Kingdom of Poland
East and West Prussia, Poznan and Silesia
Galicia
Lithuania and White Ruthenia
Polish Administrative Divisions 1897-1900
Polish Administrative Divisions 1921-1925
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by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

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