FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS


in the State of Michigan

    Microfilms of old church records  and vital records from  Poland can be borrowed for a small service fee through the Family History Library's Family History Centers. These are "branches" of the large library in Salt Lake City.

Research for Local Church Records from Poland:

Look in the computer for your ancestral village, order the films for the local church, wait for their arrival (2-4 weeks), make time to visit the center and go through your films. Most early Polish church registries were in Latin/Polish. Take small dictionaries for both languages with you when you go. Most churches have small handwritten indexes in the front or back of each Catholic Registry.  (Webmasters Note: You will find few, if any, spelling errors in these Polish books. But, as you get closer to 1880-1890's, you will find many of these books written in Russian Cyrillic).


MICHIGAN FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS

Ann Arbor

Bloomfield Hills

East Lansing

Escanaba

Grand Blanc

Grand Rapids

Harvey

Hastings

Jonesville

Kalamazoo

Ludington

Midland

Muskegon

Traverse City

Westland

Source: "Going to Salt Lake City to do Family History Research" Third Edition,Revised and Expanded by J. Carlyle Parker. Marietta Publishing Company. 1996.

 

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