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Essential Polish-American Genealogy Resources

Jackie
The list author says: "The following are essentials needed when conducting Polish-American genealogy research."
In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents: Polish
In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents: Polish
"Analysis and translation of over 60 Polish-language documents from American and European sources, including birth, death, and marriage records; gazetteer entries; Sections on Polish grammar, phonetics, and spelling. Information on how to locate records in America and Europe. A 50+ page vocabulary with terms most likely to appear in records. Avail from the Polish Genealogical Society of America."
Polish Roots
Polish Roots
"An indispensable reference book! This book is a GREAT place to start if you are just beginning to delve into how to research your polish ancestors abroad. Make sure you have post-its, a highlighter, paper, and a pen ready when you crack this open, as you'll be marking and referencing it for years to come!"
Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings
Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings
"The first half consists of 10 chapters explaining the origins and meanings of Polish surnames. The second half is an index of some 10,000 common surnames, organized by the roots they came from. Also available through the Polish Genealogical Society of America."
Forensic Genealogy
Forensic Genealogy
"If you are determined like most genealogists to figure out who some of the nameless people are in your photos, this book can definitely help! It teaches you how to use items in a photograph to date it (never use clothing!), how to use the shadows to calculate time of year and place image was taken, etc. There are lots of good tips in there to help identify the family in your photos."
Index to the newsletters, journals, and bulletins of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1979-1996
Index to the newsletters, journals, and bulletins of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1979-1996
"Now available from the Polish Genealogical Society of America - the first 30 years of Rodziny on disc! This has been one of the greatest purchases I've made to date due to the wealth of information available in every single journal/bulletin!"