Stephen Szabados is a lecturer and author who has given numerous programs to genealogy groups and libraries. He is the author of ten genealogy books and is also a contributing editor for the Polish American Journal. He is a member of Polish Genealogical Society of America, Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society Illinois Genealogy Society and a genealogy volunteer at his local library.
Steve has been researching his ancestors since 2000 and has traced ancestors back to the 1600s in New England and the 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries. As a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Library, he helps individuals with their research and he wants to share his passion for Family History.
Are you afraid to search for the records of your Polish ancestors because you do not speak Polish? This guide will show you where to find resources that will help you overcome this problem. This quick reference will give you helpful hints to decipher the documents and allow you to find your ancestors.
Anna was the youngest daughter of a Polish farmer and very small physically. However, she was always in command when she was in the room. This book describes the tragedies in her early life and the challenges she overcame to make a new life in America. It is different from many stories of immigrants because it is told from the perspective of a woman.