On Friday, I leave for the 28th Annual Conference of the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) in Schaumburg, Illinois (just outside of Chicago).
I’ve lined up a tentative schedule from the choices for concurrent sessions:
- The Importance of the National Archives: Records Not Found on the Internet
- The Grasinski Girls: The Importance of Oral History
- Mariana: Matka, Żona, Córka, Siostra
- Polish Heraldry
- Sources for Researching Polish Nobility
- Polish Nobility
- Cemeteries: Look High and Low, Above and Below!
- Sto Lat: A Plan for Finding 100 Years of Ancestors
- Maps for Genealogy: Old, New and Electronic
My Saturday schedule is heavy on Heraldry and Nobility, since I’ve traced one of my grandfathers back to Polish Nobility. I’ve been told that records were maintained for the nobility long before records existed for the commoners. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll find out how to trace this line back a bit further, before the churches kept baptism, marriage, and death records.
More information on the conference is available on the PGSA website.
Now, it’s time for me to pack. I hope to see some of you at the conference!