Join Ceil Wendt Jensen, Professional Genealogist, as she presents practical examples and suggestions on how to use records, databases, and archives. She dispels the myth that records were destroyed during the World Wars and that language barriers make Polish research difficult. Both traditional and digital research techniques are presented. Common research questions are answered and suggestions are offered to help novice and advanced researchers find ancestors in North America and Poland.
About Ceil Jensen:
Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, is an author, educator, and researcher. She is founder and co-director of the Polonica Americana Research Institute, the Polish Mission’s genealogy center in Orchard Lake, Michigan. She has conducted research throughout the United States and in Poland at libraries, civil archives, diocesan archives, and local parishes. She has written articles in national society bulletins and newsletters, magazines, and journals and has authored four books: Detroit’s Polonia, Detroit’s Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit’s Mount Olivet Cemetery; and Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to Polish Genealogy, and collaborated on “The History of the Polish Panorama” and the DVD Our Polish Story.
She prepared research and presented on Genealogy Roadshow -Detroit episode (2013).
In 2014 the Michigan Humanities Council funded the publication and traveling exhibition Portrait Studios of Detroit’s Polonia: The Face of Polish Immigration.
This informative and interesting topic will be presented in a Webinar by Ceil Jensen on Aug. 5 at 10:00 am through the Family History Library. This webinar may be watched online or attended at the Family History Library.
To find out details on how to attend by WebEx and to download the handout, please go to the following link: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Online_Webinars_from_the_International_and_Scandinavian_Research_Teams