Archives: November 2011

Working with Foreign Languages on the Internet

In doing genealogical research, I often encounter documents or phrases in foreign languages that I would like to translate into English. Over the years, there have been websites that perform translations for you online. In most cases these have been free, at least for single words and phrases. Some websites offered to translate longer passages

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Polish Research Leads to Learning About Centralia, PA on Wikipedia

In doing some research for a client, I learned about the tragic story of Centralia, in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I was pointed to this town by a passenger manifest reporting that a Polish immigrant (my client’s ancestor) was coming to America in 1910 to meet his uncle, who lived in Centralia. At the time, Centralia

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