Michelle Ann Kratts

Archive for the ‘The Polish of Niagara Falls’ Category

Microfilm Available at the Lewiston Public Library

In Deaths, Irish Americans, Lewiston, Lewiston Public Library, Microfilm, Niagara County, Niagara County Resources, Niagara Deaths, Niagara Falls, Official Records of Niagara County, Polish Genealogy, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York, The Polish of Niagara Falls, Town of Lockport on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 am

Microfilm at Lewiston Public Library

Polish Vital Records Online

In Polish Genealogy, The Polish of Niagara Falls on June 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

You may think it is utterly impossible to reach back into your Polish heritage using Polish records–but that is NOT the case.
Thanks to the blog, Stanczyk–Internet Muse, here is a “quick & dirty, handy reference list of where to go looking…” for those
Polish vital records. And, as he writes, this is only today. Who knows what will be available tomorrow?
Thanks again, C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon!

Check the following link:


Stanczyk–Internet Muse (for Polish research)

In The Polish of Niagara Falls on March 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Thank you so much to Stanczyk for the special blog helping me find information on the BANAS family from Niagara Falls that originated in Rataje, Stopnica, Poland!

What an excellent blog to follow!


Polish-American Research

In Digital Newspapers, The Polish of Niagara Falls on February 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Polish news

Polish Weekly Review


If you are doing Polish-American research here is a terrific guide that will help you with translating death notices, church records and more.

This also includes a guide to Polish first names.

Thanks to the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State for posting this on their website.

Polish Genealogical Society of NYS

Also be sure to check out the The Polish Weekly Review (1929-1930) on www.fultonhistory.org.  This was the most widely read Polish newspaper in Niagara Falls.  The above guide may help you to read the Polish.