The Constitution of May the 3rd

The Constitution of May the 3rd is the second in the world and the first one in Europe. Nowadays – one of the most important symbols of Poland’s independence. However, the Government Act is not only a symbol, it is a document that is a valuable historical source, an important legal text, and also a
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1st May – Labor Day history

1886 – Chicago workers strike was brutally suppressed by police. To commemorate this event, we celebrate Labor Day in many countries around the world on May the 1st. At the end of the 19th century, workers in Chicago fought primarily for an eight-hour work day. The strike slogans were also fair working and pay conditions
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Can the records lie?

Many beginning genealogists are prone to almost limitless confidence in the metrics found. What’s more – sometimes  ven more experienced researchers are too often tempted to put their faith in discovered records. This is associated with a specific intuition when
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Your Roots in Poland at RootsTech London 2019

On 24 to 26 Oct 2019 Your Roots in Poland had a chance to take part in another RootsTech conference – a very special one because it was a first one in Europe and first one in London. This time
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How to Choose the Best Direct-To-Consumer DNA Kit

It’s easier than ever to test your DNA for a variety of genetic factors, including health, ancestry, personality traits, and more. Whereas this groundbreaking technology was used in the past for mostly crime-solving and parental disputes, it is now on
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How to look for the graves of your Polish ancestors online.

November is fast approaching, which in our culture is a month of reflection, the time when we remember the deceased members of our families. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to visit the graves of their ancestors, light a candle
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Why do we need maps in a genealogical research?

It might seem that maps when doing ancestors research are not a very useful attribute – after all, searching for ancestors is not a search for a buried treasure. Perhaps this does not apply to any genealogist passionate. Nevertheless I
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Can DNA test help in genealogical research?

Thanks to the Internet and fast access to information, we can discover our history, browse online documents, or use programs that create graphic family trees. It turns out that the achievements in the field of medicine, and above all genetics,
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Genealogy portals and programs – where to build your family tree?

Before talking about the portals and programs for building a family tree – those available both on the Internet and possible to be installed on a computer, it is worth passing a few words about what connects them, namely GEDCOM.
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ArsReco: Recognizing forgotten and unknown locations of the pictures

What exactly does ArsReco do? Our work consists of identifying and organizing unknown photographs from family archives. We do not identify people in the pictures, but places where the photography was taken. Which often allows us to assign a particular
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"Tropicielki Rodzinnych Historii" - zdjęcie z planu.

Ancestry hunters

For some time you have often heard from us “We’re on the set” or “Today we have shots” or “At the moment, we’re going to the set” and we couldn’t say anything more. A secret, you know how it works.
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