Sophie Hodorowicz Knab is the author of The Polish Country Kitchen, Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore, Polish Herbs, Flowers & Folk Medicine, Polish Wedding Customs & Tradition and Polish First Names.
Sophie will present a talk based on her latest book: "Wearing the Letter P: Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945.
The second talk will focus on Polish customs and traditions.
The Ties that Bind: Connecting with our Ancestors through Polish Customs and Traditions
There are many ways to connect with our roots. Besides the geneology tree, the documents and ship manifests what are your other links to your ancestors? Is it a particular dish or meal? Is it a place? An action? An object? This presentation will look at different ways of incorporating something of Polish customs and traditions into our everyday lives or on special days as a way of bringing us closer our ancestors. Don't have a custom or tradition? Perhaps this presentation will inspire you to start one!
Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz is the author of From Shepherds to Shoemakers, her blog about Polish genealogical strategies and personal experiences, speaker at various meetings and seminars and assists many researchers on the Facebook group, Polish Genealogy and Genealogy Translations.
Julie will present her talk: "I Found My Village! Now What?" Locating Vital Records in Poland Using Online Resources". The second presentation is entitled: "The Ins and Outs of Geneteka: How it Works, and How to Use it Most Effectively".