There are many challenges in doing genealogy research in the Pennsylvania coal region. One big challenge is surnames - phonetic spelling, poor handwriting, transcription errors, and Americanization of surnames, especially Polish and Lithuanian. Let’s explore an example of actual research into two Polish families, while illustrating a variety of genealogy research tools. Free and open to the public.
Speaker: Mike Miscoski retired in 2011 after 32 years with Hewlett-Packard and spin-off Agilent Technologies, where he worked as an engineer, a product marketing manager, and an IT Specialist. He started genealogy research in 2012 after training at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, concentrating on his Polish and Irish heritage in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Mike has been in Delaware since 1958. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Delaware Genealogical Society. PLEASE NOTE: Library doors open at 10. Meeting will begin at 10:15.