Polish Word List
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The Polish Genealogical Word List contains Polish words and their English translations for many words that are found in documents used to research Polish ancestors. If the word (or some form of it) you are looking for is not on this list, please consult a Polish-English dictionary. See the Additional Resources section below.
Polish is a Slavic language derived from the West Slavic language family. Polish is related to Slovak and Czech and is used in the genealogical sources throughout the Czech Republic. Czech is the language of the Czech Republic and was the official language in the Czech lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia in the former Czechoslovakia. In addition, the Czech language may be found in the records of Czech communities in the United States, Canada, and other areas settled by Czechs.
Before 1918, the Czech lands were provinces of Austria, which, together with Hungary, constituted the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Records written before 1918 may be in German, Latin, or Czech. Czech records often contain German and Latin words. See the German Genealogical Word List and the Latin Genealogical Word List.
The Polish Genealogical Word List shows Polish words and their English translations for many words that are found in documents used to research Polish ancestors. If the word you are looking for is not on this list, please consult a Polish-English dictionary. (See the "Additional Resources" section below.)