Yes you are so right. My grandma passed away a few years ago at age 98. But so many of my family who do speak Polish and/or read and write it are gone now. There are quite a few places I am thinking of looking into, especially here in the Detroit area, and Ithink if I "put out the word" that someone will step forward. I am willing to pay, because this booklet is important to me. Good suggestions, thank you!
Ursula Roman <ularoman@...> wrote:
You can use www.poltran.com which is a site that translates Polish to English or English to Polish if you want to get an idea as to what your book says. Most translator services are quite expensive depending on the size of your book. What you might do is find a Polish Cultural centre, Polish church, Polish veterens or Polish old age home where elderly Polish people gather for bingo or church socials in your area. Speak with a volunteer or caregiver and inquiry whether they could recommend someone who would have the time to help you translate and read the book. Most elderly people are happy to share their experience and knowledge with the younger generation and will appreciate spending time with you. You in turn will learn alot from them sharing a couple Saturday afternoons talking and reading. You may find someone whose story runs parallel to that of your ancestors and
relatives. Its a great learning experience.
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Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] "Wspomnienia Sybiraka"
Hello List, I have just joined. I recently was able to find and
correspond with my mother's cousin in Warsaw. He knew nothing of our
branch of the family when my grandfather came to the US in 1913. But
this cousin, to my surprise, sent me a small book he wrote himself
with the title of this above Subject. He and his family were deported
on Feb 10 1940 and the book is in all Polish. Has anyone heard of such
a thing. Does anyone know of affordable translation services?
Karen in Michigan
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