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Jane Nowak[edit | edit source]

On and off for the last 12+ years, I have been researching my (maternal) Irish and (paternal) Belarusian/Lithuanian/Polish/Russian Empire roots -if you have roots from this part of Eastern Europe, you know exactly what I mean!

I put the Irish genealogy together (with the help of my cousin who honestly, did the bulk of the work) within a year or two. Now, on to Belarus...

Never one to shrink from a challenge, I've plowed ahead and last week after 12 years of searching, I finally discovered the names of both of my Belarusian/Polish Great Grandparents, Great Aunts and Great Uncle. -If anyone reading this thinks that researching records from Ireland or the USA is challenging, best 'buckle in' when it comes to Belarusian research. This is a genealogical research world ripe with a multitude of unique road blocks and challenges that can be overcome.

When I'm bored trying to translate Belarusian, Russian and Polish records with the help of online dictionaries and translators, I also research my husband's family roots which go deep here in the United States. Virginia, Kentucky and Kansas figure prominently into his family history.

I work as a Financial Advisor in the Atlanta, GA metro area. When I'm not working or doing genealogical research, I enjoy photography, travel and reading.

Janenowak 23:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)