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Dear Ms. Dietzler,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The National Archives has some information online about How to Preserve Family Archives (papers and photographs) that might be helpful as you work through your family photographs and other records.
In addition, FamilySearch offers resources related to Poland Genealogy, including a Polish Genealogical Word List and information about Beginning your Research, as well as more information about paleography, scripts, and handwriting. FamilySearch provides links to Poland Online Genealogy Records and to Poland Societies that you might be interested in, too.
We also suggest that you contact the Polish Genealogical Society of America or one of its regional organizations to see if they can offer you any assistance.
Finally, you may find online resources like A Foreigner's Guide to the Polish Alphabet or the Cambridge Polish–English Dictionary: Translate from Polish to English useful as you translate the writing on your family documents.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you for the information which I just started looking into. Appreciate it.
There is a genealogical translation group on facebook, that might be helpful Genealogical Translations | Facebook In the area where your ancestors once lived (Lodz & Warsaw) the writing could be Polish, German (old Schrift), or Russian.
Thanks for the helpful info. I just joined the Facebook group. Appreciate it.