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Guide & Help

Some parts of this section are still under construction.

'RESEARCH BASICS' is on another website, the parent site to this one - Poland Gen Web. Either bookmark this site first, or you can find a link to this site on that site. This has a lot of help for doing genealogy in Poland, the range is ever increasing and it is worth checking out.

'OTHER RESEARCHERS'  are people like you, check through the list to see if anyone is already working in your locality of interest!

'SURNAME SUMMARY' is a list of surnames people have listed on the Rootsweb/Ancestry.Com 'Lublin' board. You can add your name to the board or contact anyone who has posted a name.

'PLACENAME GUIDE' is in 2 parts, the first is some very important information on the changes to placenames that occur due to Polish grammar, while the second half is a growing list of the meanings of placenames.

'CEMETERIES' lists all the cemeteries we have visited, plus gives you some insight into cemetery research in Poland and how it can be much different from your country. Even if you were not planning to include cemetery research, then you can always wander through the image libraries...

Printing and Bookmarking

This website uses frames, that is it is a special kind of page in the background that contains a number of other pages - the ones that you can see. There are 3 pages on display here, this one where the text is, one on the left with all the menu items, and a simple one at the top with just a 'Lubelskie Gen Web' banner in it.

No matter where you are in the site, if you try to bookmark then all you will get is a bookmark of the frame, which will always take you straight to the homepage. For example, at the moment you will see that your browser is displaying the address of this site as 'http://.... .../index.htm'. If you click on the menu and go to another page, it will still display the same address which is the frame address. If you tried to print a page then it would not do so properly either.

To bookmark or print an individual page then first you must open that page on its own, out of the frame it is in. To do this you need to click the right mouse button with the mouse hovering over the area you want. For a test click the right mouse button with the mouse over this text (NOT over the menu buttons on the left, nor the images at the top of the page!). A box will appear with a variety of shortcut commands in it, and near the top will be one something like "Open Frame in New Window". Click on this one, and then a new window will appear that contains this text, but no menu on the left nor any images at the top. Your browser will now be displaying a page address like 'http://... .../iguide1.html', if you bookmark now then you can return to this page, and you can print the page out with no problem.

You can now close this window down and the original window will still be open. If you later return to a bookmarked page you can recreate the menu on the left etc simply by clicking on the blue diamond motif (next to the 'HOME' button) on the navigation bar at the bottom of the page. Note that you can also navigate around this site using the 'SITEMAP' button.


Navigation Bar : No-Frames Version.
For easier navigation, click on the blue diamond below.
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