March 9, 2024 Meeting – Dorena Wasik – Nonvital Records – More Vital Than You Think

Birth, marriage, death records—the vital records that are the backbone of genealogical research, so why do we care about non-vital records? Non-vital records are a treasure trove of detail, providing a snapshot of your relatives’ lives. They can also lead you to unknown branches of your family tree. Travel down the non-vital record road and see where it brings your research.

Dorena Wasik has always been interested in her Polish heritage and has translated that interest into Polish genealogical research. Dorena is well known in the New Britain, Connecticut, Polish community where she is involved with several Polish-American organizations, including volunteer director for the Polish American Foundation’s Polish Language School for Adults.

Dorena has spoken at several genealogy conferences in Poland to help Polish researchers find their American families. She also contributes articles about local Polish American events and Polish genealogy to the New Britain Herald, Polish American Journal and several Polish Genealogical publications.

The public is invited and there is no charge for the meeting. Members and guests may attend in-person at the Prospect Library. Also, members will receive Zoom invitations and non-members can request an invitation by emailing their full name, address, telephone number and email address to