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How do i find my grandads relatives - Cimanowski

25 Feb 2007 /  #1
hi, can any one help me my granddad came to England after the war from Poland thinking all his family was dead where do i start to try and find his family if any one is out there his surname Cimanowski
jcsm 3 | 88  
25 Feb 2007 /  #2
Hi Wright,

You should start by obtaining records in England........Grandparents marriage record, birth records for their children, church records, etc. Hopefully, by obtaining these records, you will find out his birth town information.

You can obtain an England Research Outline by going to www. familysearch. org (No Spaces), then to the "library" tab, then to "education." Click on "Family History Library Publications, then "research outlines & then scroll down to England.

Hope this helps.
27 Feb 2007 /  #3
JCSM has some good tips.

ALSO try to find these answers: what region was he from in Poland? Does he recall anyone's name or dob, village or occupation? Do you know if the spelling is accurate for his last name? Get all of this info together before you begin.

If he believes any relatives went to Canada or the US, there are various places to start looking there. ICE and Nara and the Census bureau all have records not generally available to the public that, as next of kin, you may be able to get.

If he was Jewish, there are specific online genealogy groups for you to start with. And in Poland, if he believes they ended up in a camp and may have survived the war, Red Cross and similar records now available to you may help him to find where they ended up.

Have you checked the Genealogy resources here, at the top of the list of postings?

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