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looking for Jenny-who was a nanny in Ill. around 1971 thru about 1974

5 Mar 2007 /  #1
Hello my name is Lori and I have a brother Todd. I am searching for a women who was my nanny many many years ago. She was the sweetest, loving person. All I can remember is her name is Jenny. My father's name is Richard. We lived in Illinios. Next to a small stream. Please if you know anyone that might be that person send a message to me. loria4321yahoo thank you
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #2
Illinois is a pretty big place with lots of streams and rivers:)
You dont have a last name?
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #3
My last name is Janczak and we lived in Palitine, Ill. Even if you might know one of her children if she had any? Thank you

Mar 6, 07 [10:55] - Attached on merging:
looking for a women named Jenny who was my nanny in Illinois,1970-74

Hello My nme is Lori and my brothers name is Todd. My mother died when I was 3. My father ( Richard ) hired a nanny for us kids form Poland her name was Jenny. I am so grateful for her. She taught me my mother skills and so much more. I would like to thank her. I also would like to see how she did in life and maybe share my life with her also. Please if you know anyone who might be this special person let her know Lori is looking for her and to reply to me!!! Thank You Lori
daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 Mar 2007 /  #4
this is the third or fourth time ive seen this right? i mean, im not imagining htis?
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #5
I've just started my search so it's only been in the last 2 or 3 days. Do you have any other ideas for me???
daffy 23 | 1,508  
6 Mar 2007 /  #6
im sorry, only the suggestions form the last day.
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #7
what is the suggestion form??
morella 11 | 65  
6 Mar 2007 /  #8
ı m jenny adopt me.......
poland2006 2 | 85  
6 Mar 2007 /  #9
Aww i am sorry to hear about your mother
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Mar 2007 /  #10
Hey Lori, are you the girl from Palatine ,Ill???????
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #11
many yrs ago I lived there..
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Mar 2007 /  #12
Thats not too far from me... Did you try calling city hall??
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #13
I do not have her last name
Koach 16 | 128  
6 Mar 2007 /  #14
Is your father still alive? He might remember the name? Did other relatives meet her? Did she have relatives you know of?
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #15
There is no one for me to ask. I do remember her visiting poland to see her family- even bringing me back an dancing outfit that I still have after all these yrs.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Mar 2007 /  #16
Back in the 70`s Palatine was still kind of farm land, now its all Strip Malls
and condos.
Without a last name, I dont know what to tell you....
OP loriajanczak39  
6 Mar 2007 /  #17
do you think then that she needed so kind of permition to come here. I've lived so many places and everything is so much different then it was. It's so sad so see all the land simply going away.
10 Apr 2007 /  #18
If she came to the US legally she would have had a passport or other documents. There would be an official record of her stay here, requests for a visa, worker, student or otherwise. If your parents paid social security tax for her or paid for worker's insurance for her, she might be registered for social security in the US.

Try finding her in the personal files or tax records of your family. Look for older income tax forms your parents may have kept, or request them from the IRS. They have a form for requesting older records at their website, but you will have to pay for the copy.

If your parents stored old checks that they may have used to pay her, look thru those. Older people sometime stockpile this kind of stuff so you might get lucky. Their bank may have the checks on microfilm in their archives, but it may take time and money to find them.

Did you have older neighbors that may still be alive now, that you can call or write to ask?

What about a church locally--if she was Catholic, did she attend and would anyone there know her or remember her?

You could try getting the US census data sheet for your family for that time period. As next of kin to head of household or as a person named in the document itself, you can request it for 1970 even though that year is not available for public viewing at this time. You will have to pay for the copy. If Jenny lived with you in your home in 1970, she should be on the form, both first and last name.

Go here to get started. It's a long shot, but worth it, if this is very important to you and all other avenues have failed. Go here and on page one of the PDF file/page, read about "Access to Closed Records", which continues to page 2, where there are addresses and phone numbers:

Good luck, I hope you find her.
Eurola 4 | 1,907  
10 Apr 2007 /  #19
The most important for you is to find out her first and last name. You call her Jenny... Jenny is not a polish name. Her name could be Janina.

Once you have her real name, you may try to contact polish consulate in Chicago. She had to have a polish passport, which the consulate should have a record of. Again, this will take some time and cost money.
25 May 2008 /  #20
Can I apply to you? Please message me back to me.

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