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Polish people and their ancestors - they are not interested in where they came from, and in their re

6 Jan 2006 /  #1
it seems they aren't that interested in where they came from and if they have any relatives in other parts of the world
6 Jan 2006 /  #2
I'm not sure why you'd be so much interested in your ancestors... I understand it can be fun to do research and stuff, but living just to discover what my ancestors were doing - it's not for me :).
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6 Jan 2006 /  #3
maybe it would be just nice to know what happen to the siblings they left behind in the old country. Its not for everyone but I'm quite sure there are alot of people interested in finding their roots.
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9 Jan 2006 /  #4
Krzys, I think that you must be young...
To find out your background and ancestry is to establish more of a sense of "self." Who you are and where you come from.

This is a different "sense of self" than you get from wearing certain clothes, listening to certain music, or what car you drive. All of those things can be taken away from you, but your family, ancestry, and heritage can never be taken from you. It is uniquely YOURS and no one elses.

I am 3rd generation Polish-American and still keep some of the traditions alive. Especially around Christmas and Easter... I've even begun re-learning the Polish language. I spoke it when I was very young; all of my older relatives died and I didn't hear it or speak it for years. Now I am learning it again at 38 years old.
22 Sep 2006 /  #5
I enjoy doing geneological research. I think it's mostly because I just enjoy history. I am also third generation Polish-American. When my grandparents were alive, they "practiced" all the Polish traditions, made/ate traditional Polish food, and spoke Polish. I miss those crazy Polish speaking loonies!
29 Sep 2006 /  #6
This is very good that you speak polish! I dont and it is quite impossible to make research on polish ancestors as most of internet sites are in polish. But I am not giving up and thank you for the help in this forum
26 Jan 2007 /  #7
Looking for the last name ( Bialeschki ) tabiales@hotmail
Koach 16 | 128  
26 Jan 2007 /  #8
Well, I'm 18, and I love genealogy. I was always interested in my family history since I was small.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
26 Jan 2007 /  #9
koach, do what you need to do, I think now, if I would have asked when I was
18, I would have not had so much trouble finding my roots, when people were
able to tell me, alot was gone, because I didn't ask, I was to busy doing my own
thing which is fine, but it only takes a minute to ask a few questions which can
last lifetime. The history of a family will only die if we dont ask.

so keep it alive koach, ask away and keep gathering info. I am sure you have
time to balance both social and interests :) best of luck P
Styles 2 | 21  
26 Jan 2007 /  #10
I always ask my grand parents questions about my ancestors, i get an answer but not the kind i was looking for, to me it seems they have forgotten they're roots and that is a shame.

we can't rely on schools to teach history lessons to our young or we continue to bring up kids with white guilt etc. I know i'm straying from topic but this is the way i see things nowadays in America...

but yeah how/ what did Poland develop from/who?
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196  
27 Jan 2007 /  #11
I have read to explanations for origin of Polish:

1) Union of different tribes linked by language
2) Separation from a Proto-Slavic tribe that all Slavs belonged to
27 Jan 2007 /  #12
searching for my grandparents or there relatives .My dad was wladyslaw Karkocinski or Karkucinski born in Jablonna Poland near Chotomow Poland any help would be appreciated Skyboundpp@yahoo,com
Bojownik - | 115  
28 Jan 2007 /  #13
last name ( Bialeschki ) tabiales@hotmail

(bialschki) is probably Bialszki

"sch" is German.
a_jacobs49 1 | 11  
14 Oct 2008 /  #14
it seems they aren't that interested in where they came from and if they have any relatives in other parts of the world

It may not be important to some about rearching their roots . I have grown up first generation Brit not knowing any other family members from either my mothers side or fathers side , my mother came from Austria and my father came from Poland growing up not knowing your history or family only parents and siblings is hard no one to call cousin or aunt or grand parents . some are more lucky than others . I am loving trying to trace my "lost" family and the web is brill . I am keen to know of my Austrian side and Polish culture . UK Anita

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