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do i have family back in poland?


ksawery 1 | 9  
18 Apr 2009 /  #1
some one help me find my family back in poland if i do have any left. ask any kind of question and ill answer what i can.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
18 Apr 2009 /  #2
some one help me find my family back in poland if i do have any left.

Your best source of family history may be from your eldest family members. I like referring to them as the tribe elders!
Peter 3 | 247  
18 Apr 2009 /  #3
Questions such as.........

1. Where was grandfather / grandmother born?
2. Are there any documents that they brought with them from Poland?
3. Did they have any brothers and sisters?
OP ksawery 1 | 9  
18 Apr 2009 /  #4
question 1 my grand parents born here my great great grand parents migrated from poland but dont know were exactly
2 if there is they are in wisconson with my uncle and cousins
3 i thought i heard a story about my great grandpa having a sister and they have kids but they live here now wether or not there is family in poland is unknown cuz the only people that knew family was my great and great great grand parents long since deceased now
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
19 Apr 2009 /  #5
question 1 my grand parents born here my great great grand parents migrated from poland but dont know were exactly

well this is information you need to find out before asking online, the only way
anyone can help is with the proper information.

suggestion number 1. ask your parents where they were born
and who all is still alive ( oldest family members) and call them to find out
what church * here* they were baptised in.

you will get some information from that.
another good source, make sure you get correct spellings of your surnames
if your great grandparents came from Poland between 1892 and 1924 they
would have had to come thru ellis island or baltimore etc, there are a few ports
of arrival, but you would need to get a subscription online for ancestry.com

ancestry.com is a little expensive, but they have alot of information about
genealogy and alot of records like Cencus, Drafts, death records, etc.

plus a good suggestion is to get a software program to document all your finds
with the sources.

genealogy is a big business now, usually you can find information at a local library
or history center.. you might also want to check into that.

you have to have clues, other wise , no one online or anywhere else can help
you without names, places etc.. many people have duplicate names /common
names so you have to be specific and go digging, which I might add is the fun
part once you actually find a record you didnt previously own.

good luck with your searches :)

ask everyone , including your parents what old pictures they have and what
they know and move up from there..

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