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Anyone have problems with relatives? Borders of Poland changed over the years


Koach 16 | 128  
1 Feb 2007 /  #1
Has anyone had any problems with living relatives concerning genealogy? Well... one of my uncles acted like I was crazy when I told him the borders of Poland changed over the years and that our Ukrainian ancestors lived in a Polish village.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
1 Feb 2007 /  #2
Nope.
dyankee96  
1 Feb 2007 /  #4
yep...mine think we will find family skeletons and it's best not to dig up the past.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
2 Feb 2007 /  #5
Yes, I had plenty of problems with certain family members telling me that they
didnt know anything and all pictures were thrown away and I shouldnt even
try to research, that we should give the picture (only copy) of our grandpa to
them because they were older and he was more their grandfather then he was
mine or my brothers.

later I found out the one who said all this , didnt want anything dug up on her
which I didnt do it, other people offered it to me, which my only objective was to
connect families, but of course, family had to tell "some really big gossip" but
I didnt care, and then she came over after my mother died to run me into the
ground and you know, I kept my cool and said Stella "did you take your medicine
today?"

lol shut her right up.
jcsm 3 | 88  
2 Feb 2007 /  #6
No. All mine encourage me & love the skeletons

Perhaps you should try giving your uncle a book that details the border changes over the years for his birthday or Christmas. If he doesn't "get it" after reading the book, you can hit him over the head with it!:) :) (just kidding)
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
2 Feb 2007 /  #7
So far I haven't come up with any obstacles but I just started asking my family questions. My Mom has provided a lot of info but unfortunately she doesn't remember a lot of facts..just memories. For instance today I asked what the name of the ship was

that we came to America. She remembers the date July 1, 1950 into New York but
not the name of the ship. My uncle is trying to help me..but he came on a different ship
and different time.

I would like to find more info about my Dad's side of the family but unfortunately, his
older brother has died and the younger brother is very sick..and I don't want to bother him with questions at this time.

LOL. I can't wait to find info on one of my very distant relatives...he is in jail at this time
and I don't know how we are related.
jcsm 3 | 88  
2 Feb 2007 /  #8
No. All mine encourage me & love the skeletons

Perhaps you should try giving your uncle a book that details the border changes over the years for his birthday or Christmas. If he doesn't "get it" after reading the book, you can hit him over the head with it!:) :) (just kidding)
OP Koach 16 | 128  
2 Feb 2007 /  #9
Maybe I should do that. :) :) He didn't fully understand when I told him Poland was off the map for a while and was incorporated into Austria, Russia and Prussia.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
2 Feb 2007 /  #10
I would like to find more info about my Dad's side of the family but unfortunately, his
older brother has died and the younger brother is very sick..and I don't want to bother him with questions at this time.

Polish?

did you find the manifests on the Ellis island?
do you have ancestry?

I am going tomorrow to Kosco? ehh, don't know if thats how ya spell it, but
they have the family tree maker for like 40$ with the ancestry and I am already
set up, so it will just update what i have. but another year of ancestry.

I found my dad on the immigration for when he was in the military and he went
to England.

so ya never know folks, I might have a brother or sister somewhere in England :)

he was Merchant Marine, and the manifest has him going to England like
15 times!

So cool :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
2 Feb 2007 /  #11
Has anyone had any problems with living relatives concerning genealogy?

Yes, it's all a big secret. I wonder what they're hiding. One family member got furious when someone kept asking questions. Maybe there are Wanted posters of them all over Poland. :)
Tarzana8  
24 Mar 2007 /  #12
Mine, too are very suspicious people, so much so, that they stopped e-mailing
me altogether.... stubborn they are :)

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