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Tracking family tree - anyone know any Olian family in Poland? Marek Skawica?


moonmustang 2 | 46  
21 Oct 2007 /  #1
Hi - I have been researching my family tree and found that my Grandfather is 100% Polish. So now I know I'm at least 1/4 Polish.

But...on my grandmother's family I'm hitting a dead-end. I can't seem to track down where they are from. It seems many Polish Jews put Russian on their immigration paperwork - does anyone know why?

Anyway - I'm looking for anyone who may have Olian or Blocher in their family heritage.
All I do know is that according to verbal story many of our family were taken to concentration camps. This seems to make all this geneology a bit harder.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
21 Oct 2007 /  #2
It seems many Polish Jews put Russian on their immigration paperwork - does anyone know why?

Because it was a time of partition and, in short, the Russians had the east of Poland.

If you check the threads you will find out more. Many of the links you need are there.
seadog  
28 Nov 2008 /  #3
Merged: Marek family Skawica

i am trying to make contact with the Marek family or relatives that lived in Skawica before ww2.
can anybody help?
i need a starting point to start my search, does anyone have any suggestions
thanks in advance
John Dudarz
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
28 Nov 2008 /  #5
One way is to phone the Urząd Gminy Zawoja to which Skawica belongs, ask for the Dział Ewidencji Ludności and ask them whether they've got a record of any Mareks in the area. They may confirm or deny, but it's a toss-up whetehr they'll give out any concrete address. Naturally all this has to be conducted in Polish.

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