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Joined: 24 May 2007 / Female ♀
Last Post: 29 Jan 2010
Threads: Total: 7 / In This Archive: 7
Posts: Total: 73 / In This Archive: 36
From: Australia

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Syrena   
27 Oct 2009
Genealogy / Bialorus/Belarus 1939 [7]

Hi, there are a few groups on facebook who could give info
Syrena   
22 Oct 2009
Genealogy / Łokucewicz [10]

I had a look on moikrewni and there is only the one £okucewicz on there! in Olsztyn. However on nasza-klasa there is a Barbara Osik nee £okucewicz living in Olsztyn, 66 year old. If you sign up you can message her. Thats a pretty good start i think:) Also try kresy5.webpark.pl/strony-o-kresach.html

ekonomik.olsztyn.pl/?q=search/node/%C5%81okucewicz
there are 2 graduates listed in this Olsztyn school
Syrena   
18 Oct 2009
Australia / New Years Eve and Festivals in Melbourne [15]

on again soon Sunday Nov 15

There is also an afterparty at Transport bar at fed square straight after the festival this sunday
Syrena   
11 Oct 2009
Genealogy / Łokucewicz [10]

are you sure about the spelling - looks like £ukaszewicz which there are plenty of from those parts
Syrena   
8 Sep 2009
Genealogy / Searching for my Father- Help Please! [14]

It sounds like something starting with cu (pron. tsu which can sound like su in english) or su maybe só

I know how surnames can get anglosised/americanised which can change the way you think its spelt and pronounced

try moikrewni - mapa nazwisk and scroll thru the names

unless you're sure how to spell it.. it could be anything!

curkiewicz for example
Syrena   
7 Feb 2009
Genealogy / Family in Poland - "Subik" [6]

You should check out moikrewni.pl - mapa nazwisk It says there are only 157 in Poland, mostly in the south east. You could see if any are on nasza-klasa.pl there are 77 Subiks on there. Maybe you could get some info that way.
Syrena   
26 Jan 2009
Australia / Polish Traditional Dance Schools near Melbourne? [6]

Polonez dance group start from about 5 yrs old - they are in Flemington in the community hall just under the bridge at the flemington rd exit off city link.. Maly Polonez classes start at 6pm every Friday ( not during the holidays).

Details: polonez.org.au
Syrena   
17 Jul 2008
Genealogy / Old Gorzow Cemetery - help to find it? [10]

Thanks B, my grandfather died a couple of years after WW2 ended - he was in the navy but died a civilian after spending some time in a Gorzow hospital.
Syrena   
18 May 2008
Genealogy / Old Gorzow Cemetery - help to find it? [10]

Me and a mate will visit Gorzów to september.

Maybe if i go to Poland next year I can find it myself. I think they built a park over it, better than office blocks i guess.
Syrena   
11 May 2008
Genealogy / Old Gorzow Cemetery - help to find it? [10]

Trying to locate where my grandfather was buried in Gorzów is hard work as i just discovered the cemetery was levelled at some stage. He was buried there in 1946. Does anyone have any ideas, i would love to find old pics of it or its location on a map.
Syrena   
17 Apr 2008
Genealogy / Border shifts - I am part Belorussian ancestry now? [3]

Hi Z, my whole family came from what is now Belarus BUT it was part of poland then and thats all that counts!! If you need help send me a PM and i'll pass info on to you. Cheers
Syrena   
1 Apr 2008
Australia / New Years Eve and Festivals in Melbourne [15]

Yay! Although, personally, we could do without aussie rules football - bunch of wankers. Are we putting our hand up to host the world cup or has sydney?
Syrena   
27 Mar 2008
Genealogy / Poris, any info on this surname? [11]

I could be on the wrong track here but when i hear Poris - i think i would spell it 'porys'. If so, why it got changed by only one letter, what diff that made, who knows. I've had a look at few diff sites using this spelling and came up with alot. Heaps in chicago on ancestry.com.
Syrena   
27 Feb 2008
Australia / Swieto Sportowe - Albion, Melbourne 23-24 Feb 08 [5]

Hej DJP, these events are good for socialising, you meet up with people you don't see regulalry so thats nice. They often have a market so you can buy music and dvds, jewellery, bit and pieces, polish apparell etc. There are alot of poles here in Melbourne spread out but especially in the northern and eastern suburbs. So, whats the project???
Syrena   
24 Feb 2008
Australia / Swieto Sportowe - Albion, Melbourne 23-24 Feb 08 [5]

This bull had no legs! and thank goodness because from the 'athletes' ( and by that I mean middle aged polish men with something to prove) that took it, it seems if this sport is take off, it needs some serious federal funding and a special institute for training. Quite funny really.
Syrena   
22 Feb 2008
Australia / Swieto Sportowe - Albion, Melbourne 23-24 Feb 08 [5]

For those who aren't aware, there is a polish sports carnival on this weekend at the Polish recreational centre in Albion @ 19 Carrington Drive ( just off the Ring Rd near Sunshine/Deer Park). Sunday is the main day with a Mass at 9am, followed by some entertainment, such as folk dancing and various sporting activities, such as football, athletics, volley ball and an open air market. Lots of people, lots of food and drinks, activities for the littlies. There is an admission fee per car, something like $4. I'm planning on going.. my niece will be dancing... very cute!

Did anyone go? I just went in the morning for a couple of hours. Since when was riding a mechanical bull a sport!!!!
Syrena   
30 Jan 2008
Genealogy / Kokoszka or Puchalik [6]

Hi G, there is a thread to do with this topic from a few weeks back. Basically it is a register of poles who were shipped off to German work/concentration camps during WW2.
Syrena   
29 Jan 2008
Genealogy / Kokoszka or Puchalik [6]

I came across many Kokoszko/as on [straty.pl] 62 Kokoszkas in fact! It gives you their town of birth so you may be able to get some more info.
Syrena   
18 Jan 2008
Australia / Dziupla Disco in North Melbourne [5]

From the Dziupla website: Wiec w sumie skad ta nazwa Dziupla? Bardzo proste: gniazdo dla nas emigrantow, w ktorym czujemy sie dobrze i zawsze do niego wracamy.

I guess its like a nest or a safe place where emigrants congregate, always come back to, where you feel at home, feel safe/good. So it was started by this lady Gosia and has grown over the years from humble beginnings. Its a series of functions she organises over the year - a few 'discos', a couple Balls as well as smaller get togethers. I don't speak polish although i can understand,read and write OK - and i found Dziupla to always be welcoming and lots of fun. 95% of the music they play is in english and the poles always bring their non-polish friends with them - so you don't feel out of place at all there. What i love about the discos is that its just like going to a bar/club but much friendlier and for us chicks, alot safer too. Its the kind of place you can leave your wallet on the table and no one touches it! But the same can't be said for your vodka!!!!

If you want to go along by yourself, you can sit at the bar. Or if I get a table you can sit with us... Cheers

It's on again this saturday the 26th.
Syrena   
16 Jan 2008
Australia / Dziupla Disco in North Melbourne [5]

Saturday Feb 9 in North Melbourne - always a fun night. See website below for details or call Gosia on 9361 2051 for tickets. This is the last one before April '08.

dziuplamelbourne.com/forum/YaBB.pl
Syrena   
12 Jan 2008
Genealogy / Info on Poles in German work camps 1943-45 [7]

Hi Bobby, the advanced search is the 2nd tab from the left 'zaawansowane' Type in the surname - 1st box or the place of birth - 6th box down. It pays to type in any towns that are nearby too. I also found that if you aren't using the polish alphabet it skips names. So going by the town gives you better results.
Syrena   
12 Jan 2008
Genealogy / Info on Poles in German work camps 1943-45 [7]

There's a great website to find family sent to German work camps: straty.pl. Type in the surname (or town of birth in the advanced search).