Adamos07, Thank you for your reply as I continue to research my "Duplaga" relatives from Brzozow. Let us set aside the situation regarding "French Soldiers" for the time being, as there is so little to verify any connection. There are so few people in Poland named "Duplaga" and the majority of them seem to be based in the area of surrounding villages that you mentioned and I am familiar with. One of my researchers told me that this area appears to be the Origins of the Duplaga clan. My desire is to try to find ANY further info about the Duplaga's of this region. Unfortunately this requires a person with a "Duplaga" connection and also with "information" to help establish some Duplaga History in this region. With so few Duplaga's existing in the region, it may appear that in some way, we Must all be related-it is just a matter of finding the individual sources, of where ON the family trees we can be connected. This requires that each family actually have a Family Tree to be able to track their ancestry and it also requires communication with someone who is willing to assist with a project, and also speaks Polish and English. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, approximately 120 Duplaga named people immigrated to the USA. A few were from Brzozow, and many were from the surrounding villages. I have some limited documentation on them from Ellis Island.
May I inquire if you have any interest in pursuing any investigation work in your region to perhaps speak to the Elders that are still alive in the villages to try to learn any Duplaga History from them??
My personal interest is in my Duplaga family and to learn more about the other Duplaga's in the region to try to figure out how we are all related and to document the information. I have no other interests, it is purely to document Duplaga related History. Wouldn't it be nice to write a Book of Duplaga History?
My grandfather and 3 of his siblings emigrated to the USA. He had one brother, named Adam Duplaga who was a Polish military soldier who remained in Poland, I have recently obtained his records from the archives. They were beneficial in indicating the year my great grand father died and also, leading me to a couple of relatives related to my great Uncle. I have yet to speak to them as we have translation problems as they are newly located. I have tried contacting people named "Duplaga" in Poland on Facebook, but now one has replied to me!!!
I would be interested in any information you are willing to share regarding your mother's Duplaga ancestors. I do know of 2 other Duplaga people whose relatives are from Golcowa & Stara Wies-perhaps their families are connected to your mother's family? Do you have anyone in your family with the surname of "Data"?
I hope to hear from you again-thank you for inquiring about my posts as I am still working on research.
Best Regards and today it is Christmas 2016! MaryAnne