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kaprys 3 | 2,503
25 Jun 2020 #661
@sakurarain
Agnieszka is a pretty popular name here so you definitely need more information.
Try Facebook and some mutual friends.
Zlatko
27 Jun 2020 #662
I used to know a nice lady by thr name of Jolanta Kliks. We called her Jola.
FayeduPreez
6 Jul 2020 #663
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Looking for Albert Sladek (grandfather) best friends with Roberto



Hello all... desperately looking for information about my grandfather - Albert Sladek (maybe also Wojciech) - born 1923 in Poland. Came to London (lived mainly in the north) and married my grandmother (Narney) in the early 50's. Best friend (also Polish) was Roberto (who may have married Audrey). Had little girl - also Narney. Any information at all would be hugely gratefully received. Please ask your grandparents :-)
rmcdnepa - | 3
16 Jul 2020 #664
Seeking info about these families; my grandparents were Walenty Surowiec (1886-1959) from Zlotniki and Kata(r)kyna Wieczerzak, possibly from Brzyście. They arrived in northeastern Pennsylvania in early 1900s, settled first in Duryea (between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre) before moving out of the valley to a farm in the Falls/Newton-Ransom area. Walenty's brother Adam (1885-1931) is buried with them and was a partner in a short-lived lumber business with Walenty (and other Poles) in Pittston, PA.

Thank you for any info you might share!
rmcdnepa - | 3
16 Jul 2020 #665
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Szwabowski and Galeshefski families around Suwalki



Looking for relatives of Piotrz Szwabowski (also Swaboski) (1880 - 1957) who emigrated to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in early 1900s. He was a coal miner. Wife was Aniela/Angeline Galoney/Zalony/Salinski/Selenski (and other variants) from the Kolbuszowa area. They settled in Swoyersville; I am one of many great-grandchildren.

His parents as listed on his death certificate are Frank Szwabowski and Frances Galeshefski.

Thank you for any additional info you can provide.
pawian 176 | 14,299
16 Jul 2020 #666
Piotrz Szwabowski (also Swaboski)

Piotr.
Szwabowski sounds OK.

Zielony? Zieliński?

Galaszewski.
rmcdnepa - | 3
23 Jul 2020 #667
@pawian

Thanks for guidance on de-anglicizing last names. Any other suggestions for locating relatives and/or family records in Suwalki?
pawian 176 | 14,299
23 Jul 2020 #668
There is one member here who is an expert on such stuff, a very intelligent woman named Kaprys (Whimsy)
kaprys 3 | 2,503
26 Jul 2020 #669
@rmcdnepa
Were they from Kolbuszowa or Suwałki? They're pretty far from each other.
Start by garhering info about them in the US like immigration records on familysearch etc.
To be certain you find the correct people or know where to look, it'd be best to know their place of birth and religion.

Here's a site that helps you find out in which branch of state archives you may find archived records (some are available online )

szukajwarchiwach.pl/

Another useful tool is geneteka where millions of records are indexed but since it's a tedious job done by volunteers not everything is indexed.

geneteka.genealodzy.pl/index.php?op=se&lang=eng

Kolbuszowa is in podkarpackie and Suwałki is in podlaskie.
gerca
21 Aug 2020 #670
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Genealogy Olesnica, Breslau



Dear forum member,
My ancestor was born sept 1910 in Olesnica. We guess he was jewish at this time.

Is there anx possibility to search online?
I didn't found, thanks for all your help!
Carsten
kaprys 3 | 2,503
23 Aug 2020 #671
@gerca
Try contacting the state archives in Wrocław.
I see no Jewish records in the search engine at szukajwarchiwach.pl. The synagogue was burned by Germans during the war. Perhaps people at the archives will show you in the right direction.

The Jewish population of the town was considerably small. And if you just guess he was Jewish, they may also check the RC records.
Clazzzer - | 1
19 Sep 2020 #672
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Search for relatives from Poland - World War 2



Is there a Polish list of participants in world war 2 somewhere? And is it really possible to find someone there if I only know the last name and first name, date and place of birth?
beimer - | 1
20 Sep 2020 #673
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Searching for Elefant



Hello and thank you in advance for any help!

I've been searching for information on my maternal grandfather's family and have not been able to find much (ok, any) information.

Name: Jacob Elefant
Born on: 1903
Born in: Ciezkowice
Father's name: Herschel Elefant
Mother's name: Sara Birn (maiden name)

I'm not certain on the spelling for either of his parents or if they would have gone by their Polish or Yiddish or Hebrew names.
pawian 176 | 14,299
20 Sep 2020 #674
Nice surname. But I have never heard Elefant used for a Polish Jewish person.
jon357 66 | 16,957
20 Sep 2020 #675
It sounds like one of the E.T.A Hoffman surnames assigned to Jewish people in Warsaw during (I think) the first decade of the nineteenth century. These tended to follow themes. On one particular day all the surnames were types of fish (his wife had apparently cooked a nice lunch) and on another day they were all musical terms.

There's an English surname, Oliphant, however as I recall the origin is something to do with olives.
pawian 176 | 14,299
20 Sep 2020 #676
On one particular day all the surnames were types of fish

Wow, funny. I didn`t know about it.
followheart
26 Sep 2020 #677
Looking for anyone from Ludwikowski family in Lodz or Zdunska Wola specifically relatives or friends of a Henryka Ludwikowska who died in 1982
Lmthompson
14 Oct 2020 #678
Hello. I am searching for long lost family; surnames Wondoloski and Lapinsky/Lupinsky.

Please email: lmthompson313@gmail.com
Zelutu - | 5
16 Oct 2020 #679
Hi @beimer
When your grandfather was born, there were three settlements of such name (Ciężkowice) here (on later territories of interwar Poland). I believe that just two of them have importance in your searches.

1) Ciężkowice in the county of Tarnów, province of Lesser Poland (Małopolska). It's a small town at the foot of the Carpathians.

2) Ciężkowice in the county of Jaworzno, province of Silesia (Śląsk). It used to be a separate village but now it is a district of the town of Jaworzno quite close to Krakow.

The basic documentation of evidence of Jews in Poland were vital books kept by rabbis in every seat of Jewish administrative circuite. The vital books contain records of births, marriages and burials. They were kept in two series: original and duplicate. The originals were held in the synagogue archive while the duplicates were sent to the state administrative unite, that is to the proper seat of the local county. So even if the synagogue archive was lost there are still chances that the the books survived in duplicates in the archive of a county.

Nowadays, Jewish vital books are held mainly in to institutions, state archives and registry offices (very rarely but some of them can be found in museums, libraries or scientific institutions). The old books are in state archives while the one which records are still under personal date protection are in registry offices.

1) Ciężkowice in the county of Tarnów, province of Lesser Poland. The town belonged to Jewish administrative circuite in Bobowa.
The old book are very defragmented. They are held in the State Archive in Sanok. They are scanned so you can look them through on-line by yourself.

a) the books of born: 1850-1895, 1903-1909, 1911-1912
b) the books of marriages: 1877-1888, 1890-1891, 1893-1896, 1898-1910
c) the books of burials:1877-1904
scans: szukajwarchiwach.pl/60/1111/0/-#tabJednostki
The younger books may be in the registry office in Ciężkowice. To get information on them (on the books not the records) one must phone to the office and ask. It's not secret information the clerk has obligation to give you the information.

I didn't make a research but just ran through the available sources and have seen that there are evidence of land and building owners from 1848 as well as rich land registry documentation (going back to 1793), judicial and notarial files and others. The cadastral map must be somewhere too. So it's possible to find the family house or the place where it used to stand (if they owned such), testaments, contracts etc. Such files are very important especially in the causes when the vital books are lost or defragmented etc. There are also photos, among others the photo of the old wooden synagouge (burned down by Germans).

2) Ciężkowice in the county of Jaworzno, province of Silesia (Śląsk). The village belonged to Jewish administrative circuite in Chrzanów.
The old book are very defragmented. They are available just on the spot in the State Archive in Katowice. They are not scanned.
a) the books of born: 1902, 1907
b) the books of marriages: 1883, 1887-1888, 1890-1893, 1901-1902, 1904-1905, 1907-1910, 1912-1916, 1918-1921, 1928-1930
c) the books of burials:1882-1883, 1897-1898, 1900, 1902-1903, 1907, 1909-1911, 1913-1914, 1918, 1920-1921, 1929
The younger books may be in the registry office in Jaworzno. I didn't check the archival sources but might be similar to the previous one.

Some rough guidance of stages of genealogical research in Poland you can also find here https://polishforums.com/genealogy/orphan-refugee-sent-new-zealand-85504/#msg1753360

In any questions contact with me through e-mail: pzeluwa@gmail.com

Best regards
Piotr
AgnieszkaKowalsk - | 2
22 Oct 2020 #680
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Searching for Jan Ignacy Naglik, born 1901 in Kęty, Poland



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Zelutu - | 5
23 Oct 2020 #681
Hi @AgnieszkaKowalsk

1) The vital books (dupliceates) of Kańczuga (parish Kęty) are kept in the Archive of Dioceses of Krakow:
Baptisms: 1809, 1812, 1816 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889
Marriages: 1812, 1816 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889
Burials: 1809, 1811 - 1812, 1815 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889

The younger books might be in the Registry Office in Kęty. One must call to them.

I suppouse that the original set of vital books (the older and younger books) is kept in the parish office of Kańczuga. One must call to the parish office.

No scans available.

2) Nowa Wieś (parish Kęty), the vital books (dupliceates) are kept in the Archive of Dioceses of Krakow:
Baptisms: 1809, 1812, 1816 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889
Marriages: 1812, 1816 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889
Burials: 1809, 1811 - 1812, 1815 - 1824, 1826 - 1843, 1845 - 1854, 1857 - 1865, 1867 - 1869, 1872, 1880 - 1889

The same situation as previous one.
The younger books might be in the Registry Office in Kęty. One must call to them.

I suppouse that the original set of vital books (the older and younger books) is kept in the parish office of Kańczuga. One must call to the parish office.

No scans available.

In spare moment I'll look and check whether there are another useful sources.

Best regards
Piotr
AgnieszkaKowalsk - | 2
26 Oct 2020 #682
@Zelutu
Thank you so much for this information! I have forwarded to my father (he is the genealogist) and he wanted me to tell you the following:

Hi Piotr,

I really appreciate the very helpful information on where the records are located. I will contact the archives and records' offices you mentioned.

Your replay has been informative and will help me move forward with this.

All the best, and if you find anything further, please let me know.

Adrian
Lil321
30 Oct 2020 #683
Looking for any relatives of Wladyslaw Rudowicz married to Zofia Kilejewicz (both deceased) I have no idea whereabouts in Poland they came from. They are my grandparents and I only found out about them this year. Many Thanks
Zelutu - | 5
4 Dec 2020 #684
Hi Adrian @AgnieszkaKowalsk

Better later than never, here some non-vital sources. The problem with Nowa Wieś is that that Nowa Wieś means New Village and there is so many of such villages even in the region where your village is situated that it always need to be checked if it's the correct one. While Kańczuga is really very small one settlement. I provide you just with the sources I was sure that are referred to 'your villages'. I'm sure that there are much more sources. It's a basic query.

1)There might be registers of people, their tax burdens and serfdom.

[Sprzedaż dóbr Hecznarowice i Nowa Wieś Karolowi Larischowi tom I] 1839 - 1840
szukajwarchiwach.pl/13/908/0/4.11/796?q=nowa+wie%C5%9B+XDSTOPz:[*+TO+1919]+XARCHro:13+29&wynik=2&rpp=15&page=1#tabJednostka

[Sprzedaż dóbr Hecznarowice i Nowa Wieś Karolowi Larischowi tom II] 1841-1857
szukajwarchiwach.pl/13/908/0/4.11/797?q=nowa+wie%C5%9B+XDSTOPz:[*+TO+1919]+XARCHro:13+29&wynik=3&rpp=15&page=1#tabJednostka

2)I'd check testaments here.

C.k. Sąd Powiatowy w Kętach 1824 - 1939
szukajwarchiwach.pl/13/492/0#tabSerie

3)It seems to be the copy from 1902 of the cadastre map from the middle of the 19th c.

Nowa Wieś w Galicyi Powiat podatkowy Biała 1902
Litografowano w c.k. zakładzie litograficznym katastru wg stanu z roku 1902, zdjęto w roku 1845. Mapa ewidencyjna, wymiary: 75,1 x 57,1 cm, 39,6 x 63,3 cm.
szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/305/0/-/206?q=nowa+wie%C5%9B+XDSTOPz:[*+TO+1919]+XARCHro:13+29&wynik=49&rpp=15&page=4#tabJednostka

4)There might be registers of people, their tax burdens and serfdom.

Dominum Osiek ( miasto Kęty, Łęki, Nowa Wieś, Malec ) - Larisch Karol (1795) 1852- 1864
szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/279/0/6.1/1786?q=nowa+wie%C5%9B+XDSTOPz:[*+TO+1919]+XARCHro:13+29&wynik=101&rpp=15&page=7#tabJednostka

5)There might be registers of people, their tax burdens and serfdom.

Cyrkuł Wadowice Dominium Kańczuga ( Kańczuga) - Foltański Feliks (1788 ) 1852- 1855
szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/279/0/6.1/1795#tabJednostka

6)There might be registers of people, their tax burdens and serfdom.

Cyrkuł Wadowice Kościół w Bielanach Bielany (dwór, gmina, cz. pleb ) Kańczuga (dwór) Łęki (dwór, gmina) 1852-1855
szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/279/0/6.2/2033#tabJednostka

7)One vital book of beptized from the parish of Kąty 1797-1935 but I don't know whether it concerns Nowa Wieś or Kańczuga. You can check it in the Municipal Library in Chrzanów.

Best regards
Piotr
Harrison - | 1
27 Dec 2020 #685
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Birth Record



I am looking for a Frank Toporek born in Poland in 1861.
Zelutu - | 5
30 Dec 2020 #686
Hi @Harrison
It's very difficult (almost impossible according to me) to find the person living in the 2nd half of the 19 c. you are looking for without any information of the name of his place of origin or residence. OK, it is Poland, 1861, but there are at least several thousand cities, towns, villages. Several thousand parishes of different denominations. To narrow down the scope of searching you can try to find as much information on Frank Toporek as you can in the US at first. I advise to check the naturalization records and ship manifests. Getting the precise place of his origin or region at least, would enable to find the vital books and other historical sources which may contain information on him, here in Poland.

Best regards
Piotr
Polish anglo - | 1
12 Feb 2021 #687
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Finding information about my grandfather and his family from Lublin?



Can anyone from Lublin Poland help me, my grandfather was evacuated from Lublin as a child due to ww2 how would I go about finding information about his family.
PolishGirlThief 4 | 17
12 Feb 2021 #688
Your Topic says Lubin and post says Lublin. They are two different cities.

Sorry that was my fault, I've changed it now.
dwwitz - | 2
1 day ago #689
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Family origin



How do I find the origin of my GG Grandfather who immigrated to America after 1880. Possibly wanted by authorities then. His name was Louis Wieniewitz. Not sure of first name spelling and last name may have been different in Poland. What org. do I contact that is trustworthy and has access to public records.
Max00000 - | 1
1 day ago #690
I am looking for a person in Poland his name Bartlomiej Kil from Chrzanow , i mean for any information about him (as e-mail address, tel.NO , mobile, address or whatever). All I know is him name and age . Is it possible to find out something?


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