The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Genealogy  % width posts: 682

Want to find a person in Poland


kaprys 3 | 2,466
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
Merged:

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
Merged:

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 173 | 13,582
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 173 | 13,582
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 | 2,466
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
Merged:

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 | 2,466
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
Merged:

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
Merged:

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 173 | 13,582
20 Sep 2020 #674
Nice surname. But I have never heard Elefant used for a Polish Jewish person.
jon357 63 | 15,569
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 173 | 13,582
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 - | 3
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
Merged:

Searching for Jan Ignacy Naglik, born 1901 in Kęty, Poland



copy-paste
Zelutu - | 3
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
1 day ago #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


Home / Genealogy / Want to find a person in Poland
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.