Patry, I just saw your two posts to me now. I apologize for not looking through
the list well enough.
As far as English/French Ancestry. Mother is from Vermont. We hit a brick wall in
trying to locate a Joseph Burt and his wife Phoebe, although we thought we had
located him down in Rhode Island. Supposedly he was a ship's captain, but we have
yet to find that out. I would prefer e-mail to you, but you reqested no e-mail.
My e-mail is posted in profile.
Using a copy of the ship's manifest from Bremen, Germany dated May 23, 1911, I just about managed
to make out where my grandmother from Poland (on my father's side) came from
in Polish Galitia. Rosalia Mlynarzcyk. She comes from Siekierczyn, Luban.
I have located (via masstimes.org)
two churches that were listed. I am not Catholic, so I hesitate to approach the local
Polish church to ask if they would send an letter of enqiry to them to find out if they
have any record of birth or anything else. I believe in cross-referencing, so I am
not sent in a wild goosechase for the wrong person. I have seen from other's experience
that this can tend to be costly as well. Can you give your imput. Thanks