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Trying to find a town called Kadyz.


Ybscka
28 Dec 2017 #1
I have searched for the town of my family on google but without finding it. It is likely that the name of the town is written wrong and the time period is before WWI. Hope someone can help.
DominicB - | 2,707
28 Dec 2017 #2
It's spelled Kadysz in Polish, and it's now in Belarus, right next to the Polish border. My mother's family comes from very close nearby.
DominicB - | 2,707
28 Dec 2017 #3
@Ybscka

Which surnames are you interested in? And do you have any connection with Dupont, PA?
OP Ybscka
28 Dec 2017 #4
Badura and Baran
DominicB - | 2,707
28 Dec 2017 #5
The reason I asked about Dupont is that many people from the area around Kadysz settled in Dupont. Very many. There are Baran's in Dupont, but that might just be coincidence. Baran is an extremely common Polish name.
OP Ybscka
28 Dec 2017 #6
I am not from Dupont tho. Thanks for your help. If you find more info, please write here.
DominicB - | 2,707
28 Dec 2017 #7
It's a tiny village in a area that is still predominantly settled by ethnic Poles. There was a last minute change in the border negotiations after WWII that trapped them inside of Belarus, same as my surviving family members from neighboring villages.

Baran is an extremely common surname all over Poland, and Badura is fairly common, too, also found all over Poland. Neither name is unique to a single family; multiple unrelated families use these surnames. Chances of you being related to a random Baran or Badura are low, unless you can find documentation confirming the linkage.
OP Ybscka
28 Dec 2017 #8
Thanks again. Do you use some specific websites for your research?
Ziemowit 14 | 4,258
28 Dec 2017 #9
There was a last minute change in the border negotiations after WWII that trapped them inside of Belarus

This is most surprising! Whereas the (forced) border exchange between Poland and the USSR in the year 1951 is pretty widely known about (the Ustrzyki Dolne area for the Belz area, now in Ukraine), I have never heard of another correction on the eastern border of Poland.
DominicB - | 2,707
28 Dec 2017 #10
The change occurred during the course of post-war treaty negotiations, after the matter of relocation of populations had already been settled. The original border proposal ran along the Nieman. During negotiations, it was decided to move it further west, closer to the Curzon line, without revisiting the question of relocating the ethnic Polish population.

Do you use some specific websites for your research?

Various and sundry, depending what Google searches in Polish turn up. You're not going to find a lot of this information in English.
Lyzko 45 | 9,485
28 Dec 2017 #11
"Kadyz" might easily be confused by the innocent layperson with the "Cadiz" in Spain, no?
OP Ybscka
28 Dec 2017 #12
@DominicB
That is irritating, because my Polish is not that well.
@Lyzko
It says "Kadyz, Poland" so it is not cadiz, Spain.
Lyzko 45 | 9,485
28 Dec 2017 #13
True, only the orthographic similarity is what caught my attention:-)


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