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Ironside 50 | 11,122
24 May 2019 #61
they did not know

Somehow some 1000plus years later there is Ziem know it all who knows better. Lucky us, what we would have done without him oh
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
24 May 2019 #62
Ziem know it all

You think they were Polish in the year 940?
Ironside 50 | 11,122
24 May 2019 #63
Yes and No.For all the practical reasons they were Polish. That is If you would go with a generalisation rather than being a smartass andtrying to show off.
pawian 178 | 15,517
24 May 2019 #64
Ironik, stop making such a fool of yourself. :)
As usual, you feel hurt when somebody shares his/her excellent knowledge with us. Is it because you are unable to do it on your own? Stop envying other people who are smarter than you. Shut up, read and learn, młocie, only then your presence here will be of some practical value. :)
y5r - | 1
22 Jul 2019 #65
I am trying to find where my great grandfather is from. Family lore says he's from Chesnokov or Chesnokovo. But on his British Naturalization Papers it says he's from Cherlokow, Poland Russia. Does anyone know where either of these places are or what their names are today?
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
22 Jul 2019 #66
Possibly CZERNIKOWO in Kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship.
kaprys 3 | 2,498
22 Jul 2019 #67
Kujawsko pomorskie wasn't in Russian partition so I don't think it's the place.
Perhaps one of these placesów

Or somewhere in former eastern territories of Poland -present day Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.
cms neuf - | 1,585
22 Jul 2019 #68
Some parts were - like Wloclawek and czernikowo probably right on the border.

Maybe Chasniki in Belarus ? Was a Jewish town up until the holocaust
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
23 Jul 2019 #69
Kujawsko pomorskie wasn't in Russian partition

It was, however not all of it. Czernikowo was just not far from the border on the Russian side.
28 Jan 2020 #70
Looking to find birthplace of great grandfather in what was written on 1917 United States naturalization papers as "Grudna, Russia". He was born in 1864. I believe it may be present day Poland. Any information?
kaprys 3 | 2,498
28 Jan 2020 #71
It might be Grudna nea r Łódź.
cms neuf - | 1,585
28 Jan 2020 #72
Maybe Grodno - quite a big city in Belarus but near the Polish border
deanna 1965
9 Jun 2020 #73
trying for locate a place Monotrosiska. Grandmother and family came from there
kaprys 3 | 2,498
9 Jun 2020 #74
@deanna 1965
Was the name typed in the document?
Is there a chance someone's handwriting was not legible?
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
9 Jun 2020 #75
place Monotrosiska

Sounds like a name in Lithuania. But the prefix Mono- seems to be flawed.

Could perhaps be Mościszki. Either a village in Greater Poland or a village in Lithuania (presently: Mostiškės).
28 Aug 2020 #76
I am looking for the town of Nahoff or Niehoff
cms neuf - | 1,585
28 Aug 2020 #77
Niemczyn near Wagrowiec used to be called Niehof - there was a small palace and coaching inn there.

The double ff spellings you have given are unlikely so try German google with one f.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
28 Aug 2020 #78
I'd say it is Miechów in Lesser Poland (małopolskie).
26 Oct 2020 #79
Is anyone familiar with Miroslaw Russian Poland? I have family that was there in 1860s to 1880s but I am having a hard time finding it.
jon357 67 | 16,655
26 Oct 2020 #80
Miroslaw Russian Poland


That was in the Russian partition of Poland.

You'll also see a link to places with similar names.
26 Oct 2020 #81
Thank you! I didn't think of searching the city name in Poland. I thought, for some reason, the name would have changed.
jon357 67 | 16,655
26 Oct 2020 #82
I wondered that too, however I had a look at possible places the parts of Belarus and Ukraine that were formerly Russian-held Poland and couldn't find anything. That doesn't mean there couldn't have been another settlement with that name, however certainly the Mirosław near Płock was in Russian Poland.

Here's a link to a satellite photo. It's a tiny place, just south-east of Płock. I've been on the main road close to it a few times; as I recall it's a pleasant area.
28 Jan 2021 #83
Many of my family's documents state they're from Pyzdry and they're Russian Poles. I cannot find any birth or marriage certs on them or any info. Except a story of the Pyzdry forest. Does anyone know anything about Pyzdry?
25 Mar 2021 #84
Looking for info on the villages/towns/cities of Kaznawaga and Malowic.
Looker - | 1,100
26 Mar 2021 #85
The second one may be Malowice or Małowice.
Is it coming from a handwritten document? If yes, then the photo of it could be helpful to decipher those words right.
Paulwiz 1 | 74
31 Mar 2021 #86
I have several records from my grandmother's family showing they lived near Szczutowo (which still exists I think). Their town was Szczechowo Kolonia (which I cannot find). I can find no other Polish town name with "Kolonia". There might be some, I just couldn't find any. Do you think the Kolonia means anything or is it just a way to make the name more unique? Do you think it is just like in the U.S. where some places have the word Township added on. Or do you suppose there was some historical reason to call it a colony. Were there perhaps colonies established during the partitions?
31 Mar 2021 #87
Seems easy to find Kolonia Szczechowo. No, the "kolonia's" in Polish place names are rather newer, and just mean a farming settlement established at some distance from a village. Usually written as Xxxxx-Kolonia.
31 Mar 2021 #88
Szczechowo Kolonia


Colony or settlement. I've come across the term once before in family records. A family member was attached to an arbeitskommando ( working party) as a POW called Kolonia Agnieszka which is now part of Katowice. It was a mine.
31 Mar 2021 #89
as a POW called Kolonia Agnieszka

Should be ' as a POW in a place called Kolonia Agnieszka'.
Paulwiz 1 | 74
31 Mar 2021 #90
Thank you all. Embarrassing. I can find the references now but I couldn't before. I would say that I was spelling it incorrectly except I looked in several places and the search engines usually cover minor spelling mistakes . And I scoured the map and found every town in the records except Szczechowo. Sigh. Thank you again.

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