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26 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Re: Obtaining records from Wlodawa [6]

If you know where they married in Germany 1949 you can ask the vital record ofice for the so called "Aufgebotsunterlagen", papers they had to hand in, before their marriage. In those documents there has to be something written on the divorce and the first marriage.
26 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Piasta relatives from Gibalka, Pajka from Ostroleka [14]

Hi from Germany!

Ostrolenka is the German name of the City of Ostrołęka. There was a famous battle where Napoleon defeated the russians so that Ostrołęka is mentioned on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. From 1918 to 1939 the city was part of the Województwo białostockie ("County" or district of Białystok). At the beginning of 1939 this county was incorporated to the "Warszawa district (County)".

The Germans then created the county of Scharfenwiese with Ostrolenka as "capital" and incorporated the territory to their province of East-Prussia. I found a map of parts of the old "Scharfenwiese-district"

However I couldn't find "Kibalka" there. Try the city archive in Ostrołęka. Maybe the town of Kibalka was incorporated to the city of Ostrołęka.

26 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Trying to find info on Pod Kopcem in Krakow - dom dziecka children house (orphanage) [30]

Do you have a copy of your polish birth-certificate?
If not you should aply for one at the vital-record ofice of your birth-place.
Often you find parental birth-dates on polish birth-certificates!
With your mother's name and her birth-date you should write to the "Urząd meldunkowy" at your birthplace, asking for her courent address. Normaly they find something!

Good luck!

25 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Regarding WW1 records - how do I get them? [11]

Was he a member of the Haller's army?

You can try to contact the:

Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe, PL-00-910 Warszawa- Remberto'w, Pologne

However many personal acts where destroyed in WW2!

For th POW story: aproximately 400.000 polish soldiers (nearly 16.000 "Offiziere") where captured by the Germans. Furthergoing 200.000 polish civilians under suspect of being part of a paramilitary organisation where arrested also. All about 10.000 polish POW died.

If he was a POW you can contact:
ITS International Tracing Service
Große Allee 5-9
D-34454 Bad Arolsen

(They take some time! For the last answer I got from them I had to wait nearly 1 year!)

Greetings from Germany

25 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Zimny - Tracing my polish family [2]

Hello from Germany,

A possibility is to contact the "Bundesarchiv" in Berlin. It's the archive which has the old registration cards of polish citizens which aplied for the german citizenship. The Address is:

Finckensteinallee 63
12205 Berlin

I've noticed that there where several german soldiers with the surname Zimny who died in action, so maybe part of your family went to Germany?

I don't know if they speak english, however I often work with them and they are very cooperative. However it's not for free and you have to pay for their services. It then depends how long they have to search and how complicate the whole thing is.

Another possibility would be contacting the vital-record office of Kielce (Address: Rynek 1 25-303 Kielce)
If you speak polish you could ask for a copy of your father's birth-certificate, then identifying your grandparents and then asking them to search the registers for siblings - maybe they do it.

The religiouse registers are also very usefull. For catholic families you can address the: Kuria Ciecezjalna, ul. Jana Pawla II, 3, 25-013 Kielce, Polska and ask for copies of the baptism-records. Before the Nazi came to Kielce aproxemately 1/3 of the people living in Kielce where jewish. I read that there was a Synagogue in Kielce which, in nowerdays, is rebuilt into a memorial place. Maybe the city admin. of Kielce has information on the whereabouts of the old documents (i.e. births, deaths marriages...).

If you, however, sould be a descendant of a jewish family ther's very little chance that you still have relatives in Kielce: first the Nazi and then on July 4th 1946 polish citizens killed 46 Holocaus-surviving-jews and injured 86 of them. So the jews left Kielce and, as far as I know, nerver came back.

The old cemetary in Kielce is:

(however there's no entry for the surname Zimny)

I don't speak polish, however this is something about the jewish-cemetary in Kielce, maybe you find something there!,cmentarze/1833,cmentarz-zydowski-w-kielcach-ul-pakosz-dolny-/

Good Luck!

23 Jul 2012
Genealogy / searching for family "Wasilewska" [5]

Hello! Finally I found someone!
I'm looking for the descendants of Gertruda Segal, nee Wasilewska!!!!!
I know that there was a son called Robert Zarko Smuk
And Sylvia Smuk, born April 10th 1950 in Munich!
Is this you????


Gertruda Wasilewska first married in Gauting, near Munich, Mr. Zarke Smuk. Her second marriage was in Landshut, Bavaria to Eugen Michailenko, her third marriage was in Gauting to Jakob Segal (he was born in Warschau).



Hello again,

Mr. Zarke (or Zarko) Smuk was born 10/24/1926 in Laibach (Ljubljana in Slowenia). He died July 1982 in Baden-Württemberg (Karlsruhe area). Getruda Segal, nee Wasilewska, born 01/25/1926 in Thorn, doughter of Stanislaw Wasilewski (born 04/30/1901) and Franziska Wasilewska, nee Koczorowska, was living in Munich in 1970 and I found her!