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Joined: 2 Aug 2015 / Male ♂
Last Post: 6 Dec 2016
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From: USA, Norfolk, VA
Speaks Polish?: Learning
Interests: Family History, Artist

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Grochowski_M   
4 Dec 2016
Genealogy / OLD POLISH CHURCHES (Catholic Church in Krostkowo in 1875) [9]

Thank you Magdanjim for your response.
Krostkowo was the village in which my ancestors were married prior to their emigrating to the U.S. back in the 1800's. We are hoping to visit Poland and Krostkowo in the near future and am looking forward to visiting the church. One of my sons and his wife visited Krostkowo a year ago and had a very good experience.
Grochowski_M   
3 Sep 2015
Law / My grandfather left Poland after WWII and emigrated. Question About Polish Citizenship [10]

If you manage to obtain some supporting evidence to prove Polish citizenship, it will be possible to get it

Here is my question, regarding evidence to prove Polish citizenship of my great grandparents. We have traced to the church at which my great grandparents as well as great-great grandparents were married in Krostkowo (Microfilm images of the handwritten church records) and also the passenger ship listing ( also microfilm images of the handwritten records) that show where and when they arrived in NY from Bremen. Is this documentation enough to support an application for citizenship? Or is there another level of documentation from civilian authorities needed? Is there a place where we can find military records of our great grandfathers?
Grochowski_M   
27 Aug 2015
USA, Canada / Is there any chance that I can go right now to the US and start a life over there? [19]

"Yes, I understood. You were using the Polish name Poznan though, which is simply wrong in this context."
In all likelihood you are correct when you say "You were using the Polish name Poznan though, which is simply wrong in this context.". However as a child growing up near Posen, Mi, USA the town was always referred to as "Poznan" by my elders (grandparents and father) as they spoke in polish much of the time.
Grochowski_M   
19 Aug 2015
Off-Topic / What's your connection with Poland? Penpals. [376]

Great great grandparents along with great grandparents emigrated to U.S. in 1870's to a region of U.S. with a high percentage of former Polish residents.

Have always been interested in learning more about their homeland. Began studying the language and have traced their roots to the area around Zlotow and Krostkowo.

Want to visit that region in the near future.
Have since become quite interested in Polish history, esp the early history.
Grochowski_M   
7 Aug 2015
USA, Canada / Is there any chance that I can go right now to the US and start a life over there? [19]

This is from Wikipedia.
(It is the town that my gr gr Grandparents settled in approx 1873)

Posen is a village in Presque Isle County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 234 at the 2010 census.
Posen has a strong Polish background as 61.3% of its inhabitants are reported to have Polish ancestry (the highest number in the U.S.). It is home to the Posen Potato Festival, held every year on during the first weekend after Labor Day. The festival includes activities with potato pancakes and polka dancing. Posen has a branch of the Presque Isle District Library. Posen is also the German name for the Polish city of Poznań

Grochowski_M   
6 Aug 2015
USA, Canada / Is there any chance that I can go right now to the US and start a life over there? [19]

Hello Rapheal.
You ask a very interesting question. I am from the U.S. my forefathers came from Poznan, Poland in 1872 and settled in Poznan, Michigan, USA. I would say that, in many ways, things were much different back then, but in many ways things are the same today

Tamarisk is correct, the U.S, is not lined in gold, and not much is given for free. I do not know about other countries, but I do know that if you are willing to work hard, it is still possible to be very successful in the U.S. My forefathers started as farmers when they first arrived, the next generation they worked as farmers and also industry, the next generation went into industry and also as merchants. My father bought a small grocery store and butcher shop and raised a large family. He also started to buy small land parcels and divide them and was a successful, but small, land developer. Myself I own a printing business. So, what I am saying is that if you are willing to work, opportunities still exist here.

So you could ask is this still possible today, and I would say that it very possible. In my small print shop I meet new people every day that are just beginning their venture. The one common factor among them is that they are hard working and have goals. I can explain a bit more but will have to be at a later date if you are interested. Just let me know.
Grochowski_M   
3 Aug 2015
Language / How do you write and pronounce "carry on" as in "continue" in Polish? [5]

How do you write and pronounce "carry on" as in "continue" in Polish?
When we google translation we get "kontynuować". Is this correct?
Another site gives us "Prowadzili" and gives us "Kontynuuj" for "continue"?
And "resume" is given as "Wznów"
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