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Posts by Kataryna  

Joined: 26 Oct 2007 / Female ♀
Last Post: 19 Jan 2017
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Posts: Total: 36 / Live: 16 / Archived: 20
From: Virginia, USA
Speaks Polish?: no.....just English
Interests: genealogy, travel, history, giving my opinion, politics

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Kataryna   
19 Jan 2017
Genealogy / Neugebauer surname in Poland / Nestor, Zurawel, Worobec, Atamanczuk in Galicia Poland [15]

@moshe Zwi
Have you thought of doing your DNA through ancestry.com or familytreedna.com and then uploading your DNA to GedMatch? Once you do that you can cross reference to everyone in the GEdmatch system who has similiar DNA by generations.

Merged:

Looking for Nestor, Zurawel, Worobec, Atamanczuk in Galicia Poland



Looking for family with these names. I've done DNA and can match via GedMatch ID.
Ruthenian/Rusyn/Lemko's. Nestor was from Banycja Village in the Golice District.
Kataryna   
19 Jan 2017
Genealogy / Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors [144]

@wozzy
Your post is old, but I'll see if you get this. Are you of Lemko descent? Me too. There's a great facebook page called "lemko ancestry & dna". If you haven't done your DNA i'd suggest it. Alot of matches on that page if you're looking for ancestors.
Kataryna   
16 Dec 2008
Genealogy / Wolochowicz [14]

Thanks Polonius.. My family is originally from Scranton. I am having a difficult time finding any family members in Poland. Great grandfather michael Wolochowicz came to the US in 1885 at the age of 16. No record of any other family members.]

Hello there! Thought I'd say hello. My rgreat grandparents settled in Wilkes-Barre. They all worked and died in mines. Good luck in your genealogical search......it's not an overnight success, but it is rewarding. :)
Kataryna   
15 Dec 2008
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1386]

Yes, I definitely have the polish eyes.....I was reading where the Mongols came into Poland a gazillion years ago. I never knew that. My father has the heavy eye lids, causing his eyes to look asian when he smiles.
Kataryna   
15 Dec 2008
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1386]

Great thread! Enjoyable reading. :)

I'm pretty good at figuring out ones nationality by certain features. This is a picture of my brother and I. We are 1/2 Irish and 1/2 Polish. I've been told that I look Irish and he looks Polish? Thoughts?



Kataryna   
4 Dec 2007
Genealogy / Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors [144]

This is my great grandfather Waclaw Ejsmont. He was born in around 1885 and died in 1927 of 'black lung'. He was a classically trained violinist in Poland and a coal miner in Wilkes Barre, PA.

He came to the US in 1905 from the Bailystok area, married a Polish immigrant (Stefania Kishalewski, pictured) and started working in the mines immediately.

I'm in intrigued by this man and wish I could learn more about him.

** another pic failed to upload....sorry ***
Kataryna   
11 Nov 2007
Genealogy / Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors [144]

This is a picture of my great grand uncle (brother of my great grandfather Waclaw Ejsmont). I believe this picture to be from WWI. I believe him to be in a Polish uniform, but I've heard possibly a Russian or German uniform? Anyone think differently? I'm fascinated by this man and would love to hear other opinions.

UPDATE: For some reason the pic wouldn't upload.. :( Nevermind.....
Kataryna   
28 Oct 2007
Genealogy / Want to find a person in Poland [718]

Searching for NESTOR, EJSMONT, CYWINSKI

I'm searching for the above surnames. These are my great grandparents names. I have heard that Nestor may be a Lithuanian name? Cywinski came from Rohatyn (now Ukraine, then Eastern Galicia) and Ejsmont from Hrodna (now Ukraine, then Poland).

Would love to learn more. :)
Kataryna   
27 Oct 2007
Life / Poles are not racist [776]

attrocities commited hundreds of years ago. I'm not English, I'm not French I had nothing to do with the slave trade and cramming hundreds of slaves aboard ships suitable for only about 50 "passangers".

I had to add my 2 cents to this comment. It was not soley the English or 'whites' who were responsible for the slave trade; there were a significant number of black or Africans who sold their own people. These Africans made a pretty penny selling their own people. Granted, it was a horrible thing, however, 'whites can not be soley to blame for this.

In addition, yes, blacks are racist, as are every other ethnic group. But, I don't know if it's true racism or INTOLERANCE. Here in the US, I see blacks daily who have a chip on their shoulder towards whites and other blacks who have been successful. Right now, it's the illegal Mexican influx that we're having issues with. People, white and back, are very intolerant of the Mexicans. I am conflicted on my feelings for Mexicans; on one hand they are bettering themselves and their families, on the other hand they are here ILLEGALLY. Yes, my great grandparents were immigrants, but they were LEGAL and they assimilated. The Mexicans here are not assimilating and are getting everything that hardworking, tax paying Americans are getting. We have a serious problem and we have to do something now before we become MexAmeriCana (Mexico/America/Canada).
Kataryna   
27 Oct 2007
Travel / Photos from Poland [225]

When I visited Poland in 2005, we went to Mikolajki. When we left there, heading to Olstyn, we went to a fabulous restaurant. It was not in a city, but on what I would say a back road. The building looked like an old barn, or boat house/boat building warehouse. The place was filled with antiques and set up like little dining rooms. The food was awesome and cheap. The parking lot was gravel. I would love to know the name of the restaurant and the town it was in.

I have pics of the place, but for some reason can't post them on here (maybe too big and I'm not computer savvy). If anyone thinks they know where I'm speaking of, email me and I'll send along a pic KatOwens@aol.com.

Thanks everyone! :)
Kataryna   
27 Oct 2007
Genealogy / Vintage Photos of Polish ancestors [144]

I have a wonderful picture of my great grandfather Michael Nestor and great grandmother Pauline Cywinski from 1909. They married here in the US soon after immigrating. They were both from a village called Rohatyn in Eastern Galicia. They were both tailors by trade. Michael died in a coal mine disaster in 1919 in Wilkes Barre PA. He was a very handsome man, and very proper. Pauline and Michael owned their own house (within 10 years of coming to he US). She became a housekeeper after his death and took in WWI boarders. She was very proper too...proud of her Polish heritage. When she learned that my father was marrying an Irish/English woman (my mother), she threw a hissy fit because he was marrying outside of his ethnic group.
Kataryna   
27 Oct 2007
News / What is wrong with Poland that Poles emigrate? [167]

I am a Polish American, living in the US. In the late to early 1900's, Polish immigrants came to the US and took all the low paying, unskilled jobs, because that's all that was available to them. The Poles lived in Slavic communities, amoungst 'their own' people. They were looked down at by 'other' Americans. Poles were considered the bottom of the barrel, class and culture wise.

The Polish people, along with the Italians and Germans before them, and the English before them, immigrated to the US to find a better life. To raise their children in a prosperous place and earn a good living. In the beginning of their immigrations, their lives were stressfull and hard. After 1 generation, the immigrants families were mainstream with the 'other' American ethnic groups.

What I'm hearing going on in England now is an influx of immigrants who are in the same boat as the immigrants who came to the US. England and Ireland have never had such an influx of immigrants. They never had a need before.

I don't have an answer......but I know people are trying to make good lives for themselves and you can't blame them for that. It the Poles are terrorizing society, living off the welfare state and sleeping in doorways....yes, there's a problem and quite honestly, they, alond with other immigrants should be sent back to their home country.

If I lived in a country that was not as priviledged as another, I'd leave too.
Kataryna   
26 Oct 2007
Travel / Vacation in Great Polish Masurian Lakes area (Mazury) [37]

I was in the Masurian Lake District in 2005. It was a long drive from Warsaw, but I recall it to be a straight shot. The sights are amazing along the way. There's a town called Mikolajki, east of Olsztyn. It's an amazing town, right on a lake. Great shops and restaurants. Very nice resort town. There are alot of resorts in that area. Good luck and enjoy your vacation.