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Posts by RalphyCC  

Joined: 28 Oct 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 26 Nov 2007
Threads: 1
Posts: Total: 34 / Live: 9 / Archived: 25
From: England, Chippenham
Speaks Polish?: Not yet
Interests: genealogy, Clay shooting, Outdoor activities.

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RalphyCC   
26 Nov 2007
Genealogy / Are Polish birth records available on the Internet? [56]

Thanks everyone!
My family history now goes back to the 1850's, so it is now this time which I am researching, ie; pre 1860.
Any further advice?
Thanks in anticipation, Ralph.
RalphyCC   
1 Nov 2007
Genealogy / Are Polish birth records available on the Internet? [56]

Thanks 2772, I've gone as far as I can with the records & traces of family tree I have, what I can't believe is that there aren't any UK-based Polish students or academics who find Archive work fascinating enough to do a bit of research for others for a little renumeration.

I've discovered the two areas my relatives come from, Kocilki & Borkowiny Near GOLDAP, SUWALSKIE.... & Staniew, Orla & Grebow Near KOZMIN, WIELKOPOLSKI. so I'm looking at quite a narrow field.

Anyone interested or able?
RalphyCC   
30 Oct 2007
Life / Poles are not racist [773]

Hmmm. I see the Polish National liberation front is not dead!
RalphyCC   
29 Oct 2007
Life / Poles are not racist [773]

The sign at Bournmouth now reads:
WELCOME TO BOURNMOUTH, WERE MEN ARE MEN & THE SHEEP ARE AFRAID.
RalphyCC   
29 Oct 2007
Life / Poles are not racist [773]

Miranda, if you think they make us do anything in school, You do not know the British system. I personally, spent as little time in school as possible!

NO, These are my deductions after extensively delving into my own family tree, my great British heritage.
What did 'they' make you memorise?
RalphyCC   
29 Oct 2007
Life / Poles are not racist [773]

SLAVERY. IF YOU GO BACK TO THE TIMES WHEN SLAVERY WAS RIFE, MY ENGLISH WORKING CLASS FAMILY WERE NO BETTER OFF THAN MOST SLAVES.
They had no choice of what work to do, they could be whipped, thrown out of their mean dwellings, transported to the 'New World' in horrific prison hulks for very minor crimes, often necessary to feed themselves, they were owned by the lords of local manors, often worked 16, yes, 16 continuous hours a day in the local mill for a subsistance wage, started working as 8 year old children full time, some starved or froze to death whilst working etc etc etc.

THESE WERE THE TIMES IN WHICH SLAVERY WAS CONDUCTED.
NO APOLOGIES, NOT FROM ENGLISH ME.
GET OVER IT.
ALL WE CAN DO IS LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES. SAYING SORRY IS MEANINGLESS, TO BLACK, WHITE, GREEN OR PURPLE!!!!!!!
Chest clear.
RalphyCC   
29 Oct 2007
Genealogy / Are Polish birth records available on the Internet? [56]

Hello Thread.
Surely this discussion highlights the problem of all of us researching our Polish heritage, who cannot converse in Polish - written or spoken?
There MUST be Polish people with the ability & knowledge to research Polish Archives & the desire to earn a few quid helping others in so doing????

I have paid local government archivists a none too mean amount to research records available to the public in the UK,- purely as I don't have time.

Come on! Someone please see the demand & fill the niche:)
RalphyCC   
28 Oct 2007
Genealogy / Marciniak, Gelitzky, Wohlgemut, Bekier / Dziuba, Janczak SURNAMES. [11]

Hi, does anyone have, or know of people with these surames?
Mine come from:
Gelitzky from Kociolki in Suwalskie?
Marciniak from Grebow & Staniew in Wielkepolskie?
Wohlgemut from Borkowiny in Suwalskie?
Bekier from Orla in Wielkepolskie?

I'm hoping the spellings are correct, however similar spellings would be most welcome.
Ever hopeful, RalphyCC.