Sadow Parish 2010

Sadow Parish 2010

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ITS International Tracing Service

On Tuesday we had a speaker, Diane Afounada, from the International Tracing Service in Washington, DC speak to staff at the Family History Library.  She really interested me as she spoke about their free service in helping people find records of their family members who might have been Jewish Holocaust victims, displaced persons in war camps, and other groups that may have been persecuted during the WWII time.

She mentioned having records of both Jews and non-Jews that were in various camps and that they were recorded there.  I wondered if my mother, aunt and grandmother's records might possibly be on the database which she checked for me.  On the two databases that she had on her computer, she searched for their names.  Finding no records, she told me to go to the form for which she sent me the link so that I could fill in the necessary information, which I did.  Then I was to email her and let her know so that she would have her staff check other databases as well.  She also told me to share the information with any others that might be interested in searching for a family member.

Here is the link to the registration: http://www.ushmm.org/remember/the-holocaust-survivors-and-victims-resource-center/benjamin-and-vladka-meed-registry-of-holocaust-survivors

And you may contact Diane Afounada at the following email:  dafoumado@ushmm.org

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jarischau Parish Reconstruction Update

Well, I haven'y posted an update in quite a while.  I now have 6,000 entries in my excel file and I still need to enter lots of data.  Hopefully I can get some of this done.  After all, this is my favorite genealogy project, and the one I think is most worthwhile. 

In case you have not been aware before, the church records of Jarischau Kr. Gross Strehlitz were destroyed.  I have been working to help find some of the families, including my own, that lived in this community. 

A couple of years ago, I was there and photographed the cemetery, also.  There are/were about 700 stones. But for today, I will post the names that are now in the file.  I will also keep working on this file!  If you have new information, please send me what you have and I will add it to the documentation that I have.

Adamek, Adamietz, Adamski, Adler, Albrecht, Aniol/Aniola, Antol, Auer, Augustin,

Bachen, Bacz, Badesto, Badura, Bandola, Bardyn, Barkett, Baron, Bartella, Bartodziej, Bartsch, Barucha, Barysch, Bazynski, Bednarczyk, Bednorka, Beysch, Bialdyga, Bialy, Bienick, Bimerka, Bioly, Blaszczyk, Bochnia, Bock, Bodenaka/Bodynek, Boehmisch, Bogus, Bombelka, Bonk, Borsetz,  Brandt, Brauer, Brenda, Brenner, Breyer, Brittner, Broncel/Bronzel, Brys, Brysch,  Brzoza, Buhle,  Burczek, Burghardt, Burkett, Buschka, Bytomski,

Cebulla, Ceglarski, Choletzko, Cholewa, Chwalek, Chwielang, Chwastek/Chwostek, Cichon, Cierlica, Cieslik, Ciomperlik, Cionek, Cipra, Ciupa, Clamm, Cwerner, Cwielang/Cwielong, Cygan, Cyris, Czabainka,  Czaia, Czapla, Czerner, Czienczek,Czommer,  Czubok, Czynczek,

Dallke, Damek, Damyslo, Danch, Danek, Daniel, Dankowski, Dattko, David, de Jarissow, Dietonik, Diloch, Dlugi, Dolajnski, Dombek, Dominik, Donath, Drabner, Drescher, Duck, Duda, Dudek, Duk, Dworaczek,

Elias, Ertel, Ettek,

Fait, Fanfara, Felix, Fila, Filtz, Flasier, Fogiel,  Foik, Foit, Fonfara, Foreiter, Francke, Friedrich, Freihofer, Frychel, Fuerst,

Gabrys/Gabrisch, Gaiba, Gajda, Gajer, Galaska, Galonska, Gambietz, Garz, Gasch, Gatner, Gawlik, Gawron, Gayda, Gebel, Geier, Geissler Gemula, Giemsa, Giller, Gira, Glaga, Glamschke, Glasbuegler, Glawick, Glaska, Gluck, Godula, Golba, Golenia, Goletz, Golla, Golly, Golumbek, Gomalla/Gomolla, Gonsior, Gorel, Gorewoda, Gorgos/Gorgosch, Gorylaus, Gorywoda, Gorz, Gorzel, Gottschal,  Gowin, Grabrysch, Graca/Gracza, Gralka, Gratza, Gregarek, Greiner, Grizdek, Grobarek, Grochla, Gruenert, Gruenzweig, Grund, Gruschka/Gruska, Grzeschitza, Guller, Gusitzka, Guzdek, Guzy, Guzic,

Hadamietz/Hadamitz, Hadelko, Haeckel, Hahn, Haiter, Hausz, Halewa, Halewko, Hanka, Hannsfeld, Hanczyk, Hasterok,  Hatlapa, Haiduk/Hayduk, Hechelski, Heide, Heiduk, Heinze, Henkel, Hermann, Hermasch, Hilscher, Hintz, Hirsch, Hoffmann, Hischer, Holetzko, Holewa, Huebner, Huschiol,

Ibrom, Ignatzek, Imiela/Imiola

Jabolonka, Jackula, Jaeschke, Jagne, Jakubczyk, Jaksik, Janek, Janota, Janysek, Jarasch/Jaraschek, Jarosch, Jasionek, Jaskulla, Jeckel, Jedrysek/Jendrysek, Jedzijko, Jelitto/Jelito, Jensch, Jeschanek, Jochimski, Johna, Jokiel, Jona, Jontra, Jontza, Jorgowic, Josephowski, Josko, Jura, Juranek, Juraschek, Jureczko/Juretko,

Kachel, Kaczmarzyk, Kaffarnik, Kaiczek, Kaizek, Kalibis, Kaletta, Kalina, Kalisch/Kalisz, Kalla,  Kallus, Kalus, Kaluza, Kaminsky/Kamienski, Kampa, Kampel/Kompel,  Kampczyk, Kampel, Kandziela, Kandziora, Kania, Kansy, Kapinoski, Kapitza, Karkosch, Karmarczyk, Karney, Karwal, Kaschtan, Kaschiura/Kasiura, Kassek, Kassner, Kasztan, Kauder, Kauka, Kaworek/Kawurek, Kazick, Keller, Kiehnemann, Kielbasa, Kielmann, Kiesling, Kilisowski, Kiontka, Kittel, Klaka, Klemenz/Klemens, Klimek, Klinke, Klose, Kloska. Klossek, Klyszczowski, Klytta, Knappik, Kneip, Knopik, Kobielski, Koblitz, Koenighaus, Kohler, Kokoschka, Kolenda, Kolodziej, Komander, Kompalla, Kompel,  Konietzko/Konietzny, Kondziola/Konziola, Koroll, Kortarczyk, Korus, Kosiolek, Kossek, Kostera, Koston, Kostyra, Kosub, Kosul/Kosulek, Kotsch, Kottas, Kotuschka, Kowallik, Koza, Kozielek, Kozoll, Kraemer, Krafczyk, Kraka,  Krancioch, Kranz, Kraus/Krause, Krawczjk, Krawiec/Krawietz, Kretschmann, Kreyzka, Kroll, Krompetz, Krowa, Krubasek, Kruczek, Kruppa, Kruski, Kuben, Kubik, Kubisten, Kucharczyk, Kucnierz, Kula/Kulanek, Kulas, Kulik, Kullas, Kulpok, Kupka, Kurczyk, Kurzella, Kurzidem, Kurzka, Kusch, Kuschela, Kusnia, Kuta, Kutka, Kutta, Kyszczowski,

Lang, Langer, Lapozak, Laska, Laskowitz/Laskawietz, Lazonczyk, Lebok, Ledwon, Lembok, Leppich, Leschcznina, Leschczog, Lesczek, Lesisko, Leszcynski, Leszczyna, Lexzi, Libowski, Lieb, Lippok/Lipok, Lipinski, Lison/Lisson, Lokoi, Lokotsch, Lubach, Lukawska, Ludwig, Luskawietz, Lux, Lysok/Lysczok, 

Mabuschek, Macalik, Macioszek, Madla, Magiera, Magosch, Maicher, Mainka, Malcherek/Malcherczyk, , Malek, Malina, Mandel, Mandla,  Mandrella, Manka, Mantlik, Manusch, Marek, Martin, Masur, Matheja, Matuschek, Maxelon, Mazalla, Maszlalerz, Matauczek, Materne, Mazura, Mehlich, Melischka, Melsohn, Menda, Mendla, Merker, Meser/Meyser, Michalski, Miensok, Mika/Miky, Mikosch, Misch, Miska, Mleczek, Mninch, Moczek, Moczegemba, Moleskon, Mondre, Morawietz/Morawitzky, Morcina, Mosler, Mossyrcz, Motzel, Motzko, Mriswein, Mross, Mroczek, Mueller, Murlowsky, Musiol, Myslewczyk,

Najuch, Namyslo, Neipick, Nelson, Neugebauer, Neumann, Nieboy, Niemietz, Nocon, Noffs, Nowak/Nowok, Nowroth/Nawroth, Nowzynski,

Oblaczek, Obrutnik, Ogara, Oregarek, Ogaza, Olesch, Olszewski, Opara, Opielka, Osadni(k), Ottma,

Paczula, Paczulino, Paletta, Pazdszior, Paluch/Palluch, Palus/Pallus, Pannek,Parusel, Pasadnik, Paschek, Pasdzior, Paszek, Patolla, Patschula, Paul, Pawelek, Pawlitzki, Pechan, Pendzich,Peps, Persik, Piegsa,  Piela, Pientka, Pieronzyk, Pigulla, Pincawa, Piontka, Pisarski, Pischkalla, Pitka, Pietrzyk/Pietrzok, Pietrowski, Pitach, Pixa, Plachetka,  Placzek, Plasa, Plichta, Ploch, Plodlaschka, Pludrzinsky, Pogoda, Pohla, Polaschka, Poll, Pollek/Pollok, Polewka, Policzek,  Pollok, Polusik, Porada, Pordzik, Poremba, Posadowski-Wehner, Posiemsky,  Potanik, Pradella, Probanski, Prokscha, Prosk, Pruss, Prusska/Prusko,Pruss, Prussko, Przyklink, Przybila, Pszczelorz, Puchal/Puchalla, Puder, Pytach, Pzezolorz,

Radlek, Radner, Ralka, Raszka, Rattner. Redel, Reichel, Rekus, Renard, Richter,  Ringel, Rochel, Rogenna, Rogos, Rombel, Roskosch, Rossa, Roszetzl, Rubin, Rudner, Rulik, Ruszczyk, Rychlick, Rygol, Rzepka, Rusniczak,

Sabas, Sadowski, Sadler, Sagan, Salamon, Salbert, Samol, Satorka, Schachtely, Schade, Schaefers, Schafranek, Scheffczyk, Schegien, Schegetz, Schezysko, Schidlo, Schindler, Schittko, Sklorz, Schmalla, Schemrella, Schendzina, Schendzielorz, Schenkel, Schlock, Schmieja, Schmidt, Schmieja, Schmolarek, Schneider, Schnura, Scholl, Scholtysek, Scholl, Scholz, Schombier, Schommer/Czommer,  Schoppa, Schwammel,Schwarzer,  Schweinoch, Schwierz, Schydlo, Schygula, Schyszka, Sczendzina, Sekula, Siedlaczyk/;Sedlacyk, Siedzisko, Siegel, Siersetzki, Sikora, Sitko, Siwy, Skarzik, Skiba, Skivara, Sklorz, Skorupa, Skowronek, Skrobarczyk, Skrzydlo, Skrzypczyk, Skrzypietz, Skupien, Sladek, Slapa, Slawek/Slawik, Smadissa, Smandzich, Smieja, Smolarek, Sobczyk, Socha, Soika, Sokel, Solga, Sonsalla, Sosna, Sopalla, Sotor, Sowietzki, Sperlich, Spika, Sponer, Sprancel, Srokosz, Stania, Staroczek, Stawiarski, Steinacker, Stellmach, Stengel, Stolc, Strazyna, Streibel, Stroka, Strzalek, Strzeczyk, Strzelczyk, Suchanek, Suchon, Sullik, Swierzy, Switala, Swoboda, Swyczy, Sylla, Szcendzina, Szendzielorz, Szizok, Szopa, Szygulla, Szyszka,

Taul, Thaul, Thiemel, Thim, Thomala, Thusyna,Tihla, Tkaczik, Tkocz, Toberek, Toborer, Tomaszowski,Topol, Trinczek, Tschommer, Twardara, Twardon, Tischbier/Tysbier,

Uczyk, Ueberall, Ulbrich, Urbanczyk, Urbanek,

Valytta, Vogel, Voit, von Barlowsky, von Carowe, von Czomberg, von der Cresse, von Holy und Ponientzitz, von Jarissow, von Jarotschin, von Jarotzky, von Kochtitzky, von Koschitzkyn, von Koslowski, von Mettich, von Nogabczcicze, von Paczynski und Tenczin, von Posadowski, von Poasadowski-Wehner, von Rebstein, von Redern, von Renard, von Rousitz und Helm, von Sack, von Schoenaich-Carolath, von Sobeck, von Switkow, von Tschirsky-Reichell, von und zu Hohenlohe-Ohringen, von Wehner, von Welczek, von Zawadzki, von Zschohe,

Wagner, Warzecha, Weber, Wehner, Weiss, Wieczorek, Wienchol/Wiensgol/Wiensgoll, Widawka, Widera, Widowka, Wieczorek, Wielczka,Wilczek,  Wieloch,Wilk, Wienschol/Wiensgol,  Wilkowski, Wincek, Windischmann, Winsgol, wischa, Wissnik, Wittek, Wojtala, Woyciech, Wolany, Wolny, Woyciech, Wrenczyk, Wrobel, Wrzeiono, Wycisk, Wycislak, Wygas/Wygasch, Wylezol, Wypchol, Wyrwich, Wyrwol, Wywias,

Zachanek, Zaskowski, Zembok/Zimbok, Zemelka, Zendzka, Zerschausky, Zicher, Zichon, Zieher, Zielawski, Zielzer, Zienz, Zier, Ziffer, Zuber,  Zurek, Zydek, Zyla/Zylla


Friday, July 18, 2014

Link to the Poznan (city) Melde Records

Here is   the link!  What is a Melde record, you ask?  It is a wonderful way to know where families moved to both in and out of a city!  They often give specific moves from apartment to apartment, home to home in that city as well.  My mother lived in the city of Breslau and through the Melde records of Breslau, I was able to track every move her mother made before they left Breslau in January of 1945.  Then I was able to go to Breslau, now Wroclaw in Poland and visit every place where my mother lived and retraced her steps throughout her growing up location.  It was a wonderful and gratifying experience!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Milestone for Sonja

Well, I hit a milestone this month.  25 years of full-time employment at the Family History Library.  And 3 years prior to that I became a part-time employee.  And the year before that, was a part-time Church Service Missionary.  Of course, at that time, they just called me a volunteer.

I was presented this at the staff meeting on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPGSA Conference--A Great Success!

This weekend we experienced "All things Polish" and then some.  It was time to go to the United Polish Genealogy Societies of America conference.  This conference is held in conjunction with the 11 individual Polish Societies throughout the US as one large conference involving each of the individual societies from coast to coast. 
 
Because I am on the general board and serve as the FHL liaison I had the opportunity to help with the arrangements on the Salt Lake City end of things.  It was fun, learning, and presentations.
 
This is Greg Nelson.  He and I were the only FamilySearch speakers at the conference.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tadeusz Pilat from Poland came with his mother and Danuta Jampolska, my friends for many years.  Teddy spoke on Polish notarial records.  I was not familiar with them, so I was excited to learn about new record types.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh Taylor,  a renowned genealogist and speaker has shared 2 presentations that were excellent with us and tomorrow at the banquet there will be one more done by Josh.  It has been an exceptional few days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was able to arrange for the Polish folk dance ensemble "Wesoly Lud" to dance at the Theater in the Conference Center.  They did a wonderful job and had beautiful area costumes, which they were not wearing at the time of this photograph.  So photos were allowed during the performance, so I sadly put away my camera...sigh...
 
Margie LaCerra was conference chair and is standing on the far right.  We spent quite a while emailing and phoning in the last months.  But the concert went off without a hitch...a least I didn't see one!  The regional costumes that the group wore were gorgeous, amazing and absolutely beautiful.  They were so varied from region to region.  That brought some real interest to the evening which ended in a standing ovation.  The audience seemed to really enjoy the performance very much.  It made me feel really happy to have been a part in this wonderful evening.
 
 
Before the concert, Teddy, Gerda, Danuta and I went to the JSMB to eat.  On the way Gerda, Teddy's mom, decided see really liked the Mother and Son statue and wanted to pose with her son!
 
The grounds at Temple Square were definitely showing off for our Polish guests and conference friends!
Here I am with Mark Olsen, right and Josh Taylor to the left.  This was the greet and meet the speakers event after the Friday evening talks, of which I gave my first talk.
 
 Below is Dave Lewandowski, Paul Lipinsky, Ceil Jensen, just after having been awarded the Wigilia award, and at right Stan Schmid.  The three gentlemen are three past recipients of this award which is a nice medallion worn around Ceil's neck.
 
Danuta, Gerda and me at the FHL.  Notice I had longer hair?  Yes, got a haircut this week!  Well,  tomorrow is the closing day and banquet.  I am sure I will post a bit more!