Sadow Parish 2010

Sadow Parish 2010

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ceil Jensen's Polish Webinar

More from Ceil Jensen's webinar can be seen at this link.  You will not want to miss this webinar if you have Polish ancestors.  Ceil is a wonderful speaker and researcher and this will be very worth your time to watch.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

More Panna Maria Early Settler Pictures

Again, I am very grateful for the kindness of Bishop John Yanta for allowing me to post these pictures for all of you to see of the early pioneers of Panna Maria.

And as I mentioned in my last post, I would try to post the other pictures for you.  Took me a little longer than expected due to the fact that I had an internet failure, phone issues, you name it.  The phone is still out of commission, but the internet seems to be treating me kindly!






















So again many thanks to Bishop Yanta and to Janet Ebrom for making it possible to share these photos with you.  If you click on images, you will be able to see a larger version and know who exactly is in each picture!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Panna Maria Photos of Dziuk Ancestors

Most people who have read my blog know that my ancestor, Catharina Dziuk had a brother that was one of the original settlers in Panna Maria.  Last August I went to Panna Maria for the second time in my life and was there during the FGS conference at the time a group from the conference gathered there.  And of course, I was not going to be left out of this great event.  So I met up with the group in Panna Maria.

This time I took my daughter Jamie with me and we had a really nice time in San Antonio and Panna Maria and all over that part of Texas.

When the group came to Panna Maria, Jamie and I were already there.  We were happy to meet Bishop John Yanta.  He is also a descendant of the Dziuk family and therefore we are related.


Here is the picture of the heart of the community, the Catholic parish where we met Bishop Yanta and took pictures together.  He told me that he had some papers to give me regarding a Family Reunion in October 1981.  I recently received this and Bishop Yanta has said that I can post these pictures on my blog.  I was really excited that I could share these pictures with you.  So my first blog entry will be of the Dziuk family that was featured in this special newspaper.

Here we are.  This is last August 2014.
And so here are my Dziuk family pictures, all courtesy and with permission of Bishop J. Yanta.  Thanks so much for allowing me to share these!

Filip Dziuk and Mary Ann Moczygemba

Annie Dziuk, wife of John Urbanczyk.

Henry Dziuk Sr. and Julia Moczygemba.

Katherine Dziuk and Lawrence Pollok. And their family below, Felix, Annie, Sam, Katie and Mary.
 Mary Dziuk and Frank Olenick.


Carolyn Pollok and Ignatius Moczygemba

 Peter Pollok and Annie Moczygemba.

 Charles Dziuk and Mary Moczygemba.

 Joseph Dziuk and Gertrude Moy.

Louis Dziuk and Elizabeth Urbanczyk

There are more pictures and I will work on them in the next few days.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Family History Library Slovak Webinar June 17, 2015

OK, so those of you who know me, know my favorite food in Poland is Pierogi.  Well Lisa Alzo sent me this picture of Slovak Pirohy, which looks a lot like my favorite food!  I would not mind venturing a guess that this is the Slovak version!  Even the "name" is pretty much the same!  I must go there, next vacation!

So if you want to learn about Slovakia, here is the perfect chance to do so!

Lisa Alzo, well-known Slovak researcher will be the guest host at a webinar which will be presented at the Family History Library.
It is entitled:

Preserving Our Slovak Roots in the 21st Century

This will be presented in the Main Floor classroom, for all interested people and will be presented in webinar format for the people that can't attend in person.  Lisa will be presenting from her home and we will be so fortunate to learn more about Slovak culture.  For those wanting to view the webinar online, please go to this link to find out how to connect to the webinar.  You will be happy you joined!

Church in Osturna, Slovakia

Monday, May 11, 2015

Polish Online Records Webinar/Class Tuesday May 12, 7:00 pm MDT

Here is the Link that will give you the information regarding my class tomorrow.

Here is the link that you should go to for the direct link to the class and to download the four class handouts.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Which Direction???


Using the Digitized Images of Various Polish State Archives

You won’t want to miss seeing which direction the Polish State Archives are moving in sharing the many wonderful records that they have which are now at your fingertips!

A webinar explaining the use of online Polish records at several archives will be presented on Tuesday May 12th at 7:00 p.m. MDT.  This hands-on class will give you the tools needed to understand how to use and navigate these sites. The link to this webinar is posted on the FamilySearch Wiki at the following link .

For those that live near the Family History Library, this class will also be taught simultaneously in a Family History Library classroom while they are broadcast online.  

If you are unable to view the class in either format, it will be posted after the webinar on the same link as above.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Books from My Silesian Homeland

My 5th cousin, Jan Ulfik who still lives in my ancestral village of Koszecin/Koschentin, has again sent some books, which I would like to inform you about.

I have the book Przewodnik Po Zabytkach Gminy Tworog.  This booklet was published in 2014 and has very nice photos and Polish explanations of the town of Tworog, which is very close to Toszek and Koszecin.

The ISBN number for this booklet is 978-83-64531-94-1.











He also sent a map which is for the community of Tworog.  He happened to mark on the mark the 1939 border of Germany and Poland, which was just east of Tworog.  Koszecin, then was considered Poland in 1939.  The ISBN number is 978-83-63446-06-2



The brown book on the left is another book about Tworog.  It is entitled Gminy Tworog.  The author is probably the community itself, gathering material from many members of the community.  This book is subtitled Daqniej/Frueher/In the Past.  The book is in three languages, so that I can also read this one.  It contains mainly pictures of the community in past and gives a great perspective about life in the early years.  It was very well done.  I suspect there might still be some for purchase if this village is one of your ancestor's home places.I have an email address if this is of interest to you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The green book is another book written about Tworog,
The author of this book is Fryderyk Zgodzaj.  This book was published in the year 2013.  The ISBN number of this book is 978-83-60071-62-5.  There are also older pictures of Tworog in this book, however, it is written only in Polish.

And the last book is entitled Epizody toszeckie.  The author is Jan F. Lewandowski and it was published in 2013.  The ISBN number is 978-83-937265-0-9.  On the cover, you can see the medieval pencil style drawing of Toszek.  This picture was sent to me from my aunt many years ago when I first started doing research.  I guess sometime in the 1970's.  She had found a book somewhere about the history of Toszek.  I so wish this one was in English as was the one Tworog book, but I am happy to add it to my collection of historical books of my ancestral villages.  Thanks cousin Jan!