Sadow Parish 2010

Sadow Parish 2010

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Breslau with Egon Hoecker

If you want to know more about Breslau=Wroclaw, you have to sign up for the email newsletters of Egon Hocker.  Here is his website: .  Here is wonderful Breslau research information and photos, etc.  I love it.  But even nicer is that he sends periodic emails which have great photos and other information that those seeking to find information on Breslau will really enjoy!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review on Adam Czmuchowski's book

Adam has sent the following review of his book, which I am sharing with you.  Wish it were in English, as well, but perhaps you can do a little Google translate and figure things out.

Thanks Adam for this review!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Beginning Swiss Research Class and Webinar March 24th

Don’t know how to begin your Swiss research?  There are lots of tips being presented at the Family History Library on 24 Mar. at 7:00 pm. (Mountain time)  This class will be held in the B1 floor classroom but If you aren’t able to come to the Library and attend, you can view this class via webinar on your home computer. 

Learn all you need to know to get started and find records on film or online that can help you find those ancestors.  This class will help you to understand how Swiss church records are arranged and how to use them, and what languages those records might appear in. 

You will be shown helpful websites to find online images as well as research help.  

I will be teaching this class and hope to see you there!

Come fill our empty chairs or attend via webinar from the following link: Swiss Beginning Research Class and Webinar Mar. 24th. .  This class probably will not be posted in the webinar link just yet, but you can also see others that will be presented from the FHL in the coming weeks.

German Webinar March 28th.

Be the first of your German friends to find out all about the German website also known as  This useful website will be explained on Saturday Mar. 28 in a webinar presented from 9:15 am through 12:15.  The following hands-on classes will be taught both in the Family History Library Main floor lab and also broadcast as a webinar:

9:15 Finding and Using German Address Books on  This class will teach you how to locate these address books and find names and locations of your ancestors.

10:15 Finding and Using German Lineage books (OSB) on  The Family History Library has many village lineage books in house, but this site has many that are online and can be searches right at home. 
What is a village lineage book?  It contains the families or individuals from a specific town in Germany and has been organized into families!  Find birth, marriage and death dates for ancestors.  Village Lineage books are not available for all towns in Germany.

11:15 Using Metasearch on This class will discuss how to search all the databases available on simultaneously and tell you what they are about.  Some of the databases on this site include the Schleswig-Holstein census, WWI casualty lists, member submitted trees and tombstones.
See if some of your German ancestors can be found on this site to help you grow your family tree!

I will be presenting this 3 part webinar on Mar. 28 Mountain time 9:15-12:15.  Here is the link to attend online.  I will be posting this again closer to the time.  German Webinar.  It will probably not be posted yet.  So check a little later.

So come fill our empty chairs on March 28th and get hands-on assistance or watch from home.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Postcards from Adam Czmuchowski

As I mentioned in my last post, Adam Czmuchowski sent me a lovely book and numerous postcards of the local area where he works as a historian.  It is a beautiful collection of photos he has taken and although I won't post everyone of them, here are quite a few.  I wish I could translate the Polish descriptions on the backs of each, however, my Polish  translation would be a product of Google translate,  which can be incorrect...

So here are some wonderful views of the little villages just outside of Breslau, known in German as Treschin or Polish Trestno and Klein Tschansch or the Polish name of Ksieze Male.

In the latter, was where my mother and her sister spent much time being as their single mother worked and they would reside at the orphanage in the Catholic complex in Klein Tschansch during the weekdays.  As my mom somewhat recalled they came home weekends.  

This is the church which celebrated 850 years from 1149-1999.  
Below is a view of the same church from a different side.

A beautiful area view.

Reconstruction in 2010.

Ksieze Male, Klein Tschansch, also known as Klein Ohlewiesen which was an alternate name.
The entryway to the church.

The above three photos are of the inside of the parish church.

Mokry Dwor which in German times was Alt Hofnass
Trestno, formerly Treschin by Breslau/Wroclaw

The above three photos are all of Trestno/Treschin.
The Catholic church.
Grave marker for Willy Zacher, teacher of Treschin. Lt.. and regiment commander.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zarys Dziejow Parafii i Kosciola by Adam Czmuchowski

This has been my lucky month for getting books for Poland that I had no idea I would be getting.  I guess I am very lucky.  As readers may recall, Adam Czmuchowski writes guest posts on my blog.  He was most helpful to me when I visited some years ago where my mother had stayed in the Catholic children's home in the very large Catholic "campus" that still exists today.

The book that he authored was a gift to me that I received today.  It came also with beautiful post cards of Klein Tschanz now known as Ksieze Male.  I have written to see if I might post the beautiful cards on my blog.  If so, I will do so this weekend.

Thanks so much, Adam!  I am very happy to have these photos and the book!  I have since this original post asked Adam if I might post the postcards he sent and inquired more about his book as to whether it could still be purchased.  This book, which he sent was done with 200 copies all of which were immediately purchased by interested people of the community.  Therefore, I feel so lucky that he reserved a copy for me.  Due to expenses, there will be no reprints, I am sorry to say.  :( But here is a picture of the cover.

Published 2013
Thank you Adam Czmuchowski for these items and for allowing me to share them with my reader friends.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Panowie Na Koszecinie by Edward Goszyk And Other Polish Books

I received this book from a cousin.  I already had it but am letting you know about it.  It is a book on the forestry of Koschentin/Koszecin, Poland.  I purchased my book from the author on an earlier trip there.  It was published in 2008.

Another book I received today was Monografia Solectwa Strzebin.  History of the towns of Strzebin, Bagno, Prady, Lazy and Kurzichowe and Bukowice.  The author was Jozef Kochanek and it was published in 2004.

Another book was Koszecinskie Koscioly i Kapliczki by Jan Myrcik.  This book is also a duplicate of one that I had.  It is about the church in Koschentin.

Also a booklet by Jan Myrcik  Called Slask, the Polish dance troupe in Koszecin.

I also received a book with the Hohenlohe genealogy.  It was written by Arkadiusz Kuzio-Podrucki in 2012.

Another about the sports competitions in Koszecin.  Written in 2008, also by Jozef Kochanek.