Posted: 11 Jan 2011 11:29 AM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:29 pm
Does anyone know where I can find this book called, Moszczenica Zarys Dziejow?
It describes the history of the village of Moszczenica, Poland from 1348-1998. In it it talks about the history and many families of the town. My family: The Gawlik and Bobola's are in it as I am told. I have tried to find it but I have been unsuccessful!
I have seen a posting a couple of years back from a couple of people( I believe the Mayor Walega from Moszczenica and another lady from America) talking back and forth about it and I tried to make contact but with no answer, so I am turning to my fellow, Polish Origins friends for help!
The book is in Polish but their was an English translation given at one time but I am unsure of anything further.
Any help with how I can obtain this book would be wonderful!
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 11:16 AM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:16 pm
I watched this movie and then I purchased the DVD. In my opinion, it was a fabulous movie. At times, it was sad but it was powerful. The Bielski brothers are heroic for saving so many lives at a time when death was on everyone's doorstep!
Did you see it and if you did, what was your opinion?
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 10:38 AM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:38 pm
I was also really thrilled to find that article today because it's a good addition to our discussion and I have the names Dlugopolski and Kowalkowski that are mentioned in the article in my family tree! I also found some older photos of Dlugopole online on the weekend -- the first ones Ive ever seen of my great-grandmothers home village Im going to post them this week.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 02:45 AM PST
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 02:23 AM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:23 am
Thank you for the references to some other options for me to check out regarding my Surname of "Duplaga". I've never hear about the "Recovered Territories", so that sounds quite interesting.
I'm pleased to find how I can contct Mr. Hoffman directly-I never thought that would be a possibility for me!
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 11:50 PM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:50 am
Many thanks to both of you! I've got the address and hours for Hyde Park, so now it's just a matter of getting there! This forum and the people who use it have been an absolute blessing. Who knows how long it would have taken me to get this far without you!
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 10:07 PM PST
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:07 am
For years, a story circulated among my family that we were related to Pope John Paul II and my grandfather was baptized in the same church as the Pope. Our family even decided that my grandfather resembled the Pope. Almost 40 years later, I was the first in my family to investigate our genealogy and had to deliver the crushing news that my grandfather was baptized in 1908 in Luslawice, while the Popes 1920 birth occurred in Wadowice, over 50 km away. Also, I could not find any ancestral links between my family and the Popes.
I had the pleasure of visiting Wadowice during my trip to Poland in 2009. We were on a bus tour of the town, and I was certain that I had no roots there. So the visit was strictly touristy. But now, I am ready to reconsider my original thoughts.
I recently found an amazing amount of genealogical information about another part of my family because of a tiny clue and now I am willing to re-examine our family legend. I still have no evidence of a family relationship to Pope John Paul II, and still dont expect to find one, but I want to explore the possibility that my grandfathers older siblings Anna (1901), Stanislawa (09 APR 1905) and Francziek Kulawiak (1907) could have been born in Wadowice.
The LDS family history center does not have microfilm available for Wadowice. I would like to know if anyone has had a chance to view records from Wadowice. If so, please reply to this post and share your experience. I am particularly interested in records from 1900-1907. Thanks!
Posted: 08 Jan 2011 08:13 PM PST
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