Personal Page: Irene J. Jefferson

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Smilgin, Butrym
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Research notes
I presently live in California, USA.  I am 70 yrs old and have been working very actively on my Polish origins for more than twenty years.  After reading the historical books about Poland, I realized I would have a hard time finding the information that I needed, whether it was for political reasons or because of historical boundaries.  However, I have persevered and found my grandparents' villages.  My grandfather was proud of his heritage and when he came to the USA, he put down that he came from Polish Russia.  

I have also visited Poland twice, in 2003 and 2005 and find it a beautiful country.and would love to go back for 30 days for genealogical research, but at my age I'm not sure that is still possible.  Also, because of the partitioning, the villages of my ancesters are now somewhere in Lithuania or Belarus

I am very pleased to have found this site!  I'm sure there be lots of new information acquired from this site.  My E-mail address is: [email protected]