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All surnames Polanski, Szudyla, Boczon, Zawada
All places Bzianka, Sanok
Research notes I am researching my grandfather, Sylvester Polanski born in Bzianka in 1884.   His father was Tomas Polanski and his mother was Magdalena Boczon.   Sylvester married my grandmother, Marya Szudyla in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13, 1913.  Marya was the daughter of Joseph Szudyla and Maria Zawada.  Marya was born in Bzianka in 1891. 


I know that Sylvester had two half brothers, Frank Polanski and Stanley Polanski.  Their father was Tomas Polanski and their mother was Balbina Filak.  I think he also had a half sister named Mary.


On the Ellis Island records for Sylvester, the town was Sanok.  On his naturalization records and his marriage certificate, he lists his town of birth as Bzianka.