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All surnames Motaska
All places Ciechanow
Research notes Hi all,

I've been trying to trace my Polish ancestry and I cannot get beyond my great-grandmother: Stanislawa Motaska.  I'm not sure if the surname is spelled correctly as all of the documents I've seen are difficult to read and U.S. immigration was notorious for changing surnames.

I did 23andMe and Askhenazi DNA popped up in my ancestry, which was a surprise.  They left Poland for America in 1914 from Ciechanów, I think.  Again the documentation is very difficult to read.

If you know of any possible variations of this name, it's orgin, etc. I would love any insights.


Alan Joss

San Francisco, California