The World War II Draft Registration Card for Stanislaw Dymek

While trying to find information on where in Poland the family of Józef Dymek originated, I learned that the family came from Dymki, Kolno (Powiat), Łomża (Gubernia).  However, there is no indication of the name of the parish where the records for Dymki were maintained.  The Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) only states that this village of Dymki was in the Czerwone Gmina.  The villages in the Czerwone Gmina, Kolno Powiat, Łomża Gubernia belonged to one of three parishes:  Kolno, Lachowo, or Mały Płock.  Which of these is the correct parish for Dymki?  To try to narrow the search further, I looked through the World War I and World War II draft cards for men in Massachusetts with the surname Dymek (or some variant).  One such card contained some interesting information.

The World War II Draft Card for Stanislaw Dymek - Obverse

The World War II Draft Card for Stanislaw Dymek – Obverse

SOURCE:  “U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2011), Stanislaw Dymek, serial no. 0500, order no. not provided, Draft Board 82, Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; citing United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration, NARA microfilm publication M2090; roll 46.

The World War II Draft Card for Stanislaw Dymek - Reverse

The World War II Draft Card for Stanislaw Dymek – Reverse

SOURCE:  “U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2011), Stanislaw Dymek, serial no. 0500, order no. not provided, Draft Board 82, Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; citing United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration, NARA microfilm publication M2090; roll 46.

I don’t know who this Stanislaw Dymek is or whether he connects into the family I’m researching.  However, he listed his place of birth as Peosutno Dymki, which is a promising lead for the family of interest.  I have not found the village of Dymki on a map, and the Słownki Geograficzny lists no parish for Dymki.  However, the village of Piasutno does appear on maps in the right area, and the Słownik Geograficzny does have an entry for Piasutno.  Perhaps this clue will help me find the correct parish for the Dymeks.

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