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Administrative Stucture of the Parishes of the Przemyśl Powiat

I am attempting to document the events in my ancestors’ lives with place names that were accurate at the time of the event. Such an approach has several advantages over using current place names, including the fact that the historical place names help to provide a historical context for my ancestors’ lives. Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in Poland – Identifying Administrative Divisions

In 2010, I wrote a series of articles on Describing Place Names in Poland. Because the borders and the administrative divisions in Poland changed so often throughout history, some genealogists may be tempted to simply enter the name of the village, town, or city where their ancestors lived followed by “Poland”. Others may decide to provide some detail to the place names by using the administrative divisions as they exist today or by using the administrative divisions as they existed at only one point in history (e.g. at the time when one specific gazetteer or map was created). To be historically accurate, the genealogist should provide the administrative divisions as they existed at the time of the event described. Recently, a genealogist friend mentioned that she was having difficulty finding the names of the powiats in which her ancestral villages were located and so I am writing this article on Identifying Administrative Divisions in Poland. Continue reading

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Administrative Structure of the Parishes of the Pułtusk Powiat

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of at least some of the records of sixteen parishes in the Pułtusk Powiat: Dzierżenin, Gąsiorowo, Gzy, Klukowo, Nasielsk, Obryte, Pniewo, Pokrzywnica, Przewodowo, Pułtusk, Smogarzewo, Szyszki, Winnica, Zambski, Zatory, and Żeromin. Continue reading

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Administrative Structure of the Parishes of the Maków Powiat

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of at least some of the records of ten parishes in the Maków Powiat: Czerwonka, Gąsewo, Karniewo, Krasnosielc, Maków Mazowiecki, Płoniawy, Póżan, Sieluń-Majorat, Szelków, and Szwelice. Continue reading

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Administrative Structure of the Parishes of the Ciechanów Powiat

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of at least some of the records of nineteen parishes in the Ciechanów Powiat: Ciechanów, Ciemniewko, Glinojeck, Gołymin, Grudusk, Koziczynek, Krasne, Kraszewo, Lekowo, Łopacin, Łysakowo, Malużyn, Niedzbórz, Opinogóra, Pałuki, Sońsk, Sulerzyż, Zeńbok, and Zielona. Continue reading

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Administrative Structure of the Parishes of the Przasnysz Powiat

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of at least some of the records of thirteen parishes in the Przasnysz Powiat: Baranowo, Bogate, Brodow Łaki, Chorzele, Czernice, Duczymin, Dziergowo, Krzynowłoga Mała, Krzynowłoga Wielka, Pawłowo, Przasnysz, Węgra, and Zaręby. Continue reading

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Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Kohunlich is an ancient Mayan city in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.  It is located in southeastern Mexico on the Yucatán peninsula, close to the borders of Belize and Guatemala.  The entrance sign states: Kohunlich Archaeological Site Cultural heritage … Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Józef Suwiński – 1816

Józef Suwiński, son of Maciej Suwiński and Anna Długołęcka, was born on 18 January 1816 in Osyski, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland. He was baptized in the parish church in Pałuki, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland on 20 January 1816. Continue reading

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My Salt Lake City Research Project

While in Salt Lake City at the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference last week, I seized the opportunity to conduct some research in the Family History Library. My primary research objective was to identify the administrative divisions for parishes in the area north of Warsaw where my Burski, Chodkowski, Czarzasty, Kamiński, Klonowski, Krzyczkowski, Milewski, Mossakowski, Niedziałkowski, Rembowski, Skierbowski, Smoleński, Ślaski, and Zaboklicki ancestors lived. Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in Poland – A Summary

Because the borders of Poland changed so often throughout history, genealogists may find that correctly identifying the name of the places where vital events in the lives of their ancestors occurred may be a difficult task if they attempt to enter the names of the places as they were known at the time of the events. Continue reading

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