Author Archives: Steve

Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore – 1

Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore was originally built in 1821-1822 in honor of Mazu, the goddess of the sea.  The structure was rebuilt in 1839-1842 using traditional methods.  No nails are used in the building. Near the entrance two … Continue reading

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A Foggy Morning in Singapore

I arrived in Singapore early on the morning of 29 March 2013, slept for a few hours, and then woke to a hot and foggy morning.  A walk around the area near my hotel revealed that I was close to several of … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Dziurzyński Brickwall with DNA

Way back on 13 June 2006, I wrote about the Dziurzyński brickwall.  My paternal grandmother, Marianna Dziurzyńska, was apparently born in Sielnica in the parish of Dylągowa.  I had previously found two other people who had Dziurzyński ancestors from Sielnica, but … Continue reading

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The Helen Davignon Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Helen (née Izbicki) Davignon was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census at 20 Central Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Helen was the daughter of Andrzej Izbicki and Emilia Gwiazdowska and the divorced wife of Arthur Frederick Davignon. The … Continue reading

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The Joseph P. Izbicki Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Joseph P. Izbicki was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Evelyn (née Brosofske) Izbicki on Vergason Ave RD #8, Bean Hill, Norwich Township, New London Co., Connecticut, USA. The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki … Continue reading

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The Mary Izbicki Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Mary (née Krzesiewska) Izbicki, widow of Stanisław Izbicki, was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with her three children at 56 Russell Rd, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA. The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki Household (Left) The 1940 US … Continue reading

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The Walter Leon Lewis Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Walter Leon Lewis was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Anna Dolores (née Izbicki) Lewis and their children at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Anna Dolores was the daughter of Aleksander Izbicki and … Continue reading

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The Peter Kuzzyk Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Peter Kuzzyk was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Cecelia (née Izbicki) Kuzzyk and his brother-in-law Anthony (Aloysius) Izbicki at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Cecelia and Anthony were the children of Aleksander Izbicki … Continue reading

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The Peter Fournier Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Peter Fournier was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Lena [Michalina] (née Andruskiewicz) Fournier and their two children at 20 Methodist St, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Lena Fournier was the granddaughter of Antonina Izbicka. The 1940 US Federal … Continue reading

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The Bennie Andruskiewicz Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Bennie [Bernard] Andruskiewicz [Andruszkiewicz] was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Alice [Aleksandra] (née Sokołowska) Andruskiewicz at 40 Carpenter St, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Bennie was the son of Józef Andruszkiewicz and Antonina Izbicka. The 1940 US Federal Census … Continue reading

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