Category Archives: Chmielewski/Meleski

Can DNA Analysis Confirm My Ancestry?

By comparing the Y-DNA from my own Niedziałkowski line with that of Francizsek’s line, I should be able to tell if the two lines are related. Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Władysław Chmielewski – 1883

While examining the parish records in Lithuania, my cousin and I found the birth and baptismal record for Władysław Chmielewski, born on 25 November 1883 and baptized on 27 November 1883. Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Józef Chmielewski – 1874

According to documents in the United States, Józef Chmielewski was born on 03 April 1874, but his birth and baptismal record on file with the Lithuanian State Historical Archives states that he was born on 19 March 1874. Birth and … Continue reading

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The Lithuanian State Historical Archives

One of the goals of my trip to Lithuania was to visit the Lithuanian State Historical Archives at Gerosios Vilties g. 10, LT 03134 Vilnius, Lithuania. I had learned from the Archives’ website (which, unfortunately, appears to have disappeared as of … Continue reading

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A Week in Lithuania

I only just returned home from Lithuania. The trip home took about 18 hours but, before calling it a night, I wanted to briefly recap my week there. Statue of King Mindaugas Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania SOURCE: Statue of King Mindaugas … Continue reading

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Researching Ancestors in Lithuania

As I write this, I’m making last minute preparations for a trip to Lithuania. My maternal grandmother, Helena Chmielewska, was born on 15 February 1897 in Trakai, Wilno Gubernia, Russia. The area is now part of the Republic of Lithuania. Historically, Lithuania … Continue reading

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For My Mother – Part 1: The Immigrants' Daughter

Today is my mother’s birthday. She was born on 06 October 1922 at home at 194 Prescott Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. She died on 16 April 1980 in St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, New York at age 57. She would have … Continue reading

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The Graves of Joseph Meleski, Catherine Warchol, and Rita M. B. Izbicki

A large number of my relatives are buried in Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Among those are Joseph Chmielewski (alias Meleski), my half great uncle.  Joseph is buried with his wife, Catherine Warchol, and his daughter, Rita M. B. … Continue reading

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My Second Cousin Liliana is in Town!

My second cousin Liliana is in town!  She and her husband Valery are in San Francisco for a wedding and I surprised them by meeting them at San Francisco International Airport and bringing them to their hotel.  We spent a … Continue reading

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The Birth of Bernard Izbicki – 1910

Bernard Izbicki, son of Bolesław Izbicki and Wiktoria Krutzińska, second husband of Anastasia Rita Meleski,was born on 12 May 1910 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. Birth Record for Bernard Izbicki Click on the link for a PDF copy of … Continue reading

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