Category Archives: Dziurzyński

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 Michael Danko Family in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Michael Danko, Marianna Dziurzynska, and their family resided at 15 Henchman St, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Danko Family (Left) The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Danko Family (Right) SOURCE:  1940 … Continue reading

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The Birth of Bertha Theresa Danko – 1915

Bertha Theresa Danko, daughter of Michał Dańko and Marianna Dziurzyńska, was born on 28 October 1915 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.  Her birth was recorded in a ledger for the city of Worcester. The Birth Record of Bertha Theresa … Continue reading

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The Birth of Michael John Danko – 1913

Michael John Danko, son of Michał Dańko and Marianna Dziurzyńska, was born on 13 September 1913 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.  His birth was recorded in a ledger for the city of Worcester. The Birth Record of Michael John … Continue reading

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The Birth of Bronislawa Danko – 1912

Bronislawa Danko, daughter of Michał Dańko and Marianna Dziurzyńska, was born on 03 January 1912 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.  Her birth was recorded in a ledger for the city of Worcester. The Birth Record of Bronislawa Danko – … Continue reading

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The Birth of Statia Danko – 1910

Statia Danko, daughter of Michał Dańko and Marianna Dziurzyńska, was born on 13 May 1910 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.  Her birth was recorded in a ledger for the city of Worcester. The Birth Record of Statia Danko – … Continue reading

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Applying The Scientific Method to Genealogical Research (Part 8)

When does the use of The Scientific Method to conduct genealogical research fail to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard? Continue reading

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Applying The Scientific Method to Genealogical Research (Part 7)

As I have shown in the previous six installments of this series, The Scientific Method can be used to help answer genealogical questions. The Scientific Method provides a logical framework to answer questions that can be addressed with a testable hypothesis. Although the steps or stages of the scientific method, a summary of the steps that works well when attempting to answer a genealogical question includes the following steps: Continue reading

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Applying The Scientific Method to Genealogical Research (Part 6)

My cousin and I used The Scientific Method to answer our initial question: Where is Bertha Danko buried? Our first hypothesis was that Bertha Danko is buried in an unmarked grave in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts. Our second hypothesis was that Bertha’s death record includes her place of burial. Our third hypothesis was that the location of Bertha’s grave is mentioned in the records of her undertaker, Lucian Karolkiewicz. Our fourth hypothesis was that Bronislawa was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts. We could not find evidence to support any of these hypotheses, although we could disprove only the second hypotheses. One or more of the other three hypotheses could still be correct. Continue reading

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Applying The Scientific Method to Genealogical Research (Part 5)

While using The Scientific Method to answer the question of where Bertha Danko is buried, my cousin and I tested our first hypothesis that Bertha Danko is buried in an unmarked grave in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts. We then tested a second hypothesis that Bertha’s death record includes her place of burial. We proceeded to develop and test a third hypothesis that the location of Bertha’s grave is mentioned in the records of her undertaker, Lucian Karolkiewicz. Continue reading

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