Category Archives: Goliński

The Polish Surnames in My Family Tree

In grade school I always enjoyed the day that came every year when our teachers would ask what our mothers’ maiden names were. My mother’s maiden surname – Niedziałkowski – always got everyone’s attention because it was so unusual. My … Continue reading

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My Galician Grandfather

Birth and Early Life My paternal grandfather, Michael Danko (Michał Dańko), was born in Nienadowa, Galicia on September 22, 1877, the son of Jakub Dańko, a farmer, and Agnieszka Sowa. He was delivered by the midwife Agnieszka Pilch, and was baptized … Continue reading

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The Dańkos of Nienadowa and Wesoła

Back in May, I wrote that I found three passenger manifests that might include the name of my Great Aunt Mary (Dańko) Goliński: Marianna Dańko, age 25, from Nienadowa, Austria Marya Dańko, age 27, from Nienadowa, Austria Marya Dańko, age … Continue reading

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Great Aunt Mary’s Certificate of Arrival

I have been trying to learn when my Great Aunt Mary was born.  I have examined a number of sources and have learned the following: Marianna’s Birth and Baptismal Record, a Church Record from Poland, shows that her birth date was January … Continue reading

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Immigration of Johann Dziurzyński and Pawel Goliński

John Dziurzyński was the brother of my paternal grandmother.  I have only two records for him, one of which is his Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Manifest.  John was listed on the passenger manifest as Johann Dzuzynski and he traveled to … Continue reading

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Mary Danko in the 1910 Census

I had searched for my Great Aunt Mary in the 1910 US Federal Census without much luck. Much to my surprise Barbara Poole, who contributed a GuestBlog on May 20, found the record! Continue reading

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A Marriage and Two Births

Great Aunt Mary (Danko) Golinski was married in 1915 and she had several children, including Victoria and John.  Mary’s marriage record and the birth record for her first child, Victoria, were recorded in a ledger, rather than on standardized marriage … Continue reading

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Online Death Indexes

Online Death Indexes provide useful sources of birth and death information.  For the most part, these Death Indexes are transcriptions of other Indexes and are subject to the errors associated with transcriptions.  Ancestry.com offers the following State death indexes: Alabama 1908-1959 … Continue reading

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Social Security Records

Social Security Records, including the Social Security Death Index and the SS-5 Application for a Social Security Account Number, are some of the first records I examined when I first started to compile my family tree.  I used the information … Continue reading

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Marianna and the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

From the 1920 and 1930 US Federal Census Records, I discovered that my Great Aunt Mary immigrated in either 1909 or 1910.  A search of the Ellis Island Passenger Lists reveals a Marianna Danko who arrived at Ellis Island in 1909 … Continue reading

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