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Index to the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland – Powiat Włoszozowski

The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) hosts a project to index the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland and I indexed the villages of Powiat Włoszozowski. The section numbers in my index refer to the sections drawn on the map of Powiat Włoszozowski on the PGSA website. Click on the map below to enlarge it. Continue reading

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Index to the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland – Powiat Łowicki

The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) hosts a project to index the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland. I was not initially scheduled to index Powiat Łowicki, but the PGSA is now requesting volunteers to index any unindexed powiat, and so I indexed Powiat Łowicki. The section numbers in my index refer to the sections drawn on the map of Powiat Łowicki on the PGSA website. Click on the map below to enlarge it. Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar – February 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 10:00 AM SRVGS Board Meeting Sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society * Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 10:30 AM-1:00 PM Intermediate Genealogy Class Margery Bell – Church and Cemetery Records Oakland Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave, … Continue reading

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Doing the DNA Happy Dance!

For several years, I had attended lectures on genetic genealogy and I read articles on the subject, but I balked at having a genealogical test performed on my own DNA because I really didn’t have a compelling reason to do so. Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Antonina Niedziałkowska – 1855

Antonina Niedziałkowska, daughter of my third great grandparents, Antoni Niedziałkowski and Karolina Milewska, was born on 20 Apr 1855 in Godacze, powiat ciechanowski, gubernia płockiej, Congress Kingdom of Poland. She was baptized in the parish church in Krasne, powiat ciechanowski, … Continue reading

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A Little Vacation

I’m off to Albany, New York for a short vacation, and I may not be able to blog while I’m there. The occasion for the trip is my father’s 85th birthday. In addition to seeing my father and step-mother, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Index to the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland – Powiat Ciechanowski

The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) hosts a project to index the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland. I was not initially scheduled to index Powiat Ciechanowski, one of the powiats in which my Niedziałkowski ancestors lived, but the PGSA is now requesting volunteers to index any unindexed powiat, and so I indexed Powiat Ciechanowski. The section numbers in my index refer to the sections drawn on the map of Powiat Ciechanowski on the PGSA website. Continue reading

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Index to the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland – Powiat Makowski

The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) hosts a project to index the Illustrated Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Poland. As a member of the society, I volunteered to index Powiat Makowski, one of the powiats in which my Niedziałkowski ancestors lived. The section numbers in my index refer to the sections drawn on the map of Powiat Makowski on the PGSA website. Continue reading

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Winter Photos from World War II

My father served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard in World War II. The Armed Guard was considered to be the second most hazardous assignment in World War II, the Marines having the most hazardous. The photo below shows my father performing one of the less harzardous parts of his duty while his ship was near Archangel, Russia. Continue reading

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Are You My Mother?

I would suppose that all of us have discovered photographs of unknown people among our family photographs. Who are the people in these pictures, and why has this photograph been kept with those of our ancestors and loved ones? Continue reading

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