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Dinner with My Grandparents

My paternal grandfather, Michał Dańko, died in 1953. I never met him because he died before I was born. His wife, Marianna Dziurzyńska, died in 1969. We called her “Nanny”. My maternal grandfather, Konstanty Niedziałkowski, died in 1978. We called him … Continue reading

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Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year! I stayed up to greet the New Year and watched the fireworks in San Francisco from my house. The photograph below wasn’t as sharp as I’d hoped it would be, but I took the photo from about … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List for 2007

With Christmas less than a month away, it’s high time to get my Genealogical Christmas Wish List written. A couple of items are still on my list from last year and some may remain on the list for years to come. I’ve been good this year. Honest! Continue reading

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The Biography of Wiktor Dziurzyński

Wiktor Dziurzyński was born on 15 September 1906 in Sanok, Galicia, about 15 miles south of Sielnice and Dylągowa where his parents were born. Helena continued to write to Wiktor from Kazakhstan. She didn’t hear back until, in 1941, she received a postcard with a notation in Russian that read “addressee departed”. Those killed in the Katyn Forest Massacre included about 15,000 officers and soldiers in the Polish army, members of the police force, educators, and others. Continue reading

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My First Genealogy Conference and Its Aftermath

I’m hoping to attend this year’s Annual Conference of the Polish Genealogical Society (PGSA) from September 28-30, 2007. I’ve attended the PGSA’s Annual Conference every year for the past several years and can credit what I learned at past conferences to helping me … Continue reading

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Discovering the Creative Genes of an Inventor in the Family

In my full-time job, I sometimes search the patent literature for background information and evidence of prior art. While searching the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, I unexpectedly found a family member. My cousin, Joe Danko, … Continue reading

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The Vincentian Institute in Albany, New York

Except for a few months when my younger sister attended Albany High School, all the children in my family attended the Vincentian Institute from K-12. Continue reading

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From the First Floor of the Family History Library

As I usually do, I took some photos while in Salt Lake City. Previously, I posted photos of my Fall 2006 trip to the Family History Library (FHL), Temple Square, and the Salt Lake City Main Public Library. Today, I’m presenting … Continue reading

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Five Best Resources for Researching Family History in Massachusetts

Much of my United States family history research is centered on ancestors who lived in Massachusetts.  In the course of that research, I found many useful resources that I use over and over again.  Five of the best resources are: … Continue reading

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Memories of Grandmother Danko

I knew my grandmother for 14 years before her death in 1969, and even though I remember her well, I honestly can’t say that I knew her well.  The problem was that my grandmother never learned to speak English. My grandmother, … Continue reading

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