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Online Gazetteers of Poland

Two very useful gazetteers of Poland are available online. Continue reading

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Map of the Village of Nastasiv (Nastasów), Ukraine

The Military Maps of the Austrian Empire provide a great complement to the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (The Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavonic Countries) because the maps and the gazetteer were prepared in the same time period. Continue reading

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The Ukrainian Village of Nastasiv (Nastasów)

The Slownik Geograficzny Entry for Nastasów Continue reading

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Using Maps and Gazetteers to Find the Parish for Szulmierz

When Eric first contacted me for help on how to find the records for his Polish ancestors, I showed the Słownik Geograficzny entry for the village of Szulmierz, the village in which his great grandfather was born. The Słownik Geograficzny entry … Continue reading

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The Polish Village of Pyrzowice

Yesterday, I wrote about the location of the Polish village of Pyrzowice at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. An unambiguous way to identify the location at that time would be: Pyrzowice, Ożarowice Gmina, Będzin … Continue reading

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The Polish Village and Gmina of Bartołdy

After Agnieszka told me that the correct spelling of my Niedziałkowski ancestors’ parish was Pałuki, I learned that my 4th great grandfather, Tomasz Niedziałski, lived in the tiny village of Klonowo. Recently, I translated the brief entries for both Pałuki … Continue reading

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The Polish Folwark

While reading the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries), researchers will frequently encounter unfamiliar terms. Many of these words are archaic, and even native speakers of Polish may … Continue reading

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The Sona River in Poland

The Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) described Klonowo, the ancestral village of my Niedziałkowski ancestors, as being on the Sona River. The Słownik Geograficzny also has … Continue reading

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The Polish Parish of Pałuki

In the 18th Century, my Niedziałkowski ancestors lived in the village of Klonowo in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The parish to which the Klonowo belonged was in Pałuki, just a short distance to the sowthwest of Klonowo. The Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa … Continue reading

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The Polish Village of Klonowo

Now that I’ve found that my Niedziałkowski ancestors lived in the village of Klonowo in the 18th century, I’ve begun to find out what I can about the village. The Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (The Geographical … Continue reading

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