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Describing Place Names in the Kingdom of Poland 1816-1837

When genealogists enter the names of the locations where events in their ancestors’ lives occurred, they are faced with the dilemma of how to enter place names so as to unambiguously identify the locations in both space and time. On … Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Kingdom of Poland 1815-1816

On 09 June 1815, the Kingdom of Poland was established by the Congress of Vienna from the lands formerly known as the Duchy of Warsaw. Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Duchy of Warsaw 1807-1815

The Duchy of Warsaw was split into several different types of administrative divisions including departments (singular departament, plural departamenty) which were subdivided into powiats (districts) (singular powiat, plural powiaty) which, in turn, were subdivided into gminas (townships) (singular gmina, plural gminy). Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569-1795

When genealogists enter the names of the locations where events in their ancestors’ lives occurred, they are faced with the dilemma of how to enter place names so as to unambiguously identify the locations in both space and time. Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Wiktoria Bębenek

I received a message from Kasia Tropiło who provided me with quite a bit of information on her ancestors, including Katarzyna Dańko.  As it turns out, Kasia and I appear to be fourth cousins, twice removed!  While the final documents … Continue reading

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Descendants of Walenty Niedziałkowski

Generation No. 1 1.  WALENTY NIEDZIAŁKOWSKI was born in about 1610 the Polish-Lithuanian Commonweath. The child of WALENTY NIEDZIAŁKOWSKI was: i.  ANDRZEJ NIEDZIAŁKOWSKI was born in about 1640 in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and died in 1695 in the Pałuki parish, Ciechanów … Continue reading

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The Dziurzyński Brickwall

I have been searching for years for information on the ancestors of my paternal grandmother, Marianna Dziurzyńska.  When I hired a professional genealogist in Poland to find records of my ancestors in Dubiecko, Poland, he found precious little about my … Continue reading

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