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The Birth and Baptism of Julianna Gutowska – 1833

Julianna Gutowska, daughter of Wojciech Gutowski and Anna Jabłonowska, was born on 24 May 1833 in Warsaw, Warsaw Obwód, Mazowsze Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland. She was baptized on 26 May 1833 in the Church of the Holy Cross in … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Wojciech Gutowski and Anna Jabłonowska – 1832

Wojciech Gutowski (son of Józef Gutowski and Franciszka Zagańska) and Anna Jabłonowska (daughter of Łukasz Jabłonowski and Apolonia Czaykowska) were married in the Holy Cross Parish church in Warsaw, Warsaw Obwód, Mazowsze Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland on 07 October 1832. Continue reading

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Finding the Marriage of my 3rd Great Grandparents on Geneteka

I have known for some time that my 2nd great grandmother Julianna Gutowska was baptized in about 1832-1833 in Holy Cross Parish in Warsaw and that her parents were Wojciech Gutowski and Anna Jabłonowska, but I had never been able to find her baptismal record. One problem is that Holy Cross Parish is huge, with thousands of baptisms each year. Another problem is that the record books are not indexed. When Donna Pointkouski announced that she found the marriage record of her 2nd great grandparents on Geneteka, I rejoiced because she found the marriage record in Holy Cross Parish in Warsaw! Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 6)

Of the 21 surviving sandstone sculptures in the Saxon Garden in Warsaw, I have now shown all but one. The remaining sculpture is probably the first that many visitors will see when entering the garden from Pilsudski Square, and it is one of my favorites: Intelekt (Intellect). Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 5)

The four sandstone sculptures from the Saxon Garden in Warsaw that are shown today include one with no inscription and three with incorrect inscriptions, the result of renovations in the 19th century. Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 4)

Of the 21 surviving sandstone sculptures in Saxon Garden, many of the inscriptions are incorrect, the result of renovations in the 19th century. Several of he sculptures have no inscription at all, but the personifications have been deduced based on analysis of the subjects and the objects they hold. Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 3)

The sandstone sculptures in the Saxon Garden in Warsaw were, for the most part, created before 1745 by anonymous sculptors. Over the centuries, most of the sculptures were lost or destroyed. Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 2)

The Saxon Garden was originally built behind the Saxon Palace, an imposing structure built in 1661-1664 for Jan Andrzej Morsztyn. In front of Saxon Palace lay Saxon Square, known today as Pilsudski Square. Continue reading

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The Sculptures of Saxon Garden, Warsaw (Part 1)

The Saxon Garden, located adjacent to Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, was among the first public gardens in the world. The garden was originally created in the 17th century and opened to the public in 1727. Continue reading

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Monuments to the Famous in Warsaw

The city of Warsaw is home to a large number of monuments to famous Poles. A quick walk along Krakowskie Przedmieście allows the visitor to view monuments to Adam Mickiewicz, Bolesław Prus, and Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński, among others. Continue reading

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