Here is the other portrait of unknown Polish people found in my Grandfather's files next to his parent's wedding portrait. Again: they lived in a Polish neighborhood in Chicago after immigrating in 1912-1913, so portrait most likely was taken between 1913-1920. My Great-Grandfather, Stefan Stoga was from Skrzyszow, Malopolskie, Poland, and my Great-Grandmother, Rosalia Golda was from Blizna, Podkarpackie, Poland. Just sharing on the off chance that someone will recognize someone.
This portrait was found in my Grandfather's files after his death. None of us know who it is. It was found with my Great-Grandparents wedding portrait (neither of them are in this picture). They lived in a Polish neighborhood in Chicago after immigrating in 1912-1913, so portrait most likely was taken between 1913-1920. My Great-Grandfather, Stefan Stoga was from Skrzyszow, Malopolskie, Poland, and my Great-Grandmother, Rosalia Golda was from Blizna, Podkarpackie, Poland. Just sharing on the off chance that someone will recognize someone.
It's been quite awhile since I posted and I was originally looking for any info regarding my "Polish" Grandfather from Tolochin/Talachyn , Belarus who went by the name of Andy Barbo after immigrating to the USA in 1904. We originally had a document that we thought was him but it listed "Belawich" for a last name which we had always thought was his mother's maiden name. I'm now finding other promising documents with "Billavich" and even an "Andre Bilovitz" from "Tolozin" that arrived in NYC on March 1904 on the Hamburg American Lines exactly like my grandfather had listed on an Alien Registration form from 1940 except he said he came in as "Andy Barbo". Suddenly though I feel like I might be chipping away at a major brick-wall I've been dealing with for a lot of years!
On the passenger paperwork he has listed a cousin from "Witherbeck NJ" which doesn't exist and I believe to actually be "Witherbee NY" which was where the big Iron mine was that I believe my grandfather worked at. I can read everything but the actual name which appears to be Polish and I was hoping that someone from this group could possibly decipher it for me?
SASS immigration record from <http://www.naa.gov.au> Sorry John (SASS) for some reason I can't add to your post and hope you can find this!! Also check out <www.genealogysa.org.au> . Have a look at their online resources. If anything matches, let me know as I can access these records.
Hello, I am researching my maternal family that is both Polish and Slovakian. In doing so I asked my my uncle, my mother's brother, to take the Family Finder and Y-37 DNA test. The results are back and I am trying to understand them. His haplo-group is I-P37. I see a Y-DNA match that is I-Z16971 who is an exact match at 12 markers; a genetic distance of 1 at 25 markers; and a genetic distance of 2 at 37 markers. I am trying to determine how far back their common ancestor might be. Can anyone advise me please? The picture attached is the immigrant ancestor that I am researching, that is, my great grandfather, the grandfather of my mother and my uncle that tested. Thank you for any insight you can offer.
This is my grandfather, Osyp Prigun (1919-1996). He made up his name, does anyone recognize him?
1870's Wedding photo of my paternal great father and mother; Frantisek Spulak and Katherine Bosak, in Wilbur, Saline Co. Nebraska. Both came from Bohemia to the US in the 1860's.
My name is Richard Nash Cook. I was born on October 16, 1947 in Iowa City, Iowa. My birth name was: Anthony Joseph Weimer. My birth parents were: Virginia Louis Redmon Zaleski and Anthony Joseph Weimer Sr. On October 20, 1947 Anthony Joseph Weimer voluntarily abandoned and deserted said minor. Ms. Zaleski had sole care, custody, control and management of person. On August 14, 1951Ms. Zaleski gave written consent to adoption, and my name was then changed to Richard Nash Cook. On May 7, 1957 my adoption was finalized. I do know that I have three brothers that were given up for adoption within the State of Texas. I have not found any information on myself or my three brother in the State of Texas or the State of Iowa. Hopefully this DNA testing will give me some answers
Here is what I have recently learned. After much searching and the help of some Polish genealogical searchers the immigration ship manifest record of my grandmother has been found. I've known from my maternal grandfather's naturalization papers that he and my grandmother where from Luchów Górny, Bilgoraj, Lublin.
I am in need of deciphering two documents. Babush's maiden name was Anna Kukielka. The first record is of the birth of Anna Kulielka but I am not certain this is my grandmother. The naturalization record says she was born March 16, 1988. I do not know what the birth records says is the date or the parents etc.
Second challenge is the ship manifest record. Babush came with her three year old son, my uncle Andrzej. My grandfather's name was Wojciech Wlasź which he changed to Wlas. On the record she documents she is from Luchów Górny. But I can not make out her mother's name or understand the name in the final column. Did she also put her mother's name in the place that she says she is from in the last column?
I have combined the documents and highlighted the words in question. Any help is greatly appreciated.