Questions tagged [poland]

For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Poland. The status and boundaries of Poland have varied significantly historically. This tag may be used for the previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day or historic Poland.

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Translation of Polish writing mailed on back of photograph

I'm looking for Polish translation help. A relative recently found a box of materials about deceased relatives. There is a photograph with two women on one side and polish writing on the other (it ...
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Where was Tivarov (Russia or Poland area)?

My grandmother came from a place called Tivarov around 1910. It was a town or small city, partly or mostly Jewish. We're not sure exactly where that place was and I'd love to know the location and ...
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What is this city name in this passenger list from Russia/Poland in late 19th/early 20th century?

The full passenger list can be found below -- I'm looking at the entry for "Stanislaw Walczykowski" line 20. What is the name of the city he identified as last place of residence and birth place? It ...
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Translating Polish certificate

I have this certificate and I need to translate the 4th row which is for Epstein Isaak. How can I get started?
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

I am researching my great-grandmother. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, she listed her place and date of birth as Kolashine, Russia, 1888-11-09. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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Researching family member that immigrated to USA from Poland in 1831

I'm looking for information on the surname Lyskowinski in Poland. I know he came on a ship named Northumber that departed from London, England and arrived in America on Aug. 23, 1852. His place of ...
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

Looking for the Passengers list on the SS Witteland. Landed in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1910. Name Marcin Glowacki. His final destination was Grand Rapids Michigan. Born November 4, 1892.
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Stuwkach, Poland listed in Obituary

Trying to find out where Stuwkach, Poland refers to in my great grandmothers obituary. She was born in 1894 and immigrated in 1911 (according to the 1930 US census) was Roman Catholic Her obit is ...
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What is the Russian town in this census listing?

I'm trying to determine my (step-)grandparents' birth place from the 1916 Canadian Census. The relevant portion is this: For context, here is the entire record. The people in question are listed as ...
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Finding 1939 birth place in Pomerania, Poland

I am looking for my mother's birth place and where she last lived in Pomerania 1924/1939. The documents I have are confusing. One states her place of birth as Kisiewe. Another states Kiczewa. Nearest ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Czizyk or Czisik? [duplicate]

Looking for correct spelling of my grandparants who are from Poland. Came over to America via Ellis Island in 1913. Immigration papers reflect: Grandfathers name: Stanislaw Czizyk or Czisik Arrived ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Dziubenofska?

My Polish grandmothers last name was Dziubenofska, but I know that's not how it is spelt! I'm looking for the proper spelling. Can you help find it for me? She came over to Ellis Island and they ...
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Spelling alternatives for polish name "Mushke"

My grandmothers mother's name was something like "Mushke" (from what my father remembers from his mother). I am trying to determine the correct spelling (e.g. for looking up a birth certificate), or ...
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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

I am researching my great-grandfather. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, he listed his place and date of birth as Mishaf, Poland-Russia, 1884-08-24. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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Finding Grandfathers birth certificate born in Lwów Poland

I'm trying to find my Grandfathers birth certificate, he was born in Lwów/ Lvov 1922 back when it was Poland. I've searched both the Galacia Database and Jewish Gen including all the usual Ancestry....
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Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907- where now?

My relatives were from Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907. Is this now in Poland? Where? I will be travelling to Poland in a month and I would like to find this place.
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Identifying location of Suelewa in 1912 Russia

I am trying to trace Valentina Korzauthkowska who could be my beloved aunt Valentine. She immigrated to the US and arrived in NYC on the Rijindam on June 19, 1912 from Rotterdam. Her manifests says ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

I am trying to locate my Grandfather's Birth records. He lists "Chruszow, Poland,1901" as his birthplace. What would Chruszow, Poland, now be known as? What Parish would I search for ...
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Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?

I am looking for info about my great-great-grandparents. The info I'm looking for is: Dates and locations of their birth, marriage and death Go back further in time and find their ancestry Whether ...
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Americanization of Polish names

Does anyone have any idea how Polish immigrants to the US would Americanize their name? I'm having trouble tracing my great-grandparents, because I presume they Americanized their names. They ...
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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

My ancestor was a US citizen (naturalized in 1920) who travelled to [then-]Poland (where he was originally from), and got married to a non-US citizen and had a child with her while he was abroad. He ...
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Information from passenger list/ship manifest from 1912 NY - Polish/Russian city and names

The full passenger list can be found below – I'm looking at the entry for "Jankel Samolicz" on line 30 (the final line). Can you help me to read some of the information? I'm trying to figure out: the ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

My grandfather apparently was from a small village in eastern poland, called Rubel. This is now Belarus. There must be a different way to spell it, as Rubel was the currency for Poland up until 1917. ...
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Name of Klawinin today and where is it?

I have a grandparent whose US Declaration of Intention states that they were born in Klawinin which in 1878 was part of Russian Poland. Can you tell me what that town is called today and where it ...
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How would a woman born 1935 in Poland end up in Germany in 1953?

Looking into the family history of a friend of a friend, I have brief details of two events for her mother, both of them from a birth certificate. The mother (surname Stickel) was born in Warka (...
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Location on map of BARESNO in Poland/Russia+1880-1912?

Where is the town of BARESNO located on a map in Poland/Russia in the time-frame 1880-1912?
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Original spelling of Polish surname is missing

My grandfather immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1909 with his parents. Our original surname's spelling was changed upon arrival in Canada. Since then it has been "Kerunsky" and no one kept record....
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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

How do I find my great grandfather's birth record? His name was Victor Godlewski born in Poland on April 6,1894. I have been using familysearch.org for researching but don't get anything on where ...
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Identifying city of Bacziw in Poland?

On my father's birth certificate and Naturalization papers, Bacziw, Poland is listed as his birthplace. Imagine my shock when I found these papers after his passing two years ago. All along, we were ...
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

On a 1909 passenger list I have the following record. The 1st word is the city name. There is a ditto mark to the left of that, it is for Russia. To the right of the city name it says Father Jozef ...
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Establishing birthplace of Heinrich Oldag in Silesia?

I am trying to find more information about Hans Heinrich Rudolf Oldag and Ernestine Pauline Friederike Hampel, the parents of Anna Minna Martha Oldag (born 10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn, Silesia, now ...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

On the passenger manifest arriving March 25, 1910, it shows my great grandfather, Stanislaw Zaniewski as being from "dawewicz" Russia. We are trying to track down his birth or baptismal records. He ...
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Finding original spelling of Polish name Vazuka which was anglicized on arrival to US? [duplicate]

My last name is Vazuka, but it is polish and was anglicized upon arrival to the US. How do you spell it in Polish? How do you pronounce Vazuka in Polish?
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What is the meaning and origins of the family name, Majersdorf?

What is the meaning of my family name, Majersdorf. (Also spelled Maiersdorf, Meierdorf, Meyersdorf, Myersdorf.)
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How Piasecki was spelled originally?

The Piasecki family originally is from Poland. They came to Ellis island, then ended up in Connecticut. I know that there is no connection to the Piasecki’s who have to do with helicopters. I am ...
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Finding surname distributions for names in Poland before WW2?

Gen-evolu allows us to see the distribution of family names in Germany both in modern times and during the peak of the third Reich in WW2, before Germany was affected with the ethnic cleansing of its ...
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Tracing genealogy of people with particular Polish surname?

I am trying to trace the genealogy of one or more people with the surname "Wozniack." I believe that it is Polish name and that these people are of Polish descent Where in Poland are people with ...
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Seeking German Meir Family living in 1930s Łódź (Poland)?

My great grand parents were Krzysztof & Magdelana Meier. They lived in Łódź, Poland. I have an address for Meiers in 1930. My grandparents, Arno & Julianna Hennig, had 6 children 3 boys and 3 ...
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Origin of surname Jess in Poland/Germany?

It always puzzled me, where is my last name from? I have no clue, since I have never seen encountered my last name anywhere else. We come from Poland. Our family supposedly comes from around ...
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Looking for Czaruazien, Russia?

Family arrived from Czaruazien, Russia in 1913... Last name Bilan. Can't find Czaruazien. This town/village is now likely to be in eastern Poland around the vicinity of Lublin (according to ...
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1890s birth for Anna Hunkalo in Lwów?

I am trying to find information on the birth family of Anna Hunkalo, born 21 March, 1890/1897. Official records for her a few. Her country of origin is different on all of them, including her children'...
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Reading city name in Eastern Europe on passport from around 1900?

Could you please help me to decipher the name of the city, region, and/or county? My grandma was born in the year 1901 and left Poland in the year 1925. She lived in Kovel, Poland for several years. I ...
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Finding records in the place of origin of an immigrant to Canada & USA from Poland?

I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow. He emigrated to Canada Quebec ...
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Spelling Polish name pronounced Ko lo jay?

For sure it starts with K. Pronounced Ko lo jay. There is a d on last syllable is similar to dij. Maybe Kolodij?
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Seeking birth family of Michał (Michael) Gudzinowicz Praniewicz from Poland/Russia? [closed]

after reaching out to some historical societies in Massachusettes, I learned that I was dealing with two exact people named “Michael Praniewicz” – sorry for all the confusion. Below you will see my ...
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Seeking 1873 marriage record for Gregor Nanik from Upper Silesia?

Gregor was married in 1873 to Hedwiga Wodarz. His father was Anthony Nanik. I heard were friends of the Hindenburgs and Gregor served in the Military. During the war hid in the caves. He immigrated to ...
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Where is Ribet, Russia-Poland?

Grandmother Emma Kliner was born in Ribet, Russia-Poland in 1892 according to her naturalization papers. Passenger list in 1909 says Rybitwy as best as i can read it. Trying to find this town, and ...
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Where to find information about Grünberg and Rosenbaum relatives from Danzig?

My grandmother Dora Grünberg b. Danzig 11-Mar-1920 d. Perth 31-Jul-2016 came from Danzig to Australia when she was 16 and has very little knowledge of her families names or locations. Where is the ...