Monday, February 19, 2018


Upcoming Events

  • Little Poland Festival 2018
1780802 883449465027695 5595360346569347501 n The Little Poland Festival happens Sunday the 29 April 2018 in New Britain, CT. Come on out and get a taste of Poland. Stop by the Polish American Foundation booth and say hello.

Polish Flag Candle

IMG 4549aWM This handpoured 8 oz Polish Flag Candle with the smell of Crocus would be a perfect gift for someone Polish in your family. Click here to learn more!!!

Are you curious about your Family History and want to know more, but just don't have the ability or time to do the research yourself? Would you like to discover what interesting things might have happened to your Ancestors?

How much do you know about your ancestors? Were they pioneers, entrepreneurs, immigrants looking for a better life or just for religious freedom? What challenges did they face, what was their day-to-day life like? Do you know what motivated them to come to America?

Do you look like your ancestors? What characteristics or traits have you inherited from your ancestors? And what can they teach you about yourself and about your own life patterns and choices?

These are some of the questions that encourage us to gain more knowledge about our ancestors. Are there additional questions that have motivated you to explore your family history?

If you are curious about who your ancestors are and what places and events shaped their lives, then you have come to the right place. Genealogy research can help you learn about your family's unique history, traditions, origins, and how those things led to your life.

Allow The Genealogy Assistant be your guide on a voyage into the past. The Genealogy Assistant offers a number of genealogical and historical research services that can be tailored to meet your needs to can help you in the search for your ancestors. For us the reward is in the journey, whether we are researching your ancestors or our own.

The Wooden Toy

handmade-wooden-toysFollowing the end of WWII my father "Walter" chose to stay in the American sector of Germany, as we had left our world in Poland and did not want to return because Poland was no longer "free". My sister and I were raised as poles living in a new world. My fathers' objective was to move to a new country and start life all over again and we eventually did that by coming to the USA.

My first Christmas while living in Germany, which comes to mind, was when I was perhaps 4 or 5 years old. The country had been devastated because of the war, things like toys were difficult to find. My father wanted us to have a nice Christmas. He knew a local lady in Uffenheim, who was quite skilled in gardening and working with wood. He had her make some wooden toys for my sister and myself. She made me a wooden truck and several animals mounted on wooden platforms with wheels that could be hooked together and pulled along. Oh, what happiness! Oh what joy! Oh what a Christmas! They were all a simple "wooden toy", but provided by a father that loved his son & daughter and brought the Christmas spirit of giving to the life of a little boy and girl.

Eric W. Firkowski
Houston, Texas, 26-10-03

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