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.

Monastery of the White Friars (Discalced Carmelites) in Czerna

DSC09653After waking up early in the Platan Hotel in the Rynek of Chrzanów, Poland, I met with my Piwczyk relatives for breakfast and then we headed out for some sightseeing. 

I enjoy all the old churches here in Poland and we went to the Monastery of the White Friars (Discalced Carmelites) which is not far from Chrzanów in the town of Czerna. The monastery's history goes back to 1629. The whole complex of buildings and woods covers 200 acres.

In the photos you will see the old well which of course is no longer used, the old entry into the monastery. The buildings include the monastery, Shrine of Our Lady of the Scapular and St. Rafal Kalinowski, Carmelite Vocation Centre, Pilgrim House in Czerna, Carmelite Museum, Outdoor stations of the Cross & a Cemetery.


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