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War Memorial To Stefania Józefa Firkowska

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Some Firkowski family members attend the memorial for Stefania Firkowska. A number of years ago in 2009, I received a VERY interesting email. The email involved one of my distant relatives in Poland.The email has been translated from Polish, but I have included the original Polish version. They researched for...
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Father Walenty Waloszek's Historical Impact

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From L-R: My Father - Eric Firkowski, Grandmother - Zofia, Grandfather - Wladysław (Walter), Father Walenty Waloszek & Aunt - Anastasia in Ludwigsburg, Germany 13 March 1950 Who was Father Walenty Waloszek and why is he important to a family's genealogy? He is important to my family history because he...
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Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja - May 3rd Constitution Day & Polish Reunification in Germany after WWII

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Constitution Day in Poland is a national holiday that celebrates the declaration of the Constitution on May 3, 1791. The Constitution of May 3, 1791 is considered one of the most important events in Poland's history, despite the fact that it was only in effect for about one year, until the Polish-Russian...
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History of Dwór Czarne (Black Manor) in Jelenia Góra, Poland

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Lithograph from about 1850 by E. Sache A number of Blog posts ago I wrote about Dwór Czarne and the search for the Polish Manager after WWII. In this post I will present a history of Black Manor. When it comes to the timeline of this interesting and still very mysterious...
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Dwór Czarne Pt 3 - Polish Manager of Black Manor Identified!

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Continued from Part 2 The next piece of evidence was found in the 2/1999 issue of the quarterly Skarbiec Ducha Gó r. The reader, Mr. Zbigniew Tomery, who is no longer alive, wrote a letter to the quarterly referencing an article about Black Manor from the December 1998 issue. Jelenia Góra,...
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Dwór Czarne Pt 2 - Who was the Polish Steward after WWII?

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Story continued from Part 1 Here is how the process began for Jacek, in learning more about the unknown Polish manager of Black Manor. Lithograph from about 1850 by: Eduardo Sachse The unknown Firkowski/Wirkowski took over the management of not only the manor, but also, the entire agricultural property, which until...
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Dwór Czarne Pt 1 - Genealogy helps Historian solve a mystery

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Your family history research may help more than your family. Normally history helps genealogists find their ancestry, but in this case, genealogy helped a historian. When Łukasz Firkowski and I began researching the Firkowski family in order to find out how we were related, I knew that the information that we...
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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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