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  • 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!!!

Poland Visit 2016

Airport in Bydgoszcz, Poland It has only been one year since my last visit to Poland, but I had the opportunity to travel here again because of some genealogy research that need to be done in Maków Podhalański. I am taking the opportunity to also visit with family again. As...
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How My Interest in Genealogy Began

As genealogists we are often asked how we got started & when our interest in researching our family began. I almost always tell the story of how I met Łukasz Firkowski on the internet in 2002. Our research together uncovered over 3,000 in my paternal namesake line. The truth is, I...
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Mark, I know how you feel. My whole genealogy adventure has given me goosebumps more than once & many tears. Glad that it brought ... Read More
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The Wooden Toy

Following 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...
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Father Walenty Waloszek's Historical Impact

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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In Their Words - Translation Guides for Genealogy

Most of us encounter languages other than English when we are doing our ancestral research. For those brave enough to tackle translating these documents, I would highly recommend a series of books called "I n Their Words - A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents ". These guides...
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Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja - May 3rd Constitution Day & Polish Reunification in Germany after WWII

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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Sherlock's Latest Blog Post

 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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