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The Legend of Mirów & Bobolice Castles

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Bobolice Castle After making a stop at the construction site of Łukasz & Ania's future new house. we went to see two castles which are only 1.5 kilometers apart. The castles Mirów and Bobolice are connected by a picturesque rocky trail. It is only about a 1/2 hour walk between...
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50th Wedding Anniversary for my Father's First Cousin

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Pork cutlet, potatoes, coleslaw & cucumber salad In 2011 I was honored to be able to attend the wedding of my second cousin and this year I was able to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary with my father's first cousin - Barbara (Basia), who he & I first met in...
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How My Interest in Genealogy Began

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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
Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:20
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Research & Travel in Poland 2016

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I will be traveling to Poland again this year. This trip will be a combination of work and fun as I have a client that needs research done in Poland. Since I was in Poland last year, I will again have the opportunity to also visit with family. This is...
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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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Safely in Poland

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After a non-eventful flight I safely arrived in Poland on Thursday. My cousin Łukasz and his wife Ania met me at the airport inKrakow. We stopped to pick up their son Jakub & went to his parents home in Dąbrowa Górnicza where a wonderful meal was waiting to be consumed. his...
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Blogging in Poland

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I am leaving today for one month visit to Poland & Czech Republic to see family and take in the sites. I have tried to Blog before with poor results, but despite that I will again make an attempt to allow you to follow my adventures. Posts may be short with...
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I will do my best

Leon, I have collected over 35,000 photos from my previous 3 trips to Poland. I will do my best to put something up.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:11
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Forward into the Past

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Last week my father Eric Walter Firkowski passed away and for this weeks Blog, I thought it was appropriate to share this story which he wrote 10 years ago of his memories returning to Poland after being away 62 years. I had the opportunity to record some of the stories from my father...
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Niewodna

Karen, I am sure I can help you out if you need it. I have been to the parish in Niewodna. I have sent you an email.... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 21:32
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Back home

Al, it is wonderful that you have been able to go back to the homeland. I know you had a wonderful time.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 21:33
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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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10 Years Ago - The Moment My LIfe Changed Forever

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Today is the 10th Anniversary of a huge change in my life in every way imaginable. It was Saturday August 24th 2002 at 3:27 pm and I was using the chat program ICQ. I put in a search for users with my surname, as I had done many times before...
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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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