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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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Valentine's Day in Poland

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Valentine's Day is coming soon and some may wonder if Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th in Poland like it is here in the US. If you would have asked that same question 25 years ago, then the answer would be no, but in the post-communist era of Poland in...
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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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Some Upcoming Polish Genealogy Presentations in New England

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If you have been stuck in the house with all the snow we have had in the northeast, March is the time to get out and attend some free Polish genealogy presentations. FINDING THE FAMILY: Problems, Successes & Rewards Tim Firkowski POLISH TRADITIONS CUSTOMS and SUPERSTITIONS Aleksandra Kacprzak March 7th, 10am...
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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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October is Polish Heritage Month

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October is Polish Heritage month. Celebrate your Polish Heritage! Many Poles and Polish American groups celebrate this month to remember the contributions that Poles have made to this country. Beginning in 1981 Polish Americans have set October to celebrate. The beginning of the largest immigration of Poles took place in the...
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Mushroom Hunting in Poland

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Photo courtesy of Ligia Freyter - Poland  Mushroom hunting (Grzybobranie) -You don't need a gun for this type of popular activity in Poland, but you may find some folks shooting mushrooms with their cameras. The weapon of choice is usually a nicely sharpened knife. You may find a few edible...
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Meet Me at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival

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The Genealogy Assistant will be at the  Warner Fall Foliage Festival  in Warner, NH October 11-12, 2014. In addition to general genealogical research, I have specialties in Polish and French-Canadian research. If you are in the area or plan on going to the Festival please stop by and say hello....
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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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Fun at the Little Poland Festival in New Britain, CT

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On Sunday, I went to the Little Poland Festival in New Britain, CT. This is only the 3rd in a series of annual events put on by the Polonia Business Association . The Festival covered about 3 blocks along Broad Street which featured about 60 booths filled with great Polish food,...
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Wigilia - My Christmas Eve growing up.

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Being all grown up now and understanding more about my Polish heritage, I look back at how Christmas was celebrated in my home when I was young. I realize now that we were celebrating Wigilia on Christmas Eve, although variations had been made from the original Polish celebration. Christmas Eve...
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The Genealogy Assistant at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival

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The Genealogy Assistant will be at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival in Warner, NH October 6-7, 2012. If you are in the area or plan on going to the Festival please stop by and say hello. The booth will be set up at the Upton Chandler House Museum across from...
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Śmigus-Dyngus, Easter Monday in Poland

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Easter Monday in Poland is a holiday and is called Śmigus-Dyngus (shming-oos-ding-oos) or Lany Poniedzialek (wet Monday). This is a wonderful day of fun. It was traditionally the day when boys tried to drench girls buckets of water. The more a girl is sprayed with water, the higher her chances are that she will get married....
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Wesołego Alleluja! Easter in Poland

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Easter is a big celebration in Poland for those that are Roman Catholic which makes up about 96% of the population in Poland. Easter in Poland begins on Ash Wednesday. Pussy-willows are cut and placed in the water, then they are blessed on Palm Sunday in church, as palms are...
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Learn about everything Polish - The Polish American Journal

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If you are looking for a place to learn more about what is happening in Poland today, Polish traditions, history, culture and what is happening in Polish communities around the world, I suggest looking no further than the Polish American Journal . The Polish American Journal is a monthly newspaper chocked full...
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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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