St. Leonard If you are traveling along the trail of wooden churches in the area of Kraków, you will come upon the small town of Lipnica
Murowana, where there are three churches. It is unusual to have so many churches in a small town, but I guess it is known as the city of saints.
The oldest of these churches is a wooden church that has its origin in about 1144. St. Leonard is one of six wooden churches in Southern Little Poland that is recognized by UNESCO for its historic value.
Other churches in town are St. Andrew & St. Simon, but I was mostly interested in seeing the small wooden church of St. Leonard. I am totally fascinated with these old wooden churches and amazed at their survival over the centuries. The craftmanship of the structure & artistry inside is wonderful.
The town cemetery is at the old wooden church, so when you pay the cemetery a visit, you will be at the oldest church in town.
I have been doing genealogy research since 2002 & have worked full time as a Professional Genealogist since 2008. I specialize in Polish and American-Canadian Genealogy. As a member of APG, I was the 2010/2011 President of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG). I have Certificates of Completion for studies in "Foundations of Forensic Genealogy" and "Advanced Forensic Genealogy Techniques". I have been a volunteer librarian at the local Family History Center, and a genealogy research consultant at “Ask the Expert” Ancestry Road Shows. I have traveled to Poland numerous times & researched in churches and archives. At conferences and special events, you may find me dressed up in my Sherlock Holmes outfit, or my Kujawy (the folk costume from the region in Poland where my ancestors came from).