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Underneath Rynek in Kraków

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In 2005 archealogists dug up the Rynek (Marketplace) in Kraków to learn what was underneath their feet. Everyone knew that there was something under Rynek, but nobody knew what & finally permission was given to explore. I was there in 2004 & in 2006 & I never had known that it...
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Military Museum in Bydgoszcz

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Hussar Outfit We could not go to Bydgoszcz without going to the military museum there. Adam is quite knowledgeable about history & he has a special knowledge of Poland's military history. When Adam was younger, he was in the mobile infantry. War may not be a pretty thing, but it...
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Teutonic Knights in Toruń

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I was very lucky that I was in Toruń today because there is an event here that only happens once each year. It is a reenactment with the Teutonic knights and the battle for the castle. The Teutonic Knights treated the people poorly, destroying their property and killing people. The knights...
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Website Milestone: 1 Million Content Views

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I am excited to realize that my website will reach 1,000,000 content views since I started my genealogy business in 2008. It has been 8 years and although I wish I had more time to keep adding content, this number of content views tells me that I must be doing something...
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Old Town in Toruń, Poland

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Toruń Old Town After my visit to Grudziadz, I made my way that evening to Toruń to stay with my 2nd cousin and his family. I have been to Toruń a number of times now, but it is one of my favorite places in Poland. The next day we took a drive...
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Visit to Grudziądz, Poland

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It has been a while since I have posted about my trip to Poland in August of 2015. With little time to continue blogging while I was in Poland, I opted to continue writing about it after my return. I will continue to write posts over the year. I left my...
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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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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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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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Kresy Siberia Foundation & Virtual Museum

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When I was at "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" in London the end of February, I met a group who had a booth set up for the Kresy-Siberia Museum & Foundation. This group is dedicated to Poland's citizens who fought for freedom and survival in eastern Poland and...
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Mirka, It was wonderful to meet you and learn about all the wonderful things that the Kresy-Siberia Foundation is doing!
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Reminisce Magazine is Bringing Back Good Times

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I have a friend that had been given some older copies of Remimisce Magazine to look at. I saw them and began flipping through them and was entranced. The content this magazine offers is a wonderful look into history of the 20th century through the stories written by contributing writers....
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Used Bookstore - What a Goldmine

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I was returni ng from running errands the other day and for some unknown reason, my thoughts went to the used bookstore that is in the town I live in. I had not been there in many years and decided to stop by. Old Number Six Book Depot is not far...
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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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