Today we celebrate Wincenty Zadzielka’s arrival to the United States

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It was on this day in 1902 that my great-grandfather arrived in New York. April 7, 2021 It’s a special day! On this day 119 years ago, my great-grandfather arrived in New York City on a steamer ship from Bremen, Germany. At the time he arrived, he was 21 years old and a single man. ….  Read More

The Three Most Shocking Things I Learned From Studying My Polish Genealogy

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Since not much had been told to me about our family’s Polish roots, I had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be easier to research. I didn’t expect surprises. Researching my Polish genealogy has been a lot more labor-intensive than I thought it would be. I know so many people who signed ….  Read More