Saturday, January 3, 2015

SNGF: Best Find of 2014, and Research Challenge for 2015

I'm joining Randy at Genea-Musings this week for some Saturday Night Genealogy Fun:

1)  What was your best research achievement in 2014?  Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You've earned it!


This is pretty easy considering the small amount of research I did in 2014, though I'm pretty certain I'd have used this anyway.  While at GRIP I found where my Polish ancestors are from and expanded their names by multiple generations, thanks to Geneteka's database.  

My great-great grandparents Franciszek Karpiński and Józefa Szydlik were married in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Mazowieckie, Poland in 1904.  His parents are Jan Karpiński and Rozalia Zamojska; hers are Tomasz Szydlik and Barbara Gacioch.   Prior to this I had their names, the marriage year, and some names of their parents.

3rd great grandparents:
Jan and Rozalia were married in 1879, also in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are  Franciszek Karpiński and Ludwika Bieńkowska; hers are Paweł Zamojski and Katarzyna Łomot.

4th great grandparents:
Paweł Zamojski and Katarzyna Łomot were married in 1858 in Długosiodło, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Tomasz Szydlik and Barbara Gacioch were married in 1879 in Brok, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Ignacy Szydlik and Krystyna Krzewicka; hers are Jakub Gacioch and Marcjanna Ferenc.

Franciszek Karpiński and Ludwika Bieńkowska were married in 1841 in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Stanisław Karpiński and Petronela Samson; hers are Grzegorz Bieńkowska and Rozalia Zawisza.  Ludwika had previously been married to a man named Adamie Makiński.

Ignacy Szydlik and Krystyna Krzewicka were married in 1840 in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Szymon Szydlik and Kunegunda Wasielewska; hers Jan Krezewicki and Teresa Skudzieńska.

Jakub Gacioch and Marcjanna Ferenc were married in 1853 in Brok, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Marcin Gacioch and Agata Ferenc; hers are Tomasz Ferenc and Magdalena Ruszkowska.

5th great grandparents:
Szymon Szydlik and Kunegunda Wasielewska were married in 1809 in Jelonki, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Piotr Szydlik and Katarzyna Krystek; hers were Antoni Wasielewski and Marianna Kośnik.

Marcin Gacioch and Agata Ferenc were married in 1825 in Brok, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Paweł Gacioch and Agnieskza; hers Szymon Ferenc and Marianna Jachowska.

Tomasz Ferenc and Magdalena Ruszkowska were married in 1832 in Brok, Mazowieckie, Poland.  His parents are Wawrzyniec Ferenc and Wiktoria; hers are Andrzej Ruszkowski and Katarzyna Nadzyk.

In addition to these marriage records, there are birth and death records, as well as additional marriage records for collateral relatives.  Most of these include scans of the record.  I am grateful for those who transcribed them as I do not understand much Polish or Cyrillic. 

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2015?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.


For 2015 I want to work on my 2014 project of re-entering my research into Legacy.  I'm hoping to find things I had previously missed and organize everything so that when I have more time to research in the future I will be ready.  

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