First Tours in 2010

Forefathers Traces Tours season is at its peak! We didn’t have opportunity to blog any of the family journeys with my guests we had so far in 2010. We were either busy with our search or far away from civilization, which meant poor internet availability in the places where we stayed.

However, of course we took a lot of pictures and now I want share with you some of them.

Suwałki region. Street in the old part of Suwalki town where ancestors lived.

Suwałki region. Street in the old part of Suwalki town where ancestors lived.

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Suwalki region. Entrance to the forefather's tiny village Żyliny.

Suwalki region. Entrance to the forefather’s tiny village Żyliny.

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Suwalki region. Beautiful landscape of after glacier Masurian Lakes area. We stayed by one of them.

Suwalki region. Beautiful landscape of after glacier Masurian Lakes area. We stayed by one of them.

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Tarnów area. View of the church in Jastrzabka Nowa where grandparents were baptized and worshiped.

Tarnów area. View of the church in Jastrzabka Nowa where grandparents were baptized and worshiped.

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Tarnów area. The oldest cemetery in the neighborhood. We found there a few surnames which appear in my guest's family tree.

Tarnów area. The oldest cemetery in the neighborhood. We found there a few surnames which appear in my guest’s family tree.

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Tarnów area. Church in Lisia Góra. This is where great-grandparents and their parents worshiped.

Tarnów area. Church in Lisia Góra. This is where great-grandparents and their parents worshiped.

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Tarnów area. Church in Lisia Góra - interior.

Tarnów area. Church in Lisia Góra – interior.

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Nur region. An old Franciscan monastery in Zaręby Kościelne built in 1700s, recently renowated and used in producing film about Maria Faustina Kowalska, commonly known as Saint Faustina.

Nur region. An old Franciscan monastery in Zaręby Kościelne built in 1700s, recently renowated and used in producing film about Maria Faustina Kowalska, commonly known as Saint Faustina.

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Nur region. Church in Zaręby Kościelne where grandfather of my guest was baptized.

Nur region. Church in Zaręby Kościelne where grandfather of my guest was baptized.

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Nur region. Uścianek Wielki village. It now looks a little different than more than a 100 years ago...

Nur region. Uścianek Wielki village. It now looks a little different than more than a 100 years ago…

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Rzeszów region. The main square of Nowy Żmigród town nearby Jasło. Almost all houses all around the square used to belong to Jewish people living there before WWII.

Rzeszów region. The main square of Nowy Żmigród town nearby Jasło. Almost all houses all around the square used to belong to Jewish people living there before WWII.

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Rzeszów region. The old Jewish cemetery in Nowy Żmigród, currently under renovation by local authorities and Jewish organizations.

Rzeszów region. The old Jewish cemetery in Nowy Żmigród, currently under renovation by local authorities and Jewish organizations.

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Rzeszów region. Tyczyn and old Jewish houses around square market.

Rzeszów region. Tyczyn and old Jewish houses around square market.

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Rzeszów region. Tyczyn. When my guest noticed the house she said: It looks very similar to house in front of which my father is standing in one of the old photographs from Tyczyn... title=

Rzeszów region. The town of Tyczyn. When my guest noticed the house she said: “It looks very similar to the house in front of which my father is standing in one of the old photographs from Tyczyn…”

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At the present day, August 11, we still have openings for Tours in October, November and December 2010. If you are interested, see details of our Forefathers Traces Tours offer here: http://tours.polishorigins.com/ or contact us directly by e-mail.

Zenon

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