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My Second Visit to Poland – Forefathers Traces Tour with James. Day 6.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Enough said.

Enough said.

Our plan for today was to visit Toruń. First we headed for State Archives in search of records of Bielawy village which is now part of Toruń. There are numerous Bielawys in this part of Poland, the only clue we have is that the Bielawy we are looking for was somewhere in Western Prussia, 19th century.

The records in the Archives were not in chronological order at all, there were no indexes in the book, what’s more, they were written in German, Polish and Latin, and these were not in any order, either!!! Anyway we looked through 20 years in searching for three specific years 1824-1827.  After all that we still did not find any records with surname we were interested in.

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My Second Visit to Poland – Forefathers Traces Tour with James. Day 5.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Once again a good start with scrumptious breakfast. Zenon visited Włocławek Archives again and James went shopping trying to find Polish pottery. No success. Poland (at least Włocławek) is out of Polish pottery.

Wloclawek State Archives

Wloclawek State Archives

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My Second Visit to Poland – Forefathers Traces Tour with James. Day 4.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

We had a good start of the day with a (at least) delicious breakfast (scrambled eggs on bacon, cheese, tomatoes, different cold meats, bread). Writing this down makes us even fuller :-).

Below a few pictures from the Agritourism where we are staying in.

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My Second Visit to Poland – Forefathers Traces Tour with James. Day 3.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Only two hours sleep (jet lag)…

At 10:30 we (James and Zenon) met at the Oki Doki hostel. It was 2.5 years since we first met (however during this period we were in touch via e-mails, PolishOrigins Forum, etc.). We headed for Żbików.

Żbików is the town where James’ great grandparents were married and his grandfather was baptized. We visited the church and cemetery. After driving around the old sections of Żbików we headed for Pruszków. Pruszków is a town where Zenon and his family lives now and where James’ great grandparents lived. We drove around visiting different sites, old and new.

Żbików parish church 1

Żbików parish church 1

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