Posts Tagged ‘Podkarpackie Province’

Dawn and Walter’s trip to Poland and Slovakia. July 7, 2018 – Genealogical Tour Begins.

Monday, November 5th, 2018

 

 

I started off with a little bit of a nervous feeling in my stomach, I am pretty good at recognizing these butterflies and identifying what causes them, this time it was pulling Walter, my husband, into my hobby on a big scale. I had really pushed the idea of doing this type of tour on Walter and what if it was a bust? We had been having so much fun and seeing so many things up until this point.

Stop…take a deep breath…it is going to be fine.

We got moving early at 6:45, very early for anyone who knows me. This was the way it was every day, and Sue, my friend that we had been travelling with us up until this point, would be driving us from Kraków, to Kombornia Poland.

 

Route from Kraków to Kombornia.

 

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The long put-off trip to Poland to search for my eastern European roots. Part 2.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The next morning we were off to the Sanok archives—a smaller less formal center–where we would look through church documents of births, deaths and weddings.

 

 

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The long put-off trip to Poland to search for my eastern European roots. Part 1.

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

The long put-off trip to Poland to search for my eastern European roots started September 18, 2018 with a flight from Chicago to Frankfort, Germany, and a Lufthansa flight to Krakow.

 

The next morning, we met our genealogy guide Zbigniew Stettner from PolishOrigins who came to pick us up in his Citroen C4 Picasso. Taking major Highway A4, we cruised along at 140 km per hour-about 85 miles per hour.

 

Arriving at the archives in Premysl, 11 km from the border with the Ukraine, we started our research.

 

 

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