Posts Tagged ‘Pomorskie Province’

My Incredible Trip to my Grandparents Ancestral Villages. Part 4.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Day 10 – Friday, May 13th – Gdansk


This morning we headed to the Archives in Pelplin to research more on my mom’s side of the family Melka.

We drove the countryside passing through the villages of Mieliczki, Osiek, and on to Skorcz to visit the church of All Saints.


All Saints Church.


My Incredible Trip to my Grandparents Ancestral Villages. Part 3.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Day 5 – Sunday, May 8th – Poznan


We leave Lichen Stary and head to Poznan. There we met local guide, Adam Dykiert at our next lodging place, Hotel Brovaria at 11am. Our guide is very enthusiast and proud of his heritage and city. Our tour lasted over 3 hours and we covered a lot of territory. Poznan is a city on the Warta River. It included a visit to Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is a 10th century Gothic-Baroque architectural style, the Uprising Museum, a city park, then we road an electric trolley train to Old Town Hall (it’s famous because of the display of the mechanical fighting goats, that fight each other everyday at noon and bring crowds to the square to see it).


Town hall in Poznań and mechanical goats.


1. Sitting Down In My GGGrandfather’s House.

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The main reason I went to Poland was to meet the descendants of my grandfather John’s brother, August, who stayed in Poland in the town of Dabrowka Dolna.  I had been corresponding with the family for about 15 years. But I also wanted to visit the towns of all my grandparents. Zenon picked me up at the airport and we drove to Kobyle, the ancestral home of my grandmother, Mary Deja.



1. Leonore’s Tour. Brodnica Lakes area. Day 1.

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Map of our today’s trip:

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New Tour with Leonore and her family.

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

In a week we start another Tour this year. We will be traveling throughout large area of central and northern Poland, what you can see on the map below (you can enlarge it to see more details by clicking on +):

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