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    1. [POLISH-PA] Dziachynski or Diachynsky (Val)
    2. Dan Sieczkowski
    3. I have started recommending using FamilySearch.org. Their digital resources have really increased significantly since they started converting their microfilm resources over about 5 years ago. Unfortunately, Rootsweb has been slow to recover after the system collapsed a few years ago. I get very few messages from my subscriptions there these days. I am also recommending the use of Google Earth and Streetview. You maybe able to "stand" in front of your ancestors' abodes. Good luck, Dan Sieczkowski

    02/22/2019 07:09:55
    1. [POLISH-PA] Re: Dziachynski or Diachynsky
    2. Please remove jimmyjomac from your address list inasmuch as my beloved Jim passed away. Thanks, Mrs. -----Original Message----- From: Val via POLISH-PA <polish-pa@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:08 AM To: POLISH-PA@rootsweb.com Cc: Val <valerielandis@rocketmail.com> Subject: [POLISH-PA] Dziachynski or Diachynsky I'm hoping this list is still active. I lost all my previous genealogy work n files in a house fire. Devastating. I'd done a lot .. Now I'm trying to retrace my steps. Can someone please suggest , once again, a start point.? Roots web helped me a lot. I lost a lot of original n irreplaceable documents of my grandparents n it makes me just sick. S.S. Bremen, Ellis Island, to Passaic, to Philadelphia. Ultimately started a farm in Berks County, PA. Those are some things I remember . Nana's maiden name, Masluch. Both from Manasterzec , Ukraine. Now Poland. I had it pinpointed to exact latitude n longitude of this small village. Thank you in advance . Valerie Landis, A.A.S., C.P.S. Sent from my iPad _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/polish-pa@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/21/2019 08:51:24
    1. [POLISH-PA] Dziachynski or Diachynsky
    2. Val
    3. I'm hoping this list is still active. I lost all my previous genealogy work n files in a house fire. Devastating. I'd done a lot .. Now I'm trying to retrace my steps. Can someone please suggest , once again, a start point.? Roots web helped me a lot. I lost a lot of original n irreplaceable documents of my grandparents n it makes me just sick. S.S. Bremen, Ellis Island, to Passaic, to Philadelphia. Ultimately started a farm in Berks County, PA. Those are some things I remember . Nana's maiden name, Masluch. Both from Manasterzec , Ukraine. Now Poland. I had it pinpointed to exact latitude n longitude of this small village. Thank you in advance . Valerie Landis, A.A.S., C.P.S. Sent from my iPad

    02/21/2019 09:07:34
    1. [POLISH-PA] Admin Post Please Read
    2. Dee
    3. Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, Rootsweb mail lists are back on-line! Yay! If you need help navigating the new system: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp <http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp> I hope everyone will begin utilizing this list and the many others available at Rootsweb. If you have any questions about this list please fee free to send me a message! Have a great day! Dee Admin http://www.genlady.com <http://www.genlady.com/>

    04/09/2018 12:29:40
    1. [POLISH-PA] seeking RYZNER
    2. Ed via
    3. I always knew that one of our RYZNER family emigrated from Poland to Philadelphia but it's only during the past two years while researching my Polish roots that I discovered his name was Victor Ryzner, born 25 Dec 1883, Frysztak. He sailed from Bremen to Ellis Island March 1914, and I've found various records about him on familysearch. Several people on ancestry have him in their public trees but nobody seems to have researched who his ancestors were, nor replied to me. I would be happy to hear from any living relatives to share my research. My great uncle Victor Ryzner had six siblings; most stayed in Poland. One of his sisters was my paternal grandmother, and I have photos of several of the family. I can see Victor married Felicya Brodniewwicz; they had two girls who don't seem to have married, and one boy EDWARD RYZNER born 1917, died 1990 Bensalem, Bucks, buried Doylestown. His wife was Anne Kazimierczak, they had maybe three children..? It would be lovely to make contact if they are interested in their Polish roots. I am in England, UK. Best wishes...

    07/21/2016 04:50:19
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Where to go from here??
    2. Christie Fox via
    3. Hi Dee I was just moving my letters/documents from a cd to a flash drive last week when I came across the work I did for you a while ago and decided to delete it since I think you got past that, and then your email arrived. Well I can tell you I've spent very little on getting copies of documents for my family and I've gone back to around 1750. Occasionally I invest in Ancestry.com's one month membership to update my trees but the documents I need have come from churches and familysearch.org. Those documents, like the baptism (from Poland/Russia LDS films) do have the names of witnesses. I suspect witnesses were family members so that gives me a clue as to who else belonged to my family, to the ones I already know. Also an address might be listed on the documents so I'd check the census records to see who else lived in that home (then, or prior to or just after my family was there as those folks may be relatives too). Then I present my information to the family line it belongs to and let them update/add to it the info they know.. The census records, naturalization records, and Ellis Island records have a LOT of information on them. Keep going back to them to see what new you can find. Good luck in your search. Christie J. Fox -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 9/10/14, dkkm59 via <polish-pa@rootsweb.com> wrote: Subject: [POLISH-PA] Where to go from here?? To: "POLISH-PA-L" <POLISH-PA-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 8:58 AM Hi Everyone, I am stuck on my Polish Ancestors - at a complete loss as to where to try next. Looking for: Stanley ANUSZKIEWICZ - later changed to UNCORT born about 1886 in Poland - at the time of his death he was 48 years old. died 2 June 1934 Philadelphia, PA married Alice SIGMOND - possible born Aleksandra SIGMOND born 25 December 1884 in Poland died - 11 April 1933 Philadelphia, PA children 1) Stella - born in Poland. died 19 September 1984 in Baltimore, MD. (I have possible birth & death info on her, but I am unable to confirm the info) 2) Stanley - born 10 August 1910 - died 7 June 1997 both in Phila., PA 3) Anna - born about 1912 in Philadelphia 4) Helen - born 4 November 1914 - died 30 August 2001 both in Philadelphia, PA (Helen is my Grandmother) There are possibly 2 other children of Stanley & Alice, both daughters born in Poland, but have not been able to confirm this. On Alice's death certificate, a Mrs. Mary KOZLOWSKI, who I believe to be one of the possible missing daughters mentioned above. Family story, daughter Maria (or Maryanna) married a man named KOWALSKI. I did find a Philadelphia, PA marriage record for a Maria UNCORT & Josef KOSLOWSKI, but I have not been able to find info on her parents. I found Stanley & Alice in the 1920 & 1930 Census' for Philadelphia (as well as Alice's brother Joseph & his children) The census stated that they entered the US in either 1906 or 1908, both appear never to be Naturalized. I am finding no record of the name change, have no idea where to search for this. Family story states that the Catholic Church changed the name when the children became school age, because the nuns could not pronounce the ANUSZKIEWICZ name. Cannot find names of Stanley or Alice's parents - have death certificate for both, neither states the names of their parents or place of origin other than Poland. I do have a possible lead on: Stella UNCORT According to family story Stella was married to a Norwegian man named Leonard (does not state if Leonard was a given or surname) In the 1930 Census for Phila., PA, Stella married to a man by the name of Wilbur FROST. They are living in the same household as Stella's parents, she is shown as Wilbur's wife, but not as Stanley's daughter. Recently I had found an email someone had sent me a few years ago: Stella SKJELDAL born 25 October 1905 died 19 September 1984 Baltimore City, MD (same death date as my Aunt Stella) further research yielded: Leonard SKJELDAL born 14 March 1905 died September 1959 Maryland buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundle, MD Stella mentioned above is buried with him. This man was apparently a Merchant Seaman - found him working on quite a few ships. He was Norwegian! I have found naturalization Index Cards for both Leonard & Stella, but not the actual records I believe this to be Aunt Stella - need to verify. Any ideas on how to proceed from here? I know I should send to the State of Maryland to try to get Stella & Leonard's death certificates, but the $24 price is a little pricey. Thanks Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    09/10/2014 11:06:42
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Where to go from here??
    2. Christine Shukaitis via
    3. On July 6, 1907, Aleksandra Anuszewicz with three children, one was a Marianna left the port of Hamburg on the City of Leeds ship stopping at Liverpool, England on her way to philadelphia. She would have changed ships in Liverpool to continue her journey. She came from Janszewo Poland. Another child was Stanislaw but that could have been Stanislawa which in the US would have been Stella. Sent from my iPad > On Sep 10, 2014, at 8:58 AM, dkkm59 via <polish-pa@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Hi Everyone, > > I am stuck on my Polish Ancestors - at a complete loss as to where to try next. > Looking for: > > Stanley ANUSZKIEWICZ - later changed to UNCORT > born about 1886 in Poland - at the time of his death he was 48 years old. > died 2 June 1934 Philadelphia, PA > married > Alice SIGMOND - possible born Aleksandra SIGMOND > born 25 December 1884 in Poland > died - 11 April 1933 Philadelphia, PA > children > 1) Stella - born in Poland. died 19 September 1984 in Baltimore, MD. (I have possible birth & death info on her, but I am unable to confirm the info) > 2) Stanley - born 10 August 1910 - died 7 June 1997 both in Phila., PA > 3) Anna - born about 1912 in Philadelphia > 4) Helen - born 4 November 1914 - died 30 August 2001 both in Philadelphia, PA (Helen is my Grandmother) > There are possibly 2 other children of Stanley & Alice, both daughters born in Poland, but have not been able to confirm this. > On Alice's death certificate, a Mrs. Mary KOZLOWSKI, who I believe to be one of the possible missing daughters mentioned above. Family story, daughter Maria (or Maryanna) married a man named KOWALSKI. I did find a Philadelphia, PA marriage record for a Maria UNCORT & Josef KOSLOWSKI, but I have not been able to find info on her parents. > > I found Stanley & Alice in the 1920 & 1930 Census' for Philadelphia (as well as Alice's brother Joseph & his children) > The census stated that they entered the US in either 1906 or 1908, both appear never to be Naturalized. > > I am finding no record of the name change, have no idea where to search for this. Family story states that the Catholic Church changed the name when the children became school age, because the nuns could not pronounce the ANUSZKIEWICZ name. > Cannot find names of Stanley or Alice's parents - have death certificate for both, neither states the names of their parents or place of origin other than Poland. > > I do have a possible lead on: > Stella UNCORT > According to family story Stella was married to a Norwegian man named Leonard (does not state if Leonard was a given or surname) > In the 1930 Census for Phila., PA, Stella married to a man by the name of Wilbur FROST. They are living in the same household as Stella's parents, she is shown as Wilbur's wife, but not as Stanley's daughter. > > Recently I had found an email someone had sent me a few years ago: > Stella SKJELDAL > born 25 October 1905 > died 19 September 1984 Baltimore City, MD (same death date as my Aunt Stella) > > further research yielded: > Leonard SKJELDAL > born 14 March 1905 > died September 1959 Maryland > buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundle, MD > > Stella mentioned above is buried with him. > This man was apparently a Merchant Seaman - found him working on quite a few ships. He was Norwegian! > I have found naturalization Index Cards for both Leonard & Stella, but not the actual records > I believe this to be Aunt Stella - need to verify. > > Any ideas on how to proceed from here? > I know I should send to the State of Maryland to try to get Stella & Leonard's death certificates, but the $24 price is a little pricey. > Thanks > Dee > > -- > Dee Kaelin Maialetti > Philadelphia, Pa. > ************** > Listowner: KAELIN-L > **************** > Kaelin Ancestry Page > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html > **************** > Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry > http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ > **************** > Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives > http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    09/10/2014 07:21:13
    1. [POLISH-PA] Where to go from here??
    2. dkkm59 via
    3. Hi Everyone, I am stuck on my Polish Ancestors - at a complete loss as to where to try next. Looking for: Stanley ANUSZKIEWICZ - later changed to UNCORT born about 1886 in Poland - at the time of his death he was 48 years old. died 2 June 1934 Philadelphia, PA married Alice SIGMOND - possible born Aleksandra SIGMOND born 25 December 1884 in Poland died - 11 April 1933 Philadelphia, PA children 1) Stella - born in Poland. died 19 September 1984 in Baltimore, MD. (I have possible birth & death info on her, but I am unable to confirm the info) 2) Stanley - born 10 August 1910 - died 7 June 1997 both in Phila., PA 3) Anna - born about 1912 in Philadelphia 4) Helen - born 4 November 1914 - died 30 August 2001 both in Philadelphia, PA (Helen is my Grandmother) There are possibly 2 other children of Stanley & Alice, both daughters born in Poland, but have not been able to confirm this. On Alice's death certificate, a Mrs. Mary KOZLOWSKI, who I believe to be one of the possible missing daughters mentioned above. Family story, daughter Maria (or Maryanna) married a man named KOWALSKI. I did find a Philadelphia, PA marriage record for a Maria UNCORT & Josef KOSLOWSKI, but I have not been able to find info on her parents. I found Stanley & Alice in the 1920 & 1930 Census' for Philadelphia (as well as Alice's brother Joseph & his children) The census stated that they entered the US in either 1906 or 1908, both appear never to be Naturalized. I am finding no record of the name change, have no idea where to search for this. Family story states that the Catholic Church changed the name when the children became school age, because the nuns could not pronounce the ANUSZKIEWICZ name. Cannot find names of Stanley or Alice's parents - have death certificate for both, neither states the names of their parents or place of origin other than Poland. I do have a possible lead on: Stella UNCORT According to family story Stella was married to a Norwegian man named Leonard (does not state if Leonard was a given or surname) In the 1930 Census for Phila., PA, Stella married to a man by the name of Wilbur FROST. They are living in the same household as Stella's parents, she is shown as Wilbur's wife, but not as Stanley's daughter. Recently I had found an email someone had sent me a few years ago: Stella SKJELDAL born 25 October 1905 died 19 September 1984 Baltimore City, MD (same death date as my Aunt Stella) further research yielded: Leonard SKJELDAL born 14 March 1905 died September 1959 Maryland buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundle, MD Stella mentioned above is buried with him. This man was apparently a Merchant Seaman - found him working on quite a few ships. He was Norwegian! I have found naturalization Index Cards for both Leonard & Stella, but not the actual records I believe this to be Aunt Stella - need to verify. Any ideas on how to proceed from here? I know I should send to the State of Maryland to try to get Stella & Leonard's death certificates, but the $24 price is a little pricey. Thanks Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/

    09/10/2014 06:58:49
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee
    2. Hi Christine, In my case SIGMOND is my Greatgrandmother's maiden name - ANUSZKIEWICZ is her married name - which was changed to UNCORT. I am not sure if they were originally Jewish. So far everything I have says they were/are Catholic - we are all Catholic - but I do know that doesn't really mean anything. I believe you are correct about the Diocese having the records for the churches but I have so little to go on that I am not sure if it is worth it to write to them. I have found some promising prospects in the Passengers lists for both Philadelphia & Baltimore, but so far nothing has seems to match up - but still working on it. No I do not have the father/husband or brother's death certificates yet. I did not think to check on any of the Godparent's names on the Baptismal Certificates. I should do that. The Cemeteries where my Greatgrandparents (Stanley & Alice ANUSZKIEWICZ (UNCORT) are buried really aren't that far away from each other - both are owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. My Greatgrandmother died in 1933, her husband died in 1934, and her brother died in 1939. She is buried by herself in a Diocesan owned grave in one of these cemeteries, her husband and brother are buried together in a privately owned grave in another one. The cemetery that my Greatgrandfather is buried in also has the remains of most of my Polish-Hawaiian side of the family. Just seems strange to me that my Greatgrandmother is not there also. On a side note - I have found the above to be true of my Swiss-German side (the Catholic ones) as well. Almost the entire family is buried within 2 cemeteries. The non-Catholic ones are all buried in another one. I guess they did that back then. Thabnks again for your help. Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christie Fox" <christiefox@prodigy.net> To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 11:10:52 AM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee Hi. I'm half asleep as I respond to you so sorry if not sounding clear. Here are some comments: I may be off here but I'd think Sigmond may be the same as Zygmunt which I've seen translated as Frank for Polish people. Sigmond could also be a First name, were these folks originally jewish and were maybe son of Sigmond and had to take a last name so chose Anuszkiewicz or the other way around? Or maybe since in some occasions a woman might have always carried her surname even when married? I have a great grandfather who came thru Baltimore port whose first name was Franciszek but on the manifest it says Franz and it was because they lived on the border (line) of once when Poland was partitioned and it was the law for everyone to follow their leader's religion and language. So they were Polish but only spoke German and when forced to go Lutheran they made their way to America to profess their faith as Catholic. So just because a name may sound German doesn't mean they were German in ancestry. As far as the port they came thru, after you finish your family tree you'll look back and see how simple things were, that people chose the closest port to where they were going to end up. If your family went to Philadelphia (if that's where you first found them living) then they probably went thru the Philadelphia port. So you might be right about Baltimore and ancestry.com does have ship records for Baltimore. So do you have teh father and brother's death records? I'm thinking if like on Alice's death certificate it does not list parents then research her kin to see if the parents are listed under their death certificates. Remember these folks (their males at least) were running from the draft in the other country so didn't want to be found. If you're saying the "catholic" church were your grandparents belonged has been closed well the records have been sent to the Diocese. So talk with them before you send money as you need to find the correct person who will do the research there. Find that person via phone. Ok so you have baptismal certificates, well there should be witness/sponsor names on there that would be leads, more people to research. Yes, I understand the thing about a pauper's grave (I have a relative that did this, and one buried on top of another too that it's verified by family but not on the records, but if they weren' buried together it could be because of the timeframe, could be because maybe the other two were buried inexpensively on their farm but the farm was no longer owned (maybe) by family so the greatgrandmother lived where she could with family till her demise (which of the 3 lasted the longest?) could she have been in an institution? -------------------------------------------- On Fri, 3/14/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:56 AM Hi Christie, Thanks for the response. I will look for them in the 1910 Census. >> If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). >> The ANUSZKIEWICZ name has a few different variations. I use this version because that is what is written on my Mother's Baptismal certificate - in the space for Mother's name. However, I always keep an eye out for other variations. SIGMOND - which is my Greatgrandmother's maiden name is the name I was referring to as possibly being German. I am not sure which port they came through. I have thought Ellis Island, maybe Philadelphia or maybe even Baltimore - especially since one of my Great Aunts lived and ran a business in Baltimore. So That is also a thought. The name change is baffeling since Family Story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed while they were in school - I am guessing that woul be roughly during the 1920s - 1930s. However, my Mother's Baptismal Certificate (1937) state that her Mother is Helen ANUSZKIEWICZ. Not sure why her name would be changed as a child but then she used the ANUSZKIEWICZ name later in life. Both her father & brother are buried under the name UNCORT >> Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names?<< No. Unfortunately, her Death Certificate was not much help in this area. >> So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time.>> The Church were my Greatgrandparents belonged has been closed. I do have the Baptismal Certificates for my Mother and her brothers & sisters. I also have burial information for Alice & Stanley. They are buried in separate cemeteries (both Catholic ones), but Alice is buried in a pauper's grave (the grave belongs to the Catholic Church/Cemetery), while her husband, son & brother are all buried together in a grave that belonged to my Grandmother. I don't know why my Grandmother would bury her father, brother & uncle together in a grave she owned, but let her mother be buried in a Church owned grave??? Guess I will find out someday. Thanks again Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christie Fox" <christiefox@prodigy.net> To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:07:35 PM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee So they should be in the 1910 census, look for them and two kids, probably in PA. Did they stay with relatives, did they live next to relatives? If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). Yes AL means alien registration which means they "filed first papers" toward NA. Yes NA means they are naturalized, and if the husband is naturalized then the wife would have been naturalized automatically, so look for their naturalization records, that will tell you where he left from. NA papers would be filed in the courts where they lived (same state, county), and again in somewhere like Virginia. Ok, so they came to America with two kids in tow, should be on Ellis Island, or maybe they came thru a Pennsylvania port look to see who they left back in their old country (sometimes EI has a second page, it should be there). Also look to see who they came to see. If you can't find them then check on Steve Morse's website (stevemorse.org?). Where I live you can change your name from whatever to any other name when you get married, however when they came off the boat who cared what they called themself, and they were foreigners so didn't know probably it had to be done in court, so may not be there, probably didn't have the money to change it either. Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names? I wish I could remember the link on familysearch but I got several free death certificates off there. Otherwise I ask our county archives in the city where my family lived and they've been kind enough to provide documents I needed for free. So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time. Did you collect all the obits you could find online? Then you can put some questions on ancestry.com's blog to see if anyone knew this family, and reply to those who might have known them. christie christiefox@prodigy.net -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 3/12/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post To: "POLISH-PA-L" <POLISH-PA-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:25 AM Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/14/2014 01:40:36
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post
    2. Thanks Marilyn. Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marilyn Glabicki" <Marilyn.Glabicki@ssa.sccgov.org> To: "polish-pa@rootsweb.com" <polish-pa@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:02:53 PM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post I had some luck in Allegheny County at the courthouse where I got a lot of records for my family in Pittsburgh, PA. They had to get licenses to marry, even if they married in the church, so I found those records. Also death records. And I read years and years of city directories. They used to list everybody, with or without phones. And most had no telephones. Directories would list the people in the house, occupations, etc. Of course you can't look just for the name as you think it was spelled. You have to be imaginative and almost go through line by line of your chosen alphabet letter! Marilyn Glabicki -----Original Message----- From: polish-pa-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:polish-pa-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Jane Grezlik Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:47 PM To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Dee, In those days it was easy for the name to be changed without any formal court hearing. Many people coming through the ports had their name changed because they did not speak English and the people recording their arrival didn't speak Polish. They wrote what they "heard" same with the census takers. So those listings became the "legal" name. Not sure if www.familysearch.org has death records for PA. PA can be tricky about records. And I have yet to run into any of the holders that don't request a fee. I paid the Catholic Church $10 for a copy for a marriage record. I provided the vol. and page. Some of the cost will come down if you can go to the local library or courthouse and do the copying yourself. Do you belong to Ancestry.com? It has been well worth the cost to me. In my search for my Polish ancestors, I found a very valuable clue on the wedding photo of my grandparents. It was taken in Wilmerding, PA. Put me on the trail in an unexpected location. Do you happen to have any formal photos? good luck and happy hunting, Jane in Ohio -----Original Message----- From: dkkm59@comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:25 AM To: POLISH-PA-L Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message NOTICE: This email message and/or its attachments may contain information that is confidential or restricted. 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    03/14/2014 07:01:54
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post
    2. Hi Jane, I have one photo. It is a wedding photo of one of my Great Aunts - not sure which one of my Grandmother's sister it is. The photo was taken here in Philadelphia. Yes, I do belong to Ancestry.com. I have found many an unexpected lead through them. Thanks Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jane Grezlik" <jcgrezlik@bright.net> To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:46:38 PM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Dee, In those days it was easy for the name to be changed without any formal court hearing. Many people coming through the ports had their name changed because they did not speak English and the people recording their arrival didn't speak Polish. They wrote what they "heard" same with the census takers. So those listings became the "legal" name. Not sure if www.familysearch.org has death records for PA. PA can be tricky about records. And I have yet to run into any of the holders that don't request a fee. I paid the Catholic Church $10 for a copy for a marriage record. I provided the vol. and page. Some of the cost will come down if you can go to the local library or courthouse and do the copying yourself. Do you belong to Ancestry.com? It has been well worth the cost to me. In my search for my Polish ancestors, I found a very valuable clue on the wedding photo of my grandparents. It was taken in Wilmerding, PA. Put me on the trail in an unexpected location. Do you happen to have any formal photos? good luck and happy hunting, Jane in Ohio -----Original Message----- From: dkkm59@comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:25 AM To: POLISH-PA-L Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/14/2014 07:00:56
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee
    2. Hi Christie, Thanks for the response. I will look for them in the 1910 Census. >> If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). >> The ANUSZKIEWICZ name has a few different variations. I use this version because that is what is written on my Mother's Baptismal certificate - in the space for Mother's name. However, I always keep an eye out for other variations. SIGMOND - which is my Greatgrandmother's maiden name is the name I was referring to as possibly being German. I am not sure which port they came through. I have thought Ellis Island, maybe Philadelphia or maybe even Baltimore - especially since one of my Great Aunts lived and ran a business in Baltimore. So That is also a thought. The name change is baffeling since Family Story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed while they were in school - I am guessing that woul be roughly during the 1920s - 1930s. However, my Mother's Baptismal Certificate (1937) state that her Mother is Helen ANUSZKIEWICZ. Not sure why her name would be changed as a child but then she used the ANUSZKIEWICZ name later in life. Both her father & brother are buried under the name UNCORT >> Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names?<< No. Unfortunately, her Death Certificate was not much help in this area. >> So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time.>> The Church were my Greatgrandparents belonged has been closed. I do have the Baptismal Certificates for my Mother and her brothers & sisters. I also have burial information for Alice & Stanley. They are buried in separate cemeteries (both Catholic ones), but Alice is buried in a pauper's grave (the grave belongs to the Catholic Church/Cemetery), while her husband, son & brother are all buried together in a grave that belonged to my Grandmother. I don't know why my Grandmother would bury her father, brother & uncle together in a grave she owned, but let her mother be buried in a Church owned grave??? Guess I will find out someday. Thanks again Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christie Fox" <christiefox@prodigy.net> To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:07:35 PM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee So they should be in the 1910 census, look for them and two kids, probably in PA. Did they stay with relatives, did they live next to relatives? If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). Yes AL means alien registration which means they "filed first papers" toward NA. Yes NA means they are naturalized, and if the husband is naturalized then the wife would have been naturalized automatically, so look for their naturalization records, that will tell you where he left from. NA papers would be filed in the courts where they lived (same state, county), and again in somewhere like Virginia. Ok, so they came to America with two kids in tow, should be on Ellis Island, or maybe they came thru a Pennsylvania port look to see who they left back in their old country (sometimes EI has a second page, it should be there). Also look to see who they came to see. If you can't find them then check on Steve Morse's website (stevemorse.org?). Where I live you can change your name from whatever to any other name when you get married, however when they came off the boat who cared what they called themself, and they were foreigners so didn't know probably it had to be done in court, so may not be there, probably didn't have the money to change it either. Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names? I wish I could remember the link on familysearch but I got several free death certificates off there. Otherwise I ask our county archives in the city where my family lived and they've been kind enough to provide documents I needed for free. So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time. Did you collect all the obits you could find online? Then you can put some questions on ancestry.com's blog to see if anyone knew this family, and reply to those who might have known them. christie christiefox@prodigy.net -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 3/12/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post To: "POLISH-PA-L" <POLISH-PA-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:25 AM Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/14/2014 06:56:45
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee
    2. Christie Fox
    3. Hi. I'm half asleep as I respond to you so sorry if not sounding clear. Here are some comments: I may be off here but I'd think Sigmond may be the same as Zygmunt which I've seen translated as Frank for Polish people. Sigmond could also be a First name, were these folks originally jewish and were maybe son of Sigmond and had to take a last name so chose Anuszkiewicz or the other way around? Or maybe since in some occasions a woman might have always carried her surname even when married? I have a great grandfather who came thru Baltimore port whose first name was Franciszek but on the manifest it says Franz and it was because they lived on the border (line) of once when Poland was partitioned and it was the law for everyone to follow their leader's religion and language. So they were Polish but only spoke German and when forced to go Lutheran they made their way to America to profess their faith as Catholic. So just because a name may sound German doesn't mean they were German in ancestry. As far as the port they came thru, after you finish your family tree you'll look back and see how simple things were, that people chose the closest port to where they were going to end up. If your family went to Philadelphia (if that's where you first found them living) then they probably went thru the Philadelphia port. So you might be right about Baltimore and ancestry.com does have ship records for Baltimore. So do you have teh father and brother's death records? I'm thinking if like on Alice's death certificate it does not list parents then research her kin to see if the parents are listed under their death certificates. Remember these folks (their males at least) were running from the draft in the other country so didn't want to be found. If you're saying the "catholic" church were your grandparents belonged has been closed well the records have been sent to the Diocese. So talk with them before you send money as you need to find the correct person who will do the research there. Find that person via phone. Ok so you have baptismal certificates, well there should be witness/sponsor names on there that would be leads, more people to research. Yes, I understand the thing about a pauper's grave (I have a relative that did this, and one buried on top of another too that it's verified by family but not on the records, but if they weren' buried together it could be because of the timeframe, could be because maybe the other two were buried inexpensively on their farm but the farm was no longer owned (maybe) by family so the greatgrandmother lived where she could with family till her demise (which of the 3 lasted the longest?) could she have been in an institution? -------------------------------------------- On Fri, 3/14/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:56 AM Hi Christie, Thanks for the response. I will look for them in the 1910 Census. >> If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). >> The ANUSZKIEWICZ name has a few different variations. I use this version because that is what is written on my Mother's Baptismal certificate - in the space for Mother's name. However, I always keep an eye out for other variations. SIGMOND - which is my Greatgrandmother's maiden name is the name I was referring to as possibly being German. I am not sure which port they came through. I have thought Ellis Island, maybe Philadelphia or maybe even Baltimore - especially since one of my Great Aunts lived and ran a business in Baltimore. So That is also a thought. The name change is baffeling since Family Story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed while they were in school - I am guessing that woul be roughly during the 1920s - 1930s. However, my Mother's Baptismal Certificate (1937) state that her Mother is Helen ANUSZKIEWICZ. Not sure why her name would be changed as a child but then she used the ANUSZKIEWICZ name later in life. Both her father & brother are buried under the name UNCORT >> Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names?<< No. Unfortunately, her Death Certificate was not much help in this area. >> So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time.>> The Church were my Greatgrandparents belonged has been closed. I do have the Baptismal Certificates for my Mother and her brothers & sisters. I also have burial information for Alice & Stanley. They are buried in separate cemeteries (both Catholic ones), but Alice is buried in a pauper's grave (the grave belongs to the Catholic Church/Cemetery), while her husband, son & brother are all buried together in a grave that belonged to my Grandmother. I don't know why my Grandmother would bury her father, brother & uncle together in a grave she owned, but let her mother be buried in a Church owned grave??? Guess I will find out someday. Thanks again Dee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christie Fox" <christiefox@prodigy.net> To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:07:35 PM Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee So they should be in the 1910 census, look for them and two kids, probably in PA. Did they stay with relatives, did they live next to relatives? If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). Yes AL means alien registration which means they "filed first papers" toward NA. Yes NA means they are naturalized, and if the husband is naturalized then the wife would have been naturalized automatically, so look for their naturalization records, that will tell you where he left from. NA papers would be filed in the courts where they lived (same state, county), and again in somewhere like Virginia. Ok, so they came to America with two kids in tow, should be on Ellis Island, or maybe they came thru a Pennsylvania port look to see who they left back in their old country (sometimes EI has a second page, it should be there). Also look to see who they came to see. If you can't find them then check on Steve Morse's website (stevemorse.org?). Where I live you can change your name from whatever to any other name when you get married, however when they came off the boat who cared what they called themself, and they were foreigners so didn't know probably it had to be done in court, so may not be there, probably didn't have the money to change it either. Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names? I wish I could remember the link on familysearch but I got several free death certificates off there. Otherwise I ask our county archives in the city where my family lived and they've been kind enough to provide documents I needed for free. So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time. Did you collect all the obits you could find online? Then you can put some questions on ancestry.com's blog to see if anyone knew this family, and reply to those who might have known them. christie christiefox@prodigy.net -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 3/12/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post To: "POLISH-PA-L" <POLISH-PA-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:25 AM Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/14/2014 02:10:52
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post
    2. Jane Grezlik
    3. Dee, In those days it was easy for the name to be changed without any formal court hearing. Many people coming through the ports had their name changed because they did not speak English and the people recording their arrival didn't speak Polish. They wrote what they "heard" same with the census takers. So those listings became the "legal" name. Not sure if www.familysearch.org has death records for PA. PA can be tricky about records. And I have yet to run into any of the holders that don't request a fee. I paid the Catholic Church $10 for a copy for a marriage record. I provided the vol. and page. Some of the cost will come down if you can go to the local library or courthouse and do the copying yourself. Do you belong to Ancestry.com? It has been well worth the cost to me. In my search for my Polish ancestors, I found a very valuable clue on the wedding photo of my grandparents. It was taken in Wilmerding, PA. Put me on the trail in an unexpected location. Do you happen to have any formal photos? good luck and happy hunting, Jane in Ohio -----Original Message----- From: dkkm59@comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:25 AM To: POLISH-PA-L Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/13/2014 11:46:38
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post
    2. Marilyn Glabicki
    3. I had some luck in Allegheny County at the courthouse where I got a lot of records for my family in Pittsburgh, PA. They had to get licenses to marry, even if they married in the church, so I found those records. Also death records. And I read years and years of city directories. They used to list everybody, with or without phones. And most had no telephones. Directories would list the people in the house, occupations, etc. Of course you can't look just for the name as you think it was spelled. You have to be imaginative and almost go through line by line of your chosen alphabet letter! Marilyn Glabicki -----Original Message----- From: polish-pa-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:polish-pa-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Jane Grezlik Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:47 PM To: polish-pa@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Dee, In those days it was easy for the name to be changed without any formal court hearing. Many people coming through the ports had their name changed because they did not speak English and the people recording their arrival didn't speak Polish. They wrote what they "heard" same with the census takers. So those listings became the "legal" name. Not sure if www.familysearch.org has death records for PA. PA can be tricky about records. And I have yet to run into any of the holders that don't request a fee. I paid the Catholic Church $10 for a copy for a marriage record. I provided the vol. and page. Some of the cost will come down if you can go to the local library or courthouse and do the copying yourself. Do you belong to Ancestry.com? It has been well worth the cost to me. In my search for my Polish ancestors, I found a very valuable clue on the wedding photo of my grandparents. It was taken in Wilmerding, PA. Put me on the trail in an unexpected location. Do you happen to have any formal photos? good luck and happy hunting, Jane in Ohio -----Original Message----- From: dkkm59@comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:25 AM To: POLISH-PA-L Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message NOTICE: This email message and/or its attachments may contain information that is confidential or restricted. It is intended only for the individuals named as recipients in the message. 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    03/13/2014 09:02:53
    1. [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post
    2. Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/

    03/12/2014 06:25:18
    1. Re: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post - Attn: Dee
    2. Christie Fox
    3. So they should be in the 1910 census, look for them and two kids, probably in PA. Did they stay with relatives, did they live next to relatives? If you haven't been able to find them there then it's probably because their name has been misspelled. It's the census records that tell which country they were from (you asked if his name was German). Yes AL means alien registration which means they "filed first papers" toward NA. Yes NA means they are naturalized, and if the husband is naturalized then the wife would have been naturalized automatically, so look for their naturalization records, that will tell you where he left from. NA papers would be filed in the courts where they lived (same state, county), and again in somewhere like Virginia. Ok, so they came to America with two kids in tow, should be on Ellis Island, or maybe they came thru a Pennsylvania port look to see who they left back in their old country (sometimes EI has a second page, it should be there). Also look to see who they came to see. If you can't find them then check on Steve Morse's website (stevemorse.org?). Where I live you can change your name from whatever to any other name when you get married, however when they came off the boat who cared what they called themself, and they were foreigners so didn't know probably it had to be done in court, so may not be there, probably didn't have the money to change it either. Ok, so you have Alice's death certificate, does it list her parents names? I wish I could remember the link on familysearch but I got several free death certificates off there. Otherwise I ask our county archives in the city where my family lived and they've been kind enough to provide documents I needed for free. So also ask the church where they belonged for the documents of baptisms/births of their children that were born here and also for where family would be buried (which cemetery). You'll get a lot of info there. Send a nice donation of thanks and also so they'll help you next time. Did you collect all the obits you could find online? Then you can put some questions on ancestry.com's blog to see if anyone knew this family, and reply to those who might have known them. christie christiefox@prodigy.net -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 3/12/14, dkkm59@comcast.net <dkkm59@comcast.net> wrote: Subject: [POLISH-PA] Hit a Brick Wall - Long Post To: "POLISH-PA-L" <POLISH-PA-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:25 AM Hello Everyone, I seem to have hit a brick wall. I am trying to trace my Polish Greatgrandparents - Stanislav ANUSZKIEWICZ (aka: Stanley UNCORT) and Alexandra "Alice" SIGMOND. Stanley was born between 1876 - 1880 in Poland and died 2 June 1934 in Philadelphia, PA Alice was born 25 December 1884 in Poland and died 11 April 1933 in Philadelphia, PA They were married about 1893, most likely in Poland. they had the following children: Marie born about 1897 in Poland - married Josef KOSLOWSKI - they were married in Philadelphia Ida born before 1906 in Poland Stella born before 1906 in Poland died 19 September 1984 i Baltimore, MD - possibly married someone with the name Leonard (not sure if it is a given or a surname.) Stanley born 10 August 1910 Philadelphia, PA died 7 June 1994 in Philadelphia, PA Anna born about 1912 in Philadelphia, PA - married Francis BROWN Helen born 4 November 1914 in Philadelphia, PA died 30 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA - married David KAHANA (Helen & David are my Grandparents) I have found them in a 1920 & 1930 census for Philadelphia. In the 1920 census they state they came to the US in 1908 and are listed as 'AL' - ? does that mean they were Aliens??. In the 1930 census the state they came here in 1906 and are listed as 'NA' - does that mean they were Naturalized? Family story states that the ANUSZKIEWICZ name was changed to UNCORT by the Catholic Church because the nuns could not pronounce it. I am not sure if the Church would have that kind of authority. I have no idea how to go about finding information about name changes. Any suggestion? I have Alice's death certificate, but it only says she was born in Poland. However, the name SIGMOND is actually of German origin, so I am wondering if somewhere in her ancestry they could have come from Germany - or - could they possibly have lived in a border town? I am getting ready to send for Stanley's death certificate, as well as the death certificate for a person whom I believe to be Alice's brother - he is buried with Stanley. Any suggestions on how to proceed from here? Thanks in advance Dee -- Dee Kaelin Maialetti Philadelphia, Pa. ************** Listowner: KAELIN-L **************** Kaelin Ancestry Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kaelin/index.html **************** Genealogy Blog: Kaelin Ancestry http://kaelinancestry.blogspot.com/ **************** Cemetery Photography Blog: Perspectives http://perspectively.blogspot.com/ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POLISH-PA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/12/2014 04:07:35
    1. [POLISH-PA] MAJEWSKI IN GLEN LYON
    2. Sharon Galitz
    3. My great-grandparents Walenty Majewski and Maryanna Bauza Majewski lived in Glen Lyon, Luzerne Co. from the 1880s to 1917-1923. They had a son Michael Henry born 1875 in Poland who married an Anna Ozicavicz or Oldjewskage (excuse my spelling) about 1900-1901 in or near Glen Lyon. Michael and Anna had five children between 1901 and 1912: Amelia, Joseph, Florence, Margaret and Henry. Michael's family lived on Market Street in Glen Lyon close to St. Adalbert's church (the church has changed names since then). I am looking for any info on the five children or their descendants. Any clues would be appreciated. -- Sharon "Our children are a message to a time and place we will never see." 50% Polish and 100% Proud Researching Znin (near Bydgoszcz): BAUZA, KILINSKI, KOSMIDER, MAJEWSKI, SIADAK, SOBOLEWSKI, TUZIAK, WALENTOWSKI, WESOLEK, WOYTAL Researching Niedomice (near Tarnow): BRUD, GOLEBIOWSKI, MARCINEK, CIECKO, CZECZOT, DLUGOSZ, WALICHOWSKI,

    08/30/2013 04:22:56
    1. [POLISH-PA] TODAY'S TOPIC - SZCZOTKA
    2. ADAM SZCOTKA ............from: Milowka, Polska, my Grandfather. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lori ;- ) in Arizona formally from Washington, Pa.

    06/24/2013 09:23:45
    1. [POLISH-PA] jacquie szalankiewicz
    2. jacquie szalankiewicz
    3. http://htiproperty.com/patnux/jwqvjow/yorihqshyaqil/noehyzv.phpjacquie szalankiewicz

    06/15/2013 09:08:11