Back in the days, looking for your roots was so much easier. Twice a year you could just summon your deceased ancestor and ask him about all the nurturing matters. But speaking seriously: Dziady (in English: Forefathers’ Eve) is a Slavic holiday, dedicated to the spirits. It allowed you (presumably) to contact the other side.
Friend of Abraham Lincoln, first Polish-American professional baseball player, director of Bureau of Investigation and head of Passport Division – read about immigration experiences of Bielaski family.