Polish Genealogy Blog

What is Genealogy ?
Kinga Urbańska

What is genealogy?

Genealogy Genealogy (from the Greek γενεά, genos – “family” and λόγος, logos – “word”, “knowledge”) is “one of the supporting sciences of history, concerned with

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Our Genealogical Projects
Adrian Jarosz

Ancestors written in genes

Why are cousin and great-grandfather the same kinship? The popularity of commercial genetic research is also growing in Poland, particularly among people involved in genealogy.

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Łukasz Kabziński

Polish ancestry search

What is it? How to start with your Polish ancestry search? What all that information leading us to? How to explore your Polish heritage with

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Michał Gierszon

Eastern Roztocze!

The Polish-Ukrainian borderland has many secrets! Visiting the surroundings of Cieszanów, Lubaczów and Horyniec-Zdrój (Podkarpackie province) you can come across souvenirs of former inhabitants –

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Polish Holidays
Kinga Urbańska

1st May – Labor Day history

1886 – Chicago workers strike was brutally suppressed by police. To commemorate this event, we celebrate Labor Day Labor Day is celebrated in many countries

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Bartosz Mikołajczyk

Can the records lie?

Many beginning genealogists are prone to almost limitless confidence in the metrics found. What’s more – sometimes  ven more experienced researchers are too often tempted

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"Tropicielki Rodzinnych Historii" - zdjęcie z planu.
Karolina Szlęzak

Ancestry hunters

For some time you have often heard from us “We’re on the set” or “Today we have shots” or “At the moment, we’re going to

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Kinga Urbańska

Roots Tech 2018

As a part of the association’s activity, we try to participate in as many conferences and events related to genealogy as possible. Wanting to constantly expand our horizons,

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dr Przemysław Jędrzejewski

Families in literature

Family is a popular subject among the novelists. There are so many books telling us stories about multigenerational families – we chose for you those,

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Przemysław Lisowski

Saving from oblivion

More and more people want to know their roots or think about saving from oblivion. Unfortunately, this is a difficult and time-consuming job requiring knowledge

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Karolina Szlęzak

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is one of national holidays celebrated in the United States and Canada. Firstly it was celebrated in order to give thanks for the

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Karolina Szlęzak

The National Independence Day

11th November – what we celebrate? Today we celebrate The National Independence Day in Poland. On this special day we commemorate the anniversary of restoration

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Karolina Szlęzak

Polish American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month is held each year in October. During this time Polish American communities celebrate Polish American culture and their important role in

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Michał Gierszon

Genealogical Sources

Looking for your ancestors is based on working with documents. During your genealogical research you will have to read a lot of them. Following materials

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Seniors discuses genealogical workshops
Our Genealogical Projects
Karolina Szlęzak

Genealogical workshops

Last Wednesday we organized a tour to Archives of Metropolitan Curia in Krakow. It was as a part of our genealogical workshops for seniors. We

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Tulips as the symbol of - Women's Day in Poland
Kinga Urbańska

Women’s Day in Poland

Women’s Day in Poland [Pl: Dzień Kobiet] is celebrated each year on 8th of March. It was established in 1910. Until 1993 it was a public Holiday in Poland.

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Kinga Urbańska

Fat Thursday

Fat Thursday is traditionally observed in the last week of carnival  before Lent. The tradition of eating doughnuts on that day in Poland goes back

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Karolina Szlęzak

Wroclaw Dwarves

It is said that there are more than 300 gnomes living in Wroclaw Underground Dwarves’ City. How has it all begun and why these little

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Polish white-red flag symbolizing independence
Karolina Szlęzak

National Independence Day

Each year on 11th of November we celebrate National Independence Day, Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości. It  is a non-working, national day in Poland celebrated to commemorate the

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The circle of participants in Dziady and the evoked spirit
Polish Traditions
Kinga Urbańska

Forefathers Ritual named Dziady

Dziady is a pre-Christian All Souls ritual during which those who live celebrated their connection with those who passed away.  It was belived that  souls

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Kinga Urbańska

Polish surnames – how did it all started

Kowalski, Nowak, Zielinski, Kwiatkowski, Wiśniewski, Lewandowski, Kaleta, Wójcik, Kowalczyk, Szymański, Mazur, Krawczyk, Piotrowski, Grabowski, Borowiec, Skiba, Paluch, Karp, Woźniak, Zając, Król, Stępień, Dudek, Sikora, Baran…. So a

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Three faces of Stones of Rampart - Rudy, Alek, Zośka
Kinga Urbańska

Stones for the Rampart

Aleksander Kaminski wrote “Stones for the Rampart” in 1943. During World War II, the Polish underground press published it for the first time. The book

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