How we “got” to Minnesota, or cooperation with the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota. What this has to do with Jordanów?
It all started with an assist given to our client in his search for his family roots, who is a member of the Society. Step by step and so our article has enriched the PTGW Newsletter.
For some, it will be just a piece of land in southern Poland, an uninspiring facility in the heart of the Old Continent. To others, its name will say absolutely nothing. However, there are people who come from this picturesque area and feel a quicker heartbeat and nostalgia when they hear the name Jordanów, Wysoka or Toporzysko. This article is meant to be the author’s tribute to them, although life writes the same story about every “small homeland” on Earth.
History of Jordanów
Population of Jordanów
Today, the descendants of these people are, often successfully, searching for their roots. Exactly: what does it take to successfully and effectively search for one’s roots? Your own ancestors? Expertise, geographical knowledge? Knowledge of languages? The ability to read old documents? These are all skills that will certainly help us, but there isn’t really a good formula for it. The most important thing is to have a passion and a shaped desire within you. When asked the question: do I want to find out who I am? Where do I come from? Who were my ancestors? The answer must bring baked goods to your face and a great desire to explore your self. People who do genealogical research know well that every person is not just: me – here and now. A man is his very complex history, his present life, and what he will leave behind.