Category Archives: Eastern European Travel

Return to Krakow – May 24 & 25

Friday was a restful day, well probably not for Marek who was driving and trying to listen to the very strange directions from the GPS – somehow most right turns were “bear right.” Unfortunately “bear right” also meant just that … Continue reading

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Retracing our footsteps – Jawornik Polski and Rzeszow: May 23

I keep mentioning the rain – somehow we haven’t been able to get ahead of it and the news on TV is filled with reports of flooding. We’ve been fortunate to only get caught in downpours, not stuck in flooding.  … Continue reading

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Sunday – last day in Kraków

The morning began with (for me) a very unusual Sunday morning activity.  We went to Mass at the Cathedral.  Of course, I couldn’t follow a thing. We’re in Poland, and the Mass was in Polish. The Cathedral is very ornate … Continue reading

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Missing Records, Missing Connections

As a genealogist, I recognize the importance of going back to databases I’ve previously reviewed. If the database is digital, online, there’s always the possibility that there will be additions made to it, or that transcriptions have been updated and … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead, Reviewing the Past

In just a few days, it will be Purim. Every year, I order a box of hamentaschen to share with my colleagues in my office, and think about all the years I made dozens and dozens of them with all … Continue reading

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So, Not Only in Eastern Europe

One of the many things verified in the archives my team and I visited in August was that in the millions of files each archive maintains, there are misfiled records. Inside the clearly marked folders with inventory, item and record … Continue reading

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Wed., 29 Aug: Kraków to Warsaw

This has been such a phenomenal trip. The highlight beyond the research we were able to do and the archives we visited, was seeing Europe and visiting the places where our own ancestral families and those of our clients were … Continue reading

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