Category Archives: Genealogy

Uh-Oh June 23 – Error to be Corrected

Well the day started off well enough. In fact, the day was lovely, one would have said perfect, until we got to Vilnius, but I am getting ahead of myself. On second thought, I need to start at the end … Continue reading

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June 22 – Kaunas and Environs

You would think (or at least I would) that sitting in a car all day would be restful, especially if you weren’t the one driving. Well, it isn’t really restful, especially if you keep asking the drive to slow down … Continue reading

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Monday, June 17 – a walking day

I love walking in cities – there is no telling what you might (or might not) find lurking just around a corner. Every day and every step is an adventure.  Today, Marek and I wandered around – not aimlessly, we … Continue reading

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Tomorrow has arrived

Yes, today was once tomorrow – if that sounds confusing, you probably don’t want to be inside my head (actually you probably never want to be inside my head). After a 10+ hour trip from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam, … Continue reading

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May 31 Archives and More

I can’t believe it – between yesterday and today, Marek and I each stood for over 11 hours making copies of documents in archives and parish repositories.  My aching feet. Oh, yeah – my back is beyond aching.  At the … Continue reading

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May 29 & 30 Polish Towns and Archives

Our objective during the last few days of travel was to get to the archives in Sanok and Rzeszow, to go back to a parish office and look at records there, and to drive to several places to hunt down … Continue reading

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Mixed up and out of order – what day is it?

I admit that this isn’t the most efficient way to keep track of things and at this point, several weeks into a trip, it adds confusion more than clarity. I do know where I am.  Right now, I’m writing from … Continue reading

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Wieliczka Salt Mine – May 26

Today, like yesterday started out clear and remained so for the entire day!  Two days without rain. Limited sunshine, but no rain. After so many consecutive rainy days, I had about begun to doubt that we would see sun again. … Continue reading

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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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