I have added a few languages to this blog through Google translate. I hope that it may be accurate enough with the communication of ideas.
Witam! (Polish translation of Welcome)
Witam w moim polskim blogu! Mój pradziadek został osierocony w czasie epidemii grypy w 1918 roku i spędził wiele lat poszukując swojego rodzeństwa. Część rodziny pozostała w Chicago a część wróciła do Polski. Część rodziny była katolikami a część, jak przypuszczam, wyznania mojżeszowego. Piszę w moim blogu o rzeczach które odkrywam i o których dowiaduję się mając nadzieję, że pomogą one wszystkim zainteresowanym w ich własnych poszukiwaniach. Wierzę, że ten blog pomoże mi w skontaktowaniu się z ludźmi którzy wiedzą coś na temat osób ktorych poszukuję. Zdjęcia cyfrowe lub linki umieszczone są w większości moich komentarzy i artykułów, można więc otworzyć je na cały ekran. Gorąco zachęcam do komentarzy. Proszę wpisać się do księgi gości i podać kogo Państwo szukacie. Może będziemy mogli pomóc sobie nawzajem, ponieważ nie jest łatwo znaleźć dane których szukamy. Mam nadzieję, że zainteresuje Państwa odkrywanie ze mną tajemnic przeszłości. Mam rówież nadzieję poznać lepiej moje polskie dziedzictwo.
Dodałam do mojego blogu automatyczne tłumaczenia poprzez Google. Ufam, że będą wystarczające w zrozumieniu o czym jest mowa w artykułach i komentarzach.
Dziękuję! - Julie
16 February 2017
There are much more Wandzel's showing up on immigration search results, more than my searches just a month ago. For a long time, I could only find 3 Wandzel families. Ours (Rosalie married to Adam Santera), one in Minneapolis (who might be related to Rosalie's brother) and one that started in Fall River Massachusetts and ended up in Ohio. I'm currently looking at the immigrating Wandzel families and trying to piece them together based on immigration records stating family members, naturalizations and vital records. Adam Sanetra has a possibility of 3 siblings that could have immigrated (all sisters), Rosalie has possibility of 3 siblings.
If you are Sanetra, Wandzel, Klosak, Biel, Gowin, Zulawski,...or from Zywiec...If you have done a DNA test and would like to see if you match my grandfather send me a message. On Ancestry, my user name is Julie_Cabitto. (underscore in the middle of my name)
12 December 2016
|Catherine & Paul Sanetra square dancing|
I love this picture of my great grandparents! This weekend, I was asking their son Richard Sanetra about some of his pictures. I will start posting pictures with stories as I learn them.
Today, Phoenix, Arizona, is a big city, with lots of roads and buildings. It's been fascinating to see pictures my grandfather had of Phoenix (and the surrounding area) in the mid 1940's. Lots of sand and dirt! They used to ride their horses to the store, in places that are now highways. A lot can change in 70 years!
This picture was taken in the 1950's. Paul and Catherine were in a square dancing group in Phoenix. Not professional, they just got together for fun. There were about 40-50 couples. Catherine sewed her dancing outfits, matching outfits for she and her husband. Western style shirts were pretty popular then. People paid Catherine to make men's western shirts. She got about 35$ for making a shirt, in the 1950's, which is pretty good money. Catherine and Paul loved dancing and had a lot of fun square dancing with their friends.
14 November 2016
30 October 2016
I found a new record for Bronislawa! Now I'm trying to find the manifest that matches this. I heard there's some new immigration collections being indexed. I did a search yesterday on FamilySearch and found there are new immigration indexes. In 1911, two Bronislawa Sanetra's immigrated to the US. They are the only two Bronislawa's I've ever been able to find. One is ours, who never made it to our family, she was a young girl. The other, was an adult, who married Rudolph Cender and remained in New York the rest of her life.
Here is from the new collection I found. This is not listed with Ellis Island under collections. This is a new collection, an index to immigrants arriving in New York.
|1911-1913 immigration : Bronislawa Sanetra|
|1913 Bronislawa Sanetra immigration|
This could be a different person I haven't heard of yet. Or it could be our Bronislawa. She may have had to go back because she didn't find her parents and this was her trying to come back. The Ellis Island record of 1911 is the last record I have for our Bronislawa.
Looking forward to seeing what more I can learn about this Bronislawa.
Correction: 9 Nov 2016- The only other Bronislawa Sanetra I know, (besides my family), was married to Rudolph Cender; She was married when she immigrated. So she traveled with the name of Bronislawa Cender, not Sanetra. She immigrated in 23 Aug 1911 with her son Raymond Cender.
17 October 2016
Can you imagine trying to return 10,000 books stolen by Nazi's to their original families? I imagine the internet helps, trying to spread the message around the world. The article said the books came from 514 Austrian towns and other European localities, in 25 languages. A list of some names who had their books stolen is also on this web page.
I subscribe to the newsletter from: kontakt@GenTeam.at
That is how I heard about this story. A letter was attached from the director of this project, Magister Leibl Rosenberg. It appears most of the books were taken from Jewish families. I will look forward to updates on this project and wish them the best, in this huge endeavor.