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Welcome to my Polish blog! My Polish great grandpa was orphaned during the Chicago flu epidemic of 1918 & spent his life looking for all of his siblings. Some family stayed in Chicago & some returned to Poland. Some family was Catholic, & some are believed to be Jewish. I post the things I learn in efforts it may help someone else in their research. I also hope this blog helps me connect with others that know about the people I'm learning about. Digital images of records or links are put inside most postings so you can view records full screen. I encourage comments. Feel free to sign the guestbook, stating who you're looking for. Maybe we can all help each other out this way, because there are many challenges with Polish research. I hope you enjoy learning with me. And I hope to be taught more about my Polish heritage.
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.
Thanks! -Julie

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

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30 November 2009

Adam Sanetra on UK Ship registry-Adam's various travels between US & Poland

















Click on images to view full screen. If you click on the plus it will magnify one more setting. If you still can't read it, send me an email & I'll send you the PEG image. I got an email from Ancestry.com, saying they had a possible match for Alfreda Mazurkiewicz in my tree on Ancestry.com. So I thought I'd check it out. And I was amazed at what I saw! These two records are a good example of immigrants returning home. I read in the database description that in later years, a "t" was put next to a person's name for "tourism".

So Adam traveled around a lot in the 1920's.  Adam Sanetra came from Poland to the US with his wife Rosalie Wandzel and arrived at Ellis Island 5 Feb 1904. Alfreda Mazurkiewicz immigrated with her sister Anna Baranowski & nephew Kasimir Bazarnik. They arrived at Ellis Island 31 Jan 1914. They all went to Chicago. Adam filed for citizenship 25 Jun 1918. Rosalie Wandzel died 13 Oct 1918. Then Adam married Alfreda Mazurkiewicz 28 Dec 1920. Paul, Stanley & Ervin Sanetra got lost from the orphanage. Bennie & Joe were still there, and were pulled out by Adam. Adam looked for his children, couldn't find them, so took his family back to Poland. We knew it was abt 1922, now we know they arrived back in England en-route to Poland on 6 Jun 1922. Alfreda had Jadwiga Mar 1923. On 13 Jul 1923, Adam arrived back at Ellis Island, and went to live with Julia & Karl Janik at 1058 Marshfield Ave. Adam says Karl was his brother-in-law. Adam worked to send money home, look for the boys, and tried to continue getting US citizenship. I guess Adam thought he wasn't going to get citizenship so he went back home and arrived in Southampton England, en-route to Poland 7 Sep 1925. He was denied citizenship 9 Apr 1926. Adam died 27 Apr 1927, in Zywiec.

The image with the brown looking paper edge, is the one in 1922, of Adam, Alfreda & Bennie & Joe going back to Poland. They are line 77-80. The other image is Adam returning home for the last time, in 1925. That image is line 133. This is from the UK incoming passenger lists 1878-1960. It is only available on Ancestry with the world records subscription. I think this is going to be a great resource for trying to find immigrant ancestors! I was pretty excited to find these records, so wanted to share.

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