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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.
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Thanks! -Julie

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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.

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14 November 2016

1913-Another Bronislawa and Stanley Sanetra, Brooklyn, NY

I finally found where that index about Bronislawa was referencing! Continuation of this post: Bronislawa Sanetra 1913 index ...I could not find the record in searches for Ellis Island, on their website, or on Ancestry.com. I had to manually look through it.  The Index said the ship was the Rhein Oct through Dec 1913. I saw a few ships were on this index. I decided to try to go to the beginning of the index book on the microfilm to see what the index numbers meant. When I got to the beginning of the book, it said this was an index for The Frankfurt ship which sailed 13 Oct 1913. The Rhein did sail in Oct but it was Oct 7th, and that book was later on the same microfilm.  The book Bronislawa was in did not give info about what the numbers meant. But I saw one number pattern on the index, and that was the section of the ship was the first number. In the upper corners of the manifest pages you can see the section number. On Ellis Island.org, I went to "search ship", typed in Frankfurt, clicked on 13 Oct 1913, then looked for section 13 and found her very quickly. I can't believe doing so many searches, this record does not show up anywhere. Thankfully the index told me how to manually find it. Now I'm curious to learn more about this family I'm not seeing on records.
There's 2 pages for this record. Summary: Bronislawa Sanetra age 25, married, housewife. Children: Stefania, Stanislaw (twins? Stefania listed as 7 -3/4, Stanislaw 7), Julian; Bronislawa was born at Wilno, Poland. Children listed as born in the United States. The husband of Bronislawa was Josef Sanetra. (or Sanetro). I think her father's name is spelled Felix Kiechwedowice. Final destination, Brooklyn, NY where Josef Sanetra lived. So this Bronislawa was born about 1888 in Wilno, Poland and Sanetra is her married name. This also means there should be one other Stanley Sanetra showing up on records. He's 2 years younger than my Stanley and the Stanley in Minneapolis. Also I noted, only Bronislawa was on an index, not her children. Maybe the index was only for people not born in the US?

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