Legnica, Poland to Goeda, Germany

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Prior to departing Legnica, we visited the archives office which happened to be just around the corner, I discovered after a search on the net. The people here couldn’t have been more helpful – quite different to the Polish of earlier days. Taken into a large room, we were told to wait whilst the receptionist went looking for someone who … Read More

Spalona (Heinersdorf) & Prochowice (Parchwitz)

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Spalona (Heinersdorf) & Prochowice (Parchwitz) Yes, I had the wrong Heinersdorf. As we travelled and I took real note of most distances travelled by the family, I developed a niggling feeling that, in the scheme of things, Chwalecice wasn’t the township in which Johanna – Gottlieb’s wife -had been born. A bit more research and I hit the nail on the … Read More

Gorzow Wielkopolski to Chwalecice to Scinawa (Steinau) to Parszowice (Porschwitz) to Legnica (Liegnitz), Poland

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For people with dietary issues, be aware! During our first 24 hours in this region of Poland, we discovered it became increasingly difficult to source wheat/gluten free foods – often its meaning wasn’t understood. Scrambled eggs, sautéed grilled meats and so forth will most likely contain the ingredients. It was best to keep to the plainest of foods. Now on with the … Read More

Potsdam, Germany to Chwalecice (Heinersdorf) to Szcezecin to Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland

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Some years past, my (Karyle) father had commenced researching his family tree and arrived at a dead – end on the eve prior to their point of departure at Hamburg, Germany. Basic information – such as birth dates and place of birth – on the family members that made the journey was gleaned from the family bible, in addition to … Read More