My trip to Poland has brought many interesting discoveries.
During my visit to the Ethnographic Museum in Cracow, which I was delighted with, I came across a photo with a signature “Wedding in Szreniawa, 1912”.
With the courtesy of the museum, I could share the picture on my blog.
On the same day of my coming to Miechów, after my visit in Cracow, from the local history enthusiast – author of the Miechowski Kuferek site – I have learned, that this photo and many other interesting memories are described in the book “Opowieści z pamięci” (Stories from memories).
Anna Seweryn was born in 1894 in Poręba Górna. She was the daughter of Wawrzyniec and Katarzyna nee Galicka.
Anna’s wedding took place in Szreniawa, where she lived with her parents for several years.
The guests invited to the wedding were also: the relatives and the godparents, who lived in Poręba Górna.
From the story of Anna Szopa (nee Seweryn):
“It was already past twelve, when one of the guests said:
- They’re coming, they’re coming!
On the road from Lgota a row of wagons appeared, with flags surrounding the first cart with the groom and bridesmaids and groomsmen in Cracow costumes. The entire wedding cavalcade looked beautiful. Wedding guests especially admired the groomsmen’s gallop on horses, their assistance to the groom. From the highway to our house, the road ran around a pond, and the house stood on the hill.”
“We were married by a young cleric Zdanowski. It was from his father’s parents that parents bought the land on which they now lived.“
Jan and Anna lived in Zagórow, in muncipality of Trzciąż/ Olkusz.
In the book “Opowieści z pamięci”, Anna recalls that Cracow clothers were ordered and sewn specifically for this occasion at the dressmaker in Miechów.
Szreniawa and Poręba Górska are the areas in which their ancestors lived before 1840. Mardziołek, Mordziołek, Mordzioł
I hope to add more details about this photo soon.
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About my experience:
I have been passionate about genealogy for over ten years.
Over the years , I have been learning how to find ancestors, how to recreate a family tree. At the time, I indexed about 60 000 birth, marriages and deaths certificates written in Polish, Russian and Latin.
About 1500 translation (birth, marriages and deaths certificates) from Russian and Polish and into English.
I managed to discover not only my own roots, but also the roots of many people from Poland and from around the world.
My greatest pride is finding ancestors for the Baranek family, whose members fought for independence of Poland. The Baranek family survived the Volynian Massacre, were deported to Siberia, fought in General Anders army, were pilots in the ranks of the RAF, survived wandering thought many countries like India, Iran, Pakistan, to finally settle in the US and Great Britain. One of the heroes of this family, gave his life on the Italian soil. The roots of the Baranek family are near Miechów. Baranek family
Another success is finding the ancestors of the Kałwa family, currently living in the USA. and coming from the vicinity of Szreniawa. Among them, Maciej Kałwa, the hero of January Uprising, 1863. Kałwa’s ancestors lived in the area of Szreniawa at the beginning of the 17th century. photo from Szreniawa
I was also very pleased with the search for the Pasiak family, currently living in the USA, whose roots I discovered in the former Galicia, the Łętownia and Nowa Sarzyna district.
Another big discovery is the finding of the ancestors for the Kobylec family, one of it’s members, after the route traveled in the Brygada Strzelców Karpackiech / Carpatian Riffle Brigade, settled in Tasmania. Kobylec family also have their roots in the area of Miechów.
The places from which I conducted my research, can be found on the map. research map
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