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dsc04074 The Genealogy Assistant will be at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival in Warner, NH October 7-8, 2016. Stop by and see me at the Upton Chandler House Museum across from the Warner Historical Society.

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pgsctne headerText Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast will be having their 2017 Polish Genealogy Conference October 13-14, 2017 at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. Click here for more info!
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Three Brushes with Death - Book for Sale

PrzezTrzyKacetyCover477a Read the memoirs of Mirosław Firkowski during his time in three Nazi concentration camps during his teenage years. Learn more about the book and how to purchase it.

10 Years Ago - The Moment My LIfe Changed Forever

0158018933-0-000Today is the 10th Anniversary of a huge change in my life in every way imaginable.

It was Saturday August 24th 2002 at 3:27 pm and I was using the chat program ICQ. I put in a search for users with my surname, as I had done many times before and lo and behold... SOMEONE WITH MY SURNAME! 

Łukasz Firkowski responded to my Hello with "Cześć" (Polish for Hello). These are the first words that were exchanged between Łukasz
Firkowski & I 10 years ago today.

As our conversation progressed, we discovered we had the same interests. Łukasz & I were both curious about our family history. Until I started talking with Łukasz I thought that my Firkowski family was the only one in the world. We decided we would try and find all of the members of the Firkowski family to see how we are related.

The research of our family took thousands of hours worth of work over the years, but long days of hard work allowed us to hold 2 family reunions in Poland in 2004 & 2006. I have been to Poland 3 times now and have enjoyed every visit.

My life totally changed that day because I have gained family & friends I never knew I had. I have since begun doing genealogy research for others professionally, including research within Poland. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ŁUKASZ!!!!!!!
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Guest - Lois Fletcher on Friday, 24 August 2012 16:22

I was so pleased to read your blog this morning. I have a Polish grandmother who emigrated to Canada and am just starting my research. I will continue to read everything I can on your web site and am interested in your professional rate if I need help. My grandfather, his wife, was born in Hungary and raised in Germany. I'm having a hard time tracking down his history. Keep up the good work.

I was so pleased to read your blog this morning. I have a Polish grandmother who emigrated to Canada and am just starting my research. I will continue to read everything I can on your web site and am interested in your professional rate if I need help. My grandfather, his wife, was born in Hungary and raised in Germany. I'm having a hard time tracking down his history. Keep up the good work.
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