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Post Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:21 am      Post subject: Article: Solving the Confusion of Two Parisville Surnames
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Article: Solving the Confusion of Two Parisville Surnames: The Ciechanowski vs Smielewski Puzzle. By Charles Ciechanowski-Chinoski-Chase.

Another article by Charles which, as he says:

1. It clarifies some confusion that has existed in history books concerning the founding of Parisville, Michigan which is arguably the first Polish community in the United States. The confusion comes from the intertwined history of two families (Ciechanowski and Smielewski) which are sometimes used in a misleading manner.

2. It presents an interesting genealogy puzzle, which I was fortunate to solve. I go about telling how I solved the puzzle.

An abstract from the article:

"(...)Everything was fine until I saw Casper (used interchangeably with Casimir) and Francis Smielewski being shown as father and mother. It certainly seemed very strange that a “Smielewski” should be the parent of a “Ciechanowski”. I had never previously heard of the name Smielewski, and thus was quite confused. Here was a major question that required extensive detective work to sort out the details.(...)"

To read more click here: https://blog.polishorigins.com/solving-the-confusion-of-two-parisville-surnames-the-ciechanowski-vs-smielewski-puzzle-part-1/
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