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Aga Pawlus
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am      Post subject: My Incredible Trip to my Grandparents Ancestral Villages
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Today I started publishing the new blog. This is the story by Mary (https://polishorigins.com/mhardee), who was our guest in 2016.

If you have your relatives in Konin and Licheń area (in today's Wielkopolskie Province), this might be particularly interesting for you.

"We talked awhile sitting at his picnic table and realized there might be a connection to my grandfather’s side of the family. Mr. Wilinski, sure reminded me of my grandfather in looks and similarities. His wife came out and he introduced her to us. She listened and smiled, then went back inside the house..."

Read part 1 of the story on our blog: https://blog.polishorigins.com/my-incredible-trip-to-my-grandparents-ancestral-villages-part-1/
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:45 am      Post subject:
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While looking through the gate admiring the property, a lady approached us. Z, in polish explained to the lady why we were there. She looked at me and smiled, and invited us to come through the gate and view the large estate. We hesitated, but accept her invitation.

A surprise was revealed to me later regarding this visit. That evening, Z did some research and revealed to me that this estate was where my great grandparents Wojciech worked as a guard and Emilia worked as a maid...


Part 2 of Mary's blog is already published. You can read it here: https://blog.polishorigins.com/my-incredible-trip-to-my-grandparents-ancestral-villages-part-2/



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:47 pm      Post subject: Dziękuję!
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Aga, thank you so much for publishing my incredible story.....it is a great Christmas gift! ❤
To all at Polish Origins...A Very Merry Christmas and let there be Peace on Earth for All.
Love,
Mary And Dale
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:36 am      Post subject:
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Part 3 of the Mary's blog is already published.
This time the article is more about the tourist part of the trip in Poznań, Gdańsk and Malbork Castle. Great text for those of you who are planning to visit those places.

https://blog.polishorigins.com/my-incredible-trip-to-my-grandparents-ancestral-villages-part-3/



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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:58 am      Post subject:
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Today we published the last, 4th part of Mary's blog: https://blog.polishorigins.com/my-incredible-trip-to-my-grandparents-ancestral-villages-part-4/.

This is about the continuation of genealogy research in Pelplin and visit in the villages Mieliczki, Osiek and Skórcz in Pomorskie province and tourist visit in Białowieża (birdwatching!).

Thank you Mary for sharing your story!
Aga
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