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A visit to Założce, my grandmother’s hometown

The highlight of my two-week trip to Poland and Ukraine this summer was a visit to the small town where my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska (1889-1966) was born. She knew the town by its Polish name, Założce (pronounced za-WOYZ-tseh). You’ll find it … Continue reading

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A (cadastral) map quest in Lviv

This past August, I traveled to western Ukraine to visit the small town where my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska (1889-1966) was born. On the way, I stopped in the beautiful city of Lviv to see if I could get my hands … Continue reading

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Preparing to visit my grandmother’s home town

When I started my family history project nearly four years ago, I knew I had a Polish immigrant grandmother but I had no idea where she came from. Now I’m getting ready to visit her birthplace: Zaliztsi, Ukraine – which she knew by … Continue reading

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The Bosakowskis of Milno (part 1 of 2)

After poring through church records going back to the early 1800s, I can trace my grandmother’s family back five generations to my third great-grandparents Jan Bosakowski and Anna Baran. They were farmers in the town of Milno, about five miles … Continue reading

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