Yes, I haven’t posted in a bit. I’ve been busy with other things so I have not had time to do much genealogy research, though I am still interested in everything. I am still looking for Zalewski’s for my Zalewski Surname DNA Study. I’ll collect some stuff together to post. Stay tuned for that.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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Parish of St. Barbara

After some research, I think I’ve traced the marriage of my great-great grandparents, Frank Zalewski & Anna Lindner, to Parafia św. Barbary w Świętem (or the Parish of St. Barbara at Święte.) According to a translation of their Polish Wikipedia entry: The parish was founded in about 1300 by the Teutonic Knights. During the Thirteen Years’ […]


  1. I saw your question regarding Julius and Felix Bannach on another site. Julius was my gg grandfather. My grandfather, Charles Bannach was adopted by Julius. Marie Shannon was his mother. I was just beginning to research my dad’s side of the family after he died last March. Unfortunately both of my dad’s parents died within 6 months of my father and I never was able to ask my grandfather about his adopted father. If you have found any info on them, I’d appreciate it if you would share it with me.
    Mark Bannach

  2. Anthony Zalewski says:

    I had no idea there were so many Zalewski’s…! I was looking up the last name to find a familt crest or coat of arms for a new tattoo and came upon this site. I’m living in California now, but was born near Cleveland, Ohio. I still have most of my family back there, though I’m pretty sure my father ahd some relatives living in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida at one time, as well. If anyone has any info on getting a familt coat of arms, I would appreciate it. When I looked Zalewski up on some of the sites for surnames, it was using a Ukrainian origin.