Tell Me Thursday

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Wordless Wednesday’s Photo is labeled “trokas&szultas” in my list. Unfortunately, when I first scanned a few photos from my grandmother, I didn’t label them very well. Though, it was probably labeled something like that in the album itself. There are only two people I think I can pick out. My great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, in the middle of the back row and my great-great-grandmother, Clara (Szulta) Troka, third from the left in the middle row. I’m hoping to meet with my grandma and maybe go over some of these photos and see if she knows who they may be.

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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  2. glenmackay says:

    am engaged in the genealogy of : Mr Rudolph Joesph Bozak SOMETIMES SPELT BOSOK

    He is trying to get a birth certificate of his father to enable him to see who the birth partents, i.e. his grandfather/grandmother ….

    His father was born in Borszczow, Glacia on July 15,1880
    His father,s name was Prokop/Pawlo/Paul Bozak.
    There is mention of a small village or hamlet by the name of Wowkiwci

    In that Mr. Ruldolph Joesph Bozak is gettiing on in age, (78)… he is trying with difficulty to establish his genealogy..

    Any guidance as to how to secure the foregoing birth certificate would be very helpful..