Through this site I have had the pleasure of making many friends who have been really helpful in my research, and some will know my 'story' well and some not at all. What i want to put out there today are some names and places in case someone knows of any of these people? MY fathers last name was Augustyn. BUt during my year of research, culminating in my first trip to Poland... i have discovered he was ' adopted' at age five) by the extensive and very welcoming Augustyn family. I enjoyed meeting them very much but am still at a loss who my real grandfather was. No one in Poland seems to know anything and I also cannot get a birth certificate for my father (born in MUcharz)- which would atleast give me a fathers name!
This has led me to a whole new avenue of searching for people on my grandmothers side hoping to answer some unanswered questions through that line. It seems none of the Augustyn family know anything about my fathers ' real' father.
I managed to obtain some details re my fathers Christening, which oddly took place when he was eight years old, in Rabka Zdroj
, in Southern Poland.
My question is if anyone is researching the BARTHA
family from PONIWICE
? ( my great grandparents were Roman & Marcellina BARTHA)
I know that the Bartha family were employed to look after the affairs of the Sapheia
family in HUngary.
OR another name that has come up twice in my research is SOLTIKIEWICZ
. This man was my fathers Godfather at his Christening. I also have found some notes my mother made that said he was my fathers uncle ( ?) and that he was executed in Katyn.
Of course if he really was my fathers uncle that may be the name of my 'true' Grandfather. And why was my Grandmother called RUTOWSKA
on the baptism papers, when both her parents were listed as BARTHA ? Would she not be a Bartha too unless she married a Rutowski previously?
I hope I havent given anyone a headache with this! It gives me one! And of course if i cant answer these questions maybe no one can... but sometimes a name on this site is all thats needed for answers to come forth from the confusion!!
We live in hope and I am always amazed at the kindness and goodwill of Kresy members to help one another : )
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