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  • mary herzog
    Jul 14, 2008
      Hello, Lynn,
      Can't help much right now, but might be able to direct you to some helpful sites.
      For Chicago/Illinois try IRAD, it is the Illinois Archives.
      Also, they JUST opened a new site, CookCountyGenealogy.org.  You can search for birth, death, and marriage and if you find what you want you can order and download a copy of the certificate.  Each one costs $15, which is a drawback.  But if you find them in the marriages, you can use the record number to see who they married.  That is free.
      Another site for Chicago Poles, plus a few other places is PGSA.org.  They list an index of deaths and marriages.  You can order obits, for a charge.  i usually spend an afternoon there when I visit Chicago once a year.
      I broke down and have a subscription to ancestry.  I will say that it has helped me a lot.  I just re signed up, and took the full package.  It was only $40 more ayear.  Not sure it will be haelpful, but I'll try it for a year anyway.
      One other site for Poles, if they happen to be from the Posen/Poznan area is The Poznan Project.easiest way to find it is just search for it.  It has a wierd address.  It is free.  it has helped me immensely.
      Gotta run.  Hope some of this helps.
      Mary Diebel (1949 in Chicago), living in Nevada since 1987.  Similar to you.

      --- On Mon, 7/14/08, lm_hudak <lm_hudak@...> wrote:

      From: lm_hudak <lm_hudak@...>
      Subject: [Prussian Genealogy] New member
      To: prussiangenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, July 14, 2008, 3:36 PM

      I was born and raised in South Bend IN 1949-1987) and moved to South
      Carolina in 1987. I started the family tree in 1995 when I sent
      everybody that I could think of a letter asking for information.
      Everybody sent me back info. I gave up on it for some years and now I
      am back into it.

      Surnames from Germany/Poland are:

      Papczynski, Taberski or Taberska, Grochowalski, Starkweather, Paidle

      I can go back to my Paternal great-grandfather Francis Papczynski
      (but am unable to get DOD. His DOB 1869. He married Anna Taberski.

      I can also go back to my 5th direct ancestor Michael Taberski but
      don't know DOB or DOD he was marred to Catherine Varos.

      On my mom's side I just stop at my great-grandmother (my mom's
      grandmother) Jan Printz who moved to Chicago and died in Chicago) he
      was married to Maryanne Lentych who died in Chicago ILL but no one
      has any record of that.

      My mom's great-grandfather was Martin Brajcki who married Agnieszak
      Krusik no DOB or DOD for them. But stories goes that they died in

      I am on Family Search and Ancestory.com (but only for the free
      version) I don't know if paying for them is worth it or not, so I
      hope someone can answer that question for me. Is it worth paying to
      find relatives?

      Hope someone can help or direct me to the place for help.

      Lynn Hudak

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