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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. 2,368 more words

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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. 863 more words

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Betting on a better life back home

In earlier posts, I pieced together the story of the chain migration of Bosakowski family members from Założce, Austria to New York City between the years 1905-1921. 549 more words

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Sailing in the Titanic's wake

One hundred years ago today, my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska arrived at the dock in Cuxhaven, Germany where the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria was taking on passengers for the journey to New York. 476 more words

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One more generation in the Bosakowski family tree

When I started out this family history project, I could only name one great-grandparent. Now, with a little sleuthing, I have been able to go back multiple generations in my American, Slovak and Polish family lines. 586 more words

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The final chapter in the Bosakowski immigration story

In a series of earlier posts, I described how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska was one of over a dozen family members who came to America in the early years of the 20th century in a classic chain migration. 1,624 more words

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Christmas cards from behind the Iron Curtain

I remember that my father had a small stash of Christmas cards from relatives in Poland. After a bit of searching, I was finally able to track them down. 952 more words

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