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Subject: Re: Markowski research
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 12:58:36 EDT
Another suggestion is to join an internet list that covers Kreis Wirsitz
and the general area. It was in Prussia, but I am not sure if it was in
Posen/Poznan or in Silesia. Maybe joining the internet Prussia-list is
a good way to begin, and then ask the members of that list for help with
the family name and the town.
Chances are that people are interrelated when they all came from a
small town and were of the same religion.
Then, find out where the church was back in Seeheim, and where the
church records from that church are now. Not every small village had
a church so town residents easily could have walked to another town
to attend church, but which town. Once that is determined, you can see
if the LDS Church has records filmed and if you can order the film and
review the film in your local Family History Center. You can go to
www.familysearch.org to check out the catalog for microfilm and to see
where you nearest Family History Center is located.
The microfilm is not as hard to read as a novice would think. You just
look for your family names and the dates of interest. Once you find
something good, then worry about translating the record.
Yes, today the towns are in Poland, which at the time in question, was
Germany. the area is kreis Wirsitz, between Pila(schneidemuhl) and Bydgocz. Anna and
August were married in St Mary (RC) church ( or was it St. Ann?) in Kosztowo
(sp?) They lived in Meriden CT, attended St Mary (RC) church which had German
Thank you for your kind suggestions. I'll follow thru.