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Memories Of Dziadka - Rural Life In The Kingdom Of Poland 1880-1912
This book is about the life of a Polish immigrant from the Russian partition of Poland. It first describes the area where he was born. The next chapter lists many facts and activities of his early life in rural Polish Russia. The


 
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This book is about the life of a Polish immigrant from the Russian
partition of Poland. It first describes the area where he was born. The
next chapter lists many facts and activities of his early life in rural
Polish Russia. The third chapter describes the customs and traditions
that his family celebrated as he grew to manhood. Chapter Four discusses
the possible reasons for his decision to leave his family and the land
of his birth.  Chapter Five describes his trek across Poland and Germany
to the port of Bremerhaven, his experience in the port and his voyage
across the North Atlantic Ocean. The next chapter discusses his arrival
in America and the process for admittance to the United States after
leaving the ship. This chapter also describes his train trip from
Philadelphia to Bloomington, Illinois. Chapter Seven details his life in
America.  I wanted to put some of the interesting stories that I had of
Polish immigrants together in one place to make it easy for other
people to read and  understand their hardships. My hope in writing this
book is to share the information about the daily lives of the Polish
people living in the rural areas of Poland. I used my grandfather as the
central figure in this book but this is not his biography. I used
details of my grandfather’s life but added accounts of other people to
tell a complete life story. My grandfather was not a person whose
accomplishments would be in history books. However, his life is an
example of a typical Polish immigrant in the early 1900s. I chose to tie
all of the stories and information to one person to make this a more
interesting story. I felt this method would be easier to show the impact
of various events have on someone’s life.  When writing your family
history, remember to “put some meat on the bones of your ancestors.”
They were more than the names and dates on the documents. Use the
pictures in the family albums. Save and label these precious photos.
Find stories that tell how they interacted with their neighbors, friends
and family. Include information about social history and the events
that may have impacted their lives. Ask yourself what their lives were
like and find accounts that will explain their actions.
Features
  • Softcover 127 pages
  • Size 6" x 9" - 15cm x 23cm

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