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CJ Scott commented on Barbara Jean May's blog post Polish Genealogy Help
"Hi Barbara. One thing that I have learned so far is that to always track where you have researched even if it's not correct information. In this situation and in my own experience it was common for immigrants from other countries to change the…"
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Polish Genealogy Help

My 2GGF was Franciszek Drachowski. I have been able to find very little about him. While perusing records on The Poznan Project, I came across one for "Franciscus Drochowski alias Szczepanka" (and two entries below this one is "my" Franciszek Drachowski). I have some DNA matches on MyHeritage that are Shchepansky's. How close is Szczepanka to Shchepansky? Could this be a lead? And why would this person have had an alias? Any thoughts here are appreciated!…See More
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Everyone has a Story to Tell ... What's Yours?

It's a new year, and what better way to start it off than with a new episode of The Heritage Hunters? https://open.spotify.com/episode/74I5K5CKXhYgEWOYSVNPIv?si=5sACCSOtRliLSOPq-iNmXQSee More
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"Thank you Barbara Jean glad to be here.  Quick factoid my mothers first name and middle name are exactly the same as yours. There is a first for everything.....lol  Cheers.  "
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
May/Mey; Gilde/Gilda; Hampshire; Rentschler; Braumbach; Faerber/Ferber; Peace; Kotlarek; Zielinski/a; Wiza; Drachowski/a; Gut; Watracz; Watras; Cybulski/a
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Poland; Alsace, Germany; Yorkshire, England; USA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I am co-founder and chair of Lower Bucks Genealogists. I also created and produced a new (as of 2021) podcast called Heritage Hunters (available on Spotify). I specialize in the mid-Atlantic states area of the U.S. and have some experience and success in Polish research.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started my genealogy during an 8th grade Social Studies project. We had to trace our family until we found immigrants. I have been hooked ever since.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://heritage-hunters.com

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Polish Genealogy Help

My 2GGF was Franciszek Drachowski. I have been able to find very little about him. While perusing records on The Poznan Project, I came across one for "Franciscus Drochowski alias Szczepanka" (and two entries below this one is "my" Franciszek Drachowski). I have some DNA matches on MyHeritage that are Shchepansky's. How close is Szczepanka to Shchepansky? Could this be a lead? And why would this person have had an alias? Any thoughts here are appreciated!…

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Posted on January 9, 2022 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

Everyone has a Story to Tell ... What's Yours?

It's a new year, and what better way to start it off than with a new episode of The Heritage Hunters? 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/74I5K5CKXhYgEWOYSVNPIv?si=5sACCSOtRliLSOPq-iNmXQ

Posted on January 1, 2022 at 9:11am

Everyone has a Story to Tell ... What's Yours?

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 3:43pm

Heritage Hunters Podcast

Do you have a genealogy story to tell? Email us at 2heritage.hunters@gmail.com to join the show! Subscribe to our Podcast on Spotify!

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 12:36pm

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At 1:59pm on November 30, 2021, CJ Scott said…

Thank you Barbara Jean glad to be here.  Quick factoid my mothers first name and middle name are exactly the same as yours. There is a first for everything.....lol  Cheers.  

 
 
 

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