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Ceil Wendt Jensen
  • Rochester, MI
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Adamski, Dziamski,Garbarek, Jepko, Japko, Maciejewski, Przytula, Przytulski, Reschke, Rychlewicz, Stelmach, Topolewski, Wendt, Wojtkowiak, Zdziebko
Stedman, Steadman, Farley, Murphy, Wheeler, Leroux, LeBlanc, Bilodeau, Rister, Buckley, Whiting
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Canada, Quebec, Poland, Ireland,the Midwest, global Polonia
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Professional Genealogist
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Poland, Polonia, Midwestern US, Catholic records and culture, technology, grant writing. Currently developing The Polonica Americana Research Institute for The Polish Mission at Orchard Lake, Michigan.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
grade school assignment
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Free Civil War lectures/June 25, 2011

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:01pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, June 25, 2011 PARI at the Polish Mission is offering three free lectures in honor of the U.S. Civil War.

Join us in the Wotta Building, Panorama Room (first floor)

9:30 am-12:00 pm

Stay for an afternoon of research or take a self guided tour of campus.

We have 8 online workstations and wireless.

RSVP: phone: 248-683-0323



The sign "Arbeit macht frei" found!

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 10:59pm 0 Comments

The sign "Arbeit macht frei" found!

The Polish police have arrested five men for the 18 Dec. 2009 heist and desecration of the sign "Arbeit macht frei" (Work Will Set You Free). It was made in 1940 by prisoners in the camp locksmith's shop. The main gate to the Auschwitz I-Main Camp was the only one in the whole Auschwitz complex to be built by Polish political prisoners under German orders. These were prisoners deported from Wiśnicz in one of the early transports, in late 1940 or… Continue

Genealogy Joy!

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 10:58pm 1 Comment

Yesterday I received an email from a Kiwi who was helping her Dad locate a childhood friend from Poland. They were both displaced from their village of Chotyn during WWII. After a Google or two, a couple searchers, and referencing now declassified records, I was able to find and arrange an online reunion for Kazimierz, residing in Wisconsin, and Mieczyslaw of Wellington N.Z. - their first since 1946!


Posted on November 5, 2009 at 9:50am 0 Comments

UNITED POLISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 2010 joins in for the NGS 2010 Family History Conference coordinated by the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 UPGS Banquet, 7 PM Salt Lake Palace featuring nationally known speaker Loretto “Lou” Dennis Szucs and a Polish buffet. Please join us for this UPGS fundraiser.

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 8-11 AM; Family History Library Lab, Thursday, 4-6 PM Eastern European Workshop with Daniel… Continue

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At 4:10pm on December 22, 2009, James P. LaLone said…
Do you give talks on Polish genealogy? Our group (Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society) is in Lansing.
Thanks, Jim.
At 7:14pm on July 10, 2009, Stephen said…
My Great Great Grandma was Fannie Gadsby.. I believe she came from Canada and was married to a Ira Howey who had a large family and my Great Grandma (Fannie) Adell Howey was born and married Harry Guy Shoe who had several childre one was my Grandma Evelyn Shoe. My Grandma Married Robert Wendt then divorced and married a Kimball Adell later married William Spencer, then a Ralph Davis

I see your in MI, I wonder if there is any relation
At 11:19am on July 10, 2009, Walter L. Ewald said…
Hi Ceil............Hope all is well. We have taken two trips to Poland now and have done a lot of research at the Gdansk Archives........found many family documents and also have cousins living in the area of Gniewino who we now correspond with via e-mail........can't wait to go back again!!! How have you been???? Lee


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