I may have found gates through a couple of the brick walls I’ve been pounding against.
My mother was able to pinpoint the town where her father lived, but it has been very frustrating trying to find where in
my other three grandparents originated. Poland
On my father’s side, I found towns that had many Dachtera families, but no information about my great grandfather Joseph. Nor did I find his wife, Magdalena Kaszmarek. Nor have I been able to identify my paternal grandmother’s father.
Likewise, on my mother’s side, I found no trace in
of my great grandfather, Michael Schipp or his wife Elizabeth whose last name
is something like Jascinska. Poland
It’s been VERY frustrating.
The Indian River Genealogical Society has several special interest groups based on ancestral countries of origin. My first attendance at the Polish Interest Group blew my mind.
One of the regulars explained the Polish genealogy sites he’d found. What a gold mine!
One of those sites led me to The Poznan Project which has indexed marriages in
If you’re doing Polish research, you might find these sites useful: