In my 10 March, 2017 post I described finding a connection in my Ganas line to a family that settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It gets even better. Further research on BaSIA led me to records of other Ganas individuals in the same line – descended from my 3X great grandfather, Johann Ganas. Looking at records on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org showed me additional US immigrants in Buffalo, New York, and Detroit, Michigan.
BaSIA gave me links to digitized records at the State Archive in Poznan, Poland where I was able to determine where some of Johann’s children were married; and where some of his grandchildren were born and married. But state archives began in 1874, and very few Catholic church records are online. So, that sent me back to FamilySearch to look for microfilms from the specific towns for years before 1874.
The films are finally here! I’m anxious to see what new information I can dig up.