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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Kapliczkas

Kapliczka. Pronounced “kah-pleech-ka”. I became fascinated with these roadside shrines in Poland. As we drove through the country, we saw kapliczkas everywhere although I would probably say they were more prevalent on the country roads than in village centers or towns. Sometimes they were even located on family properties.
These Polish shrines began as small cult [...]

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Polish Roads

Driving in Poland can be a harrowing experience! Since my trip took me across the countryside northwest from Warsaw to Osiek, then south to Krakow, and west to Zakopane before our our return to Warsaw — I booked quite a lot of time on the highways. Given the distances, it should not have been as [...]

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Solving the Mystery

My Polish genealogist is not convinced that we have found the right Repinsky/Rupinski family. I am more convinced than she is that we have the right set of records but I am not an expert, and I do not have experience working with genealogy records in Poland.  There are several compelling clues: in this set [...]

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On Easter Monday, we decided we would try to attend the morning service in Osiek at the Assumption Blessed Mary Virgin Church. We were able to view the original image of the Holy Family hanging above the main altar for which the church is known. This was a gift from the Sierakowski family, the major [...]

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