Striking Genealogical Gold in Foreign Records

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Has this happened to you? You get the request, "What do you have on the family genealogy? My child has a school project and we're hoping to trace the family ASAP. Can you help?"

Yes, we helped and the assignment was completed successfully. Wishing to prove more generations, we delved further! The family had Polish origins, and searching foreign records is not without a fear of running into language and geography difficulties.

The hometown of this family was Rosa (Róża in Polish). Since we found various towns with that name we needed to do some research to determine which of these towns was the right one. We were lucky! During a visit to Poland, our guide not only figured out which Rosa was ours, but took us there. At the time of emigration, the family lived in Austria.

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