Archive for February, 2009

No News From Poland

February 8, 2009

Back in March 2008 I posted that I had been contacted by a woman named Ania in Poland who thought she might be related to us via the Rzeszut line. The information she provided seemed like we were on the right track. We exchanged several emails but the communications abruptly stopped. I’ve tried to get in touch with her but to no avail.

Unfortunately the church records for our Rzeszut ancestors are located in Slezaki and their record books were not filmed by the LDS so I can’t research any farther back on our line without going to Slezaki myself or hiring a genealogist in Poland to go check the books. I did send a letter to the church last year (with a donation!!!) but never heard back.

It’s not a dead end…it’s just going to take a lot more time.

I do have one more lead….I found out about a woman named Anna Rzeszut who was born in Dabrowica where Kasper and Anna were from. She now lives in Baranow Sandomierski and is very involved in Polish History. I haven’t found an email address specific to her but did send a query to a website that I believe knows how to get in touch with her.

We’ll see what happens.

How Cool Is This?

February 8, 2009

While doing some Zesut searches recently I came across a photo of a vinyl record LP I’d heard about but never seen a copy of.  The album came out in 1979 and features my Grandmother Wanda Zesut Thibeault’s (daughter of Anthony Rzeszut) cousin Bob Zesut (son of Michael Rzeszut).  As a result I found a record seller online who is has copies of this and another Bob Zesut LP for $15.  I’m definitely going to have to order these at some point as we have a turntable setup at the house!  I assume that’s Bob with accordion.

Pacifically for You
Bob Zesut’s Polish Eagle Orchestra
RZ PEO 110
1979

Incidentally I spoke to Bob once over a year ago when I first began my research.  As I recall his band was successful enough to tour the country several times.  As a music fan it’s pretty thrilling to me that my Grandmother had a cousin who had record albums out!