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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.

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KasperandAnna Blog Mentioned In Gen Dobry!

March 31, 2008

This blog was favorably mentioned in the March 31, 2008 issue of the Polishroots.org Email Newsletter Gen Dobry! It’s an honor to be mentioned in a fine resource which I’ve enjoyed in the past. You can check it out by clicking HERE. From that page click the link to the archives and view the .pdf for the March 2008 edition.

Update: My (possible) cousin in Poland

March 30, 2008

I heard back from Ania this weekend in regards to her trip to visit relatives in Dąbrowica. Ania’s mothers maiden name is Rzeszut and she grew up in the same town Kasper & Anna’s family were from. Ania was hoping to look at the old parish records to gather some information on the Rzeszuts in an effort to confirm if her great great grandfather and my great great grandfather Kasper (Kacper in Poland) were brothers. Unfortunately there were weddings, baptisms and funerals going on which didn’t allow the priests any time to help out. The good news is they told her they DID receive the letter I wrote to them a few months ago asking about birth and marriage records but had only just received it around Easter. Ania’s parents have also taken an interest in this and plan on going back to the church in a few weeks to hit the books and gather Rzeszut info. As with most genealogy, patience is required – although I must admit…I’m on the edge of my seat!

Stay tuned…

Rodzina??????

March 26, 2008

This morning I received an unexpected email. The writer was a 22 year old Economic Science major in Warsaw, Poland who had just recently stumbled upon this blog. Her name is Ania and her mother’s maiden name is Rzeszut. Ania went on to say she believes we may be related because her mother’s Rzeszut family is from Dąbrowica. The amazing thing is that she called her grandmother and asked if she knew of a Kasper Rzeszut. Sure enough – her grandmother recalled that her deceased husband’s grandfather’s brother was a Kasper Rzeszut who had emigrated to the United States! So *if* the Kasper she mentioned is the Kasper Rzeszut that many of us reading this site are descended from then her Great Great Grandfather was Kasper’s brother. This would make she and I Fourth Cousins.

We exchanged several emails today and she is very familiar with Dąbrowica and will be visiting family there this Saturday. She’s going to try to access the parish records to look for records that will prove the family connection. She will also be speaking to her grandfather’s brother Antoni Rzeszut who may be Kasper’s Grand Nephew.

While it may turn out we are not related there are two factors that make this seem like a pretty good match

1. Her Rzeszut ancestors are from Dąbrowica. The same place Kasper and Anna and their children were from.

2. Her grandmother recalls hearing of a Kasper Rzeszut who emigrated to the US. Through all of my research I have yet to come across another Kasper Rzeszut who came to the US.

For now I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Anna is able to find information connecting our family to hers. This could get VERY interesting!

P.S. – It’s been ages since I last updated this site. I haven’t’ stopped the research – I’ve been throwing all of my time into parish records from the town Anthony Zesut’s wife Victoria Puscizna was from. There will be extensive information posted concerning the Pusciznas very soon!

UPDATE – More Kasper Rzeszut Info Found

February 18, 2008

I re-checked the Hartford Courant for the week Kasper died and was shocked to find three pieces about him I had previously missed. Because the text in the papers for that particular week was scanned so poorly my searches had come up empty. The fact that Kasper’s name is misspelled didn’t help either. I decided to search only on “Glastonbury” and found myself reading about his hospitalization, death and funeral. I’ve updated the original Death of Kasper article with the new scans and transcriptions so be sure and check them in the original article.

Rzeszut / Zesut Family Photo Archive

February 11, 2008

I’ve created a password protected area of this site used to store hi-res photos. Pictures will be whatever can be found of Kasper and Anna and their children. In special cases I’ll add photos of their children and grandchildren.

I’ll give the password to any family member who contacts me requesting access. You can get in touch with me by clicking here.

When possible the scans will be digitally cleaned to remove dust and major blemishes. They’ll also be large enough to have decent prints made at home or professionally. Discussion regarding the photos will be welcome in the Photo Archive.

The link to the Photo Archive is in the sidebar to the right under the Pages heading.

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December 29, 2007

Wanted to drop in a quick post to let everyone know that you can now receive an email anytime I’ve added new content to this website.

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