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Jan 11, 2012, 11:50pm #1
Hi - New here. I am researching my paternal grandparents and have a question. I found my paternal grandfather, who was born in Poland, in a US census from 1920 and he wrote that he is from "Russia Poland". Does anyone know what general area this would be? He came to New York sometime between 1911 and 1920.
Also, even better, I guess my dad went to Utah and looked up our ancestry as best he could and found that my paternal grandfather came from a town called either Kransnelwitz or Krasnosiek. It was hard to make out the handwriting. Does anyone know where that is because I can't find it so I"m thinking the name has changed.
Sorry for being so longwinded here but there's also a mystery I'm trying to solve. Apparently my great grandfather is the one that sent my grandfather and grand uncles to the USA but for some reason my father seems to think the German's would not allow my great grandfather to go with them. Does that even make sense for between 1911 and 1920, especially if they were in Russian controlled territory? I ask because I found someone with his name on wikipedia and it shows that he had different children born after 1918 and a totally different wife. o_0
Thanks for any and all help you can give me!!!