Genealogical Finds @RootsTech 2012
LDS Microfilm # 1192352 – Pacanów 1876-1877
Stanczyk’s, first find (after some time) was the 1876 Marriage of Walenty Paluch to Magdalena Major. I research mostly: Eliasz, Leszczynski, Solomon, and Wolf (my grandparent’s lines & my wife’s grandparents lines). Of a necessity, I record affiliated families and siblings in order to break through the brick walls, but mostly I trace direct lineage, with additions for lineages of 2nd/3rd cousins’ lines who are genealogists (since we work collaboratively and I wish to record these genealogists in the tree and preserve the connection to me). Also since my Social Network Analysis experiment proved out, in my mind, I keep an eye out for the affiliated families now.
Well when I saw a marriage record (Akt Małżeństwa/Брак запись) index in 1876 Pacanów parish (parafia) that names: Paluch & Major — I was very interested to see who might be involved.
Record (in Russian/Cyrillic)
The names are written in reverse order (fairly common in this parish, but not quite universally done).
On 15 March 1876 (Gregorian date, 2nd date of the double dates) there was a marriage between Walenty Paluch age 20 (born about 1856), born in Beszówa and the son of Jan & Agnieszka Paluch — wait a minute Jan & Agnieszka are my great-grandmother Maryanna Paluch Elijasz ‘s parents, therefore Walenty Paluch is my great-grandmother’s brother.
Ok so now this affiliated family name is of interest to me! Who is Walenty Paluch marrying ?
Magdalena Major, age 18 (born about 1858), born in Dobrowodzie, but living in Pacanów parish, who is the daughter of Martin & Katarzyna Major — wait a minute these are my great-grandmother Aniela Major Leszczyński ‘s parents. That means that Magdalena Major is my great-grandmother Aniela’s sister! Wow this is amazing that two of my great-grandparent’s siblings are marrying each other!
OK so this is a marriage between an Elijasz great-grandfather’s affiliated relative (brother-in-law) and a Leszczyński great-grandfather’s affiliated relative (sister-in-law). I guess that Social Network Analysis pays another dividend to my research.
So how cool is that? If I had ignored Paluch and/or Major as not in my direct lineage, I would not have found this record and found two previously unknown siblings to my great-grandmothers. I also see that I need to research Beszówa parish for Paluch family data and that Dobrowodz village (I do not know this village or if it is a parish) is a place to go search for Major family data.
— RootsTech 2012 Treasure