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August 25, 2018

Swiniary — What Genealogy Resources Are Available #Genealogy #Polish #Kielce #Gubernia

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Świniary is an important parish to Stanczyk. The reason is because the earliest mention of an Eliasz from Pacanow is found in Swinary parish marriages in the year, 1797. This jester has written two articles on this:  1797 Marriage in Swiniary parish, Jakob Eliasz  and Jakob Eliasz, The 1st Pacanow Eliasz .

Now I wondered why Swiniary is NOT in Metryki.genbaza.pl (AP Kielce) only in the AD (diocessan archive). So I went to FamilySearch.org catalog  (Swiniary – Busko). There were two listings:

Author: Kościół rzymsko-katolicki. Parafja Świniary (Busko Zdrój)

Księgi metrykalne, 1668-1865

Author: Kościół rzymsko-katolicki. Parafja Świniary (Busko Zdrój)

Use @ FHCUnfortunately, you need to be at FHC or FHL (Salt Lake City) to use the digital records for Swiniary.

Luckily for this jester, a Marlene Hardman (Polish genealogist) was a volunteer for her local FHC and she graciously provided this blog with the images of the indexes for 1878-1884. So I will be updating this blog at some point to link to their location on a public Google Drive in the cloud for those who also wish to have a look for an ancestor of theirs. Bless Marlene for RAOGK to this jester!

If the folks over at Geneszukacz would like me to index these indexes for their online database, I would love to pay it forward and provide such. Just let me know!


Resources:

  1. Genbaza — Świniary (1668-1865)
  2. FamilySearch.org (1668-1865, 1878-1884)
  3. Pradziad — Świniary (catholic, 1875-1913, in Archiwum Państwowe w Kielcach¹
  4. Parish (Parafia)  St. Stanislaw (sw. Stanislawa) —  (Birth 1860– Present?, Marriages 1885– Present?, Deaths 1880– Present?) [Source: parafie.genealodzy.pl]
  5. SzukajWArchiwach.pl online archive for AP Kielce (only metadata, no scans, for Swiniary)
  6. Swiniary Parish via Diocese (info, history)

¹ – Archiwum Państwowe w Kielcach
25-045 Kielce, ul. Kusocińskiego 57
tel: (41) 260-53-11 lub 17
fax: (41) 260-53-10
email: kancelaria@kielce.ap.gov.pl
http://www.kielce.ap.gov.pl/

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August 18, 2018

Book Review — Origin by Dan Brown — #Books

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Origin by Dan BrownStanczyk, Adores the Dan Brown techno-thrillers. I especially love his main character, Robert Langdon. The Origin is the fifth book in the series. Where does this story rank in my favorites (top #1 to bottom #5)?

  1. Angels & Demons (the magnum opus)
  2. The Da Vinci Code
  3. Inferno
  4. Origin
  5. The Lost Symbol

I might be the exception, but I prefer Inferno to Origin although both are excellent and very close in quality & entertainment.

Dan Brown has grown in his embracing the technical world. He has created websites to complement the book. Consider his “ConspiracyNet.*” or other oddments that bolster they experience of the book outside the book’s pages itself. A Multi-media presentation like no other. I like Dan Brown the person and Dan Brown the author, creator.

I know I am not the only one who obsesses on Robert Langdon & Dan Brown. Consider this website:  sites.middlebury.edu/origin . These people really add to the Langdon series mythos. They gather the proper nouns in each chapter and provide background material, kind of like Dan Brown must do for his research. Click on “Resources” to view the same treatment for other books in the series.

Dan, has created a new techno-thriller mystery replete with exotic locales. His use web press releases with faux web links adds to the immersive effect just like his use of external websites. He interleaves a kind of travelogue and art exposition, sprinkled heavily with technical buzzwords. That is the comfortable API to his mystery writing with well developed characters and fast paced writing style to add action & suspense.

Stanczyk is a #STEM worker himself. So I have collected the buzzwords / concepts from Origin. These make the novel so NOW! I am not certain if this will hold up over the decades,  but it will serve to place his works in a timeframe & context for future readers.

Buzzwords:

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