March 15, 2014
Stanczyk has been busy with his research in metryki.genbaza.pl . One of my surprising finds was that my grandmother’s eldest [half]-brother Jan lived in Rochester ( in Monroe County, NY ). I recently found Jan Leszczynski in the AP Kielce archive data on GenBaza – his marriage and a few children (with Antonina Sieradzka). Jan came from his son Feliks in Falecin, Stopnica parish, Kielce Gubernia, Poland and went to his son Jan P. Leszczynski in Rochester, NY. Also, Jan (the elder) had another son, Wladyslaw who also came to Rochester, NY.
So I am looking for genealogists tracing or related to this family of Leszczynski in Rochester, NY. Here are a few addresses:
302 Weaver Rd.
304 Weaver Rd.
13 Ernst Rd.
357 Wilkins Street
All are in Rochester, NY. All had Leszczynski related to me living at the above addresses. If you are related to them, then we are related. Please contact me (click on Stanczyk pic to email me) and we can trade info/pictures. It also appears that Jan (the elder) also had a brother Frank Leszczynski that lived briefly in Rochester. This Frank Leszczynski also lived in: Depew, Buffalo, Tonawanda too [All in Erie County, NY]. Both Jan and Frank are sons of my great-grandfather Tomasz Leszczynski.
I have attached a local map below of Rochester, Monroe County, New York of a small section of town known as the Polish Section which had two Catholic churches very near to my Leszczynski families. It is possible and likely that my ancestors would have been parishioners at one of these churches.
There was a Catholic church, St. Stanislaus on St. Stanislaus Street and a Polish National Catholic Church at 40 Ernst Street. Both of these would have been very near to the Leszczynski families I am searching for.
Rochester Polish Section Map
June 25, 2012
NY State Censuses: Colonial | State
2012 has certainly been a very good genealogical year for this jester. Recently, Ancestry.com completed the 1940 index for NY and I was thrilled to find my grand-uncle Frank Leszczynski ! Grand-Uncle Frank (aka Franciszek was 75 in 1940, and was the god-father at my aunt Catherine’s birth in 1914 and was from my great-grandfather Tomasz’s first wife, Julianna). He is a Naturalized citizen on/before 1940, after having filed in 1931 (Declaration of Intent). Why he is living with a family of Pawelczak as a lodger is a question. After all, he has two half-siblings living nearby, including my grand-uncle Michael whom he was living with when he filed the Declaration of Intent in 1931. So why live at 819 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda (Niagara County, NY) with the Pawelczaks — which he & the Pawelczaks did since 1935 according to the census data?
I still need to find Frank’s death certificate and death notice (if possible) and his Naturalization papers (Erie County or more likely Niagara County).
Ancestry on 5th-June-2012 also released indexes and images of the NY State Census for 1892, 1915, 1925 (previously they had done 1905, partially?).
NY Censuses & 1940 US Census both making my research in NY state a little more complete.
Family Tree Magazine had a nice “Cut & Save” chart on State Censuses (not the US Federal Census). Here is my Cut/Saved images of the States and their Colonial or Territorial or State Censuses that are available … somewhere.
Alabama .. Minnesota
Mississippi .. Wyoming
April 2, 2012
Found his grand-uncle Michael Leszczynski (deputy sheriff) at 5071 Broadyway, Depew, Erie County, NY in the 1940 US Census. He was in ED 15-37, on SHT 6-A (line 4 was Michael and his wife Felicia was on line 5). Click on the link if you have access to Ancestry.com.
Kudos to Ancestry.com for getting their 1940 US Census working in short order. Their Image Viewer is excellent, very fast.
April 1, 2012
2nd-April-2012 (72 years are up)
Here is Stanczyk’s initial research list before there are complete indexes.
Enumeration Districts (EDs)
84-590, 84-710, 84-583, 84-584, 84-586, 84-1246, 84-1471
MI-Macomb — 50-70A
MI-St Clair — 74-14
NY-Erie-Depew — 15-37
OH-Lucas-Toledo — 95-217, 95-221
PA-Philadelphia — 51-22
MI — Eliasz, Epperly, Gawlik/Gawlikowski, Gronek, Kedzierski, Vespek, Wlecial/Wlecialowski
NY — Leszczynski (Frank, Michael, Teofil)
OH — Eliasz, Mylek, Sobieszczanski
PA — Solomon
Related 1940 Census Info (EDs, etc)
September 22, 2011
According to: NYSE EuroNext, and also mentioned on MSNBC.
H.E. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, visits the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, H.E. Bronislaw Komorowski rings The Opening BellSM.
Hooray for Polonia! Welcome to NYC and the USA, President Komorowski. Wall Street and I am sure a UN meeting — a good ally of the USA.
August 23, 2011
A 5.8 MAGNITUDE EarthQuake struck DC and felt as far NYC. Locally, the quake ended court early in MontCo, PA.
There is absolutely No Truth to rumor that Democrats & TeaParty Republicans agreed on something.
Just A Whole Lot Of #Shakin’ Going On.
–Stanczyk & Family fine [no barking by Java]