Monday, 23 March 2015

My ancestors lived here before they left Poland..

23rd March 2015

Most of my ancestors who were born in South - East of my country left Poland. They left Poland in the beginning of the 20th century ( between 1905 -1912) and sailed about 6 weeks to the US. Nobody of them never visited their homeland.
Why? The answer is simple they were too poor to come back. Were they happy there? As I have found out definitely no...


 They couldn't speak English so adjusting to live overseas was difficult.
They lived in that house.. And this house still exists and my distant relatives there. As you can see at the house they are  not well -off but very friendly. I met them once in 2013. My life is completely different and I am sure much more comfortable... I live in the completely different world but what is important in the same country..

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  1. No that house in Poland in the south -east part of my homeland..

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  2. It takes a lot of courage and faith for your relatives to leave their homeland for a far distant land especially where there is a language barrier. God bless.

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  3. I am always in awe of the people who were brave enough to sail off to another country, especially if they did not know the language. My great grandfather, like so many others, had to leave his wife and son back in Poland for several years, before they could come over to join him.

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    1. Most people from Poland decided to leave their homeland. It was vey difficult time wars and communism... and so on..

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  4. People can be happy with very little in the way of material things. Not for you or me though!

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    1. Andrew, you are right materail things are not the most important but important..

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  5. Yes, you are correct, it's a very different world to back when you relatives moved to the USA. Most of my ancestors came from Ireland as free settlers when there was a potato famine there. I believe most of them were happy from what I have been told and read in my research. There were so many Irish folk here at that time a few towns were called Limerick.

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    1. Yes but believe it was mistake that my great grandparent came back looking at their life in communism time..

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  6. My ancestors also left Poland in the early 1900s. Some might even have traveled on the same boats as your family. Most I think were happier with their new lives, but I know it wasn't easy. They moved to neighbourhoods in NYC with many people from their cities and villages back in Poland. I'm sure that helped. I can't imagine doing what they did.

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    1. Miotchell, you are right but I am sure I could emigrate for me it is no a problem... I love experince new things but the positive aspect is I know language and I am no poor as they were..

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  7. Life in a new country can be very hard adjusting to. Looks like they found a nice place out in the country though.

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    1. Bethany, it depends on the personality I have been to Englang many times and I can stay there. But Europe is the same if you speak English or German..

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  8. I like their spot in the country, but I can't even imagine how difficult it must have been for them!

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    1. It was very had... but it was their decision they had to emigrate to survive..

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