Monday, June 10, 2013

Lost and Found - Michigan Photos

We are adding sets of photos collected by a Michigan genealogist who would like to get these images back in the hands of the respective families. If you recognize a photo, please contact us at

Friday, August 6, 2010

Balcerzak Family Photo

Balcerzak Family Photo: Top row LtoR - Maximillian Michalski, Marcella (nee Balcerzak) Michalska, Maryanna (nee Grzeszkiewicz) Balcerzak, Bronislaus Balcerzak, Henry John Balcerzak, Bottom row LtoR - Joseph Michalski, Casmira Michalska, baby Stanley Balcerzak, Frank Balcerzak.

Balcerzak Family Photo

Balcerzak Family Photo: LtoR: son Frank Balcerzak, wife Maryanna (nee Grzeszkiewicz) Balcerzak, baby Bernice Balcerzak, husband Bronislaus Balcerzak, son Henry John Balcerzak. Photo circa 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. From the collection of Adrienne (nee Balcerzak) Schwartz, e-mail -

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Marian Smolinski funeral 1935 with gravemarker

The 1935 funeral of Marian Smolinski lying in state. Buried in parish cemetery Sw. Jakuba Apostola w Chelmicy Duzej. Listed on the parish website there is a conflict of the death date. We believe it was 1935 not 1939. Can anyone confirm the true date? Contact the family at:
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Marian Smolinski Funeral 1935 Chelmica, Poland

Marian Smolinski, deceased; from left to right - Wladyslaw Niedzialek, Zenon Smolinski(Uncle/Paternal) from Zdroje; Josef and wife; Boleslaw, his wife, daughter and son; Kazmierz, his wife, son and daughter; Wife of deceased - Eleonory (z domo Sawicka) Smolinski and Stefan's granddaughter are standing behind dad's head; Uncle (paternal) from Zdroje (holding the cross)
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thom Bartold's g-grandparents' 50th Wedding Anniversary

I have a photo from my g-grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary.

It's really cool (I won't say unique) because the center of the photo was made in Poland (in about 1934) which included my g-grandparents andtheir 4 children still living in Poland. The photo was augmented (inDetroit) to include their other 4 children (and their families).

The photo was then sent back to Poland as a wedding anniversary gift to the g-grandparents. The two families to the left and the two families to the right lived in America. Some of the American children never even met the couple in the center, my g-grandparents.

I know my dad,who is in one of the families to the left of center in the photo,never met my g-grandparents. I'm posting this photo on your website, on the off chance that someone in it, or someone desended from the people in it would contact me with information about the people in the photo.

I know nothing about the majority of the people in the photo.

Thank you, sincerely,