|Jan Alojzy Szerejko (1902-1974)|
Have you ever had a breakthrough that was so amazing that you can't believe it when it happens? Back in 2004 I posted a message on a genealogy discussion board looking for information about my grandfather's family. For years I wondered what happened to the family in Poland. Imagine my surprise when I received an answer to my discussion board query in 2010, six years after I posted my initial message. To say I was surprised to be contacted by a grandchild of my grandfather's brother is an understatement. It was also interesting to learn that while we in the States were wondering what happened to the family in Poland, they were wondering what happened to us.
Jan Szerejko was the youngest of the six brothers and was only 11 when my grandfather Adolf and his brother Aleksander immigrated to the United States. I learned that Jan remained in the greater Warsaw area where he married, raised a family, and operated a grocery store.
It's amazing to think that it's been almost a hundred years since my grandfather left Poland and our families are still in touch. My cousin tells me that his parents and family read my blog. For a genealogist it just doesn't get better than that.
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