Even though I was raised across the Atlantic Ocean in a small town in Idaho, I feel a connection to this land where all of my grandmother's family lived and died. When I was younger, I had this inner desire to know more about my Polish side of the family. I think that this drive lead me into genealogy even though I did not read Polish - I did learn to read the language.
Joachim Cheptowicz (1729-1812) was a Polish-Lithuanian Noble. He was a firm believer in helping the farmers to bring wealth to the economy.
Interior of St. James Church in Sztabin.
Sztabina Regional Office
I did not say anything about September 11 but it just breaks my heart to remember that day and the tears just start to run.