Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Versailles
  2. 2 Bridging the gap between US and Europe
  3. 3 Tours of Versailles, Lyon
  4. 4 Trip Report FOCUS ON FRANCE: Paris and South of France
  5. 5 Trip Report Christmas windows in Paris 2016
  6. 6 12 Day Central Europe Itinerary
  7. 7 Trip Report Lofoten, Norway Trip Report
  8. 8 How to best reach the Lofoten Islands from Oslo, Norway? (four day trip)
  9. 9 Please help allocate time in Lofoten and Bergen area
  10. 10 Dolomites for 6 nights
  11. 11 Trip Report LISBON FOOD NOTES Fall, 2016
  12. 12 Paris to Orly Airport Public Transport
  13. 13 Meteora for older folk
  14. 14 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  15. 15 4 Days in Amalfi in April - Without a car??
  16. 16 Scandinavia - By land or by sea?
  17. 17 Athens
  18. 18 Hotels for 6 25 year old guys - Paris and London
  19. 19 Article on assistance for US citizens with difficulties abroad
  20. 20 Are St. Chapelle concerts just for tourists?
  21. 21 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  22. 22 Germany train help!
  23. 23 Spain in July
  24. 24 Renaissance Paris Vendome
  25. 25 Liverpool & Beatles port tour
View next 25 » Back to the top

The Planning of a Most Unusual Trip

Jump to last reply

We will probably go to Poland next year for a wedding. A friend who is an Asian Indian Hundu met a Catholic Pole in NYC and they will return to Europe for a wedding. That in itself is froth with ironies. But he comes from the same area of Poland that my namesake ancestors lived, except it was part of Germany at the time.

One cousin did an extensive genealogy before he had children and now claims he no longer has the time for such frivolities. My family came from Lobsens which today is Łobżenica. I am hopeful that a friend of the groom will come with us to look for records and a cementery. We found out there are also records in a town called Pila. I do not expect to find anything but it is of course, well worth the time and effort to see if there is anything.

Mrs. Adu started to verify the genealogical information we had and contacted JewishGen. Through that organization, we discovered a very distant cousin in Israel who also is compiling information who sent us his version of the family tree.

My great grandfather has the same name as my father. We knew the GG had two wives and possibly had a third when he lived in Lobsens. The third wife has a name eerily similar to my mother. We are hopeful that we can determine the truth.

We will fly into Berlin. Mrs. Adu does not want to visit Germany but we are planning four or five days there. A cousin we found about years ago, was one of the last Jews to legally leave Germany in December 1939. He was three at the time. Among the places we will visit is the house where they lived.

I have no desrie to see other parts of Germany. But we want to visit other places while we are there. In previous visits we have been to Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Austria, and Prague.

We wanted to visit Vilnius but it is 18 hour train ride, 8 hour drive, and the flight connections are incovenient. Thus we are considering Amsterdam. Mrs. Adu visited Amsterdam before we married which is when they owned New Amsterdam but for some reason, I have never been there. We will also make a side trip to Brugge.

Many on these boads have offered a great deal of advice on Amsterdam.

We are inveterate museum goers and Mrs. Adu is a watercolorist and I have had more than two dozen photographic exhibits, so we like to linger.

We will continue to do our research but:

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Poznan?
Does anyone prefer a car rental agency in Poznan?
Does anyone know about birth, death, or wedding records around Poznan?

Thank you all in advance for bearing with such a tale and providing advice.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement