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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.

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