|Schoolchildren from Deszno, Sanok, an ancestral village for my ancestors,|
1926 Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States Now Digitized and Accessible on Library of Congress Website
Though my immigrant ancestors had already relocated to the U.S. by 1910, I know that family remained in their communities until at least the end of WWII. At which time, some were forcibly relocated to the Ukraine.
That’s why this new online addition caught my eye. I wondered if anyone bearing my ancestor’s surname, living in Poland, signed a declaration. I did find an entry for Deszno, though, no familiar surnames were listed. I was less successful with Pietrusza (aka Wola Pietrusza) … and, I didn’t look too hard.
You definitely want to do the following.
First, read the blog post, Ahead of July 4, a Unique Birthday Card to America Goes Online.
Second, review the About this Collection page.
Third, check out the place names index created by the Library of Congress staff. This index gets you exactly to which volume with page numbers where you will find the list(s) for your target community.
Did you find any of your extended family? If yes, you now have their signature, something you may not have had before!
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