Monthly Archives: October 2017

Finding Zaboklicki

A little while back, I wrote of finding the name of my great-great-great-grandmother, given as Bessie ZABAKLITZKY, in the Social Security application form of my great-great-grandmother’s brother, Abram KUNA (a.k.a. Abraham COHEN). Several months after that, I was able to find in the Polish State Archives the actual name, Basia Laja ZABOKLICKI. (Technically, the Polish language gender variant, ZABOKLICKA, but I try to stay with the normative form.)  “ZABAKLITZKY” is still a correct and valid translation, so, happily, Abram wasn’t totally off about his own mother.  Continue reading

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