Category Archives: Kuna

On the joy of being wrong….

Nearly a year ago, I wrote of finding some BERKOWITZs in the US, the wife, Dwojra, being my great-great-grandmother’s sister.   Turns out, I was wrong.

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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

Kunas in America II

Short post with an update.  A new piece of paper arrived, and set off a whole slew of revelations.

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Kunas in America

The KUNAs were the family of my great-great-grandmother along my direct maternal line. Until very recently, I knew very little about them, and today I only know slightly more, but enough that it’s worth talking about.  This post is not only about obtaining the addition bits of knowledge I have now, but also about the slow process of getting there.

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