So in December 2019 we found out that the little girl with the ice skates was indeed the Daughter of our Grandfather’s Sister Margaretha Anna Schwabik! Through a DNA match on Gedmatch we connected with the Grandson of Georgina! We now know the story of this family—Fantastic!
How exciting and overwhelming it must have been for Anna Murin to travel away from her family to go to America…to live with another family, to get a job, to soon marry and take care of two children from her Husband’s first marriage…and to have three children of her own…
Georgina Pietor (We do not know who this is, believed to be Joseph A. Schwabik’s Niece in Slovakia.
Ah, who is this pretty young lady with the ice skates? We know her name is Georgina Pietor, and she wrote a postcard to “Oncle Josef” from Zilina. She could be the daughter of Josef Schwabik’s sister, Margareta Anna…we have been unable to trace her!
We’ve got a nice collection of family photographs. You can browse through them by going to the “Family Photographs” tab- the tab is a dropdown menu. We have many more photos to upload. Perhaps there is someone you might recognize from one of your own family photographs!
Well, the site is ready to launch...it’s not quite finished yet, still dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s but it’s up and running. The separate family branches are a little sparse, but they will fill up too. And, we have a lot more photos to add. It takes time.
We hope you take a look around and perhaps find a resource you can use to help you in your own family history journey. Genealogy research continues on our part too…every day we learn something new or find a new record that’s been added online. We’ve had a presence on the web for quite a while now, this is the third time we are updating the site. You’ll find it faster and easier to navigate if you’ve been here before. We don’t have any ads on our site and we don’t track your visit. We do have a contact form if you want to contact us. We made this for our family and for future generations of our family.