Guide through its resources
With the purpose of making the "navigation" around the Wajszczuk
Family Tree easier, we prepared a short "guide" - we will
appreciate your comments and ideas. This part of the guide explains
the contents of individual Sections and their Sub-titles, as listed on
the Title (Index) page. In this description, we follow the sequences,
as utilized on the Title page.
1. GENEALOGICAL TREE
Structure of the Tree - branches
its basic element is an "individual window" (see drawing
below), which contains information about a particular person (and
Schematic drawing of an individual window
Basic individual information includes: personal
number of a person (the same for the spouse) - assigned according
to the chronology of their discovery, name of a person,
place of birth, place of residence, year
(dates) of birth and death, profession (if known),
first and last (maiden) name of a spouse and their date of birth and
death. If not known, a question mark is substituted. For living persons,
the space remains empty. Information regarding persons belonging by
birth to the Wajszczuk Family is marked by bold-faced
type. The last names of spouses (non-Wajszczuks) are indicated with
italics and first (and last) names of their descendants - with a "normal"
type. In addition, symbols may be placed in the "windows" of some
persons, signifying the availability of additional information, such as
- and so on - more about it below.
The presentation arrangement (geometric
design) of the Tree starts with the main trunk
(in reverse vertical display) - starting with "legendary" two brothers
who, according to the Family Saga, initiated two separate branches in
the Podlasie and Zamosc Regions (see). Vertical
arrangement of subsequent generations (from top to bottom of a page) is
maintained for the few oldest generations, to allow easier comparison of
the branches and families, connecting the branches and "matching up" the
chronology, in particular in cases of branches which sofar could not be
connected to the main trunk, because of inadequate information (for
instance, generational gaps and/or differing localities). For the
subsequent, more recent generations and families, about whom adequate
and detailed information was available from personal communications -
the horizontal display of generations (from left to right) was
introduced. The occurrence of new (secondary) branches, connected with
growing of the family, is indicated in a separate small window with an
Generations are labelled with different colors in the individual windows
(on the viewing screen only! - colors do not appear on the print-outs).
The colors are shown in "Eplanations" page, under the
symbol. There are also other explanations describing the graphical
details of the pages.
- the basic
diagram - pages shows the structure ("design") and links
of the individual pages of the Tree, which usually correspond to
the major and secondary branches, which in turn contain
information about their structure and about individual members of
the families. Other pages, containing "supplemental" materials and
listed in the section "Information about the Family" (see below)
are not included here. Diagram - dates
follows the basic design of the "diagram - pages" (above), but is
supplemented with the known and exact or with the estimated dates
(years) of birth of the branch "seniors" - to allow comparisons of
the chronology of individual branches, appropriate "fitting in" of
the new information and matching up of the unconnected Family
- individual pages about families related by marriage to some
members of the Wajszczuk Family (they usually include only a few
contemporary generations), reconstructed on the basis of information
available or provided to us. At present, they mostly represent the
Family branch of Piotr  from Siedlce (the initiator of this
webpage belongs to this branch - however we would be happy to build
and incorporate similar pages about other members of the Family, if
they submit to us such information.
Persons "to-be-indentified" - continually updated list
od persons, who most probably belong to the Wajszczuk Family, who were
usually found through the Internet search and about whom we do not
have any information. We would appreciate assitance in identifying
their roots to be able to assign them to a Family branch.
Similar last names
- collection of information about similar last names, which were
recorded at the time of the recent census in Poland, including short
discussion regarding the possibilities of "familial connections"
among these names (families). We would appreciate your remarks and
comments! We are receiving occasionally correspondence and inquires
regarding possibilities of such connections, in particular from
persons with the last name WASZCZUK - this name occurs in Poland
approximately eight times more frequently than the name Wajszczuk.
We do not have any definite answers, except that we have encountered
on several occasions (in old records as well as during more recent
personal encounters) mistakes in spelling of the last name including
almost all its possible variants (see)
- they were more frequent in old records from the XVIII and XIX
centuries, although they were also seen in the XX century.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY
This is a collection of general information concerning the whole
Family or its branches, as well as about its individual members. The
materials were prepared on the basis of information available or
submitted to us, or collected from the Internet. A separate section is
devoted to reports, illustrated with photographs, from several trips and
meetings "Down the Wajszczuk Family Trail", which were conducted with
the pupose of collecting materials for the Tree.
About the -Family and -Tree
- sofar, because of the very limited amount of information about the
Family, which was available to us at the time of the inception of this
project, we are mentioning only very briefly the old Family legend
concerning the possible origins of the Family and of the last name.
Along with the progress of our studies, we will provide more details
and will try to summarize them. At present, more detailed descriptions
of the families or individuals are available only for a very few
persons - see below. Origins and history of construction of this Tree
are described on a separate page, including periodic brief summaries
of most recent and important discoveries.
- information concerning the two currently recognized "primary"
Family nests - Trzebieszow in the Podlasie region and Sitaniec
in the Zamosc region (see map).
- collection of maps illustrating the regions and places of
residence as well as directions of migration of the Family members
in Poland and around the world.
Wajszczuk trail - reports from the initial travels
along the known "trail" of the Family in Poland. Also includes a
visit in Poland of the Family members currently living in Argentina
and a "pilgrimage" to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
collection of photographs from visits to some of the cemeteries in
Poland, where the Family members are buried.
additional details about different members of the Family, which
were collected from various sources; they are indicated in the
individual windows by symbols (shown below) representing several
cathegories of information:
- reports with photographs from several tours of different
regions and localities in Poland and abroad, connected with
searching and meeting the Family members and collecting new
3. OTHER INFORMATION IN THE INDEX PAGE
Recent updates - top
of the page - list of pages, where new information was just added.
Date of the most recent update and page address are given (for
instance - 609stanislaw - see Diagram). Page opens after pressing on
the date or name.
Central (vertical) bar
- please, contribute your ideas and/or information!
- "Special pages" they are an
important element of the Tree - they are rather extensive essays
devoted to some members of the Family, who lost their lives or their
lives were otherwise markedly affected by World War II. Please,
contribute similar stories about your family!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION
(CONTAINED ON THIS TREE)