1) Archival information which unabled us to
construct this page was obtained thanks to the courtesy of Mr Krzysztof
2) A name WASZCZUK was
entered mistakenly in the (Russian language) marriage records on February 9,
1909 in the Parish Books in Zbuczyn. The same name version appears also on
occasion in some records of other members of this family - as indicated above
3) Excerpt from a letter from Wlodzimierz
Biegunski dated December 22, 2005: "Incidentally - the social status of a
blacksmith, or of other craftsmen, was entirely different and incomensurably
higher than at present. Towards the end of the 19th century, social status of
a railroad engine-driver (engineer) corresponded to the social status enjoyed
today by a pilot of a pasenger aircraft flying international routes.
4) Son of Stanisław and Adolfina 1509 made Wajszczuk(!),
was killed in 1944 r.
(+) Information obtained directly from a
long-time resident of Okniny Nowe at the time of a visit there on August 11,