Saturday, January 30, 2010

SNGF - My January Ancestor's Calendar

Randy challenged us to make a calendar using our genealogy database software of choice and post the January page. Well, this was a really easy challenge for me because I use my Legacy software to make a calendar every year. It took me just a few minutes and there was no learning involved.


I'm not especially fond of the calendar that Legacy creates. Templates often frustrate me because of the lack of flexibility. I would have preferred to make the title much smaller, on one line, eliminate the spaces between the boxes, and make each box larger. I really don't like that my family events are continued on to a second page and I would like to be able to play with the layout so as to fit them all on one page. But hey, this is better than creating a page by hand and having to enter the info for each event one by one!

On this date, January 30, in my family history there were a number of significant events. Today would have been my parents' 66th wedding anniversary and the 92nd anniversary of the marriage of Jakob Lipa (my 1st cousin twice removed's wife's aunt's husband's brother) and his third wife Katarzyna. It was also the 151st birthday of Marianna Opiela (my 1st cousin 3 times removed); the 125th birthday of Marianna Lisowska (my second cousin twice removed) who only lived a little over a month; and the 122nd birthday of Leon Ronowski (my grandaunt's husband's brother).  

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to all!

7 comments:

  1. I forgot you had Opiela in your family. Do you know where Blasius was from? I can see what you mean about the two pages, though.

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  2. Blasius and the rest of my Opiela and Opiola families are from Wojnicz (southwest of Tarnow). Do you have Opiela family too?

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  3. Yes and no. Church records in Poland and at St. Hedwig's differ so I have Anna Opiela and Anna Zadlo as being my great grandmother om records for my grandfather and his brother.She did not come to this country. I am going with Anna Zadlo until I see other documents. Lots of Opiela families in the parish of Niwiska and I have a decent collection of families in FTM. I know there were Opiela families living very near to my family in the old neighborhood around ST. Hedwig.

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  4. I think the calendar looks great. Did you offer your frustrations to Legacy? I have found them to try hard to please their users.

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  5. Jasia, I loved the names -- and as I have said before, I would love even more to hear you pronounce them. i am afraid that my western accent doesn't do them justice. Thanks to you and Randy for showing me how much fun a calendar is to make.

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  6. Well, Jasia, here is one more reason to suspect we were separated at birth: one of my great grandmothers was Agnieszka Sowa from Nienadowa (between Rzeszow and Przemysl).

    Steve (the evil twin) Danko

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  7. That must be our connection Steve! We knew there had to be one ;-) My Sowa ancestors are from Grabno (near Wojnicz) which looks to be just under 100 miles west from Nienadowa (or less as the crow flies or if you're cuttin' through corn fields as our ancestors probably did ;-).

    Actually, Jakob Sowa was the second husband of my second great grandmother, Salomea Kubon of Grabno. I'm not really sure where he was from before he hooked up with ole granny. Seriously. Maybe it was Nienadowa... I'll have look for that birth record. Let's see, it would have been about 1821...

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