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Books contributed by the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning in Chicopee, MA.

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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1938-1939, include immigration visa for Erna Kopp. Other named person is Fred S. Bielecki.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Germany, Visa
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1925, 1929, 1930-1935, 1937-1939, and 1952, detail an inheritance.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Wills
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1956, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, include: Cancelled boat tickets for Antoni, Weronika, Irene and John Kuchyt-Michajlowicz, birth certificate copies for Antoni and Weronika, copy of marriage certificate for Antoni and Weronika and Joseph Klimczyk and Catherine Kuchyt, immigration sponsorship for Antoni and Weronika Kuchyt, copy of Baptism certificate for Catherine Wawraszek, and passport and visa...
Topics: Birth certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Visa
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1949-1955, are for immigration sponsorship from Germany and include a visa for Henryk Polak. Other named person is Walter Polak.
Topics: Germany, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Visas
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1941-1942, are concerned with immigration sponsorship and include cancelled boat tickets for John, Janina, Halina, Anna, Barbara, and Ewa Zytkiewicz of Germany. Other named person is Anna Zytkiewicz.
Topics: Germany, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection called Cunard Line, dated 1924, 1927-1937, and 1951, includes money order receipts, remitter's receipts (Bronislawa Przewoznik), purchaser's receipts (Frank Pyrch), and boat tickets for Stanislaw Perch, Agnes Tilenda, and Stanislaw and Stanislawa Pyrek.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1947-1950 for Immigration sponsorship-Jakob Gwozdz. Other named person is Lawrence Gwozdz.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1899, 1906, and 1938-1939, include a buy-sell agreement of land, as well as a gift contract. Named person is Julia (Krol) Bogacz.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1947-1951, include a passport and a cancelled boat ticket for Leon Zajac, a United States citizen returning to the U.S. from Poland. Other named person is Zdzislaw Zajac.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Passports, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection, called Immigration, includes various documents (1945-1966) such as letters, displaced person resettlement papers, immigration sponsorship papers, questionnaires, visas, alien registration receipt cards, and affidavits. Named persons include Frank Bobowski, Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Veronica Bobowski, John Bogdanski, Janina and Stanislaw Olczyk, Gregory Boryewski, Felix Goral, Jozef Gorski, Anna Jos,...
Topics: Death certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Missing persons, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers and cancelled boat tickets, concerned with displaced person resettlement in Austria for Wladyslaw and Olga Mindowicz, are dated 1947-1953. Other named person is John Noga.
Topics: Austria, Immigrants, Massachusetts
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection,these are papers of immigration sponsorship for Henryk Cwalina, dated 1952. Other named person is Willis J. Athorn.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1947-1949, are for displaced person resettlement for Jan Kap of Germany. Other named person is John J. Polchlopek.
Topics: Germany, Immigrants, Massachusetts
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these are papers for Apolonia Dabek, dated 1937-1939, and 1952, related to buying and selling land.
Topics: Deeds, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1948 for immigration sponsorhip. Other named persons are Brunon Dynowski, Mieczyslaw Drozdowski, Joseph Gyrwalski and Miss Sophie Grywalski.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Scotland, Canada
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1946-1949, is for immigration sponsorship (and include a boat ticket) for Wladyslaw Rado, immigrating from England.
Topics: England, Immigrants, Massachusetts
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1959 and 1963-1968, include: cancelled plane tickets for Stanislawa, Alina, Krzysztof, Bogdan, and Andrezej Orzol, boat tickets for Marianna, Stanislaw, Helena, Genowefa, and Jerzy Kisiel, copy of marriage certificates for Stanislaw and Marianna (Lejk) Kisiel, Stefan Orzol and Stanislawa Kisiel, copy of birth certificates for Stanislawa Kisiel/Stanislaw Kisiel, Marianna Kisiel, Jerzy Kisiel, Genowefa...
Topics: Birth certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection called Airlines and Ships includes the following: a 1950 plane ticket for Mary Niznik on Scandinavian Airlines, a 1937 boat ticket for Mikolaj Ortyl on the Holland-America Line and a money order receipt for Stanislaw Wilk, a 1937 boat ticket for Stefan Pietras on the Gdynia-America Line (purchased by Wladyslaw Pietras), a 1959 Polonia International Inc. Orbis coupon for Stanley Jucha, a 1936 Postal...
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1930-1939, include documents on real estate, inheritance, land sale, and money transfer, as well as a death certificate for Katarzyna (Kordys) Janik. Other named person is Mrs. Sophie Janik Faust.
Topics: Death certificates, Inheritance and succession, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, , including a cancelled boat ticket, are dated 1938-1942 and 1945-1951 and are for immigration sponsorship from Poland for Janina Kuzma. Other named person is Anastazya Pisas.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1938-1939 and 1946-1948, contain a buy-sell agreement for land and a money transfer. Named person is Szymon Wikiera.
Topics: Deeds, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1947-1949, detail immigration sponsorship for Jozef Skorupski. Other named person is Anna Kurtycz.
Topics: Massachusetts, Immigrants
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1946-1948, detail immigration sponsorship for a displaced person, named person is Jan Kosinarski. Other named person is Stanley Kosinarski.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Germany
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these refunded boat tickets dated 1947 and 1951 are for Ludwika and Jan Gradalski. Other named person is Anna Dobek.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1927, 1933 and 1937-1939, detailed the sale of land and fire insurance. Named person is Weronika Bielanski.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Insurance
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1946-1949, are concerned with a temporary visit to the United States from the Netherlands by Jan Romanowski. Other named person is John Orzechowski.
Topics: Massachusetts, Netherlands
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this is a collection of verifications for employment, real estate, and bank accounts dateed 1947-1951 includes papers on Joseph J. and Josephine M. Bednard, John Boboch, Joseph and Bronislawa Boguszewski, Sophie Bourgault, Stella and Thomas Cavanaugh, David F.Hanlin Jr., Boleslaw and Mary Januszkiewicz, Louis Kobylarczyk, Stanley Kokosa, Antoni and Jadwiga Luszczyk, Stanley Lyska, John and Mary Machul, Michal and Olga...
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1941, pertain to fireworks. Named person is Charles Midowicz.
Topics: Fireworks, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1929 and 1936-1939 are for an estate land sale. Named person is John B. Fuller (Fula).
Topics: Deeds, Estate sales, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection, called Misc (Miscellaneous), includes documents dated 1946-1955, including an entrance permit application for New Zealand (1946), information on the Citizens School (1951), a passport and visa for Joe Ciacick (1952), a letter dealing with a child's medical condition (1948), boat ticket reservations, a form for Admission to Practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration and...
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Receipts (acknowledgements)
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1948-1949 for a immigration sponsorship. Other named persons are Vilem Berka and John S. Skowron
Topics: Massachusetts, Czechoslovakia
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these are papers dated 1948-1949 are for a car rental, a title transfer for real estate, a buy-sell agreement, and power of attorney. Named person is Zofia Dziedzic.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Power of attorney
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection called Proxy i Akcye Domow Narodowych (Proxy and Akcje National Houses), dated 1945-1948, includes newspaper clippings and a status report on the Polish National Home.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1948, include a passport and immigration sponsorship materials for Maria Reiter of Poland. Other named person is Peter Rutkowski.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these immigration sponsorship papers dated 1949-1952 are for Henryka Gardela. Other named person is Czeslaw Gardela.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this is a cancelled boat ticket and immigration sponsorship for a displaced person, dated 1946-1948, for Wladyslaw Kolk. Other named person is Chester Kolk.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Germany
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, concerned with a land sale and a displaced person resettlement in Poland, for Jozef Oszust and his family (living in Canada), are dated 1937-1939. Other named person is Stanley Oszust.
Topics: Canada, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Real estate
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection, called Forms, includes various American Relief for Poland documents, most undated, such as immigration questionnaires from the Committee on Displaced Persons Cooperating with National Catholic Resettlement Council, a Displaced Person Resettlement Form, an Application for Verification of Last Entry of an Alien (for use in connection with the Issuance of Immigration Visas to Relatives), background papers...
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Passports, Poland, Visas
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1946-1948 and 1950 are for immigration sponsorship-Magdalena and Stefan Zielinski. Other named person is Jpseph A. Gondek Rev.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1930-1939, detail a buy/sale agreement for land and real estate. Named person is Adolf Cierpial.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these are papers dated 1928-1937 are from a lawyer in Mielec, Poland. They detail multiple cases: an inheritance dispute, the sale of stocks, debts, land sales, and workmen's compensation form for death. Named person is Dr. Andrzej Dziadyk.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Inheritance and Succession, Massachusetts, Poland, Safety regulations
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1949, detail immigration sponsorship for Henryk Adamczyk, from Poland. Named person is Josephine Nosek.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1902, 1924 and 1929-1931, detail buy/sale agreement for land. Named person is Stefania Chmura.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this is a collection called Poszukiwania osob w Polsce (Searching for People in Poland), dated 1946, include the following: Jakob Walczak's searching for daughters Bronislawa (Walczak) Bubon and Helena Walczak,Paulina Galuszka's searching for Jan and Apolonia Midura, Bronislawa Kruczyk Ustach's searching for Wincenty and Wiktoria Kowalski, Wladyslaw,Stanislaw, and Franciszek Kruczyk. In addition, there is a death...
Topics: Death certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Missing persons, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1946,1947 and 1949 for immigration sponsorship. Other named persons are Leon Sieron and Stanley Sieron.
Topics: Massachusetts, France
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1947-1949 and 1953, include immigration sponsorship papers and a visa and passport for Aniela Bulka of Poland. Other named Mrs. Anna Yaskey.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Passports, Poland, Visas
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers (including a boat ticket), dated 1939, 1946-1949, and 1965, detail immigration sponsorship for Antoni and Weronika Narkum, from Poland.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1952-1953, are for immigration sponsorship from Poland for Zofia Rodzen. Other named person is Mrs. Kay Maycher.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1944 and 1947-1948, detail a buy - sell agreement for land. Named person is Mary Czech.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1961-1962, involve inheritance and immigration sponsorship from Poland. They include a passport, visa, plane ticket(cancelled) for Karol Klimczak, and a copy of a marriage certificate. Other named persons are Stefania Dudziak and Rev. Pius Pietka.
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Passports, Poland, Wills
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1914 and 1938, concerned with selling land, and including a work book and a baptism certificate for Jacob Znoj. Named person is Anna Znoj.
Topics: Baptism, Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1941-1942 include a money transfer, and a refund for a canceled boat ticket for Jozef (Joseph) Jusko. Other named person is Felix Ezyk.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1953, including birth certificate requests for Apolonia Strycharz and Andrzej Strychalski. Other named person is Apolonia Rys.
Topics: Birth certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1946-1951, deal with immigration and include a cancelled boat ticket for Karol Urbanek, a United States citizen. Named person is Stanley Urbanek.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1937-1939, detail a gift deed, inheritance and a sale of a farm. Named person is Antonina Kosak.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Deeds
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1946, 1949-1951 for immigration sponsorship and a boat ticket. Other named persons are Feliks Skalak and Zygmunt Skalak
Topics: Massachusetts, France
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this birth certificate request is dated 1954. Named person is Mary Winkler.
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this is a cancelled airplane ticket dated 1968 for Stanislaw W. Gerlach. Other named person is Mary Burek.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1927-1931, 1935 and 1938, detail an inheritance. Named person is Stanislawa Krygowski.
Topics: Massachusetts, Immigrants, Inheritance
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1946-1948 and 1961 are for a immigration sponsorship-Leopold and Antoni Pawloski. Other named person is Mrs. Ignaci Grabicki.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1946 and 1948-1951, detail immigration sponsership for displaced persons, Named people: Roman, Antonia, Janusz, Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, Marja and Georges Stelmach. Other named person is Alexander Kosinski.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, France
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1923, 1946 and 1948-1949, include: Immigration sponsorship, plane/boat tickets for Marcin and Julia Kapinos (refund issued due to death of Marcin Kapinos), Declaration of Intention and copies of Baptism certificates for Julianna and Marcin Kapinos. Other named person is Mary Kos.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these birth certificate requests, dated 1952, are for Czeslaw Bakula, Jan Wydra, Alexander Just, Antoni Szuminski, Harry Komechak (Hryborg Chomyszak), Tekla Weronika Kondracka, Dorota Bogacz, Marcin Jendryk, and Jennie Titus.
Topics: Birth certificates, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this war crime claim is dated 1966. Other named person is Stanislawa Poplawski.
Topic: War crimes
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers dated 1946-1947 include boat tickets, a passport, and a visa for Genowefa Majdora to visit relatives in Poland.
Topics: Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, this collection, called Inheritance/Real Estate, includes various documents (1911-1969), such as gift contracts, sales receipts (selling land), money transfer doucments, power of attorney contracts, and inheritance papers. Named persons include Joseph Babiec, Adam Bienko, Wojciech Chlebasz, the Chmura Family, Bartlomiej Chmura, Stanislawa Guzik, Jozefa (Brackowska) Janieczek, Ludwika Dworczynska, Karolina Moscibrodzka,...
Topics: Deeds, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland, Wills
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these are papers for immigration sponsorship of Janina Sznajder, dated 1951. Other named person is John Baca.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these immigration sponsorship papers dated 1947-1949 are for Stanislaw Ukelja. Other named person is Harry Antoni Frontle.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1904, 1907, 1923-1924 and 1938-1939, detail sale of land, copies of birth certificates for Karolina Kuras, Katarzyna Kuras, Edward Kuras, Jadwiga Kuras and copies of death certificate for Jan Kuras, copies of Marriage certificates for Jan Kuras and Julia Wyzga, copy of Baptism certificate for Jan Kuras and Contract of Bargain and Sale.
Topics: Massachusetts, Immigrants, Deed
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these buy-sell agreement for land papers date from 1929 and 1935-1939. Named person is Marya Gacek.
Topics: Deeds, Estate sales, Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1950-1952, details immigration sponsorship for displaced persons, named person is Marian Ziolo. Other named person is Mrs. Mary Lucay.
Topics: Massachusetts, Immigrants, England
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1936-1938, pertain to Mrs. Malgorzata Marcinek, who lived on sold land in Poland.
Topics: Deeds, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these are land sale papers for Jan Dunaj, dated 1937-1939.
Topics: Immigrants, Massachusetts, Poland
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1931-1939, are concrned with an oil agreement. Named person is Honorata Musiak.
Topics: Deeds, Massachusetts, Petroleum
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Held at the Chicopee Polish Center, in its Felix Furtek Papers collection, these papers, dated 1930-1939 and 1946-1948, are concerned with selling real estate (land with a house). Named person is Franciszek Zawada.
Topics: Deeds, Massachusetts, Wills