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Mark Duda (#47765422)
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Bio Photo Family historian.Duda, Worcester Co. MA/PolandJones, Weakley Co. TNWalker, Howell Co. MOPhillips, Franklin Co. GAMeasday, Kent, EnglandGray, San Saba, TXCoffman, Madison Co. AL
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Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
AND she found Antholina AKA Anna (Duda) Tabor. :-) Linda really is a great researcher!

Also in St. Pat's, but it didn't have the maiden name on the grave marker.
Added by Mary S. on Oct 25, 2014 9:45 PM
RE: Dudas is MA
Your most welcome. I found Stanislaw and Josephine died in Grafton in the Massachusetts death Index. That database only gives the year and town. Josephine's maiden name is listed as Piascik so that is probably what you'll find on her death record. If you want more info on them I would suggest calling or e-mailing the town clerk in Grafton, MA. with their year of death. I found her to be very helpful in the past. Best of luck.
Added by LMR on Oct 25, 2014 1:25 PM
Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
You're welcome!

If you want to drop LMR a thank you, too, here's her Find A Grave page:

Added by Mary S. on Oct 25, 2014 8:10 AM
Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
Mark- I just wanted to let you know that my Find A Grave friend, LMR, just sent me some additions to your Duda family members, so you might want to look at the memorials, to see if there's anything there that you didn't already have in your notes.

She's great about doing research, since, right now, she can't get out to photograph much - and has been a HUGE help to me, adding lots of info to my memorials! Plus, she's just a really nice lady. :-)

All the best,
Added by Mary S. on Oct 25, 2014 7:16 AM
Vicky Smith Hibbard
RE: Gregory's is Laurel Co KY
Hi Mark , There are two sets of Brocks ,Check Red Bird Aaron Brock..Then there is a set Ragon Brock. They both have family from Laurel co. I came from Aaron Brock ,My husbands grand mother came from the Ragon Brock I don't have the dates right now but could give later if you need them to look up. let me know.
Added by Vicky Smith Hibbard on Oct 19, 2014 2:56 PM
Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
My pleasure - and feel free to call on me if I can help in the future. Sometimes obits and other records fall outside the records I can access (unfortunately, I had to give up Ancestry, due to the cost), but I have a Find A Grave friend who has Ancestry and who also can sometimes access obits I can't (my access only goes so far back in time) through her library, and she's great about looking things up for me.

Happy ancestor-hunting!
Added by Mary S. on Oct 14, 2014 1:11 PM
Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
Don't go by the "l" in Josephine's maiden name as I originally entered it - that was my bad eyesight and a crappy font in the obit! But I did notice that there are other variants, including Piaschiek in Edward's obit.

And, of course, Stanislaw was usually Stanley in records.

I did make one assumption - please let me know if it's wrong - I think Josephine was the mother of all the children, but didn't have documentation on some of them.

I'm emailing the obits to you. I found Leon, Audrey, Wanda and Edward. All published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

And funny you should mention the Leon/Leo thing. My husband's middle name is Leo, after his Uncle Leo - who was actually Leonel (French-Canadian)! :-)
Added by Mary S. on Oct 13, 2014 8:16 AM
Mary S.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
Not sure what info, specifically, you're interested in, so I'll have to be a little general here myself. Leon and Audrey's obits are available to me via my library membership, and most of their info came from there.

I also often check - especially the Massachusetts Death Index, which has birth and death dates and places - or at least some of that. Don't EVER trust the Social Security Death Index for specific places of death - what that really lists is where the last benefit was paid, and that is often other than the specific place of death.

Family Search also has the Mass. vital records - through 1920 (but some of that is only indexed through 1915) - and the US Census through 1940.

Does it look correct to you? All records can have errors in them, so please let me know if you find something glaringly wrong! :-) I did notice that I had misspelled Josephine's maiden name, as it appeared in Leon's obit. Lower case i and lower case l look so much alike when my eyes are tired! :-)
Added by Mary S. on Oct 12, 2014 1:36 PM
Mary S.
RE: Almost forgot...
Re: Poland, Austria-Hungary, etc.
It gets even more complicated when dealing with Jewish ancestry, as the "Jewish" names were, for the most part, wiped out. One of these days, when I have time - ha ha - I'll check out some of the Jewish genealogy resources. I think that may be the only way. First, I have to pin down the family AFTER it emigrated, as there are still some gaps.

Don't you give up, either! :-)
Added by Mary S. on Oct 23, 2012 9:03 PM
Mary S.
RE: Almost forgot...
Sounds good! :-) And I wish you luck with the Poland end of it. My husband's father's family came here from Eastern Europe, and we've had no luck, so far. It's complicated, of course, by the fact that they were Jewish.
Added by Mary S. on Oct 19, 2012 10:35 AM
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