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KAREN T (#47377279)
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Bio Photo *Note about Mt Olivet: if a person is buried in a TIER, cemetery cannot confirm if a stone is there or not, if the volunteer says theres no stone visible, there is no stone the cemetery can dig for*-told to me by cemetery Director himself.

last names in my family: BALICKI, BALITZKI, BALITZKY, (all variations of the same name), STACHURSKI, WITKOWSKI; my focus is on BALICKI/BALITZKI/BALITZKY. You'd be surprised how many variations in spelling there are through the years!!!

I have utilized the following sites to help in research:,,,,,,,,,,,,

facebook has a great group called "Polish Genealogy" that can help too.

If you are seeking Sacramental Records, Burton Histortical Collection has them on microfilm for some ofthe closed Catholic Churches in metro Detroit.
Note: The Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public libary is the repository for the City of Detroit records. Per law, Detroit records were kept separate from Wayne County records.

If you are searching Polish last names or Eastern European names, remember they were gender specific, example:Balicki (male) Balicka (fem)
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Dave Isaacs
Do you now if his wife name is Elsie
Added by Dave Isaacs on Feb 12, 2017 9:19 PM
tammy keller
RE: William Frink
HI Karen,

I uploaded to my Ancestry account photos of Williams Line back to Samuel from the book this morning. I will work on going forward to your family...

Added by tammy keller on Jan 04, 2017 5:33 AM
tammy keller
RE: William Frink
HI Karen.

How can I get copies to you of your line?

Can you see my email address on this website?

Willing to help you out.

Added by tammy keller on Jan 03, 2017 5:53 PM
tammy keller
RE: William Frink
HI Karen,

My Grandmothers father was a Frink.

According to the Frinks in America Book, Williams's decendants stem back to Samuel Frink b 2/14/1668-Stonington, CT,-Line of son James Frink.

My Grandmothers line stems back to same Samuel Frink, however, on son Jebediah's line.

Are you a descendant?
Added by tammy keller on Jan 02, 2017 5:04 AM
tammy keller
William Frink
Hello Karen,

I am searching for my grandmothers Family tree for Civil War relatives. I noticed you had a photo of William Frink who died in Vicksburg.

I would like to add your photo to my Ancestry.Com tree. Could I permission to do so?

Also, do you have any other Frink information? Our Family In America Book has about 108 people so far listed as Fought in Civil War. I am slowly finding burial sites and Civil War regiments they were with.

Thank you for reviewing.

Added by tammy keller on Dec 30, 2016 7:50 PM
Deborah Currie
RE: Clara Balitzky Schemansky
Hi Karen,

Edward and Elljean were the children of Edward Schemansky and Clara Denz Balitzky Schemansky (according to Census records). They were about a year apart in age, Edward being the oldest. They were born between 1920-1922.

Out of curiosity, have you had your DNA tested and recorded through (Specifically, I'd like to know if you and are a DNA match.) I have my DNA and my mother's DNA information in Ancestry, and I'm desperately trying to determine who my adopted grandmother's real parents were. I have discovered that her real father was likely from the Denz family (Felix or one of his brothers), and it is possible that Clara Balitzky Denz may have been her mother. I am quite certain that her mother, if not Clara, was of Polish descent, given what I'm finding with my DNA matches.

I have had no success in getting the state of Michigan's help in finding adoption papers for my grandmother, so I'm relying on Ancestry DNA and lots of my own research.

Thank you for sharing information!
Added by Deborah Currie on Aug 27, 2016 10:50 PM
Please help with Stachurski genealogy
Dear Karen,
Thank you very much for putting together and maintaining this website. Can you please help me with a brick wall in my Stachurski genealogy? I have a Helen Stachurska (b poland 11 August 1872; d at Detroit 9 March 1929; buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery 12 March 1929). She married a Frank Kutowski. The marriage record states that the name of her father was John Starchuski, but does not give the name of the mother. She was married in St. Albertus 12 Oct 1896. I believe she might be related to your Jan Stachurski on the findagrave website, possibly a sister or cousin? Do you have any information on a Helen Stachurska born 1872?
Thanks so much for your kind help.
Sean Welsh
Added by seanwelsh3 on Jan 25, 2016 10:50 AM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: fyi
Wow, must be something about the night before Halloween that makes you want to join Find a Grave Hmmm !
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Nov 02, 2015 1:29 PM
Douglas Rojek
RE: witkowski
I remember your mom and Carole driving to St. Lads many times.
Added by Douglas Rojek on Oct 27, 2015 6:56 AM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: Resurrection Cemetery requests
Your Welcome, First time I went out and found 100%
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Sep 22, 2015 8:44 PM
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