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Re: Dul's from Poland
Posted by: Ed Duel Date: November 01, 2001 at 18:12:26
In Reply to: Dul's from Poland by Sylvie SAUVAGE of 27

Dear Sylvie,

Thank you for the information. Sorry for the slow respond, havenít check my email for awhile. Your reply is indeed very interesting, helpful and always welcome. All the other Dulís researching their family genealogy will feel the same.

At any rate, through various family stories heard over here it seems the only ďDulĒ nobility that we are aware of are those Dulís siblings whom married into or work for a noble family. A cousin of my has a copy of the Dul Heraldry from the ďHall of NamesĒ. Also, Iíve inadvertently sent away for the same copy assuming the heraldry was coming from another source. Anyhow, the ďHall of NamesĒ was not much help with information pertaining to Dul research, especially nobility or patrician. The "Hall of Names" information indicated the Dul name evolved from the distinguished noble Duschinski family clan. Additionally, they indicated a family of clans could have as many as thirty different spellings for the same name. Which is not tangible enough information for any genealogy searching of Nobility if that is a dire importance to oneself.

In other matters, combine with other family relatives, Iíve just finish completing our American family tree genealogy of 500 + relatives, including some discovered ones who remain in Poland (except these Polish relatives do not have the Dul surname). If you like a copy of our genealogy book size edition, with stories and photocopy photos, Iíll be glad to send you a copy. Just contact me at this email address qaarp@hotmail.com to exchange information.

Anyhow, our main early family tree information indicates a Jan Dul (abt. 1840-1931) who married Karolina Rybicka (Rybicki Ė abt. 1856-1922). They remain in Poland their entire life, while most of their children imigrated to America. Their siblings were Mary Dul (1879-1951) whom married Joseph Stachula; Franciszek Dul (1884-1943) whom married Franciszka Plaza; Katarzyna Dul (1886-1951) whom married Jozef Wikary; Jozef Dul (1888-1943) whom married Marianna Skwarski; Szczepan Dul (1890-1957) a bachelor; Ludwig Dul (1893-1952) whom married Julianna Fila; and Josephine Dul (1902-1974) whom married Stanilaw Podkowski. It is believed all these relatives originated from the southeastern region of Poland/Galicia in the town of Bychawa near Lublin, Poland. Although no concrete evidence exist that Bychawa is, for sure, the place of origin. This is one of the projects I eventually wish to pursue. Unfortunately, Iíll be moving out of state in the very near future. Therefore, not much genealogy research will be done until resettling. Which may be several months away.

Whenever that day comes work will commence or an attempt made writing to the Parish in Bychawa, Poland seeking baptism records on Jan Dul and any other Dulís in their archive. Iíve obtain a form and information of where to write to in Poland from the Polish National Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The genealogy society working there once a week were the ones who help. Anyway, hopefully, this Parish in Poland still exist and this is the right place to start with.!!!! Additionally, work will also continue through one of the Mormon Genealogy locations researching Polish Parishes microfiche information, including all the provinces they have available on Poland. Before moving, some research will be done at the LDS affiliate sites checking what microfiche Polish archive information they have.

Anyway, I do not know if any of this information helps you out or not! With the closeness and similarly between names this may coincide because it is my guess that in the old days children were named after whatever Saint Day their birthday fell upon. Additionally, no other Dul clan here in America has shown any direct link between families. It appears that there are ten groups that immigrated here. The following is the assumed locations of these groups: Connecticut (2), Maine, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois (2) and Canada. These numbers of groups can easily double or triple as time goes by. There may very well exist up to four or five different groups just in the New York area. The most startling question, of the known groups, is why no one in any of these groups had yet prove any direct link between families. A good reason for this may occured because no family records were pasted down to preceding generations (like a baptism record or family bible), maybe records in Poland were destroyed, and also not be able to speak or write Polish to seek this information (as in my case) creates a hindrance. Remember, again these are just a few possible reasons.

Regardless, there does seem to be heightened interest in genealogy nowadays. With the Internet evolving this awareness has accelerated and made things easier. Let along indicated others who are seeking family information like yourself. No doubt discovering another relative who shares your same surname and proving ancestry would surely be a remarkable enlightening event in those regards.

In other matters, another surprising tidbit of information is that the French phone directory shows a good amount of Dulís in their listing. This may be because France was a refuge for Poles and other east European Nations during the many wars in Europe beginning with the Napoleon era on through the World Wars. This may also explain the difficulties researching genealogy because descendents basically had to flee Poland for fear of their life and were just unable to carry personal family items with themselves.

In closing, most information points to most Dulís evolving around the southeastern Poland region. You indicated your grandfather Franciszek was born in Stany, Poland which is close to Bychawa but even closer to the town of Rzeszow. Incidentally, Iíve contacted the other Dul family that lives here in Illinois and their family originated from the Rzeszow area. Their group shares the same maiden surnames (Fila & Zuba) as our group but no direct link could be found between families! Someone else on the Internet site mentioned their ancestors were from this same area and Iíve sent them information but have yet to heard a reply. Additionally, if all Dul clans listed their early maiden names of family siblings in their postings, without doubt, this would be a tremendous helpful aid and a probable eye-raising edifying indicator. Likely, this may be the starting key to unlock this mysterious genealogical puzzle!

Finally, as a couple of going away questions, do you live in England, France or the US? Did you obtain your Great Grandfatherís information from your momís baptism record? Who where your momís brother and sisters? Likewise, who where their spouses and maiden names! Lastly, do you have close communicate with your family members in Poland? Thank you, good luck on your genealogy tree, and Iíll be glad to help or answer any of your many inquires.


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