Today I thought I would combine this week's GeneaBloggers theme :
Week 3 - Assess yourself! You’re great at researching everyone else’s history, but how much of your own have you recorded?
with Gena's Genealogy : 52 Weeks of Genealogy Sources
Week 1 theme: Searching the Family History Library Catalog by Location
In my own family history research I had stalled on my immigrant g-grandparents, but recently I narrowed down possible towns of origin for them.
By searching Ellis Island passenger lists for the siblings of these g-grandparents I was able to find town names cited as 'last residence'.
Surname Kolbusz: Szufnarowa, Galicia, Poland
Surname Kollain: Slavonia, Brod, Austria
What I have failed to do so far is follow up on what records might be available for these towns.
Using the FHL location search:
I found nothing for the town Szufnarowa which was disappointing, but there were several listing for Austria, Galicia, that I might want to delve into further.
I had better luck for my second location search finding:
Place: Croatia, Slavonski Brod
Topics: Croatia, Slavonski Brod - Church records
Croatia, Slavonski Brod - Jewish records
Clicking on the Church records link I got the following: