In all of the above-listed web pages, specific
details for living individuals have been suppressed.
resolution images of most of the pictures displayed on the family pages
are freely available upon request. To see these, and more,
pictures immediately please visit pics.janicefamily.net
(a new browser window will open).
pages represent my attempt to record the histories of our families both
here, in the United States, and in Poland. All errors and
omissions are strictly mine and my responsibility.
I would like to dedicate these pages and this
research to my mother Halina Stanislawa Kaminska,
and to my father Leon Peter Janice, and to my
wife's father and mother Eldon Ernest Gilliland and
Charlotte Beth Martin - they are all
would like to extend my appreciation to Tadeusz Wysocki from RootsPoland.com
and Zenon Znamirowski from PolishOrigins.com
for their invaluable assistance and patience in helping me locate my
Polish roots. I whole-heartedly recommend these fine
gentlemen to anyone doing research in Polish genealogy or wishing to
travel to Poland "to find their roots". See below for direct
links to their websites.
would also like to extend a special "thank you" to
Mr. Fred Cyran who
provided invaluable assistance by thoroughly documenting the
immigration of numerous citizens of Budziwój,
Poland to the United States, and freely sharing his work and data.
If you notice any errors or ommissions on these pages, or wish to contact me for any other reason, please click here to send me email.
would like to thank my wife, Rhesa
Gilliland Janice, for marrying me and for her years of patience with me; my
oldest son, Brian
Michael Janice, for his assistance in developing this
website; my daughter, Laura
Shannon Janice, for going with me to cemeteries and being
supportive of my "hobby"; and Joseph
Eldon Janice, my youngest son, for being so proud of his
To perform a more
advanced search of this entire website for a specific word or
phrase click here.
To view additional
family pictures of genealogical interest and also of the beautiful
cities and countryside of Poland please visit pics.janicefamily.net
(a new browser window will open). While there, "clicking" on
a picture will display that picture at a higher resolution which will
then be available for downloading. All pictures are freely
available to everyone. A small random picture is shown below.
To view a short (10 minute) video about immigration
from Eastern Europe to America in the early 1900s click here.
[If the video does not play correctly make sure that you have Windows
Media Player configured to display ".asf" files.]
Did you know
that four out of ten Americans have an immigrant ancestor who came
through Ellis Island? Learn more facts, listen to first-person
accounts, view photographs, and find out what the journey through Ellis
Island was like by visiting the interactive Ellis Island Experiencenow
available at Ancestry.com.
family roots can be traced through Ellis Island, please help to preserve this
great American historical site by visiting Save Ellis Island
and donating what you can. The organization's stated mission is "To
raise the funds necessary to rehabilitate, restore and put to beneficial reuse
the currently deteriorated and unused buildings of Ellis Island, located
primarily on its south side."
Below are several links to web pages for cities and
locations, in both the United States and Poland, that have figured
predominantly in our family history:
you are in need of help in finding your Polish ancestors or having
someone conduct research for you in Poland, please do not
hesitate to visit either of the following websites. I have
used both in the search for my "Polish Roots" and can personally vouch for
Zenon Znamirowski and
Tadeusz Wysocki in their business dealings. You
will be treated fairly and with respect . . .
A new surname database
has recently been made available on the
website. The main goal of the database is to make it
possible for everyone to search for people who are interested in the same
surnames and to enable the exchange of information and findings. Additionally a
second database for places (towns, villages, cities) of interest is now up and
running. To directly access the databases visit the homepage of
PolishOrigins or use
this link for
the surnames database and this
link for the
Another NEW feature has been added to the
PolishOrigins website!! The
ability to search for and have automatically translated, from Polish to English,
results from four comprehensive Polish genealogical databases. Here is a
quote from the website that explains the new feature in more detail:
"We have developed the Polish Genealogy
Databasestool to allow you to access
the increasingly rich
Polish genealogy resources
available online and understand (or at least "get the gist of") the content,
all by entering a keyword (surname, place) and clicking on "search." Our tool is based on the free Google search and translation services. If the
website where your search results are available is in Polish, it is
automatically translated into English by Google. All the results, as well as
content, are then displayed in English in a new tab (or window) in the original
source website. We will gradually add the most useful and valuable databases and
websites related to the broad subject of Polish genealogy."
following genealogy web pages were created with the assistance of the
outstanding software program "Legacy" from Millennia
Click the above link to download your FREE copy . . .
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