I am trying to piece together the PACH family of Slopnice. This is my wife’s family, who was born in Warsaw but left Poland for Australia nearly 60 years ago. I am Australian and speak but a few words of Polish.
My wife’s grandfather was Ferdynand PACH, who was born in the Tarnow region in 1900. His father was Felix PACH who was bapised in Slopnice on 10 January 1867.
A large number of baptisms from the region have been transcribed and are available online. The Slopnice district was awash with the PACH family for all of the 1800s. Family legend has it that the family were originally from the Steyr region of Upper Austria. A quest to prove that needs me to first try to arrange all the PACH residents of Slopnice into families. Baptism records have parents names and house numbers which is a great help in my research. However, marriages and deaths (or burials) are required to do this work properly. This information does not seem to be online.
My wife has never known any of her PACH relatives apart from her father and his brother (now both deceased). It would be of great advantage to me to find any of the PACH family still living in Slopnice that know a little of their ancestry, especially back past 1900. All new scraps of information can help trying to sort through the hundreds of names that I have already unearthed.
It would be great to hear from anyone who could give me either assistance or at least pointers as where to gain new information.
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