Previous Updates

Poland 2011 - UPDATE...

July 2, 2011

The pieces are coming together. We need to tie up rooms (pokoje) in Krakow and transportation to and from Szczawnica.

  • Click here to see a list of attendees arrival and departure schedules.
  • Click here to see a full list of tentative activities for the week

There will be a send-off Polish dinner at the Old Town Restaurant in Lemont, IL on July 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Let us know if you will attend. Please join us even if you are not going to Poland.

Poland 2011 - Update

June 8, 2011
NOTE: Cut-off Date Set.
So that we are able to make appropriate reservations (flights & rooms, if necessary) the great- grandchildren have to notify us no later than Friday, June 17, 2011 if you will make the trip. Your flight and room will be paid for. What are you waiting for? Seats on the airlines are filling up quickly.

The travel agent we are working with if you need to make contact:
    Kasia Czyzewska
    American Travel Abroad, Inc.
    5316 N Milwaukee Ave Ste I
    Chicago IL 60630
    773-467-0700 ext 125
    kasiac@amtachicago.com

The next Planning Meeting will be held on June 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Please let us know if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided. Call 630-968-8764 or click here to send us an email.

There will be a send-off Polish dinner at the Old Town Restaurant in Lemont, IL on July 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Let us know if you will attend. Please join us even if you are not going to Poland.

  • Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31 - Plan to arrive in Szczawnica
  • Sunday, July 31 - WeglarzWorld Welcome in Szczawnica at Hotel Solar Spa
  • Click here to see a list of attendees
  • Click here to see a full list of tentative activities for the week

Poland 2011 - Sooner than you think...

May 29, 2011

Please let us know if you would like to attend the next Planning Meeting on June 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. Call 630-968-8764 or click here to send us an email.

NOTE: For all the great-grandchildren of Rose Salamon & John Weglarz.
If you are considering the trip, your round-trip airfare will be paid for. There may also be a room available at no charge. So, let us know ASAP if you will be going. It will be the trip of a lifetime.
NOTE: This trip will require a valid Passport.
You will need a valid Passport for this trip. Check with your local Post Office or online for details. The fee for a Passport should be around $135 (plus the cost of a photo if needed).

Click here to download a pdf of the tentative schedule for the week in Szczawnica. We will update this schedule as we arrange more activities. Any suggestions? Let us know.

Poland 2011 - Start Planning...

May 25, 2011

We are in the process of planning the 2011 trip to Poland. So, start thinking about and planning your trip. The target dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31 - Plan to arrive in Szczawnica
  • Sunday, July 31 - WeglarzWorld Welcome in Szczawnica at Hotel Solar Spa
  • Click here to see a full list of tentative activities for the week.

For those that wish to travel to other destinations before or after the time in Szczawnica, we will arrange for a travel agent, or you can make arrangements on your own. We will be posting estimated air fare and room rates. This will provide an idea of cost. Again you can make your own arrangements if you wish.

WeglarzWorld.com 2010 Party

October 16, 2010

The WeglarzWorld.com 2010 party was held to present the information found during the trip to Poland and to stir up interest in the trip planned for late Summer 2011. Click here to see photos from the party.

Excursion to Poland

July 5, 2010

The plans have been made. We will begin the exploratory journey to Poland in late August. I will be traveling to Poland with Mirek (Miroslaw Krajewski), Uncle Jack's assistant. We will be traveling to Warsaw, Krakow and Szczawnica. Our main focus will be Szczawnica where our ancestors lived. We hope to find our relatives; and the homes where they lived and grew up; and the churches where they prayed. We will document our journey on this website, so stay tuned......

This website is still under construction, so please pardon our dust.

PGSA Conference

June 26, 2010

The Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) presents its 32nd Annual Conference:

19th Century Research Using 21st Century Technology
Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd, 2010


The Conference this year is at the Oak Lawn Hilton at 93rd and Cicero.

Click here for details


You can also visit the PGSA website for more details.

Weglarz World Tour 2010

Jul 31, 2009

The WeglarzWorld Tour to Poland is in the beginning stages. A commitment has been made to have two trips to Poland complete within 2 years; by the end of 2011. The plan is for is for an initial investigative trip to uncover any persons, places or things that relate to the Weglarz Family, and the country and town from whence they came.

The sooner the better. It is something that has to be done. Szczawnica, Poland

The second trip will be more of a sight seeing excursion to experience the origins of the Weglarz Family. We will visit the ground that our ancestors once walked upon, the sights they once saw and the birthplace of our family.

If you are interested in participating on either or both trips please contact me.