This book is about a Polish grandmother. The story in this book is different from many immigrant stories because I tell it from the perspective of a woman. The story asks questions about her fears and challenges in growing up, immigrating to America, and making a new life.
In writing my grandmother's story, I wanted to go beyond the names, dates, and pictures in the albums. She was more than that. It is crucial to ask why she did what she did.
Hopefully, this story will give the reader insights that will help them understand their immigrant ancestors more. As you read this story ask the same questions about your ancestors. If you do, your view of your family history will definitely change.
Related collections and offers
|File size:||4 MB|
About the Author
Steve Szabados grew up in Central Illinois and is a retired project manager living in the Chicago Suburbs. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and a Masters in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Steve Szabados is an author and lecturer on genealogy. He has been researching his ancestors since 2000 and has traced ancestors back to the 1600s in New England, Virgina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. His mission is to share his passion for Family History with as many people as he can. He is a former board member of Polish Genealogical Society of America, and he is a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Steve also is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.