Surname Saturday looks at the history behind our family names. "Wasik Name Meaning. Polish (Wasik): descriptive nickname from a diminutive of was ‘moustache’ (see Was).Polish and Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Wasyl, Polish form of Greek Basileios (see Basil). Eastern German: nickname from Sorbian wasik ‘crawler’" [Source: ancestry.com]. There are two … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Wasik Family
Looking at Pennsylvania Death Certificates today! Today I'm having lots of luck searching through old death certificates online. Years ago when my sister and I started doing genealogy, we had to send away for records like this, or spend time looking through microfilm at state archives. Ancestry.com has added a huge database with death certificates … Continue reading Six Word Saturday – Looking at Pennsylvania Death Certificates today!
This photograph shows four of the Wasik family from Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania that served during World War Two and the Korean War. The memorial stone marker is at the entrance to the farm of John Wasik (1887-1934) and Katarzyna "Katie" Bronczyk Wasik (1895-1981), where they raised twelve children. The marker reads that nine sons … Continue reading Military Monday – Wasik Family of Pennsylvania