Surname Saturday – Wasik Family

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

Six Word Saturday – Looking at Pennsylvania Death Certificates today!

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!

Wasik Wedding Portraits – 1921 – Burgettstown, PA

This wedding portrait is of Stanislaus "Stanley" Wasik (1889 - 1969) and Jadwiga "Jennie" Stoklosa (1899 - 1996) - taken on November 26, 1921, in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania. It was one of two beautiful wedding portraits from the Peter Biny Photograph Studio. In this one above the bride's face is slightly blurred, but it … Continue reading Wasik Wedding Portraits – 1921 – Burgettstown, PA