Family Genealogy

 

I began researching my ancestors in 2001.  It has been a fascinating and ongoing journey of discovery.  I found ancestors on my father’s side going back to colonial Virginia, and immigrants from Poland, Scotland, Ireland, and Germany.  The remarkable Gar genealogy, published in 1894 after 50 years of research, revealed ancestors as far back as the 17th century.

 

My mother’s ancestors came from Poland.  My family and I hired genealogist Adam Zalewski of Wrocław, Poland, and he was successful in finding records of my mother’s ancestors in Poland.  From his research, we learned that they came from the towns of Gołańcz, Zdziechowa, and Żabowo.  The map below shows that Gołańcz and Zdziechowa were under German control, and Żabowo was under Russian control, before Poland gained its independence in 1918.


I have designated my grandparents' generation as Generation 9 and counted backward from there.

 

If you have information to share (additions, corrections, photos, etc.), you can send it to me at: steve@stephenvrice.com

 


 

Paternal Ancestors

 

Generation 9

 

Generation 8

 

Generation 7

 

Generation 6

 

Generation 5

 

Generation 4

 

Generation 3

 

Generation 2

 

Generation 1

 


 

Maternal Ancestors

 

Generation 9

 
Generation 8
Generation 7
Generation 6

 



Migrations of Rice Ancestors
Madison County, Virginia, to Crab Orchard, Kentucky, circa 1790;
to Bloomington, Indiana, circa 1826; to Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915
 


Map of Poland showing hometowns of Polish ancestors in red and
the pre-1918 boundary between the German and Russian empires in blue