I am doing research on my family tree and I am stuck trying to find information about my Grandmother and her family. She was born in 1924 in Gniew Poland, of which I can find no online records unless I pay. My mother was born in "Neustadt in Holstein Germany". My Babcia and Mother immigrated to Massachusetts sometime after 1946. My Grandmother is still alive and is offering very limited information for reasons unknown. There may be a hidden family secret. We are yet to find out who my mothers father is. Does anyone know how I can find these records or databases online to search for more information? I don't have a lot of money, so if you have any advice on how I can find out info for free,... also I have included the names of those I am searching for information on, or maybe someone out there can help me fill in the blanks. Thanks in advance for any help that is offered :)
My Grandmother - Maria Klimecka, born 2/15/1924 in Gniew Poland, her father possibly Franszek (Klimecki or Klimecka) supposedly men ended with "i" and women ended with "a" It is beleived she had 1 sister and 2 brothers. m. Marceli Czapowski d. Feb 1973, m. Michael Kuzniarek
My Mother - Carla Klimecka, born 2/1/1946 in Neustadt in Holstein Germany, never married. Later changed her name to Carol.
My Aunt - Helena Klimecka, born 5/2/44 in Neustadt in Holstein Germany, m. Arthur Raymond
My Aunt - Wanda Czapowski, born 11/30/1966 in Boston Mass., m. Richard Craig
My Aunt - Malgorzata Kuzniarek Czapowski, born ?, where ? was adopted by my grandmother, and later married her father, Kuzniarek, he was my Babcia's sisters husband previously. Margaret immigrated to the states before my Babcia married her father at age 62.