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Peter Gwozdz

Gwozdz Surname.  A detailed study of the origin and meaning of the name Gwozdz.  This is a general study, not restricted to a specific Gwozdz family.  No specific family data in here.

Family Genealogy.  Documentation of our family genealogy.

Poster.  A family tree poster for our family.

My DNA Links.  List of my web documents with results of Y-DNA research, my hobby.

Wadowice Gorne.  My data base.  Vital Records index for the birth parish of my grandfather.

Microfilms of Polish Vital Records.  Explanation of how to use the Mormon Microfilms.

Poland Trips.  Reports on my Poland genealogy travels.

Peter Gwozdz Resume.  For business purposes.

by Peter Gwozdz

Origination 27 Oct 2003

Last Update 10 Jan 2019



Poster Living Deleted.pdf

Click on the link above for a poster of my family tree.  The poster is a “pdf” file.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view it.

I deleted the names of living people from this web version.  If you are a family member please feel free to send me an email asking for the version that includes everyone.  I have both a color version and a B&W version.  I also have a version of the full poster shrunk to 8.5 by 11 format for printing on a standard printer.

You can print this poster at your local copy shop.  The size is 36 inches wide by 24 inches high.  Most copy shops have large printers.  You should be able to phone in the order, using your credit card, email the poster to the shop, and pick it up later.


The cost to print the B&W version should be $3 to $5.

The cost to print the color version should be $40 to $100, depending upon your quality choices, and upon local pricing.

If you are a relative of mine, even not a descendant of my parents, some of your ancestors are on this poster.

My DNA Links

Polish Clades.  Web explanation of Polish Y-DNA types that I have identified.

L540.  Web explanation of the Y-DNA type to which I belong, within the E1a group.

Method.  Formal publication of my statistical method for DNA analysis.

Polish Results.  Formal publication of my DNA analysis results.

Copernicus DNA.  Page 127 of “The Nicolaus Copernicus grave mystery”, Krakow 2010, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Family Genealogy

Gwozdz Family Tree.pdf.  A 188 page book.  Pdf format.  2 Megs download.  Documentation of my family tree.  Data for living people has been deleted from this web version.  Updated 31 Aug 2017.

Gwozdz Family Tree Short Version.pdf.  A short, simple version of the book.  Only 29 pages.  2017 version.  That full book is quite complex;  this version might be better for people without genealogy experience.  This version has some cute family legend stories that are not in the main book.

The first edition of the book, The Gwozdz Family Tree, by Peter Gwozdz, 1999, is available on microfilm through local LDS libraries, film number 1425472.

Genealogy Data Base.  The following 7 files are results of my genealogy research.  You need a data base program for these files;  ged” is a standard genealogy format.  I submitted these to the LDS web site.  All these data are already indexed on line at the LDS site.  If you know how, you can download my data from the LDS site.  You can order the data from LDS on CD’s.  Here are copies of my files.  Living people are not on these files, except me and a few people who asked me to include their names.  These data bases have ancestors, and descendants of ancestors.

Gwozdz Sep2001.ged.  This is my 1999 data submission, with the data available in 1999 for my ancestors and for the ancestors of my wife.

Gwozdz Piszewski.ged.  January 2004 submission.  Data on 5 Piszewski families who lived in the same parish as my grandmother.  I was unable to document any connection to our family.

Gwozdz Parzych.ged.  January 2004 update, with lots information that I found after 1999 about the Parzych side of my Piszewski ancestors.

Gwozdz Banasiak.ged.  January 2004 update on the Banasiak branch, which is part of the Parzych branch.  Data found after 1999.

Gwozdz Lubzina.ged.  February 2004 data for Jarvis Gwozdz Gust, whose ancestors came from Lubzina, close to where my ancestors lived.  I failed to connect his Gwozdz ancestors to mine, but here is the data.

Gwozdz Kmiec Luszowice.ged.  July 2004 update for my Kmiec ancestors, whom I found in the town of Luszowice.

Gwozdz King Wadowice.ged.  Dec 2004 data for Carol King, whose ancestors came from Wadowice, same town as my grandfather.  I established a 6th cousin relationship with Carol.

Xmas Updates.  Here is a list of my annual family genealogy updates.  These are obsolete in the sense that all the information is included in the current version of my book.  You may enjoy reading these old updates.  I leave them on line because Google & Yahoo like them, so a distant relative may find me on a web search.

Xmas Update 2005.pdf                      Xmas Genealogy 2005.doc

Xmas Update 2004.html

Xmas Update 2003.html

Xmas Update 2002.doc

Genalogy Reference Documents.  Most data for these documents comes from the Wadowice Gorne Vital Records.

AndrzejMorytko.pdf.  The Word version:  Andrzej Morytko.doc.  A document linked by CarolKing.pdf.

Carl Rapa.doc.  Identification of a 6th cousin, with detailed documentation.

CarolKing.pdf.  The Word version:  Carol King.doc.  Identification of a 6th cousin, with detailed documentation.

GulaDave.doc.  Another cousin, identified June 2016

GulaCousins.pdf.  Summary, Jan 2018, five distant cousins in the Gula tree

Jozef Gula.doc.  A document linked by Carol King.Doc.

Luszowice.doc.  A detailed study of the Kmiec family of Luszowice, including my ancestors.  this document is not from Wadowice Gorne.  It is written in a very cryptic, tedious style, as notes during my research.  I wrote a shorter, easier to read, summary in my Family Genealogy book.

MorytkoCousins.pdf.  Feb 2018, five distant cousins in the Morytko tree

Poland Trips

These are reports on my trips to Poland for genealogy and for finding distant cousins.  These documents are a bit out of date;  some of the information has been superceded by more recent research findings.  My book has the most recent information.  I do not plan to update these reports, since their archive value is actually better knowing they have not been modified.  However, bear in mind that better genealogy information is available.  If you just want to read one good short story, start with “The Fat Horse”, report number 13 in Poland 98.Doc.  These are Word 2000 documents, except 2006, which is Adobe pdf.  If you have trouble, right click, save the file on your computer, and open it from your computer.

Poland 97.Doc.  Poland 98.Doc.  Poland 99.Doc.  Poland 2002.Doc.  Poland 2004.Doc.  Poland 2006 Album.Pdf.