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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 11 Apr 2024



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

AndrzejMorytko.pdf.  A document linked by CarolKing.pdf.

ApoloniaNelec.pdf.  A Nelec genealogy.

CarlRapa.pdf.  Identification of a 6th cousin, with detailed documentation.

CarolKing.pdf.  Identification of a 6th cousin, with detailed documentation.

DaveGula.pdf.  Another cousin, identified June 2016

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

JozefGula.pdf.  A document linked by Carol King.pdf.

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 1997.  Poland 1998.  Poland 1999.  Poland 2002.  Poland 2004.  Poland 2006 Album.