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Another Brick Wall Breakthrough

Had some free time on my hands this weekend and decided to chase down some Watracz Family information. Sure enough, by researching the collateral Watras line, I found the name of my 2nd Great Grandfather, a piece of information I’ve been looking for the past 14 years or so.
I found it on the Ohio Death Index, compiled on the Family Search Pilot Program, for his son Michael Watras. It simply lists his name as Thomas (or, in Polish, Tomasz) and does not list the mother’s name.
I have to tell you, the Pilot Program has lead me to so much more “new” information, that I encourage everyone to try it out! Now of course if I could find cousins in Poland on that side…! But I guess that will come another day. For now, I am happy with the little bit I have just learned!

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