When I was a young boy I had heard that our last name was originally spelled differently. I was never very certain what nationality I was. I knew my grandfather on my mothers side was Italian. I had heard my fathers side had Hungarian ancestry. Later on in life my son Jim came home from school with homework about his Family tree. I realized that I did not know very much. Late in his life I met my Uncle Bill Pomajzl (aka. Grumpy Bill). He had changed his surname from Pomeisl back to the original Pomajzl. He was very interested in learning more about our family history. His interest really got me motivated. I dedicate this site in his memory.
I started with a photocopy of my Grandfathers baptismal certificate with the name of his parents, Joseph Pomajzl of Malešov, Bohemia and Frances Hunt of Throv?, Bohemia that Grumpy had obtained. With the use of computers, help from family and some detective work I have managed to get a fairly large amount of information. When my mother passed away a few years back I received many of my parents old papers. I was even given my Grandfathers dog tags and a bullet they pulled out of him while he served (using his older brothers name) in the US Army in Siberia!
My goals are:
o To learn when each of my ancestors first entered the US (complete)
o To learn when each of my wives ancestors first entered the US
o Find out if my family is related to a large group of Pomajzls out in Nebraska (descendants of Matej Pomajzl who entered the US in 1867). My Great Grandfather Joseph Pomajzl entered the US around 1894 from Bohemia (per 1910 Census). So if these two families are related I would have to find the link back in Bohemia (it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time).
If there is any help anyone would like to give I will be grateful. Also if I can assist anyone else I will do what I can.
P.S. Over the 2012 Christmas holidays I took a shot at creating a family tree based on the Bible. You can view it below under Related Links.