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Genealogist offers perspective on local Polish heritage

 

July 29, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A CROWD listens as genealogist Jay Orbik presents a slide show on Polish immigration to the Gogebic Range. The event took place in the preserved former Iron County courtroom, which is now part of the Iron County Historical Museum.

By P.J. GLISSON

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HURLEY - Persons of Polish ancestry had the opportunity to learn a little more about their origins by attending a Wednesday evening presentation at the Iron County Historical Museum.

The session was specifically within the former courthouse of the building, which once was known as the Iron County Courthouse.

Jay M. Orbik, an Illinois genealogist, was at the site to present information on Polish immigration to the Gogebic Range, specifically from Iron River, Michigan, to Ashland.

Juliette Kangas, president of the Iron County Historical Society, welcom...



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