Just a quick note for a bit of promotion and to announce an area for possibly more information on Toledo Polish ancestry.

Not quite 200 photos for Calvary headstones are upon on the Ohio Gravestone Project website. Photos I’ve placed there also contain the verified location of each grave. There is a handful of contributors for Calvary and hopefully the collection will grow over time. Also it appears as if all cemeteries within Lucas County are in the database, so it may be worthwhile to peruse or upload photos for other cemeteries as well.

That said, you can visit the project here: http://ohiogravestones.org/. You will need a free login to browse or upload your own photos. No spam, safe site. It appears most of the major Lucas County cemeteries are listed there, so if you have relatives buried elsewhere in Lucas County, you may find or share information there as well. The Ohio Gravestone Project is run by the Ohio Gen Web Project.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has a number of historic photos on its website. To get a glimpse of what life was like for the Plenzler, Przybylski, and Mierzejewski ancestors, visit the site. It is located here: http://images2.toledolibrary.org/image_dc.asp. Particularly interesting are the collection of photos for the industries for which Toledo was famous: Willy-Overland (now Chrysler Jeep), Champion Spark Plug, Auto Lite, and others as well as some photos of the strikes that occurred as well as photos of neighborhoods and churches. As a teaser, I’ve linked to a photo of the interior of St. Anthony’s church, about 1900, of a service in progress.

St. Anthony's Catholic Church (Toledo, Ohio)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church (Toledo, Ohio) (Courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from http:///images2.toledolibrary.org/)

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