It started several years ago; my quest. I began to do research into my family’s past and the more I found the more I wanted to do more research.

So I am on a journey to discover as much as I can about my ancestors. In particular, at this time, this blog is about only one ancestor. He is someone I never knew and a man I had never met. He passed away far too young and before i was born.

But he has a story. And from what little I already know about his story, I know it is one worth investigating. One worth sharing. My hope is that you will want to follow me in this journey and follow me in my discoveries. That is what this blog is about after all; my journey to find the past. This is a journal of that journey.

My name is Matthew Joseph Splant. My ancestor I am referring to is my grandfather on my mother’s side. His name is Joseph Bołeslaw Hossa. A man who among other things survived the Holocaust Interment camps. Had his life torn asunder, his properties and possessions in Poland seized, and his body and mind tortured by the Nazis. Yet he endured, found his way back to America and built a new life.

I haven’t a clue where this journey will take me, but I would be thrilled if you chose to join and follow me.

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