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Offline katlisa82

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Kolaj Family
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Hiya
I wonder if anyone could advice me as I am stuck. I have many Dna matches but none that have Kolaj surname. My grandgather was called Michal Kolaj there is no records of him or his brothers etc before war in Poland. The surname just appeared In Poland around world war 2. I cant find anything of him or his brothers, parents

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Re: Kolaj Family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 January 18 09:26 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

The surname Kolaj appears to come from Albania?

DNA matches depend on the number of people on the relevant company's database.
I wouldn't think that many Albanians have had their DNA tested, let alone registered on a database :-\

http://forebears.io/surnames/kolaj
https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-name/Kolaj
https://actacroatica.com/en/surname/Kolaj/
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Re: Kolaj Family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 January 18 12:01 GMT (UK) »
would you like to give us some more information to go on,
estimated dates of birth,place of rsidence after the war immigration ect
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: Kolaj Family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 January 18 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Sure. My Great grandparents Stefan (he never come back home, apparently died shot by Germans but that just word of mouth)  and Katarzyna Kolaj. Their children
- Michal Kolaj ( my grandpa born 1910? )
Tadeusz Kolaj (1923.09.28  died 2006-10-30 )
 Josef Kolaj ( born 3.01.1916 married and lived and died in Uk) 
Anna Kolaj,
Jan Kolaj
I dont know if they change their surname during ww2as there is no records of any of the Kolaj family in Poland before that.
My nan married a guy called Stanislaus Plariask in Germany during a war in 1945 when she was in forced labour there. His date of birth is 1910 too so i was just wondering could it be the same person. No one in the family knows anything more like its was all big secret.
Thank you for your help