My ancestor on Wikipedia

Nothing indicated that this particular ego-search on Google would be any different from the countless others made in the past. It was quite a surprise though, to find someone new occupying the prestigious, first spot on Google Polska in the search results for my last name. I have already accepted the fact that this blog is far, far behind (currently it is the seventh returned result), but this particular contestant was quite shocking. I’m talking about the Wikipedia entry for Leon Gościcki (sorry, only Polish language version available). What is surprising is that he actually is one of my ancestors. Namely, he is the brother of my great-grandfather. It’s a strange feeling to know that he was someone famous enough to have a separate Wikipedia entry (in local, Polish edition, but still). We share the same blood!

I’m shocked.

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Paweł Gościcki

Ruby/Rails programmer.