First time asking the G2G forum for anything. Therefore, I'm not sure where to start or how much to get into here. Nevertheless, here it goes.
I am looking at a major brick wall for my polish ancestral tree branches. My maternal grandmother’s maiden name was KURDYLA. Our ancestors hail from Jasliska, Poland. This was part of Galicia, Austria (pre-WW1). I also have some known half-relatives (from my 2nd great-grandmother’s second marriage) with surnames ORLINSKI and LORENC (and beyond). I have some DNA matches via Ancestry website that have the surname WALCZAK.
Most of the DNA matches I’ve reached out to so far, don’t have trees built out far enough back, or at all. Some, have not responded to me at this time. I am doing my best to find any KURDYLA (for example), to note and see if I can follow the sources etc., and find connections and leads that way. So far, I just have many piles of folks who have same/similar surnames, but have not been able to find our common ancestors yet.
Anyway, I am just hoping to connect with some folks who might also be searching these surnames, in hopes that we can find a common thread, and hopefully that helps unlock some leaves and branches for my personal tree.
If anyone out there has researched these surnames, or if they sound familiar, or any insights or advice, I would be happy to hear it. I try to poke around on G2G, especially for Polish related topics, but have not found a great source that leads to new clues/insights.
I appreciate any and all help y’all might have. Thank you so much for getting this far!
p.s. here is my Great-Great-Grandfather, Casper, so you might have some context to a few profiles I have on wikitree.