My name is Eddy REKSMISS and I live in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. I have been trying to find any records of my Father & his family. As he (and his mother) is no longer alive, it is very hard for me to find anything and even harder as I do not read polish. I know for sure that both he and his mother lived in Gdynia at the start of WW2. If you are able to help me in any way I would be very grateful. Here is the information that I do know:
“I believe that my surname has been changed during WW2 from either REKSMIS or REKSNIS or REKSNES (I think). My Grandmother's name before she married (??) was Anna SOLIWODA and she was born around 1900 in Mysieniec distr. Ostroleka prov. Warszawa Poland. Her parents were Pawel Soliwoda and Rozalia Wisk. At least that is what her Testimony of Birth and Baptism states, issued in 1948. As both she and my father Stefan - her son (born 1927 in Wojniuny, Poland), have since passed away, I am finding it very hard to find any trace of family History. They lived in Gdynia at the start of WW2 and immigrated to Australia after the war. My father Stefan used the name REKSMIS when he joined the 7711 Military Labour Service Training Centre U.S. Army after the war 1945 - 1947.”
Thank you for your help.