Poli Genova

"It’s important for me to know more about my ancestors,
so that one day I can share their stories with my son"
Poli Genova

Poli’s Sense of Belonging

Poli Genova’s energy, vitality, and heart have gained her an enthusiastic fan base throughout Europe and the entire world. MyHeritage dug into the MyHeritage SuperSearch archives to uncover the story of her family history.

Poli’s family tree shows a deep connection to Bulgarian culture and history. Thankfully, Poli was able to bring just as much pride to her country as her ancestors were
Poli’s great-great-grandfather’s siblings, Nikola and Dimitar, appear in a tax record from 1879 that notes the amounts of grapes produced in the village of Belashtitsa, a territory in the Ottoman Empire. Just six years later, Belashtitsa was united with the principality of Bulgaria.

MyHeritage found a record showing that Nikola declared a yield of 256.5 kg of grapes, worth almost 2 kg of silver, while Dimitar declared a yield of 128 kg, worth 1 kg of silver.




Poli’s great-great-uncle, Ivan Todorov Genov, was born on August 29, 1901 to Todor Genov and Vasilka Todorova. His parents were quite old to be having a baby, especially in the early 20th century.
MyHeritage found the birth record that lists their ages as 55 and 45 respectively. The record also indicates that Todor went to the municipality at 8 o’clock on the morning after the birth to register his son Ivan.

Dimitar Todorov, Poli’s great-grandfather from the other side of Poli’s father’s family, was also born to parents who were quite advanced in age. Todor Stoychev, his father, was 50 years old, and Petra Eneva, his mother, was 40. Dimitar was born on July 29, 1904, at 11 o’clock in the morning in Kashlakyoi (Zimnitsa), in the Kingdom of Bulgaria.
The birth record contains the signatures of Dimitar’s parents, Todor and Petra.


Poli has two great-great-uncles who served in the Bulgarian army in World War I. Her paternal great-grandfather’s brother, Kostadin Todorov Genov, joined as a private at the age of 20.
MyHeritage found an army record indicating that he fought on the Macedonian front in 1917.

On the other side of Poli’s father’s family, Dinyo Todorov Stoychev—brother of Poli’s great-grandfather Dimitar Todorov Stoychev—also fought in the Bulgarian army during World War I. Dinyo joined as a private at the age of 25, and he also fought on the Macedonian front in 1917.


"I’m extremely happy to know that some of my favorite places in the world, Greece and Italy, are also part of my DNA"

"I’m extremely happy to know that some of my favorite places in the world, Greece and Italy, are also part of my DNA"

72.0%
Balkan
23.6%
Greek and South Italian
2.3%
Baltic
1.3%
Scandinavian
0.8%
Eskimo/Inuit
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