Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Society's web site mentions a book that came out in 1998 listing all the holdings of vital records of the 89 branches of the State Archives of Poland, Ksiegi Metrykalne i Stanu Cywilnego w Archiwach Pantstwowych w Polsce. They've posted a "finding aid" that lists all of the towns and what kind of records they've got. So, for example, the Polish Archives have Greek Catholic records from Lipa, where Busia Horbal (Wiktorja Mazur) was born, and Roman Catholic records from Liczkowce, where Grandma (Jozefa Zurbyk) was born. I think the Mormons have the Liczkowce records. I would need the Greek Catholic records for there, though. Looks like they've got Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic records from Bircza, where great-grandpa Horbal was born, even though they misspell it Bicza. I looked for a Polish book store that has an English interface to their web site, but couldn't find one, and none of the ones I found in Polish had the book. But the New York Public Library has a copy. Hopefully the book, unlike the web site, also mentions which archive has the records in questions. I'll definitely have to look at it next time I'm at the library.

Posted at 12:20:53 AM