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June 28, 2018

INVENTORY: Polish Kingdom / Russian Poland partition (Kielce Gubernia) — #Genealogy #Polish

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Stanczyk felt it was time again to survey the gubernia, Kielce Gubernia (Kieleckie). This jester was surprised at the number of new scans made available since the last survey/inventory.

To use these sources, you need to have a user-id/password and be logged in…except the SzukajWArchiwach requires no authentication to use. These are the Kielce Gubernia records that ARE ONLINE! There may be other records available in the parish, the USC, the National Archive of Poland or in the Church Archive (Diocessan).

 

First, let me make a list of my Internet sources (please email any more that you know):

2-July-2018 (as of)

  1. AP-Kielce
  2. AD-Kielce
  3. AP-Sandomierz
  4. FamilySearch-Czestochowa-Kielce
  5. FamilySearch-Evangelical-Kielce
  6. FamilySearch-Evangelical-Radom
  7. FamilySearch-Lublin-Kielce
  8. FamilySearch-Radom-Kielce
  9. SzukajWArchiwum-Kielce (pages 7, 18, 19, 20)
  10. SzukajWArchiwum-Sandomierz (no pages had scans)
  11. Geneteka-Metryki-SwietoKrzyskie

 

 

 

 

Sources <Notes> Counts By Source
AD-Kielce 128
AP-Kielce  10 jewish congregations 180
AP-Sandomierz  16 jewish congregations 121
Czestochowa 8
Evangelical-Kielce Marriages 1914 0
Evangelical-Radom Births 1866-1872 0
FamilySearch-Lublin-Kielce 1
FamilySearch-Radom-Kielce 287
SzukajWArchiwum-Kielce 35 pages (100 lines/pages) 18
SzukajWArchiwum-Sandomierz 13 pages (100 lines/page) 0
Geneteka-Metryki-SwietoKrzyskie 14 powiaty 72

 

The next table is 815 rows [2-July-2018 (as of)]

 

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June 27, 2018

Some Subjects To Let … Returned #12, #13, #14 out of 40.

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

A Certain Poet

Even Stanczyk must admit to some hubris. When I started this journey to Let all of Milosz’s Subjects (from his Road-Side Dog), I had intended it to be a lesson for me in writing –  In reading, analysis and writing. Now I see my error. How can I let all that Milosz had? I have the discipline. I am skilled at research and well read, but I am not Milosz (God bless him). I had thought I could easily consume all his pastiches and with some analysis, dash off a missive or small pastiche. I had envisioned it a task of standing upon a giant’s shoulders and seeing a bit further. It was not arrogance, but perhaps a bit of ignorance. I was not privy to all things Milosz. Alas, some of his pieces elude me … they seem to be a bit too insider-ish.

So I am returning three pieces and will continue on from there. I relinquish my let of:

A Certain Poet (#12), Father’sWorries (#13), and Oeuvre(#14).

Next Subject To Let: Among People

June 22, 2018

Alegata As TimeMachine – Part 4 — #Polish #Genealogy

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Stanczyk wanted to give you a list of some typical and a couple atypical alegata that you might encounter through your research. This is a pictorial list to help you recognize what you are viewing.

The other three parts in this series: Part-1 , Part-2 , Part-3

Marriage

This is the typical marriage alegata. It repeats data in the actual marriage

record for this year. #BRAK

You need to look for Russian / Cyrillic that looks like the handwritten (cursive) version of:  брака

 

 

 


Death

This is the typical death alegata. Its proves the participant is widowed and thus eligible for remarriage in the church.  #CMERT

 

 

 

You need to look for Russian / Cyrillic that looks like the handwritten (cursive) version of:  смерт

 


Birth - Dual Language Side by Side

This is a birth alegata. It proves the participant was baptised in a remote parish. This one has birth record in both Polish (right side) and Russian (left side)! This can be helpful if you read both languages in case one side is hard to read.

You need to look for Russian / Cyrillic that looks like the handwritten (cursive) version of:  роджение

 


Birth - Polish
In the upper left corner you will often see the administrative heirarchy written. In this example,  we see…

Келецкая   гыберния

Сторницкий   Уездъ
Пруходъ   Солецъ
Which in this case means:
Kieleckie Gubernia
Stopnica Uezd
Parafia Solec
It will be different in your case, depending on where you are researching and what you find. Notice the birth record is written in Polish (1848 year record in 1878 Alegata).

This another birth example. Be sure to record  the village (Oblekon) The Akt#(record#, in this case 24), the parish (Swiniary), and the year (chopped of in the image 18×7). Since the language is Polish you know its 1867 or 1857 or 1847, …

 

 

 

 

 

 



Galicia Birth

  1. These next two pictures illustrate alegata between two empires. Yes marriages happened across the border between the Russian Empire and The Austrian Empire (Galicia Kingdom). It was somewhat common along the Vistula river border separating these empires that were occupying a partitioned Poland (no longer shown upon European maps).

 

 

 


 


  1. Pay close attention to this alegata type. It is again across empires. It is not the Latin Box form that the prior example was. This a paragraph form. So the language is neither Polish nor Russian. It is in fact written in Latin.

Notices you have a Russian stamp and an Austrian stamp! This shows that both empires were collecting their fees on these cross-empire marriages.

Another useful piece of information to take note of, is that this document has the civil administrative hierarchy on the top left and then you see the religious hierarchy (Diocese, Deaconate/Deanery, Parish) across the top right.,/p>

It is important to know both the civil and the religious heirarchy. You may need to search in civil archives (AP). You may also need to search in religious archives (AD) for copies. In Poland (as in most nations with Catholic dioceses), you will find that duplicate copies were usually (sometimes, but always) made and kept in the diocessan curia. SO this may help you if records were destroyed, as is soft often the case in the border lands between empires (or future nations formed after wars).

 

 

 


This alegata uses a modern form from 1987 for a birth in 1904. Located in a parish alegata book from 1904 (a request from the future)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This alegata request is from 1939 for a 1904 birth. These may be invaluable as they appear right before WW2. The alegata that preceded wars may act to preserve potentially lost records from elsewhere! Notice how the forms change over time. Alegata after 1918 are all in Polish (unless they come from outside Poland).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A rare alegata from a court that is a name change request. Leon Pieszczochowicz probably used the name change as a part of his passport / ship ticket process. Thus he had to correct the church birth record.

June 19, 2018

Save The Innocents — #SaveTheChildren #TrumpPolicy #WarCrimes

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

I can no longer stand idly by. This story has to be told and people called to act!

About 2,000 children have been separated from their parents who, for the most part, were seeking asylum. It is now estimated that by August /September, there will be 30,000 separated children.

1st Sexual Abuse by Ice Agent

1st Sexual Abuse by Ice Agent

This should be obviously seen as obscene immorality tilting America towards NAZIism. In fact, Catholic bishops/nuns have protested. Franklin Graham (Billy Grahams’ son) has separated himself from the Trump administration over this immoral act (these acts). The Baptists through their society of 1.7 Million had their Secretary General write and deplore these actions. Indeed this jester has NEVER seen the verses of Matthew quoted in such abundance.

I predicted that this fast doc / no doc collection of children would lead to child-abuse, possibly white-slavery and sexual abuse. It has now happened, barely one month into the Trump War Crime operation. This man was arrested for sexually abusing a separated child and black mailing the mother into keeping her mouth shut (or else … what is worse? Murder).


How Did This Happen?

On May 7th, 2018 in San Diego, CA, the AG Jeff Sessions announced this policy: separate immigrant children from their parents. Here is the video of the announcement. It was designed to inflict cruelty upon immigrants to deter them from coming to USA. Never mind that under USA laws you cannot punish in cruel or unusual ways. This concept has been decided by the Supreme Court (Jul 3, 1978, 438 US 781 (1978)!

The Trump admin knew this would not pass constitutional review! They went ahead and implemented the POLICY! It is not a law. The 1997 law being abused is Flores v. Reno (aka Flores Consent Decree). It is Trump policy to separate the children. Announced 5/7/2018 by Jeff Sessions. Children must be taken care of and cared for in the least harmful way! This was to prevent cruelty or obscene abuses from being perpetrated against children.

Donald Trump immediately blamed Obama (a familiar ploy). For the record, the Obama presidency began January 20th, 2009 and ended 8 years later in 2017. So it was NOT Obama’s law. Obama NEVER separated children from parents! George W. Bush never did. In fact, no President before Trump ever had a policy to separate immigrant children. Then they denied the policy existed. Then they blamed Democrats. In fact, all Democrat Senators have signed a bill to make this policy illegal! Unfortunately, not 1 GOP Senator has signed. I find it amazing this is not a veto-proof bi-partisan bill signed by almost all (who would be against?).

All of a sudden, the ICE Border Patrol says they are forced to enforce the POLICY! Then Stephen Miller & Secretary Nielsen have claimed this policy as their own invention ??

By United Nations law, abusing asylum seekers and the separation of Children in particular is listed as an international War Crime!!

Now Secretary Nielsen in less than 7 days declared: its not an existing policy, then defended the policy, then said she would not apologize for enforcing the policy. For good measure she said the children were not being used as “leverage” for the wall, even though Donald Trump was saying PRECISELY the opposite in his sound bites & tweets!

So now we have not only cruel/unusual policy of the Trump administration, which is labeled a War Crime, now we have kidnapping/extortion/blackmail using the children as human shields for Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, & DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen!  PLEASE, do not forget the sexual abuse of the four year girl!

Call To Action

We must …

  1. Demand law(s) abolishing the policy & preventing it ever being done again.
  2. Tweet all GOP Senators or call them and demand they back the bill.
  3. Register to Vote.
  4. Verify you are registered (including long term voters).
  5. Vote in November 2018. Vote against Trump! Vote Democrats! Never accept a GOP candidate unless it is a woman.
  6. Vote in 2020 for the Democrat (no more Trump).
  7. Seek / Demand the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump.
  8. March in protests until Impeachment starts.
  9. Get Apps & Be Informed.

Questions?

Get Informed. Get these FREE apps for your phone or computer. They tell you who are your Representatives, what they are doing, what votes they made & how they voted, they tell you how to contact them too! For context, read the US Constitution. It is the foundation for our laws. It enumerates our rights too! LEARN! Be informed then VOTE as if your life depends upon it. Do not stay home, do not remain inactive or disinterested. This is getting critical.

June 17, 2018

Czesław Miłosz Poetry Fest — Kraków

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

To find out more about the Milosz Festival, June 7–10, 2018:

theculturetrip.com/europe/poland/articles/10-facts-about-the-life-and-works-of-polish-poet-csezlaw-milosz/

June 9, 2018

Part 3 of Alegata As Time Machine — #Polish #Genealogy #Russian-Poland #Partition #Church

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Biechow 1878 Alegata - Page 12 of Alegata for Marriage 15Stanczyk, welcomes you to the third part of this multi-part Alegata As Time Machine series. As the title suggests this is the third part.

Parts 1 & 2 can be reviewed below:

  1. Alegata As Time Machine — I
  2. Alegata As Time Machine — II

There have been some prior alegata articles (in case you are binging):

  1. 1878 Marriage – Russian Empire bride + Austrian Empire groom
  2. Another Alegata Article
  3. Clever Use Of Alegata

Today’s article is we are going to dissect a typical article and see what we can expect to find. In the fourth part we will look at many sample portions to see the type we might encounter.

First off, be aware that you can click on the images to see larger version of the images to see the fine details. Second, let me remind you, dear reader, that alegata are mostly found in Russian Poland partition but the general knowledge still holds, though the year and the partition may dictate a different language. In this series we will see Russian/Cyrillic, Polish (Latin alphabet), and Latin (the actual language) among the samples. In fact, you may see more than one language in an alegata.

1878 Alegata dissectedToday’s alegata is about the bride who was born outside the parish who is now living in the local parish (Biechów). So the bride is proving she was baptised to marry in the local church.

Let’s look at the various pieces and derive their meaning in this common sample.

Number (1) — It is in Russian. Its meaning is, “Record (akt) # 121, RZEGOCIN”. This margin note ties the data back the Ostrowce parish (in Kielce gubernia, Grotniki gmina). We will see the event type and the year of the remote record in a bit.

Number (2) — Do you see the light, pencilled, “12”? That is what the second bullet pertains to. This “12” indicates we are on the 12th page of alegata. The left side of the image is page 11 and the right side is page 12. The left side, is usually, the back of the prior page’s text.

Number (3) — The top header text, relatively bold in ink is Russian text indicating this is an alegata for an 1878 marriage, the akt #, in the local parish’s 1878 marriages. For the record we are looking Biechow parish (Kielce gubernia, Stopnica gmina), 1878 Alegata book on page 12 (this image).

Number (4) — The fourth part, we are calling out is the record # (akt #) that this alegata is for. In this case it is for Marriage Akt 15, in Biechow parish Marriages.

Number (5) — The fifth bullet is the top of the remote record. It indicates the event type from the remote parish that this alegata page is about. In this case we are looking at a birth record. In Russian/Cyrillic, “рождение” (birth).

Number (6) — The final bullet, (6), is about the birth record (in Polish) and more specifically, the year of that record, which in this case is 1861. Now this is fortuitous because, the online births end at 1859. So for birth years 1860 and forward you would normally have to write to the parish (Ostrowce, św.Jana Chrzciciela) to get this birth record.  At the bottom of the record is the date:

Ostrowce, 4/16th day of August, 1878 (the date this record was extracted from that remote parish’s books).

One final note. Did you notice that the birth was written in Polish (not Russian)? If the remote event record was before 1868 then it will be in Polish. Galicia records are in Latin.

To see the Alegata side-by-side with the Marriage record click on “Continue reading”

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June 4, 2018

Alegata As Time Machine — Part 2

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

I wanted to show the availability of alegata in parishes that were in or nearby my ancestral parishes. So the table below shows how common (or rare) alegata are.  They seem to range from about 1813 (before Napoleon’s final defeat, and the subsequent formation of Congress Poland / Russian-Empire Polish partition). The 1813 I saw was in Polaniec (and is not shown in the table below). The latest as we see in the table below is 1923. There may be more after that year but perhaps privacy rules prevent their being published until later. So we have about 110 year range to view alegata.

The time machine aspect comes into play because the alegata are recorded in the year they are for. The actual request may have been in 1989 and the earliest year for which the alegata gets data is 1720. So the time machine spans 269 years while the alegata only cover 110 years. So we are gaining 100 years on the early side and 66 years on the later side. While this time span is not complete (i.e. not everybody’s data is shown, it is extraordinarily helpful to those whose ancestor does have an alegata in reference to. Hence, why I call it a time machine. We might see a request from the 1950’s for a record in late 1800’s in an alegata book dated 1901. In some cases (particularly the earlier years), we may find a record that was subsequently lost, but due to an alegata request, it was saved in duplicate and thus preserved for some lucky genealogist even though the original book may have been lost/stolen/burned.

Parish Alegata Available (nearby parishes)

Parish Year Range Parish Year Range
Biechow 1875 — 1882 Opatowiec 1887
Biechow 1884 — 1893 Pacanow 1875 — 1897
Biechow 1895 Pacanow 1899 — 1905
Biechow 1897 — 1901 Pacanow 1907 — 1908
Biechow 1904 — 1908 Stopnica 1875 — 1878
Busko 1912 Stopnica 1887
Busko 1914 Stopnica 1889 — 1892
Busko 1916 Stopnica 1894 — 1897
Dobrowoda 1875 — 1894 Stopnica 1901 — 1903
Dobrowoda 1896 — 1898 Stopnica 1905 — 1906
Dobrowoda 1901 Stopnica 1909
Dobrowoda 1903 — 1914 Stopnica 1913
Olesnica 1875 — 1890 Stopnica 1923
Olesnica 1892 — 1913 Szczebrzusz 1875
Opatowiec 1823 Szczebrzusz 1877 — 1891
Opatowiec 1826 — 1830 Szczebrzusz 1894
Opatowiec 1832 — 1834 Szczebrzusz 1896 — 1900
Opatowiec 1839 — 1844 Szczebrzusz 1903
Opatowiec 1872 Zborowek 1875 — 1887
Opatowiec 1875 — 1879 Zborowek 1889 — 1895
Opatowiec 1881 — 1885 Zborowek 1897 — 1908

At present, I am compiling a spreadsheet from the alegata in the above table. I’ll probably publish an analysis of my findings. In some article after the findings, I may write an article on the stamps seen in an alegata and what their purpose was. But right now I wanted to answer again why is there an alegata.

Why an alegata?

The reasons are more varied then I had originally assumed. Here are some reasons, you will find an alegata:

  1. The groom (mostly) or the bride or perhaps both were born in another, remote parish.
  2. The bride or the groom  (or both) were widowed.
  3. The wife is notified in a letter(s) that her husband has died in military service and is now a widow.
  4. The far flung future requests a church record from the past.
  5. The future provides a court document of a vital record change or asks for information on an individual(s).
  6. A remote parish or USC notifies an original parish of a death or a marriage (see #1).

There may be other reasons too. But at any rate, if you see a marriage in your parish books and (you see the groom is from an outside parish or the bride was born elsewhere, then you should look to see if there exists an alegata. The alegata will provide additional data substantiating the marriage can take place.

I once found an alegata about an ancestor when there was only alegata online (typically not indexed). It had info about a marriage that was yet to be published online. Further more, both the groom and bride were widowed and hence I was also provided with death data on the prior spouses.  The marriage and the alegata taken together can provide you a means to track down your migrating ancestors and where they came from or where they moved to.

Also, please note, that as of the present (4-June-2018), no Alegata have been indexed. So that data is a complete mystery. So who knows what treasures you might find, just by doing an exhaustive search through alegata.

Next time, a sample of what alegata look like, so you know what you are seeing. It can be confusing due to the multitude of time eras involved (seeing multiple languages) or you may see many differing forms due to the various timeframes involved. We’ll break it down in a rather lengthy blog article with pictures and descriptions.

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