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February 19, 2019

Making Some Serendipity — #Polish #Genealogy

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Last year, Stanczyk noticed that the site metryki.genealodzy.pl had added Stopnica to their collection and in particular, a long list of Alegata for the years 1887-1913. This jester adores alegata for finding echoes of lost genealogical records.

 

So in a case of making your own serendipity, this jester was sequentially scanning all of the above alegata looking for potential relatives, when I noticed a Leszczynski being born in Biechow. That caught my eye. My grandmother, Waleria Leszczynska,  was born in Biechow. So I downloaded the two pages of the alegata and the marriage record they went with. It was a goldmine! The years 1849-1874 are lost/missing from Biechow. So when I found an alegata, detailing a birth from 1864, in that lost range, I was ecstatic!

Let me provide some context. Dateline 1887, Stopnica, a marriage was recorded for Marianna Apolonia Leszczynska, the daughter of Jozef Leszczynska & Agnieszka Godowska. This is a family I have had my eye on, but could not gather enough genealogical proof to say they belong in my family tree, due to the lost records in this region of Russian-Poland. So, since Marianna Apolonia was born in Piestrzec (Biechow parish), she needed an alegata to proof she was able to be married in Stopnica (a nearby parish). So this jester was scanning alegata in Stopnica when her birth popped up. She was born in my grandmother’s parish, Biechow in 1864.  Her father, Jozef,  was a wheelwright for the Innkeeper in Piestrzec (my great-grandfather Tomasz?). Now I was really interested in that occupation because of the possible tie to my great-grandfather, Tomasz (the Inkeeper).  So I examined the birth record from the alegata. On the second page of the alegata, I noticed the godparents and I saw my great-great-grandfather, Marcin Major was the godfather! Ok I now know these Leszczynskich are my family! In fact, Jozef Leszczynski is probably my great-grandfather Tomasz’s brother (less likely a 1st cousin). Did I mention that the Godowskich are an affiliated family? There is enough circumstantial evidence to convince me to add some new relatives from whom I might one day find my 2nd-great-grandparents Leszczynskich.

The search goes on, but now I have new clues.

 

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December 15, 2018

Alegata Surprise

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Piotrkowski Gubernia

Bendin Uezd, Piotrkowski Gubernia

In the marriage of Wladysław Fras & Agnieszka née Leszczyńska Michniewska, Stanczyk found an unusual section of text not present in most marriage records.

Wladysław was born in Bendin uezd, Piotrkowski gubernia (south-west corner of map). So his ability to marry in the church needed to be verified with a birth/baptism (one alegata purpose).

From the marriage, I found an odd and difficult section of text to decipher (as if all old Russian/Cyrillic cursive handwriting were not enigmatic enough).

From this odd section, if I understand correctly, three things are made known:

  1. They could not locate Wlad’s birth metrical record in Uiejsce, Wojkowice Koscielne parish, Piotrkowski Gubernia.
  2. Wlad had an urgent requirement to serve in the army.
  3. Wlad’s mom & four witnesses had to attest to his birth on February 10th (after marriage performed January 26th, and before it was recorded February 12th).

So it appears the attestation was good and the marriage was good. Sadly, I never found Wlad’s birth record and my hope was to get it as an alegata at this marriage (I had his siblings’ birth, just not Wlad’s). Dad was dead. Mom attested. Now I wonder who the four witnesses were? Let’s see: Witness1, Witness2, the performing clergy, and ??? Perhaps the godfather was the fourth or the church organist [so many organists in my church records]. Alas, no record of the four witnesses or attestation. I have Wlad’s birth year (derived from age at marriage and fits between two siblings’s births) and that will have to do.

An interesting marriage record! So I ask you, “Do you have any military grooms that needed a quick marriage before shipping out to the Russian (|Prussian|Austrian) army?”   If so, please post a comment or email this jester.

Fras + Leszczynski

Akt 5 – The Full Marriage Record (left side)

December 12, 2018

Alegata Question – 26-Jan-1890 Marriage Of Wladyslaw Fras & Agnieszka Leszczynska

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

The last time we saw the record, Akt#5 in Solec 1890 Marriages bewteen Wladyslaw Fras & Agnieszka Leszczynska.

This is minus one unusual section that is hard to translate/understand.

Here’s an abridged translation:

It happened in Solec on 31-Jan/12-Feb 1890

Witnesses:  Jan Majczak 39 of Piestrzec & Jan Biernik of Kikow age 40

Groom:  Wladyslaw Fras bachelor, 32 in army born in Uiejsce, parish Wojkowice Koscielne, Bendzin uezd Piotrkowska gubernia residing in Kikow, parish Dobrowoda living with mother , Jan (father deceased) & mother Marianna née Bielasinska;

<additional text goes here>

to

Bride:  Agnieszka Leszczynska Michniewska widow of deceased Jozef died 1 year ago; age 23 born in village/parish Biechow & residing in Zwierzyniec, parish Solec daughter of Tomasz & the deceased Julianna Kordos legally Leszczynskich

3 banns:

read in Dobrowoda & Solec parishes on 31-Dec/12-Jan, 7th/19th Jan, 14th/26th Jan this year

The image is in my last blog post below 👇🏻.

 

Now given the above: Groom born elsewhere, Bride born elsewhere, Bride widowed, I would expect … about 4 pages of alegata to include Wladyslaw’s birth record, Agnieszka’s birth record, Agnieszka’s 1st husband’s death record and the image at the top of this blog post. But the reality is that I only received the image at the top.

 

Does anyone know why? Email or comment on the blog please.

 

My Guess

Agnieszka’s husband died in this parish and the death was last year (1889). I did confirm that the death record did exist in the parish (Solec) books for 1889 Deaths. Ok, the priest did not feel the need to include an alegata for the death. Agnieszka born in Biechow and now living in Zwierzyniec made her a known entity in the parish, even though she was born in Biechow and she married 1st husband (Jozef Michniewski) in Biechow. So the priest did not feel the need for her birth alegata either; Especially since she and her 1st husband had two kids and they were baptised and living in Solec. But what about Wladyslaw?

 

He was not just born in another parish. His parish was in another gubernia too! Why no birth alegata for him? Tomorrow, my guess about the puzzling text that was unusual in most marriage records. Also another question too!

September 20, 2017

Meme: #Wordless #Wednesday — Polish Genealogy

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

The above image is from an Alegata in support of an 1878 marriage where the bride was from out parish (Biechów parish / parafia, Kielce Gubernia, Russian-Poland; the bride was originally born in Dębica parish, Austrian Empire, Galicia Kingdom, Pilzno District, Tarnów diocese.

Baby: Marianna Czajka daughter of Joseph Czajka & Catharina Golec

Joseph Czajka son of Apolonia Czajka (Illeg. )

Catharina Golec dau. of Sebastian Golec & Sophia Bielacik

Born: 28-February-1854

Extracted: 5-January-1878 for alegata in support of 1878 Biechów Marriage Akt. 1

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