Monthly Archives: May 2013

Russification: Keeping the Records in Russian

The multi-ethnicity of the Kingdom of Poland resulted in many different peoples living under one government. (See previous posts.) Most of these Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, and Ruthenians were virtually serfs tied to the land as serfdom was not abolished in … Continue reading

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Example of a Death Record in Polish

Translation of Death Record in Polish  My research did not include any –at family members whose death record was written in Polish. An original record will be included on a future post. The following translation is from the original Polish. … Continue reading

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Information in a Napoleonic Death Registration

This list explains the information in the “ideal” civil register. The place and date of registration of death were given, including time of day. Two witnesses presented themselves to report the death. Their occupations, residences, and ages were given. The … Continue reading

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Example of a Marriage Record in Polish

Translation of Marriage Record of Johann Spurgat and Anna Ber  It took place in the city of Wylkowiszki, on May 26, 1865, [recorded] in the new way at 2 o’clock P. M. In the presence of witnesses: Mateusz Spurgat, 22 … Continue reading

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Information in a Napoleonic Marriage Registration

This list explains the information in the “ideal” civil register. The place and date of registration of marriage were given, including time of day. Two witnesses were named as were their occupations, ages, and residences.[i] In some records the bride … Continue reading

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