Finding the Marriage of my 3rd Great Grandparents on Geneteka

I have known for some time that my 2nd great grandmother Julianna Gutowska was baptized in about 1832-1833 in Holy Cross Parish in Warsaw and that her parents were Wojciech Gutowski and Anna Jabłonowska, but I had never been able to find her baptismal record.  One problem is that Holy Cross Parish is huge, with thousands of baptisms each year.  Another problem is that the record books are not indexed.  When Donna Pointkouski announced that she found the marriage record of her 2nd great grandparents on the Polish genealogy website Geneteka, I rejoiced because she found the marriage record in Holy Cross Parish in Warsaw, the same parish that is the object of my own search!

The records for Holy Cross Parish on Geneteka are limited to marriages from 1824-1866.  OK, what the heck.  If my 2nd great grandmother was baptized in Holy Cross Parish in 1832-1833, perhaps her parents were married there in the time period indexed on Geneteka.  I limited my search to Holy Cross Parish and entered Gutowski into the “Nazwisko” field.  Here are the results:

Geneteka Results Page

Geneteka Results Page

There, at the bottom, the last entry shows the marriage of Wojciech Gutowski and Anna Jabłonowska, my 3rd great grandparents!  And guess what?  There’s a scanned image attached, too!

Thanks, Donna, for finding the marriage record of your 2nd great grandparents because your discovery directly led to my own!

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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3 Responses to Finding the Marriage of my 3rd Great Grandparents on Geneteka

  1. Jasia says:

    Congrats on the find, Steve! It makes me wish I had ancestors from Warsaw so I could get in on the fun too!

  2. Donna says:

    Steve, thank YOU for translating my record(s)! ;-)

    Jasia, Geneteka isn’t just for Warsaw records (though that is what they seem to have the most of, and the copies of, but there are indexes for many towns).

  3. Amanda says:

    I have been trying for quite some time to find a marriage record for my great grandpa Paul Zdebiak, I dont know his first wife’s name or there son’s name. All I know is he was married in Wilchiwchyk, Poland, and that he came to canada in July of 1928 without his first wife. I tryed to search with Geneteka but i can’t read polish at all. Is there anything that you know of that i can do to find more info? I really want to know more about his family. Please email me if you have any suggestions
    Thank you so much

    Amanda

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