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
There, at the bottom, the last entry shows the marriage of Wojciech Grabowski 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!
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