The Birth of Anastasia Rita Chmielewski – 1911

Anastasia Rita Chmielewski, daughter of Józef Chmielewski and Katarzyna Warchol, was born on 22 February 1911 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.  Her birth was recorded in a ledger for the city of Worcester.

The Birth Record of Anastasia Rita Chmielewski – 1911

The Birth Record of Anastasia Rita Chmielewski – 1911

SOURCE:  “Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915,” index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 July 2011), entry for Stansilawa Chmielewska, born 22 February 1911; citing Massachusetts Vital Records (deaths, births, marriages) 1911-1915, FHL microfilm 2,409,732; Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts.

The image above is a composite image from the ledger, cropped to emphasize the information for this child.  Click on the link for a PDF copy of the birth record of Anastasia Rita Chmielewski.  The ledger states:

Anastasia Rita Chmielewski’s birth is recorded on Page 482, No. 705 in the ledger for the city of Worcester,

  • Her name was recorded as Stanislawa Chmielewska, a female child born in Worcester,
  • She was born on 22 February 1911 and her birth was recorded in January 1912,
  • Her father was Joseph Chmielewska [Józef Chmielewski], a laborer from Russia residing in Worcester,
  • Her mother was Catherine Warhuk [Katarzyna Warchol] from Austria, residing in Worcester.

According to the American Ancestors website, this birth was recorded in Vol. 600, Page 482, No. 705 in the ledger for the city of Worcester.  SOURCE:  “Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915,” index and digital images, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 18 July 2011), entry for Stanislawa Chmielewska, vol. 600, page 482, no. 705, Worcester, Massachusetts, born on 22 February 1911; citing Vital Records: 1841-1915, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts.

This family later changed their surname to Meleski.  The child herself changed her given name from Stanislawa to Anastasia Rita.  The name change from Stanislawa to Anastasia or Statia was fairly common.

Anastasia Rita Chmielewski was my half first cousin, once removed and the half niece of my maternal grandmother.

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