While at the Family History Center in San Bruno on Wednesday, I discovered the 1889 marriage record for Jan Niedziałkowski and Ludwika Pomaska.
The Marriage Record of Jan Niedziałkowski and Ludwika Pomaska - 1889
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela (Szwelice, Okręg makowski, Guberniya Lomzhinskaya, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire, “Księga zaślubionych parafii Szwelice od 1882 do 1889. [Book of marriages of the Szwelice parish from 1882 to 1889.],” item 2, entry 7, Jan Niedziałkowski & Ludwika Pomaska, 13 Feb 1889; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1693-1904; FHL INTL microfilm 1,958,807.
Because this record is in Russian and because it is so long, transcription and translation of this record has required more time than I usually need to transcribe and translate a record written in a foreign language.
For now, I know that Jan Niedziałkowski is the son of my great-great grandparents, Wojciech Niedziałkowski and Julianna Gutowska, that Julianna Pomoska is the daughter of Józef Pomaski and Marianna Chodkowska, and that the marriage took place in the parish in Szwelice on 13 February 1889.
Completion of the full transcription and translation will have to wait until tomorrow, but I think this record may supply some critical information to help me break down a brickwall concerning my great grandfather, Teofil Niedziałkowski.
UPDATE 28 Sep 2008: The transcription and translation of this record are reported in Part 2 of this article.
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