My grand uncle, Józef Niedziałkowski, was born on 05 May 1897 in Pomaski, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland and was baptized on 16 May 1897 in Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland.
SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1897,” folio 130 recto, entry 42, birth and baptismal record for Józef Niedziałkowski, recorded 16 May 1897; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1693-1904, Akta urodzeń 1897-1900; FHL INTL microfilm 2,102,501, item 7.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Józef Niedziałkowski- 1897. The record, translated from the Russian, states:
Pomaski № 42.
This happened in the village of Szwelice on the fourth / sixteenth day of May in the year one-thousand eight-hundred ninety-seven at one o’clock in the afternoon. Teofil Niedziałkowski appeared in person, residing in Pomaski wit his father, owners of the noble parts [of the village], thirty-five years old, in the presence of Ludwik Niedziałkowski, sixty years old, and Feliks Mosakowski, forty-four years old, owners of parts [of the village], and he presented to us a male child stating that it was born in Pomaski on the twenty-third of April / fifth of May of this same year, of his lawful wife Ksawera née Zygmuntowicz, twenty-five years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this date by the Reverend Wladysław Senniсki, Assistant Pastor, this child was given the name Józef and his Godparents were: Józef Nosarzewski and Joanna his wife. This document was read to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and was signed by us alone.
U d Administrator of the Szwelice Parish, Assistant Pastor, and Keeper of Vital Records
[signed] Reverend Senniсki
However, this isn’t all the information on this document. There are notes on the left side of the document in the margin that is normally left blank.
Tomorrow: What are these marginal notes on Józef’s Birth and Baptismal Record?
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