Category Archives: Chmielewski/Meleski

Application for Social Security Account Number for Anastasia Rita Meleski

Anastasia Rita Meleski applied for a Social Security Account Number in 1945. Application for Social Security Account Number for Anastasia Rita Meleski Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Application for Social Security Account Number for Anastasia … Continue reading

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The Death of Rita M. Izbicki

My half first cousin once removed, Anastasia Rita Meleski Blackman Izbicki died on New Year’s Day 2000. The Death Record for Rita M. Izbicki Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death Record for Rita M. Izbicki.  … Continue reading

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The Death of Bernard Izbicki

Bernard Izbicki, the second husband of Anastasia Rita Meleski, died on 30 Apr 1985. Death Record for Bernard Izbicki Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death Record for Bernard Izbicki.  The record states: Bernard Izbicki was … Continue reading

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The Death of Albert F. Blackman

Anastasia Rita Meleski’s first husband, Albert F. Blackman, died on 11 Jul 1966.  The Certificate of Death for Albert Blackman is not the Standard Certificate of Death.  It is, rather, a Medical Examiner’s Certificate of Death.  I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Bernard J. Izbicki and Rita (Meleski) Blackman

My half first cousin once removed, Anastasia Rita Meleski, was married twice.  Her first marriage was to Albert Francis Blackman, who predeceased her.  In the record of her marriage to Bernard J. Izbicki, her name is listed as Rita (Meleski) … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski

Last week, while I was on the east coast, I stopped in at the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics and searched for the marriage records for my half-first-cousin-once-removed, Anastasia Rita Meleski.  Anastasia Rita’s father, Joseph, was my grandmother’s half brother. Anastasia … Continue reading

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The Birth of Anthony Chmielewski

While I don’t have any information on my Chmielewski ancestors further back than my great grandparents, I do have a number of documents from the descendants of my great grandparents, most of which are from the State of Massachusetts. The … Continue reading

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The Birth of Harry Chmielewski

Harry Chmielewski was born in the year 1898 at a time when births in Massachusetts were recorded by the state in a register.  These registers were microfilmed by the Massachusetts State Archives and the quality of the microfilm record is rather poor.  … Continue reading

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The Death of Harry Meleski

My grandmother’s half-nephew, Harry Meleski, was a prominent attorney in Worcester, Massachusetts.  His Death Certificate is filed with the City of Worcester, with a copy to the State of Massachusetts.  I obtained this copy from the State of Massachusetts, Registry … Continue reading

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The Lithuanian Villages of Butrymonys and Likiškės

My Chmielewski ancestors were from the Lithuanian villages of Butrymonys and Likiškės.  I’m not sure if the Chmielewskis were Polish or Lithuanian, but given the surnames, it’s likely they were Poles who settled in Lithuania during the time when the two countries … Continue reading

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