My great uncle, Tomasz Niedziałkowski, was born on 21 December 1894 in Pomaski, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. He was baptized on 23 December 1894 in the Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist 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), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1894,” folio 290 verso, entry 121, birth and baptismal record for Tomasz Niedziałkowski, recorded 23 December 1894; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 15 May 2016).
Click on the lilnk for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Tomasz Niedziałkowski – 1894. Translated from the Russian, the record states:
Pomaski № 121
This happened in the village of Szwelice on the eleventh / twenty-third day of December in the year one-thousand eight-hundred ninety-four at one o’clock in the afternoon. Teofil Niedziałkowski appeared in person, a laborer residing in Pomaski, thirty-three years old, in the presence of Wladysław Krajewski, a blacksmith, thirty-three years old, and Piotr Ostrawski, a laborer, forty years old, and he presented to us a male child stating that it was born in Pomaski on the ninth / twenty-first of this same month and year, of his lawful wife Ksawera née Zygmuntowicz, twenty-three years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this date by the Reverend Wladysław Senniсki, Assistant Pastor, this child was given the name Tomasz and his Godparents were: Wojciech Niedziałkowski and Karolina Niedziałkowska. This document was read to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and wa signed by us alone.
U d Administrator of the Szwelice Parish, Assistant Pastor, and Keeper of Vital Records
[signed] Reverend Senniсki
Since my grandfather was born in Ciepielewo in 1892 and his brother Tomasz was born in Pomaski in 1894, it is clear that the family moved between 1892 and 1894. The distance between the two towns is not great – it’s about 7.8 km (4.8 miles) by road. Today, it takes less than 10 minutes to drive between the two places. I don’t know why the family moved to Pomaski.
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