My maternal grandfather, Konstanty Niedziałkowski was born on 28 October 1892 in Ciepielewo, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland, and was baptized on 04 November 1892 in the Roman Catholic Parish of the Apostle Judas Thaddaeus in Szelków, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland.
SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of the Apostle Judas Thaddaeus (Szelków, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szelków for the Year 1892,” folio 237 verso, entry 144, birth and baptismal record for Konstanty Niedziałkowski, recorded 04 November 1892; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 15 May 2016).
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Konstanty Niedziałkowski – 1892. Translated from the Russian, the record states:
№ 144 Ciepielewo
This happened in Szelków on the twenty-third day of October / fourth day of November in the year one-thousand eight-hundred ninety-two at five o’clock in the afternoon. Teofil Niedziałkowski appeared, thirty-two years old, a farmer residing in Ciepielewo, in the presence of Jan Niedziałkowski, twenty-six years old, and Kazimierz Strzyż, forty years old, farmers from Ciepielewo, and he presented to us a male child stating that it was born in Ciepielewo at noon on the twenty-eighth day of October of this same year, of his lawful wife Ksawera née Zygmuntowicz, twenty-two years of age. At Holy Baptism performed by us, this child was given the name Konstanty and his Godparents were Jan and Helena Niedziałkowski. This document was read to the witnesses and father who are illiterate and was signed by us.
[signed] Reverend K. [Zajaczkowski?], Keeper of Vital Records
I had looked for my grandfather’s birth and baptismal record for a long time. Part of the difficulty in finding it is that I didn’t know where in the Congress Kingdom of Poland he was born. Various records state that he was either born in Pomaski or was from Pomaski. Other records state that he was either born in or was from Warsaw. As it turns out, although he did reside in Pomaski most of his early life before he came to the United States, and his grandmother (Julianna Gutowska) was born in Warsaw, he hiself was born in Ciepielewo and baptized in Szelków. The only way I discovered this was that his birth and baptismal record was indexed on Geneteka.
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