Thursday, November 19, 2015

Laudislaus Mazur Baptismal Record - Index Entry From Polish Church Records

Leah Smith
11 November 2015
Dear Myrtle's Tracing Immigrant Ancestors Study Group
Homework - Document from county of origin

Baptismal Information for Laudislaus Mazur from a Polish Church Record Index
   The names in these records are Latin.  I needed to know that Walter in English was Wladyslaw in Polish and Laudislaus in Latin.  I could also do a search using just the last name, Mazur, and the names of his parents Stanislaus, and Katarzyna Novak. ( Entering "Stan*" and "Novak" in the search boxes produced the result I was looking for.), which holds the records I accessed, describes the records as being written in Polish, but the names in the index are Latin.

 This is a transcription of the index from the Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1612 -1900 found at, enrtry for Laudislaus Mazur
  Laudislaus Mazur, baptism July 4, 1884 in Slupiec, Slupiec, Krakow, Poland, House Number 44,  Father Stanislaus Mazur, Mother Catharina Nowak. Volume Beginning Year 1840, Volume Ending Year 1884. Gender  female

The microfilm containing these church records, can be ordered from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, for viewing at a Family History Center near my home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Paul Crosby Chamberlain Emigrated from the United States

Leah Smith
11 November 2015
Dear Myrtle's Tracing Immigrant Origins Study Group

Show an example of an emigration document.

I spent a great deal of time looking at examples of documents and trying to find one that related to my family or hometown research (although that was not a requirement.)  I never did find just the right thing, but I did learn a great deal about what types of documents were in this category, and where I might find them if available.

I decided to show this US Passport Application of Paul Crosby Chamberlain, born 18 December 1883, New York, NY, USA, son of a former South Carolina Governor Daniel Henry Chamberlain, and Alice Cornelia Ingersoll.  Paul was a journalist who appeared to have been staying in London.  A US citizen, he needed permission to travel to Servia, Bulgaria, Roumania, and Turkey, probably in connection with this work, as this was just prior to the Balkan War of 1912 -1913. To my knowledge, Paul never returned to the United States to live.  He served with the British Royal Field Artillery during World War I, and became a British Citizen after that service.  He and his wife were killed in December 1940 during a bombing raid in London.

Passport Application of Paul C. Chamberlain on

U. S, Passport Applications, 1795 - 1925 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007: Accessed 11 November 2015; Application for Paul C. Chamberlain, American Embassy at London, 15 September 1911.