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Greek Catholic Latin Baptismal Certificate

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Re: Greek Catholic Latin Baptismal Certificate

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 11:50AM GMT
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A little background---In 2003, my father obtained four old letters written in Cyrillic recieved in NYC by my grandfather & his brother (from lost relatives in Lviv, Ukraine)after my grandfather passed away. He had the content of these letters translated by a priest at that time and told family members that we had Polish roots/ancestors.
In 2011, my father gave me these letters as well as a few documents & photos that had previously belonged to my grandfather and great grandfather. It was at this time I decided to research as deep as I could the previously unknown family history for my father's side of the family tree to share with my relatives.
One document I came into was the handwritten copy of the Baptismal Certificate of my great grandfather Peter. It is the document scanned in the original post for this thread.
Once I had the translation of this document, I confirmed a couple of names/relationships from the old letters I had also obtained. That is how Hatowake surname mistake was made/discovered.
In addition to that, I learned both my great grandparents were Lemkos who were born in Galicia (Austria-Hungary)around 1900 and did not consider themselves of Polish extraction, rather, they described themselves as Ruthenian. Now knowing the history of Lemko people, this expains why the old letters were coming from Lviv, Ukraine. This has since opened up many new avenues of genealogy research. I am determined to connect with my living relatives overseas.
It is a work in progress......
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
squeekmonster... 24 Oct 2012 3:48AM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 12 Dec 2012 4:20PM GMT 
squeekmonster... 13 Dec 2012 1:44AM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 13 Dec 2012 3:34AM GMT 
squeekmonster... 13 Dec 2012 6:04PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 13 Dec 2012 9:49PM GMT 
squeekmonster... 13 Dec 2012 6:50PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 13 Dec 2012 9:58PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 13 Dec 2012 10:33PM GMT 
squeekmonster... 14 Dec 2012 3:20AM GMT 
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