I have discovered a baptism record in the Family Search archives for Sereth Baptisms 1845-1890 for what I believe is my paternal grandfather and possibly siblings and even his father. What I was wondering is if there would be more records some where , perhaps actual Baptism certificates with more information ? I was led to believe that these records may be stored in Chernivtsi Archives? Can anyone help me in this regard or point me in the right direction?
Regards Wayne Woycik
Googled this hope it helps: The northern part of the former Austrian province of Bukovina is part of Chernivtsi Oblast, with its own State Archives in Chernivtsi. Below are emails and websites of the four main archives of Western Ukraine that keep some of the old metrical records.
How to Find Relatives or Ancestry in Western Ukraine
Thank you for your help. I will try to access these records.
Keep in mind that in basically all of Europe, it's the register-book or metrical book that's the primary record. Any certificates or extracts are secondary records; they're issued based on the register-book.
Ah! I see the issue: the Sereth baptismal records for 1845-1890 are an index only. It looks like the actual registers are available on FS up to 1852; 1853 to 1871 was filmed, but is on a film with restricted material, so it's not online. I have no idea what happened to 1872 to 1890. (All this is assuming that the catalog entries are correct. They aren't always.)0
Thank you. I have emailed the Archives at Chernivtsi to see if any records exist. I am not very knowledgable with these records and where to obtain them. Do the certificates exist in these archives? If you can help me understand I would appreciate it. The pages in the index that list the family name Woycik and Wojcik are on pages 161 and 181. There are also other names on those pages with the same last name(s) different dates. Would I assume that they could be relatives or perhaps Siblings? This is the information I most would like to find out. Unfortunately names don't state relationships. This is where I do not know what is available and accessible?Again thank you for your help.
Regards Wayne Woycik0