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Grazul in Varniany

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Grazul in Varniany

Posted: 1476117513000
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I am helping a friend with her genealogy, and I am trying to locate a birth/baptism record for Bronislaw Grazul, son of Maciej Grazul and Brygida Kasiulewicz. Bronislaw emigrated to America (Newark, NJ) c.1913, although I have not been able to find an immigration record for him. His surname may have been different in Europe, although I assume it would have been similar to Grazul.

Bronislaw was born 16 May 1893. His 1917 marriage record shows his birthplace as Wozniany, Russian Poland, and his WWI draft registration shows his birthplace as Bobrowniki, Wilna. Family lore says he was born in Russia. Based on this, I have concluded that he was born in the village of Babrauniki in the parish of Varniany in Belarus.

He was married in a Roman Catholic Church, so I assume he was baptized in one too, although I am not certain. It appears that Varniany was in Vilna district at the time. I have checked the website for the National Archives of Belarus, which seems to indicate that they do not have records for Varniany. Does this mean that the records no longer exist? Would the parish church still have baptism records from that period? Is there a church archive or some other source where I might find Bronislaw's birth record?

Any help would be appreciated.

Steve
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