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Cebula / Bajek - Cracow / Krakow region (1890-1910)

Cebula / Bajek - Cracow / Krakow region (1890-1910)

Posted: 1353093980000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358172099000
Surnames: Bajek, Cebula
Doing research on my grandparents so putting this out on message board for others who may be connected. Would love to know more about my Polish side in Poland. Both are believed to have been from the Cracow (Kraków) area, born in late 1800s. Both came to the USA in early 1900s (around 1910), married and settled in Harrison, NJ, USA.

Anthony Cebula, may have been from Tarnobrzeg, historical Galicia region, southeast Poland.

Helen Bajek, may have been from Stany, historical Galicia region, southeast Poland.

Michael Cebula

Re: Cebula / Bajek - Cracow / Krakow region (1890-1910)

Posted: 1358092264000
Classification: Query

You might want to post on Poland's and Galicia's board. Throwing a wider net should bring out some distant relatives.

Look in LDS-Mormons [Family History Center] site for church records of your ancestral villages.

Re: Cebula / Bajek - Cracow / Krakow region (1890-1910)

Posted: 1418969140000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bajek
I don't know if you are still researching about your grandparents,but I am a Bajek (on my mothers side) as well and I'm trying to find out more about my Polish side.
My grandfathers name was John E. Bajek and he was from Stany, Poland born on November 1st 1926. He was then lived in Connecticut (which part and for how long, I'm not too sure I'd have to check out the papers again), where he met my grandmother, they married and moved to Cutchogue,NY (Eastern end of Long Island). He was also in the U.S. Army until around 1949. He passed away in April 1982.

Kathleen Gaffga

Re: Cebula / Bajek - Cracow / Krakow region (1890-1910)

Posted: 1419429103000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1419429419000
Surnames: Cebula, Kurdziel, Bajek, Koziol
Hi Kathleen, yes I'm always trying to continue my research when I can. Thanks for reaching out.

I found out there are a couple of towns called Stany in Poland. If he's from the one in the Podkarpackie province (near Tarnobrzeg, southeast region) then that appears to be a pretty small village so a decent chance of us being distant cousins of some kind.,+Poland/@50.3885852,...

Eventually I do want to dig into records in Poland but I haven't had the time to wade through it all yet. A few resources I have run into that have helped me a little are listed below. is a good website that has a surname database and forum to ask questions and they are friendly people. you can track down immigrant naturalization records. It's a bit of a complex process to follow to get their citizenship papers but it can give you interesting clues. I was able to track down their birth dates and hometowns. Here's a thread on polish origins about tracking down naturalization papers from USCIS

If you can find any type of church record that's a big help. I was able to locate my grandparents marriage record at a Polish church (St Casimir) in Newark, NJ. That gave me both of their parent's names which will be huge help in searching records in Poland.

Anthony Cebula Birth 12 Apr 1890 in Rozalin, Podkarpackie, Poland
Anthony's parents - Thomas Cebula and Marianna Kurdziel
Helen Bajek Birth 09 Mar 1894 in Stany, Podkarpackie, Poland
Helen's parents - Wojciech (George, Adalbert) Bajek and Anna Koziol

Here's a link I found to parishes in Poland. They have one listed for Stany. I may reach out to them at some point to dig for birth records:.

If you are on look up my tree at username = mscebula
Good luck, feel free to reach out on or this message board.

-Mike Cebula
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