I am looking for help to build my family tree. My great grandfather, Francisek (Franc) Kiewra arrived in New York USA in 1911. His ship manifest stated he was from Galimczyzna and his father’s name was Jan. His marriage certificate from the church in Worcester, MA USA notes he is from Iwje, Wilno and he is the son of Joannis and Marianae. These may be the Latin forms of their names as the certificate’s format was in Latin. Francisek would have been baptized in 1893.
How do I find church records for my great grandfather and information for his parents and other family members? How do I find out what life would have been like in this region between 1893-1911? I believe he may have been a farmer.
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