Wadowice Gorne Vital Records

by Peter Gwozdz

Wadowice Gorne Vital Records.  An index in alphabetical order.  Web format - html.  3/4 Meg.

Remember, you can right click and save a file to your computer.

Wadowice Gorne Data Base.  The same index with more data, in Excel format.  1 Meg.  If you know how to sort data using Excel, this format is convenient for research.  For example, this file has father’s name, so you can sort by father.  Or you can sort by microfilm number. Or date.  Or any combination.

Wadowice Gorne is a parish a few miles west of Mielec, Podkarpackie province, Poland.  The parish includes Wampierzow.  Before 1911, the parish also included the village of Wadowice Done, just west of Wadowice Gorne.

My interest:  my grandfather Piotr Gwozdz came from Wadowice Dolne.

Wadowice Dolne / Gorne History.  Translation from a well known 1892 Gazetteer.

Don’t get confused.  There is a larger city named Wadowice, near Katowice in south Poland.  Pope John Paul II came from that other Wadowice.

Last Name Spelling.  Excel file.  An index in alphabetical order.  As you know, spelling of Polish names is variable, with various inflections for females.  I devised a list of standard spellings (all masculine), so that my data base sorts families as groups, and sorts all records for an individual into the same group.  This file has a list of all variations of spellings and inflections of family names 1777 - 1799 Wadowice Gorne microfilms, along with my standard spelling.  Sorry if my standard is not the spelling used by your family.  Use this file to find my standard spelling for names of interest to you.

Last Name Spelling - Web Version.  Html file.  The same data.  In case you cannot use Excel.

Given Names (first names) are almost always in Latin.  Again, I use a standard Polish spelling, according to my favorite combination of reference lists.  Again, sorry if my spelling is not the one used by your ancestor.

Family Trees:  These are family trees that I worked out using the Wadowice Gorne vital records (with the help of my index).  These are .doc files that require Word for proper viewing of the layout of columns.  Web browsers often do not display these properly, so consider saving the file and viewing with Word, in Page Layout mode.

Andrzej Morytko  A document linked by Carol King.Doc.

Carl Rapa.  Identification of a 6th cousin.  2003.

Carol King.  Identification of a 6th cousin.  2003, updated in 2004.

Dave Gula:  This is my largest and most recent family tree, June 2016.

Gwozdz Family Tree.  2006 version of my family tree, with names of living people removed.  This one is a pdf.

Jozef Gula  A document linked by Carol King.Doc.

Luszowice.doc.  A detailed study of the Kmiec family of Luszowice, including my ancestors.  It is written in a very cryptic, tedious style, as notes during my research.  I plan to rewrite this in a shorter format, for addition to my genealogy book.  This one is not from Wadowice Gorne.


Wadowice Gorne Vital Records: 

Listing of what I could determine is available, through 1945

“Wamp” = Wampierzow village;  “Wola” = Wola Wadowska

                                    Births                           Marriages                                 Deaths

Microfilms                    1777-1860                1777-1860                            1787-1860

                                    1861-1870 Wamp    

                                                                        1862-1883 Banns

Tarnow                        1880-1885                1880-1885                            1880-1885

Gorne Rectory              1858-1884 no Wamp            1854-1874 Wamp            1892-1942 Wamp

                                    1882-1922 Wamp            1876-1944 no Wamp            1920-1944 no Wamp

                                    1923-1943 Wamp            1874-1954 Wamp

                                    1885-1942 Gorne

                                    1920-1949 no Wamp

Dolne Rectory              1911,1916,1917,1922           

                                    1925-1936                1925-1936                            1925-1936 Wola?

                                    Index 1912-1945

Gmina USC                  1890-1903                1886-1945                            1920-1945


            Also Dolne 1912 - ? not clear what type of records

            Also a testimonial book


Wadowice Gorne Microfilms: 

These films are available at LDS libraries - at many local LDS churches.

0997493            Filmed 1974    Civil copy

            1                      Births               1811 - 1860   

            2                      Marriages         1811 - 1860

            3                      Deaths              1811 - 1860

1980467            Filmed 1995    I think a Bishop’s copy

            1-2                   Not Wadowice

            3                      Births               1777 - 1791

            4                      Births               1787 - 1825

            5                      Births               1828 - 1844

            6                      Births               1850 - 1870

            7                      Marriages         1777 - 1791

1980469            Filmed 1995    I think a Bishop’s copy

            1-12                 Not Wadowice

            13                    Marriages         1787 - 1827

            14                    Marriages         1828 - 1854

            15                    Banns               1862 - 1883

            16                    Deaths              1787 - 1827

14 Nov 2006.  Origination date of this Wadowice Gorne Vital Records web site.

7 Jun 2016.  Major update

Pete2g2@comcast.net.  My email.  Pete Gwozdz.  Send me more data, if you have it, to merge.