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Betley: In search of family and family roots, can you help a soldier?


ebetlej 1 | 2  
14 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi my name is Eddie Betlej, i am in search for possible family members. My late grandfather Stanislaw Betlej came to the states in the 1930's-40's. He had 6 children born here in the States. Now none of them know my grandfathers brothers or sisters or any children they may of had. So now its them 6 and the kids that they have, which our my cousins. I wanna expand the family a little bit, know more of our name, our roots. I know one of my grandfathers brothers name was Casimere Betlej. Not sure on birthdays. If there is anyone out there that may be able to help me, Please Please respond. If you have any information that I may beable to use, my email is edward.betlej@us.army.mil
jcsm 3 | 88  
14 Oct 2008 /  #2
Hi Eddie,

Was he married when he came to USA? In what state did he settle?

There is an immigration record for a Stanislaw Betiej (age 30), wife, Bronslawa (age28) & son, Wladyslaw (age2) arrived NYC on 8/3/1951. Threy were going to 900 Wood St., Chicago. Is this your family?

Possible match to above:
Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996
Name: Stanislaw Betlej
Birth Date: 5 Sep 1920
Death Date: 12 Sep 1981
Gender: Male
RESIDENCE: Hamtramck, Wayne, Michigan
Place of Death: Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan

To trace family in Poland, you need to know the town of birth. This can be obtained through USA records for Stanislaw & family members. Some records to get>his death record, obituary, complete marriage record (if married here), naturalization record, birth records/baptismal records for children in the USA, ss application (if all else fails!).

Once you have town of birth, let us know....we should be able to get you information on where to write for records in Poland
OP ebetlej 1 | 2  
15 Oct 2008 /  #3
YES!! THAT WAS MY GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER AND MY UNCLE. I DIDNT KNOW THAT THEY WENT TO CHICAGO. THERE IS BETLEJS IN CHICAGO TOO THAT I AM IN CONTACT WITH RIGHT NOW TRYING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT. I AM TRYING TO FIND MY GRANDFATHERS BROTHERS OR SISTER OR COUSINS THAT MAY HAVE ALSO CAME TO THE STATES. I KNOW ONCE MY AUNT AND THE REST OF THE KIDS WERE BORN THEY LIVED IN HAMTRAMCK MICHIGAN. I WILL HAVE TO ASK MY UNCLE WALTER(WLADYSLAW) IF HE KNOWS WHAT TOWN IN POLAND, OR MY AUNT. OH MY, THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR THIS INFORMATION, I WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS I GET IT. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY AND EXCITED I AM RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Peter 3 | 247  
17 Oct 2008 /  #4
There is an immigration record for a Stanislaw Betiej (age 30), wife, Bronslawa (age28) & son, Wladyslaw (age2) arrived NYC on 8/3/1951. Threy were going to 900 Wood St., Chicago. Is this your family?

Does'nt the immigration record state the last residence and place of birth for Stanislaw? It should also have the name of the person at the Chicago address.
OP ebetlej 1 | 2  
17 Oct 2008 /  #5
MY UNCLE TOLD ME THAT THEY LiVED THERE AND AND SOMEWHERE ELSE BEFORE HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT NOW IS THE TOWN IN POLAND THAT THEY CAME FROM.

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