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Tracing a genealogy, the family name Bialobryski

mikepaulski 1 | 1  
19 Nov 2008 /  #1
Post a question;
I’m second generation American. My fathers side of the family is from the Ukraine, whereas mom’s side is from Poland.
My mom passed away in 1998. We tried a year or so before she died to look up her genealogy, but the internet wasn’t as sophisticated as it is now.

Mom’s maiden name was Bialobryski. Her fathers first name was Stanley I believe. Now I realize the name Stanley is probably as common a name in Poland as Jim is over here, but its worth a shot.

Has anyone ever heard of or know anyone with the family name Bialobryski?
Thank you
19 Nov 2008 /  #2
Mike, good luck in your search. You may want to start here...

Poland genealogy resources

There are a few really good people on here who can give you more direction, but start with the link above.

Also, the name may be spelled:


Note the difference in the l (becomes an ł).
19 Nov 2008 /  #4
No Problem. Like I said, there are a couple of great folks on here (Patrycja19 and Wroclaw come to mind) who are very helpful in pointing people in the right direction. Don't hesitate to send them a PM and tell them Shawn_H sent you :-)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
20 Nov 2008 /  #5
I’m second generation American. My fathers side of the family is from the Ukraine,

Are you sure ? Part of Ukraine and part of Poland... at one time were Galicia.

This is important, if you try to trace his roots. It is reasonable to assume that anyone from Galicia might have been Jewish. Not always the case though. has records for your spelling/name

It's possible that the original name had a slightly different spelling. I found a few close matches.

Check: Ellis Island Records.... for family who entered the US

Search for Naturalization Papers

If any member of the family served in the US military... check military records.

Check old papers and documents for clues. It's possible that an old aunt has something in the back of a drawer. You never know.

Place names are very important.

Speak to other family members for information.

Look at old photos... for military uniforms... specific buildings... etc

We can help with photos and text, if needs be.

There are some good links in the Genealogy Resources. It just takes time to find the right one.

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