I am reading a Polish baptismal certificate.
I cannot decipher name spelling exactly;
It is from Aug 6, 1881
in Czarna Gora
Childs Name: Catharina
first name: Stanislaus OR Stoimslaus?
last name: Kierzmariak or Kiernoziak?
first name: Antonia
last name: Marek
Does anyone know of those families in that area called Czarna Gora
Can I post the birth certificate?
KIERNOZIAK: patronymic; root-word kiernoz (male pig); when someone nickamed Kiernoz fathered a son, the offspring would have been dubbed Kiernoziak by local villagers.
KIERZMARIAK: no such surname!
MAREK: first name used as a surname; this often occurred when only one person in a given hamlet had a certain baptismal name which eventually evolved into a surname.
STANISLAUS: In the past, parish records had been written in Latin, and this is the Latin equivalent of Stanisław.