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Re: Catholic, my grandfather
Posted by: Kathryn Hagel (ID *****2953) Date: October 02, 2011 at 17:09:10
In Reply to: Re: Catholic, my grandfather by Renato Clososki of 1134

Dear Renato,
I have been searching for the ship Para. I found two articles in the New York Times dated March 1895 and 1904. I also found a photo of the ship. I have not found any passenger lists yet, though two previews of them on Ancestry look promising. (I do not have a subscription to Ancestry.)

I found a Clososki Family Tree on Ancestry. It lists Marija Zelawski b. 1888 and also Francisco Clososki b 1877. Ancestry has a 2 week free trial subscription. You can use it to try to find more information about your family. After 2 weeks Ancestry is expensive, but it is giving discounts right now.

Ancestry has the Hamburg Passenger Lists where people emigrated from Europe. It has one of your surnames leaving for Leixoes, Lissabon, and Mittelbrasilien. It's in German, but they translate some of the words to English.

Here is a link for Marija Zelawski on the Clososki Family Tree.

Here is a link for Francisco Clososki on the Clososki Family Tree.

Here is a link for the ship Para in 1895 in the NY Times.

Here is a link for the ship Para in 1904 in the NY Times.

Here is a link for a photo of the ship Para on Old Ship Pictures.

In the US we can get some ship's lists from the National Archives. We can also get them on Ancestry at Ancestry is a gigantic database for genealogy. It has a lot of records from other countries.
Brazil might have them in an immigration archive

Catholic Church records usually list the place of birth when people are born or get married. You could write a letter to the pastor of the church where they got married. You should give the names, the date of the marriage, and include a search fee or a donation. The old records are listed by date in old registers. They have to be searched manually. There is no search engine.

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