Posted By:Melanie White
Subject:Searching for biological Great Grandfather
Post Date:November 07, 2009 at 18:17:44
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Forum:Montenegro Genealogy Forum
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My Great Grandfather was born in Yugoslavia as it was in 1899, or so I'm told. His name as he has written is Brunovasa Papovich but he called himself Vaso. I'm not sure if it's a Croatian name because I don't know what region of Yugoslavia he was born in so I don't know what country to look in. I'm searching them all and hoping that someone will have some information that will help me.

My Aunt has pictures of him and letters from him to my Great Grandmother and will be sharing them with me. That won't help me right now because I can't find records of him anywhere. There are some names that have come close but I can't be sure that they are him.

We know that he was in the United States from 1924 to 1927 but we're not sure when he actually got here or how. I'm concerned that I'm searching and will turn up nothing if his name would have changed. My thought is to find a record of him before he came to the United States because I feel that name would be more accurate. I believe he was still in Yugoslavia during WWI as he stated he wanted to be a Doctor but the war changed that.

Can someone please help me at least find a way to locate birth, baptism or marriage records?