Posted By:Melanie White
Subject:Re: Papovic
Post Date:November 10, 2009 at 18:00:44
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Forum:Montenegro Genealogy Forum
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I thank you so much for your help. You've been very patient and wonderfully informative.

I don't know his religion and I have no idea how I'd find out what his language was. Right now, unless this record is the one I'm looking for, I can't even find him.

We think he might have been Catholic but it's a guess. My Great Grandmother was Lutheran. The man she eventually married converted from Catholicism to Lutheran. I was told that Great Great Grandfather was against any marriage between her and Vaso. I don't know why. It's possible he was of a religion that Catholics normally clash with.

He had plans to leave from New York to go back to Yugoslavia. We have a postcard from him in New York to my Great Grandmother in Wisconsin on May 5, 1927 stating he found work on a steamship and was leaving for Yugoslavia that day. We don't have any proof that he left because I can't find a ship manifest with his name on it. If he was an employee, I don't know that his name would show up on the list, especially if it was temporary employment.

I used the site and found the location information on Biskupija. So if this is him, even though that would have been a part of Austria-Hungary, that would make him Croatian? I may sound stupid, but I don't know how to verify his birthdate. I'm assuming this is him, so I know where he was born, but what do I look for to find birth records?