Michelle Ann Kratts

New Niagara Area Microfilm available at the Lewiston Public Library

In Microfilm on June 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library the library was able to purchase new microfilm that will remain on permanent loan. Anyone can view these films free of charge. Please make an appointment if you are interested.

Niagara County, Naturalization Papers (1830-1906)–as of June 4, 2013–we have the Index for 1836-1906 and the papers from 1830-1851
**We hope to purchase all available Naturalization Papers as funds become available**
These films include thousands of Niagara area immigrants–mostly from England, Ireland, Germany, Canada and some Italy. They usually include name, place and date of birth, date of first entry to America and signature. They also often include handwritten letters explaining further details.

US Recruits for the Polish Army, 1917-1919–includes numerous detailed records for Niagara area (Niagara Falls and Lewiston) Polish immigrants that signed up to fight in the Polish Army.
Notes:
Text in Polish; some English.
Includes indexes.
Many recruits for the Polish Army in France were enlisted during 1917- 1918 in several of the United States with large polish populations. Before each group of records there is an alphabetical index which indicates the page number of the person’s form. Form A, the Application of Volunteer, gives the date, recruiting station, name of the volunteer, their street and city address, civil status, number of children, citizenship status, age, weight, height, when they will be ready to depart, signature, the date they were sent to the Recruiting Center, and name of the officer or recruiting sergeant. The volumes with form C which contain more genealogical information do not appear to have been microfilmed.
**We hope to purchase all available US Recruits for the Polish Army Records that include local residents as funds become available**

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown, NY
Notes:
Microfilm of original records at Saint John’s Episcopal Church Rectory, Youngstown, New York.
Each volume includes index.
Contains baptisms 1868-1898, confirmations 1866-1899, marriages 1868-1900, deaths 1869-1900, baptisms 1899-1948, confirmations 1885-1936, marriages 1900-1926, deaths 1900-1949, marriages 1926- 1944, confirmations 1936-1948, marriages 1944-1948.

St. John the Baptist (Lockport) and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic (Lockport)
Notes:
Microfilm of original records at Saint Patrick Parish, Lockport, New York.
Most of text in Latin.
Some volumes include index.
Includes records from Saint John the Baptist Parish, Lockport, New York.
Contains baptisms 1853-1917, confirmations 1868-1916, marriages 1873-1917, deaths 1860-1917.

Profession Records, 1860-1932, Stella Niagara (Roman Catholic Church)
Notes:
Microfilm copy of original records at Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, New York.
In Latin and English.
Contents: Items 1-2. Records including date and place of birth, baptismal name, and parents’ names — item 3. Records of Sisters who entered the Profession in the United States including name, parents’ names, date and place of birth, some deaths — item 4. Records of Sisters who entered the United States from Europe including religious and baptismal names, occupation, date and harbor of departure, date and harbor of arrival, date and place of death — item 5. Records of Sisters who entered the Profession in the United States including name, names of parents, date of reception, date and place of birth, date and place of death — item 6. Record of deaths 1912-1982 including an alphabetical index.
This convent was originally named Sisters of Saint Francis of Holy Name Province and was located in Buffalo, New York. In 1908 it moved to Stella Niagara, Niagara County, New York, and changed to its present name.

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