4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2021 4:05 PM by kimberly gorskie-garcia

    Seeking birth certificate of Marcel Gorskie

    kimberly gorskie-garcia Newbie

      Hello, I'm searching for the birth certificate of Marcel Gorskie who seems to be born in NYC, Manhattan on 26 March 1922. The name of his father was Frank Gorskie, also  known as Frank Maryan or Frank Marion Gorskie who was married to Alice Penaud. Marcel had a sister named Virginia Marie Gorskie who was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His parents(?) were naturalized in 1922. I searched for it and can't find it anywhere. Thank you for your help.

        • Re: Seeking birth certificate of Marcel Gorskie
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          New York City birth records are not on-line, but after a long fight by researchers the index to NYC births is on Ancestry.com and a few other sites.  Marcel did not have a given name at the time he was born, so he is just listed as male.

          Unfortunately the certificate number is unreadable.

          • Re: Seeking birth certificate of Marcel Gorskie
            Cara Jensen Tracker

            Dear Ms. Gorskie-Garcia,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Passport Applications, 1/6/1906 - 3/31/1925 (M1490) in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that include an application for Frank Marion Gorskie (see images below). For more information about M1490, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference at archives2reference@nara.gov.


            M1940 has been digitized by Ancestry and FamilySearch. There may be a fee to use these records. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


            Using the information in the passport application, we suggest that you contact the National Archives at Philadelphia (RE-PA) via email at philadelphia.archives@nara.gov to request a search for Frank Gorskie’s naturalization records.  To ensure a successful request, please include the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RE-PA. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            Also, we suggest that you contact the NYC Department of Health to order the birth certificate of Marcel Gorskie.  In addition, we suggest that you review the FamilySearch Research wiki for New York Vital Records.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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