1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 9, 2021 10:54 AM by Lori Norris

    Records for Gregory Demiduk or Pelageya Andrewa applying for passports circa 1914 to 1918

    Nick Shinkaruk Newbie

      Did Gregory Demiduk or Pelageya Andrewa ever apply for passports circa 1914 to 1918. One or both of them took their four infant children back to Russia/Poland. The children were born in the United States and later returned to the US in their teens. Parent names have several spellings but close.

      Thank you for your time.


        • Re: Records for Gregory Demiduk or Pelageya Andrewa applying for passports circa 1914 to 1918
          Lori Norris Wayfarer

          Dear Nick Shinkaruk,


          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!


          The National Archives has custody of the U.S. Passport Applications from 1795-1925.  The records you seek are now available in digital form and can be viewed online via Ancestry. There may be a fee for using this service.  This service is free to use at one of NARA’s facilities via a NARA PC.  Additionally, you may check with your local public or university library as these institutions often provide access to Ancestry.com.  Some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search.


          After a brief search on the names that were given, we were unable to find a passport application on Ancestry.  Please consider using some of the different spellings that you mentioned in your initial post in order to continue the search.  The passport applications typically list the place of residence, birthdate, and relatives, so this additional information may also help in the search when it is unclear as to which spelling the person used. 


          As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all National Archives research rooms nationwide, including those at Presidential Libraries, are closed to the public until further notice. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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