The village of Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland has a population of about 1900 inhabitants and is located near the Bialka river along the main road from the border crossing at Zdiar to Nowy Targ. The village was founded in 1636. The village's Roman Catholic parish was organized in 1637. The wooden church of Saint Szymon and Tadeusz was built around 1700. The cemetary is adjacent to it. A newer, larger church was been built in 1921 across the street and was deticated also to Saint Szymon and Tadeusz. The old wooden church is no longer used for weekly Mass.
The parish of Bialka Tatrzanska used to include the surrounding villages of Brzegi, Bukowina, Gron and Gronkow and many of the early records from these villages are still kept in the Bialka Tatrzanska rectory. The Bialka Tatrzanska parish priest's name is ks. mgr Stanislaw Maslanka j. and he is from Bielsko-Biala, Poland. He does not speak English. The parish mailing address is: Parafia Swietych Apostolow Szymon i Judy Tadeus, ul. Srodkowa 183, 34-405 Bialka Tatrzanska. Historically, letters asking for research information have remained unanswered. Visits to the parish to do research have been productive, although the priest is reluctant to let anyone handle the records. Copies of these parish records (from the 19th century on) are available in the Roman Catholic Archives in Krakow.
The known surnames from Bialka Tatrzanska are:
ANTOL, BABIARZ, BAFIA, BARNAS, BEBENEK, BEDNARZ, BERNATOWICZ, BIENIEK, BOCHNAK, BOCHNIAK, BORKOWSKI, BOSINSKI, BRYNKUS, BUCKNER, BUDZ, BURKAT, BURY, BUZEK, CABAN, CEKUS, CHOWANIEC, CHRAMIEC, CHWISTEK, CISON, CUDZICH, CYBURT, CZAJKOWSKI, CZERNIK, CZUBIAK, DABROWSCY, DABROWSKI, DORULA, DUDA, DUNAJCZAN, DYRCZON, DZIADKOWIEC, DZIDKOWIEC, DZIOBAS, DZIUBAS, DZIUBASIK, EIHELBERGER, FIEDOR, FITT, FIUTOWSKI, FLOREK, FLORKOWSKI, FUDALA, FUKS, FURCA, FURCZON, GABRYS, GAL, GANDERA, GASIENICA, GERYL, GIL, GLISTA, GLOD, GLODZIAK, GLOWACKI, GOL, GORNIK, GORYL, GRACA, GRONSKI, GRYGLAK, HAJNOS, HALABYNA, HALADYNA, HARNIK, HORNIK, JANIK, JARZABEK, KACZMARCZYK, KALAFUT, KARKOSZKI, KARPIEL, KASPRZUCKI, KASPRZYCKI, KLACZ, KLIKUSZOWIAN, KLIMEK, KOBYLARCZYK, KOMPERDA, KOPEC, KORKOSZ, KOSCIELNIAK, KOSZAREK, KROL, KUCHTA,KULCZYK, KURNKIA, KURUC, KUSTFAN, KUSTWAN, KUTA, LACH, LACNIAK, LAS, LATEK, LEJA, LESNICZAN, LETOWSKI, LICHAJ, LIPTAK, LOJEK, LUBINSKI, LUKASZCZYK, MACICZAK, MAJERCZYK, MAJEWSKI, MAKA, MALEC, MALECKI, MALISZEWSKI, MARCISZ, MAREK, MARKOWICZ, MARTINCZAK, MARUSZYNSKI, MATYS, MAZUREK, MICHALIK, MILON, MROWCA, MUCHA, MULINSKI, MURZANSKI, NIEDZIELSCI, NIEDZIELSKI, NOWOBILSKI, OBLAZNY, OCETKIEWICZ, OLCON, OLES, OPRZEDEK, PACHURA, PARA, PEKSA, PIETRZAK, PILCH, PISZCZEK, PLEWA, PODWILKA, POLTORAK, POTASNIK, PRZYBYSZEWSKI, PYTEL,RABIANSKI, RADWAN, RAMS, REMASZ, REMIASZ, ROMANSKI, ROSZAREK, ROZMUS, RUSIN, RZADKOSZ, SABATOWYCZ, SIASKIEWICZ, SITARZ, SKIBA, SKUPIEN, SKUPINSKI, SOJKA, SOLTYS, SOROCZYNSKI, SPROCH, STASIK, STASZEL, STRZELECKI, SUJKA, SZEWCZYK, TOPOR, TOWARNICKI, TRYBULA, TURCZON, TURZA, TURZIAK, VODZAK, WALICZEK, WALIGORA, WALUS, WARAKOMSKI, WILCZEK, WODZIAK, WOJCIECHOWSKI, WOJTOWICZ, WROBEL, ZAGATA, ZAK, ZARYCKI, ZEMBATA, ZMARZLINSKI, ZORYCHTA, ZUROWAS, ZYCH, ZYGMONTOWICZ, ZYGMUNTOWICZ
There are currently 7 TARG members researching family names in Bialka Tatrzanska. If you would like to contact any of these individuals, please e-mail your request along with your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of headstone from the Bialka cemetery:
Close-up of porcelain photo typical on many gravestones: