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Henryk & Teresa Wadowski

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Raechel Report 10 Sep 2012 15:49

I am at a standstill with my research, maybe someone more experienced can assist me? I am looking for the details of Henryk & Teresa (nee Brown) who were parents of Stephen Wadowski. All have passed away and I cannot find details of either Henryk or Stephen's deaths. I know Stephen died in Leeds but can find no obituary or death notices. I have obituary for Teresa in 2011. I suspect Henryk who died in 1997 may have lived apart from Teresa and remarried but the information is just stalling. Have paid for birth and death certificates but they are taking weeks to arrive. Please, anyone with expertise, how do they raise certificates on Who Do You Think You Are on their laptops? Have search Genes Reunited, and freebmd for information. Any help please?? Raechel :-(


Gins Report 10 Sep 2012 15:59

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Henryk Stefan Wadowski
Name: Henryk Stefan Wadowski
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1927
Date of Registration: Jul 1997
Age at Death: 69
Registration district: Glamorgan
Inferred County: Glamorgan
Register Number: B8A
District and Subdistrict: 8911B
Entry number: 95



Gins Report 10 Sep 2012 16:00

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
about Stephen Wadowski
Name: Stephen Wadowski
Mother's Maiden Surname: Brown
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1950
Registration district: Leigh
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 10d
Page Number: 32

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Stephen Mark Wadowski
Name: Stephen Mark Wadowski
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1950
Date of Registration: Dec 2003
Age at Death: 53
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Register Number: K24C
District and Subdistrict: 092/1K
Entry number: 246

Ive sent a possible second marriage for the father.

You cant see birth certificates online, only the index as posted above


Sarah Report 10 Sep 2012 18:13

Not everyone has an obituary written about them so you may well not find them. You could contact the local newspaper to where they died to ask if they have anything listed.

As for Teresa's death information, you won't find her on the online indexes as they only go up to 2006.

I can't find a birth for Henryk so presumably he was born outside England and emigrated here?!? I couldn't find any UK Incoming Passenger List information for him so is it possible he came here as a POW or evacuated here during the war?

Mike *

Mike * Report 10 Sep 2012 18:15

The sites used n WDYTYA are probably pay to view and the BBC has done the research beforehand !


Andrew Report 10 Sep 2012 19:04

Name: Master Henryk Wadolkowski

There is this on UK passenger lists on Ancestry. Can't access it properly t the moment as using IPad. Could someone check it please?



jax Report 10 Sep 2012 19:07

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about Master Henryk Wadolkowski
Name: Master Henryk Wadolkowski
Birth Date: abt 1926
Age: 22
Port of Departure: Australia
Arrival Date: 11 Mar 1948
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Bombay
Ship Name: Asturias
Search Ship Database: View the 'Asturias' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Ministry of Transport
Official Number: 148146

Citizen of Poland

UK address as Polish resettlement corp


jax Report 10 Sep 2012 19:20

This looks like his death so maybe not the same family

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Henryk Wadolkowski
Name: Henryk Wadolkowski
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1926
Date of Registration: Dec 1997
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Alton
Inferred County: Hampshire
Register Number: 23C
District and Subdistrict: 4891
Entry number: 88


PollyPoppet Report 10 Sep 2012 19:28

Death Record Name Stephen Mark Wadowski
Year of Registration 2003
Month of Registration December
Registration District Leeds
Registration County Yorkshire
Date of Birth 22 April 1950
Volume Number 0921K
Volume Page K24C


Andrew Report 10 Sep 2012 21:00

Thanks for checking that record Jax



Raechel Report 12 Sep 2012 14:11

I'm overcome at your kindness in finding these details for me! This means so much to me words can't express. Sarah, Mike, Andrew, Jax and Pollypoppet you have just taken my search much further and I have spent weeks glued to various sites. I understand that Henryk was in a Polish resettlement camp but when I rang them many years ago they were obstructive and I can't be sure I called the correct camp. Stephen Wadowski has proved an invisible person both on register of electors and death notices. Thank you so much. :-)


Raechel Report 12 Sep 2012 14:13

Sorry Gins, I omitted you and you provided such a lot of information. Many thanks to you.


Sarah Report 13 Sep 2012 11:00

Not sure if this is your one or not (think the date of birth might be out):

Germany: Dachau Concentration Camp Records, 1945 about Henrik Wadowski
Name: Henrik Wadowski
Birth Place: Lodz
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1923
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1944
Prisoner Number: 87516
Nationality: Polish
Arrival Notes: Warsaw 06 Aug 1944
Disposition Notes: liberated Mühldorf
Description: prisoner Polish Jew
Prior Residence: Lodz
Page: 6325/Bg.
Original Notes (desc. / arr. / dis.): Sch. Po. J. / Wa. 06 Aug 1944 / befr. Mühldorf

Holocaust: Survivor names printed in Sharit Ha-Platah, 1946 about Henjek Wadowski
Name: Henjek Wadowski
Birth Year: 1923
Birth Place: Lodz
Prior Residence: Erding
Page: 350
Line: 87


Raechel Report 13 Sep 2012 18:35

Hello Sarah, I think this may be a tad early and the name is spelt differently, however, many Polish immigrants did change their names and I was rather fascinated by the message from Jax as it would make some sense in terms of dates and their was some talk many years ago that the Wadowski had been shortened, but I understood from Wadowskovich, or rather assumed so, but that doesn't appear on BMD either. Received the death certificate of Stephen Mark this morning. Confused where the other Stephen Wadowski went as there are two births registered within same period but one Leigh and one in Leeds.


Sarah Report 13 Sep 2012 20:15

don't forget that often, the poeple who complete the forms aren't always the people they relate too nor could everyone spell that great so often names can appear incorrectly spelt, sometimes written phonetically, shorteneed etc. then adding the fact that when the document is transcribed errors can occur so I wouldn't write off different spellings of names too early!


Diane Report 8 Feb 2013 11:30

Hi Raechel I am also researching the family of Wadowski here is what I have
Stephen Wadowski born in Leigh lancashire in 1950 died in Leeds His father
Henryk Stefan Wadowski born 6th Oct 1929 in Jaworzno Poland came over to England in 1944 with a number of youths all around 18 years of age he married Teresa Brown in 1949 at the sacred Heart Church in leigh Lancashire Henryk died in July 1997 in Glamorgan he died of colon cancer Teresa was born in Leigh in 1932 her mother's maiden name was Walmsley Teresa died in 2010 buried with Henryk in Glamorgan. Henryk's father was Jozef Wadowski born 1900/1907 in Poland he married Jadwiga Marszalek Jozef worked for the polish railway Henryk worked for the polish mine's this is were I am finding it very difficult as all polish records are in Polish so I am using a translater web page which is taking a lot of time hope this helps your research. Diane