Polish grammar question #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>

I'm looking at pre-1826 Polish marriage records and have a question that most
likely lies in the grammar.

If a witness is listed at the stryj, I know he is the paternal uncle. Brata is
similarly the brother.

How do I tell if he is the paternal uncle (or brother) of the bride or groom? Is
it the way stryj is conjugated (M or F) or is there an adjacent word that
specifies who the relationship is with? My browsing the internet and Shea and
Hoffman have come up empty.

Thanks in advance.

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ

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