I am seeking the birth record of my paternal grandmother, Ernestina/Esther/Ester STECKMAN, and/or her five siblings: Sime/Sune/Sadie STEKMANN, Celia STECKMAN, Schemdel/Jenny/Jennie STECHMANN, Leon STECKMAN, and Chaim/Hyman Itzik STECKMAN. Their parents were Josel/Josef STEKMANN and Brana/Brono BECKER.
According to the JRI-Poland database for Tarnopol Wojewodztwo, Josel Stekmann was born on 1/1865 in the town of Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria. Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland's eastern Galicia area coordinator, told me that the Husiatyn Jewish vital records past 1876 have not survived.
My paternal grandmother Ernestina STECKMAN left Rotterdam on 10/7/1911, arriving at Port of NY on 10/16/1911 on the SS Ryndam. The ship's manifest lists her birthplace and last place of residence as Liczkowce, Husiatyn district, Galicia, Austria, which is now called Lychkivtsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine.
Since my paternal grandmother was likely born in Liczkowce, Galicia, Austria, JRI-Poland's eastern Galicia area coordinator Mark Halpern suggested I look at other Husiatyn community records that are not being indexed. He provided the below information from Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots archival holdings database. Mr. Halpern suggested that some of my ancestors' birth records might be included in the below notary records because sometimes notary records include vital records submitted by the subject of the notary record.
Based on Mr. Halpern's suggestion, I emailed the State Archives of Ternopol Oblast at archive_te@..., requesting guidance on how to access the Notary Records in Fond 61, 86-87. I received the following response, " Good day. In order to provide you with information, please submit to us request of the established sample which is placed on our website in a heading citizens' appeal. Requests are processed within 30 days. Those queries that require more review of cases are performed up to 45 days. Payment and invoice are issued after the request. Please send confirmation of the receipt of the letter!!"
Is communicating/dealing with the Ternopol Archives the only way for me to access the Notary Records for Gusyatin? If so, can anyone provide clear guidance on how I proceed from here? Or does Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots have these notary records online somewhere? If yes, where do I find them? I am stumped.
Thank you for any advice you can provide!
HEBENSTREIT Belzec/Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria/Lviv-ska, Ukraine
REITZFELD Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Austria/Lviv-ska, Ukraine
STECKMAN Husiatyn, Galicia, Austria/Ternopil, Ukraine