My grandfather was born in 1885 at Lagody/Lagodi, Poland/Russia (Vilna/Wilna gubernia) and came to USA 1911.
Lagody/Lagoda/Lahady is now in Belarus (Hrodna/Grodno province) and is still a small village (3.7 miles from Shchuchin and 50-60 miles from Hrodna/Grodno, Belarus).
The Russian Orthodox parish records are not in the archives of Grodno, Belarus.
My 2nd Great Grandfather was born around 1830 (I know his first name & the names of 3 children).
My Great Grandfather born around 1860 (I know the names of 9 children & births of 4 children & 3 grandchildren). They all lived in Lagody.
Would these records be in Poland, Russia, Lithuania or Belarus?
My surname is spelled different and I can provide:
- Name written in "Old Russian" on 1913 passport.
- Name written 2 ways on US immigration records.
- Current spelling used by a relative living in Lagody/Lagoda/Lahady, Belarus.