I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow.
He emigrated to Canada Quebec May22, 1913 on SS Vaderland. A note says he was from Galicia and was Ruthenian. [His name was later changed to Fred Paulis in U.S.A.]
I was told to remember he was Ukrainian 'White' as in anti- Bolshevik. I remember a tattoo on his R forearm which leads me to believe he had military service which has caused further frustration for lack of family records.
The complex nature of the area in southeast Poland or Galicia has lead to hours upon hours of dead-end search. I have a reasonable knowledge of the complex times esp in this border area but labyrinths abound.