I have been told that my grandfather was born in "Ropczyce/Chechly" near "Kraków, Lodzkie, Poland".
Who could I contact in Poland to help me further this search?
His baptismal certificate from 1902 contains these words and phrases:
Imperium: Austriae ("Kingdom: Austria")
Regnum: Galiciae ("Region: Galicia")
Districtus: Ropczyce ("Town: Ropczyce")
Dioecesis: Tarncio ("Diocese: Tarnow" ???)
Decanatus: Ropczyce (??? Town again? :"Ropczyce")
Parochia: Ropczyce ("Parish: Ropczyce"???)
(typeface) Officium parochia Ecclesiae (this part is written in with pen) "Ropczyce (unreadable)" (back to typeface) singulis, quorum interest aut interesse poterit, praesentibus testatur, in libro metrices baptisatorum pro (again in pen) "pogo Chechly" (back to typeface) ...