My Grandmother was born in poland, Austria in or about 1895, all I would to know is her Birthday.. It has been so important to me. She died in 1927, at age 35. My father was only 7 years old. And he passed not knowing her Birthday, on the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Can anyone help me??
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If you have her death date and name, the try Family Search for an exact match (first and last name). That might list her. But you did not give her name, so you need to do this yourself. First site.
Being your grandmother, you should get your parents birth certificates also! That will list their Parents (your grandparents) birth date and location.
You probably won't find birth records for people born in Austrian-Poland anywhere except in Poland. For the most part, the records from Austrian-Poland have not been transcribed or microfilmed. The LDS site www.familysearch.org does not include records from Austrian-Poland. The Family History Llibrary in Salt Lake City has not been granted permission to microfilm the records from Austrian-Poland.
To find your grandmother's birth record, you'll need to know the village in which she was born and then you'll need to find out the name of the village where the parish church was. The records in Austrian-Poland were maintained in the parish churches, not in the villages themselves.
Then, you'll need to do one of three things: 1) write a letter (in Polish) to the parish church, requesting a copy of your grandmother's birth and baptismal records, 2) go to the parish church in Poland yourself and ask to see the records, or 3) hire a Polish genealogist to go to the parish and find the record for you.
Austrian-Poland was also known as Galicia. It is now the southern part of present-day Poland. At the time your grandmother was born, it was inhabited mostly by Polish people but was occupied and controlled by Austria.
For information about genealogical research in Austrian-Poland (among other genealogical records), you can visit http://www.stephendanko.com/ . Examples of the birth and baptismal records can be found at http://stephendanko.com/blog/?s=Birth+Records+in+G... . If you follow this second link, you'll need to click on the title of the article to see the entire article, including images of the original documents.
There may easier ways to find your grandmother's birthdate, however. If she immigrated to the United States, you can get copies of her Immigrant Passenger Manifest and Census Records which will list her age at the time those documents were created. If she married or died in the United States, you can get copies of her marriage or death records, and those documents should list her birthdate.
As rustskipper mentioned, above, you can also get copies of your parents' birth certificates (if they were born in the United States) and those documents might include the ages or birthdates of your grandparents, although that information was not commonly included on birth certificates at the time your parents would have been born.
You can also send an email through the "E-mail Steve" link near the top right of the http://www.stephendanko.com/ , provide additional information, and perhaps get some additional help for your specific questions.