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Family Stories
  • Family Stories

  • Finding Yesterday's Children

  • Research Challenges

  • Jan Hoc

  • Wasyl Pelak

  • One of the most rewarding aspects of genealogical research is the day when the researcher realizes that all the little pieces--the immigration data, church records, census reports, death certificates, naturalization papers, photos begged and borrowed from far-flung relatives--have come together like a complicated jigsaw puzzle to form a general history of a family--perhaps with far more information than has ever been known before.

    The feeling,"If only we had started earlier,"is universal among family genealogists--ameliorated only somewhat by the recognition that at least we have started NOW. For many researchers, there is the all too pressing realization that they are just one generation away from most personal, familial and geographic knowledge, as well as photographic recognition, being lost forever.

    We invite family "summaries" of the immigrants listed from our ancestral villages. Photographs and brief histories of our Rusyn ancestors are welcomed and may aid others in their family searches. The families will be listed alphabetically by the immigrant forefather's name and cross-referenced if both paternal and maternal ancestors emigrated from our villages.




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