Category Archives: genealogy

Getting in touch with my Ruthenian/Ukrainian Roots

Yes, I have a great love of Poland. And yes, I consider myself Polish by nationality. But, I am also part Ruthenian/Ukrainian. And that is not so unusual. You see, Poland was a very welcoming and open country, and very … Continue reading

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The Home of Jan Cymbał

Jan Cymbał is my great-great grandfather. He was born somewhere in the mid 1800’s in Tarnoruda in what was once Poland, but at that time was in the Austrian province of Galacia. At some time, he moved to the nearby … Continue reading

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Family Photos

So here goes, lots of photos of family. I’ll try to make sense of it all here–if I can. With my notes, some help from my cousin Alicja, and a lot of luck, I can identify the people in these … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Tczew, family, and friends

Today was a busy day, and one in which I best got to put my Polish (and some Ponglish) to use. It was also a day full of food, and I mean Full with a capital “F.” But of course, … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Fashchivka and more

We began to day in Fashchivka, having had a good night’s sleep. I slept in what I think is an older living room, on a sofa that turns into a bed. It was quite comfortable with fresh sheets and a … Continue reading

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Family History–Some Pieces Fall Into Place

I got sidetracked on the Internet tonight (surfing the web, it’s hard not to get sidetracked), and learned somethign about my family history. My great-grandmother Katarzyna (Kathryn) Kucharska came to this country somewhere around 1907. She was from the same … Continue reading

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