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Roman Catholic Church in Łuka Mała

When I visited the home of my ancestors in 2011 in what is now Ukraine, we briefly visited the town of Łuka Mała, also called Mała Łuka. Our goal was to see the Greek-Catholic Church where my great-grandmother had been … Continue reading

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Life in Faschivka–where our Cousins Live

In 2011 my cousin Alicja and I (along with her husband and son, Wojtek and Filip) visited the town that was home to my great-grandfather, Aleksandr Cymbał and my great-grandmother, Katarzyna Kucharska, before they emigrated to the US in the … 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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2013 Pierogi Party

Leon and Ewa’s 9th annual Pierogi Party is over, and once again it was a resounding success. We made 8 batches of the world’s best pierogi dough, filled 343 pierogi, and did a mound of dishes. Along the way we … Continue reading

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Zdjęcia z Polski i Kresów — II

I wrote about my Photos from Poland and the Borderlands a while back. In my trips to Poland, have have been fortunate to take a number of photographs of the sites and people of Poland and of the the borderlands–specifically … Continue reading

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Zdjęcia z Polski i Kresów

In my trips to Poland, have have been fortunate to take a number of photographs of the site and people of Poland the the borderlands–specifically Ukraine, so far. Some of them are just OK, yet remind me of the places … Continue reading

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