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  • Laurence
    Justin, Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn t have the Newark paper: Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 -
    Message 1 of 30 , Jul 3, 2013
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      Justin,

      Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:

      Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
      Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
      Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
      JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
      Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
      Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
      New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
      New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut



      Where is Newark, CT located?


      /
      --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Justin,
      >
      > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
      >
      > Newspaper Archive:
      >
      > http://newspaperarchive.com/
      >
      >
      > /
      >
      > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
      > >
      > > Justin
      > >
      >
    • Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)
      Hi Justin, I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I m really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are
      Message 2 of 30 , Jul 3, 2013
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        Hi Justin,
        I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....

        But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.


        Matthew Bielawa





        From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
        Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
        To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community



        Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.

        Justin



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      • Justin
        Lavrentiy, Haste makes waste . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the
        Message 3 of 30 , Jul 4, 2013
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          Lavrentiy,

          "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.

          Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.

          On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.

          I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.

          In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.

          This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.

          If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.

          Justin

          --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > Justin,
          >
          > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
          >
          > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
          > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
          > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
          > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
          > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
          > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
          > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
          > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
          >
          >
          >
          > Where is Newark, CT located?
          >
          >
          > /
          > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Hello Justin,
          > >
          > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
          > >
          > > Newspaper Archive:
          > >
          > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
          > >
          > >
          > > /
          > >
          > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
          > > >
          > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
          > > >
          > > > Justin
          > > >
          > >
          >
        • Laurence
          Justin, You ll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources,
          Message 4 of 30 , Jul 4, 2013
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            Justin,

            You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.

            _______


            Lavrentiy



            --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
            >
            > Lavrentiy,
            >
            > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
            >
            > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
            >
            > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
            >
            > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
            >
            > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
            >
            > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
            >
            > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
            >
            > Justin
            >
            > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
            > >
            > >
            > > Justin,
            > >
            > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
            > >
            > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
            > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
            > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
            > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
            > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
            > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
            > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
            > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Where is Newark, CT located?
            > >
            > >
            > > /
            > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
            > > >
            > > > Hello Justin,
            > > >
            > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
            > > >
            > > > Newspaper Archive:
            > > >
            > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > /
            > > >
            > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
            > > > >
            > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
            > > > >
            > > > > Justin
            > > > >
            > > >
            > >
            >
          • Justin
            Matthew, If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database Hartford Courant (1764-1987) on this site:
            Message 5 of 30 , Jul 5, 2013
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              Matthew,

              If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
              http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All

              I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
              Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
              Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain

              I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.

              Justin

              --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hi Justin,
              > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
              >
              > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
              >
              >
              > Matthew Bielawa
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
              > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
              > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
              >
              >
              >
              > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
              >
              > Justin
              >
              >
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >
            • Justin
              Lavrentiy, But, if I don t know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices? Justin
              Message 6 of 30 , Jul 5, 2013
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                Lavrentiy,

                But, if I don't know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices?

                Justin

                --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                >
                > Justin,
                >
                > You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.
                >
                > _______
                >
                >
                > Lavrentiy
                >
                >
                >
                > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Lavrentiy,
                > >
                > > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
                > >
                > > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
                > >
                > > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
                > >
                > > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
                > >
                > > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
                > >
                > > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
                > >
                > > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
                > >
                > > Justin
                > >
                > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Justin,
                > > >
                > > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
                > > >
                > > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                > > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
                > > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                > > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
                > > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
                > > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
                > > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                > > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Where is Newark, CT located?
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > /
                > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                > > > >
                > > > > Hello Justin,
                > > > >
                > > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
                > > > >
                > > > > Newspaper Archive:
                > > > >
                > > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > > /
                > > > >
                > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Justin
                > > > > >
                > > > >
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • Laurence
                Hello Justin, Was she married when she filed papers in 1941? The index would have her name when she filed. In the 1st and 2nd papers the name(s) she had prior
                Message 7 of 30 , Jul 5, 2013
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                  Hello Justin,

                  Was she married when she filed papers in 1941?

                  The index would have her name when she filed. In the 1st and 2nd papers the name(s) she had prior to filing would be present as well as the name she had when she entered the country.

                  _____

                  Lavrentiy



                  --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Lavrentiy,
                  >
                  > But, if I don't know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices?
                  >
                  > Justin
                  >
                  > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Justin,
                  > >
                  > > You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.
                  > >
                  > > _______
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Lavrentiy
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > Lavrentiy,
                  > > >
                  > > > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
                  > > >
                  > > > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
                  > > >
                  > > > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
                  > > >
                  > > > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
                  > > >
                  > > > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
                  > > >
                  > > > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
                  > > >
                  > > > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
                  > > >
                  > > > Justin
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Justin,
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                  > > > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
                  > > > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                  > > > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
                  > > > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
                  > > > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
                  > > > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                  > > > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Where is Newark, CT located?
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > /
                  > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Hello Justin,
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Newspaper Archive:
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > /
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Justin
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
                • Justin
                  Lavrentiy, She may well have been married, because I can t find her as Mary/Maria Hrynio anywhere. But I don t know who she married so I don t know for sure
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                    Lavrentiy,

                    She may well have been married, because I can't find her as Mary/Maria Hrynio anywhere. But I don't know who she married so I don't know for sure her last name. My guess (that I'm trying to confirm) is that she married Andrew Kerelejza of New Britain because he had a wife Mary of the right age and Kerelejza is also a Zawadka area name. But that is just a wild guess, which I'm hoping to confirm or refute via their obits.

                    Yesterday, I contacted the church in Morochow to see if they can send me a copy of the page of the parish census with Maria's parents' family (I think her parents were Mikolaj Hrynio, my ggg-uncle and his wife Catharina Maksym, because she listed her nearest relative as her mother Kataryna Hrynio on the 1910 ship list, and, per the parish records of Zawadka, Mikolaj died in 1897 leaving his widow Catharina.) That parish record may give me her exact birthdate but it is still not for sure that she used the same birthdate in the USA, as we all know.

                    Another possibility is to contact the church(es) in New Britain to see if they have a marriage for a Maria Hrynio to anyone around the 1910-1915 timeframe. But I hate to bother them unless I have a good idea of when, where, and to whom she married. I think that the original church in New Britain for most of the Galicians is what is now St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. If I remember correctly, I think this parish started out as GC but that the entire parish flipped to Orthodox, probably keeping its earliest records. So, it might be best to start there.

                    Justin

                    --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Hello Justin,
                    >
                    > Was she married when she filed papers in 1941?
                    >
                    > The index would have her name when she filed. In the 1st and 2nd papers the name(s) she had prior to filing would be present as well as the name she had when she entered the country.
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > Lavrentiy
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Lavrentiy,
                    > >
                    > > But, if I don't know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices?
                    > >
                    > > Justin
                    > >
                    > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > Justin,
                    > > >
                    > > > You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.
                    > > >
                    > > > _______
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Lavrentiy
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Lavrentiy,
                    > > > >
                    > > > > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Justin
                    > > > >
                    > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Justin,
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                    > > > > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
                    > > > > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                    > > > > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
                    > > > > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
                    > > > > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
                    > > > > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                    > > > > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Where is Newark, CT located?
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > /
                    > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Hello Justin,
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Newspaper Archive:
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > /
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Justin
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > >
                    > >
                    >
                  • Laurence
                    / CT bride and groom indexes should exist somewhere. ___________ Lavrentiy
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                      CT bride and groom indexes should exist somewhere.

                      ___________

                      Lavrentiy






                      --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Lavrentiy,
                      >
                      > She may well have been married, because I can't find her as Mary/Maria Hrynio anywhere. But I don't know who she married so I don't know for sure her last name. My guess (that I'm trying to confirm) is that she married Andrew Kerelejza of New Britain because he had a wife Mary of the right age and Kerelejza is also a Zawadka area name. But that is just a wild guess, which I'm hoping to confirm or refute via their obits.
                      >
                      > Yesterday, I contacted the church in Morochow to see if they can send me a copy of the page of the parish census with Maria's parents' family (I think her parents were Mikolaj Hrynio, my ggg-uncle and his wife Catharina Maksym, because she listed her nearest relative as her mother Kataryna Hrynio on the 1910 ship list, and, per the parish records of Zawadka, Mikolaj died in 1897 leaving his widow Catharina.) That parish record may give me her exact birthdate but it is still not for sure that she used the same birthdate in the USA, as we all know.
                      >
                      > Another possibility is to contact the church(es) in New Britain to see if they have a marriage for a Maria Hrynio to anyone around the 1910-1915 timeframe. But I hate to bother them unless I have a good idea of when, where, and to whom she married. I think that the original church in New Britain for most of the Galicians is what is now St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. If I remember correctly, I think this parish started out as GC but that the entire parish flipped to Orthodox, probably keeping its earliest records. So, it might be best to start there.
                      >
                      > Justin
                      >
                      > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Hello Justin,
                      > >
                      > > Was she married when she filed papers in 1941?
                      > >
                      > > The index would have her name when she filed. In the 1st and 2nd papers the name(s) she had prior to filing would be present as well as the name she had when she entered the country.
                      > >
                      > > _____
                      > >
                      > > Lavrentiy
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > Lavrentiy,
                      > > >
                      > > > But, if I don't know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices?
                      > > >
                      > > > Justin
                      > > >
                      > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Justin,
                      > > > >
                      > > > > You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > _______
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Lavrentiy
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Lavrentiy,
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Justin
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Justin,
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                      > > > > > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
                      > > > > > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                      > > > > > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
                      > > > > > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
                      > > > > > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
                      > > > > > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                      > > > > > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Where is Newark, CT located?
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > /
                      > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Hello Justin,
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Newspaper Archive:
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > /
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Justin
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • Laurence
                      / FHL s on-line CT collections are: Title Records Last Updated Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 506,665 09 Mar 2012 Connecticut, Death Index,
                      Message 10 of 30 , Jul 6, 2013
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                        FHL's on-line CT collections are:


                        Title Records Last Updated
                        Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 506,665 09 Mar 2012
                        Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001 1,408,326 06 Dec 2011
                        Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934 2,010,979 27 Feb 2013
                        Connecticut, Divorce Index, 1968-1997 322,012 06 Mar 2012
                        Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001 1,005,746 13 Nov 2011
                        Connecticut, Marriages, 1729-1867 453,475 04 Mar 2012


                        catalog has:


                        Place Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain
                        Topics Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Centennial celebrations, etc.
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Church history
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Church records
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Directories
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Genealogy
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - History
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Land and property
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Naturalization and citizenship
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Naturalization and citizenship - Indexes
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Probate records
                        Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain - Vital records



                        /



                        --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > /
                        >
                        >
                        > CT bride and groom indexes should exist somewhere.
                        >
                        > ___________
                        >
                        > Lavrentiy
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Lavrentiy,
                        > >
                        > > She may well have been married, because I can't find her as Mary/Maria Hrynio anywhere. But I don't know who she married so I don't know for sure her last name. My guess (that I'm trying to confirm) is that she married Andrew Kerelejza of New Britain because he had a wife Mary of the right age and Kerelejza is also a Zawadka area name. But that is just a wild guess, which I'm hoping to confirm or refute via their obits.
                        > >
                        > > Yesterday, I contacted the church in Morochow to see if they can send me a copy of the page of the parish census with Maria's parents' family (I think her parents were Mikolaj Hrynio, my ggg-uncle and his wife Catharina Maksym, because she listed her nearest relative as her mother Kataryna Hrynio on the 1910 ship list, and, per the parish records of Zawadka, Mikolaj died in 1897 leaving his widow Catharina.) That parish record may give me her exact birthdate but it is still not for sure that she used the same birthdate in the USA, as we all know.
                        > >
                        > > Another possibility is to contact the church(es) in New Britain to see if they have a marriage for a Maria Hrynio to anyone around the 1910-1915 timeframe. But I hate to bother them unless I have a good idea of when, where, and to whom she married. I think that the original church in New Britain for most of the Galicians is what is now St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. If I remember correctly, I think this parish started out as GC but that the entire parish flipped to Orthodox, probably keeping its earliest records. So, it might be best to start there.
                        > >
                        > > Justin
                        > >
                        > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > Hello Justin,
                        > > >
                        > > > Was she married when she filed papers in 1941?
                        > > >
                        > > > The index would have her name when she filed. In the 1st and 2nd papers the name(s) she had prior to filing would be present as well as the name she had when she entered the country.
                        > > >
                        > > > _____
                        > > >
                        > > > Lavrentiy
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Lavrentiy,
                        > > > >
                        > > > > But, if I don't know for sure her last name, will I still be able to search these indices?
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Justin
                        > > > >
                        > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Justin,
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > You'll be able to get her naturalization papers (1st and 2nd papers filed in 1941). NARA in NY has them. Indexes are available via several sources, like NY Jewish Genealogical society, Italian groupa and a German group. LDS has them too. NARA has indexes. Nat. papers can be obtained on-line with a credit card. Try LDS first...they have microfilms.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > _______
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Lavrentiy
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Lavrentiy,
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > "Haste makes waste" . . . on my part. The town where I live is called Newark. I meant to write New Britain in both instances. Nevertheless, the info you provided is still helpful. I do have a subscription to NewspaperArchive but hadn't thought to check it. I also have GenealogyBank but that is similarly unhelpful for my quest. I think the newspaper that I need for these people is the Hartford Courant, which is available through the Connecticut library system for free (I think) to those with Connecticut library cards.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Let me set out what I know (or think I know) in case anyone is interested. As most of you know here, I am related to the Hrynio family from Zawadka Morochowska and surrounding areas. I found an immigration record for a Maria Hrynio, age 19 (thus born ca. 1891), from Zawadka, who departed from the port of Hamburg on July 14, 1910, on the ship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria." The ship arrived in New York on July 23, 1910. On the passenger list (she is indexed as Maria Heynio), she is listed as a maid servant, Ruthenian, residing in Zawada [sic]. Her nearest relative there is her mother, Katarina Hrynio. Her destination is New Britain, Connecticut, to her sister, Anna Hrynio, at 63 Franklin Avenue, New Britain. She was born in Zawadka.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > On the passenger manifest is marked, above her occupation, 2-838472, 2-4-41. JewishGen tells me that this means that she applied for citizenship and that her immigration record was checked on February 4, 1941, as part of this process, in District 2, in New York State. I think that the application number may be meaningless for our purposes. If anyone knows differently on this, please let me know.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > I presumed that she stayed in the New Britain area but if she was naturalized in New York, I guess this isn't 100%. But there were federal courts in New York, so she could have gone there.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > In New Britain, Conn., I found a record that an Andrew Kerelejza, b. Oct. 9, 1886, d. Nov., 1977, is buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery with his wife, Mary Kerelejza, b. Apr. 12, 1891, d. Dec., 1974. On the WWII draft registration Andrew said he was born in Sanok. He was naturalized on April 18, 1929, in the city court of New Britain, Conn. Kerelejza is a name that also appears early in Zawadka area records.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > This may or may not be a match based on the naturalization info. But I'd like to try and get an obit for Andrew and/or his wife Mary to see if her maiden name is listed.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > If anyone has any other thoughts on how I can find out what happened to my Maria Hrynio (and her sister Anna, whose immigration record I've not yet found), I'd be very interested to know. It seems that I should be able to search for marriage records for them in New Britain, Conn., but the application form seems to indicate that you need to know the name of both the bride and the groom, which I don't know. If someone knows differently, please let me know. Perhaps an inquiry to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be helpful. But it would be great if I could get at least a clue that I'm searching for the right people before I bother the church with an inquiry.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Justin
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Justin,
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Looks like Newspaper Archive doesn't have the Newark paper:
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Bridgeport Post (1947 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > Bridgeport Standard Telegram (1919 - 1947) Bridgeport Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > Bridgeport Telegram (1918 - 1977) Bridgeport Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > JI Weekend (2011) Manchester Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > Middletown Penny Press (1902 - 1905) Middletown Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > Naugatuck Daily News (1897 - 1977) Naugatuck Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > New Haven Gazette (1786 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                        > > > > > > > New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine (1787 - 1788) New Haven Connecticut
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Where is Newark, CT located?
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > /
                        > > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Hello Justin,
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > LDS FHCs offer the Newspaper Archive as part of their premium service package.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Newspaper Archive:
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > http://newspaperarchive.com/
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > /
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Justin
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        >
                      • Leon Mosko
                        The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in  New Britain. ________________________________ From: Justin To:
                        Message 11 of 30 , Jul 12, 2013
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                          The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                          New Britain.

                          ________________________________
                          From: Justin <jkhouser84@...>
                          To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                          Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                          Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community



                           
                          Matthew,

                          If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                          http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All

                          I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                          Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                          Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain

                          I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.

                          Justin

                          --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Hi Justin,
                          > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                          >
                          > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                          >
                          >
                          > Matthew Bielawa
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                          > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                          > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                          > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                          >
                          > Justin
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                          >




                          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                        • Justin
                          Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary
                          Message 12 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                            Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?

                            --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                            > New Britain.
                            >
                            > ________________________________
                            > From: Justin <jkhouser84@...>
                            > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                            > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                            > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >  
                            > Matthew,
                            >
                            > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                            > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                            >
                            > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                            > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                            > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                            >
                            > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                            >
                            > Justin
                            >
                            > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Hi Justin,
                            > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                            > >
                            > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > Matthew Bielawa
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                            > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                            > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                            > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                            > >
                            > > Justin
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                            > >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                            >
                          • Laurence
                            / Here is a brief history of New Britain s St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910. Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First
                            Message 13 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                              Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.


                              "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."


                              http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html


                              ________

                              Lavrentiy


                              --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                              >
                              > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                              > > New Britain.
                              > >
                              > > ________________________________
                              > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                              > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                              > > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                              > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >  
                              > > Matthew,
                              > >
                              > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                              > > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                              > >
                              > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                              > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                              > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                              > >
                              > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                              > >
                              > > Justin
                              > >
                              > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > Hi Justin,
                              > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                              > > >
                              > > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > Matthew Bielawa
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                              > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                              > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                              > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                              > > >
                              > > > Justin
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                              > > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                              > >
                              >
                            • Laurence
                              / Looks like New Britain s Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat s, does not have a webpage:
                              Message 14 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                                Looks like New Britain's Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat's, does not have a webpage:

                                http://parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=14&ID=18850


                                ________

                                Lavrentiy




                                --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > /
                                >
                                >
                                > Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.
                                >
                                >
                                > "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."
                                >
                                >
                                > http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html
                                >
                                >
                                > ________
                                >
                                > Lavrentiy
                                >
                                >
                                > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                                > >
                                > > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                                > >
                                > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                                > > >
                                > > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                                > > > New Britain.
                                > > >
                                > > > ________________________________
                                > > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                                > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                > > > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                                > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >  
                                > > > Matthew,
                                > > >
                                > > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                > > > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                                > > >
                                > > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                > > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                > > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                                > > >
                                > > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                                > > >
                                > > > Justin
                                > > >
                                > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Hi Justin,
                                > > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                > > > >
                                > > > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Matthew Bielawa
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Justin
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                > > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                > > >
                                > >
                                >
                              • Laurence
                                / New Britain s Saint Josaphat s Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church was founded in 1951: http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1797 _______ Lavrentiy
                                Message 15 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                                  New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church was founded in 1951:

                                  http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1797

                                  _______

                                  Lavrentiy


                                  --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > /
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Looks like New Britain's Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat's, does not have a webpage:
                                  >
                                  > http://parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=14&ID=18850
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > ________
                                  >
                                  > Lavrentiy
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > /
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > ________
                                  > >
                                  > > Lavrentiy
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                                  > > >
                                  > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                                  > > > > New Britain.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > ________________________________
                                  > > > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                                  > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > > > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                                  > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >  
                                  > > > > Matthew,
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                  > > > > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                  > > > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                  > > > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Justin
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Hi Justin,
                                  > > > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Matthew Bielawa
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                  > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                  > > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Justin
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                  > > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > >
                                  >
                                • Gerald Tobin
                                  Ukrainian Catholic Churches CT, MA, NH, NY,RI: http://stamforddio.org/index.html Jerry ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                  Message 16 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                                    Ukrainian Catholic Churches CT, MA, NH, NY,RI:


                                    http://stamforddio.org/index.html

                                    Jerry


                                    On Jul 13, 2013, at 12:44 PM, Laurence <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:

                                    >
                                    > /
                                    >
                                    > New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church was founded in 1951:
                                    >
                                    > http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1797
                                    >
                                    > _______
                                    >
                                    > Lavrentiy
                                    >
                                    > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > /
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > Looks like New Britain's Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat's, does not have a webpage:
                                    > >
                                    > > http://parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=14&ID=18850
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > ________
                                    > >
                                    > > Lavrentiy
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > /
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > ________
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Lavrentiy
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in�
                                    > > > > > New Britain.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > ________________________________
                                    > > > > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                                    > > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
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                                    > > > > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
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                                    > > > > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                    > > > > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                    > > > > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
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                                    > > > > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
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                                    > > > > > > Hi Justin,
                                    > > > > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
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                                    > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
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                                    / New Britain s Saint Josaphat s Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church: St. Josaphat s Parish: Then and Now Fifty years of existence for St. Josaphat s
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                                      New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church:

                                      St. Josaphat's Parish: Then and Now

                                      Fifty years of existence for St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church provides us with a measured time frame for reflecting in the present upon events of the past, which shaped our future. Looking back to the situation in Ukraine, the status of the Ukrainian Catholic church, and our own parish in 1951 and comparing it to today, we cannot be struck by the contrast and how far Ukraine, the Ukrainian Catholic church, and St. Josaphat's parish have come in five decades.

                                      In 1951, while many Ukrainians that were displaced from their homeland were arriving in American and settling in the New Britain area, others were still fighting for their freedom in Ukraine. The underground Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), having fought the Nazis, continued its struggle against overwhelming odds for several more years.

                                      Following the death of Ukraine's greatest churchman, Metropolitan Andriy Sheptytsky in 1944, his coadjutor Metropolitan Josyf Slipyj became Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. By the time the Soviet forces had re-occupied Ukraine and perpetrated atrocities against the Ukrainian Catholic church. Joseph Stalin gave the order to destroy and liquidate the Ukrainian church. The soviets arrested all the hierarchy and many believers. Metropolitan Slipyj was arrested and imprisoned in the inhospitable frozen Soviet gulags.

                                      The church of our forefathers was forced to go underground in order to sustain its existence in a very dangerous environment. In two more years Joseph Stalin would finally be dead. This dictator of the USSR was responsible for the Artificial Famine of 1933-34 (where up to 14 million Ukrainians were killed); and for the destruction of our Ukrainian Catholic church. He outlawed our church and declared it illegal. It wasn't until after Stalin's death that the Ukrainians Diaspora was able to find out that Bishop Slipyj was still alive and these rumors provided hope for the further existence of our "catacomb"church.

                                      At a time early in the Cold War, with their country devastated by invaders and yet again under the heel of this communist despot, a handful of God-fearing people newly arrived in this free land of George Washington, set about a task with vision and determination to show that they could still worship in there own Ukrainian Catholic church in the New Britain area, and God-willing would worship again someday in Ukraine. They established St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Mission, providing a base upon which they would establish St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and build St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic church.

                                      One of the pioneers and founders of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian
                                      Catholic Church was the family of Peter and Kateryna Chlibowicz.
                                      Initially, meetings took place in the Chlibowicz home. They were
                                      also instrumental in sponsoring eighteen families to immigrate
                                      to the New Britain area, increasing the membership of the new
                                      Ukrainian Community.</p>
                                      <p> At times, the family of Iwan and Natalie Hudyma allowed their
                                      home to be used for church organizational meetings and related
                                      activities.</p>
                                      <p>Pavlo and Paraskevia Tinyszin were another active pioneer family,
                                      who provided assistance to the new arrivals. Their sons Mikolaj
                                      and Wasyl Tinyszin helped them in these endeavors. The Tinyszin
                                      family also used their home for many community and parish meetings.</p>
                                      <p> Other founders and pioneers who helped lay the foundation for
                                      the Ukrainian Catholic parish were the families of Jaroslav and
                                      Sofia Hrycaj, Mychajlo and Helen Stasiuk, and Stefan and Kateryna
                                      Perun. There were times when the family of Joseph and Maria Sycz
                                      hosted visiting clergy in their home, including his Excellency
                                      Bishop Schmondiuk of Stamford.</p>
                                      <p> The establishment of a Mission Parish in New Britain, CT was
                                      already in its formative stage during the time line November 1950
                                      through February 17th, 1951. The first meeting of the Initiative
                                      Group for the establishment of a Ukrainian Catholic Community
                                      in New Britain took place February 10th, 1951, at the home of
                                      the Chlibowicz family. Present were: <br>
                                      Volodymyr Korchynsky, pastor from Colchester who was the "guiding
                                      force"; Pavlo Tinyszin, Chairman; Iwan Hudyma; Jaroslav Hrycaj;
                                      Mikolaj Tinyszin; Wasyl Tinyszin; Steven Perun; Petro Chlibowicz;
                                      Kateryna Deanery, pastor of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic church
                                      in Hartford.</p>
                                      <p> Msgr. Balandiuk presented the trials and hardships the Group
                                      could face in establishing a new community with such a small group
                                      of people. Nevertheless, the Group decided to go forth with their
                                      ideas.<br>
                                      <p>On February 13th, 1951, Rev. Volodymyr Korchynsky organized the
                                      Ukrainian Catholic community. With the blessings of Metropolitan
                                      Constantine Bohachevsky of Philadelphia, a General Meeting was
                                      held in the Chlibowicz home (at 179 Curtiss Street), establishing
                                      a new mission for the Ukrainian Catholic community in the New
                                      Britain area. The first Church Committee assembled to assist the
                                      pastor with the organization and management of the new mission
                                      consisted of:<br>
                                      1). Rev. Volodymyr Korchynsky, missionary pastor from Colchester;
                                      2). Pavlo Tinyszin - First Advisor; 3). Iwan Hudyma - Second Advisor;
                                      4). Petro Chlibowicz - Treasurer; 5). Mychajlo Stasiuk - Secretary;
                                      6). Jaroslav Hrycaj - Trustee; 7). Steven Perun - Trustee; 8).
                                      Mikolaj Tinyszin - Trustee.</p>
                                      <p> The martyr St. Josaphat, the "Apostle of Church Unity",
                                      was chosen as the Patron Saint of the new mission, laying the
                                      foundation of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church.
                                      Father Korchynsky continued to serve St. Josaphat's for the next
                                      ten years, traveling from Colchester to minister to his extended
                                      flock.</p>
                                      <p> The Church Committee advisors Pavlo Tinyszin and Iwan Hudyma
                                      placed an ad in Svoboda announcing the reestablishment of the
                                      Ukrainian Catholic parish in New Britain as of February 17th.
                                      They extended an invitation for all Ukrainians to take part in
                                      the Divine Liturgy according to the Byzantine-Ukrainian Rite,
                                      which was celebrated by Rev. Korchynsky in St. Peter's Roman Catholic
                                      Church on March 11th, 1951. The guest cantor was Stefan Saworsky
                                      with the Colchester Choir. A festive reception in honor of this
                                      occasion was held at the home of the Hudyma family.</p>
                                      <p> The founding pioneers legally incorporated St. Josaphat's Ukrainian
                                      Catholic Church on July 9th, 1951. Pavlo Tinyszin served as the
                                      process agent of the document on behalf of the founders. The following
                                      founders personally appeared and signed the articles of association:<br>
                                      Pavlo Tinyszin, Petro Chlibowicz, Mychajlo Stasiuk, Jaroslav Hrycaj,
                                      John Hudyma, Rev. Volodymyr Korchynsky.</p>
                                      <p> The Commissioner of the Hartford County Superior Court approved
                                      the incorporation on August 31st, 1951. The deed was recorded
                                      into the New Britain Records on September 6th, 1951. An informational
                                      item appeared in <b>The New Britain Herald</b> shortly thereafter
                                      announcing the Articles of Association for the new mission parish.
                                      The year 1951 ended with thirty-eight registered families at St.
                                      Josaphat's Mission as noted below:</p>
                                      <table width="700" align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" class="txt-blue">
                                      <tr>
                                      <td colspan="5"><div align="center"><b>Members and Families
                                      of St. Josaphat's Mission in 1951</b></div></td>
                                      </tr>
                                      <tr>
                                      <td valign="top">Bel' Theodore<br>
                                      Divchur Maria<br>
                                      Hudyma Iwan<br>
                                      Lubusko Iwan<br>
                                      Mokh Alexander<br>
                                      Pyrih Michael<br>
                                      Stasiuk Mychajlo<br>
                                      Tinyszin Pavlo</td>
                                      <td valign="top">Bodnar Andrij<br>
                                      Fot Gregory<br>
                                      Jackiw Volodymyr<br>
                                      Luciw Wasyl<br>
                                      Nadiak Andrij<br>
                                      Romaniw Kornylo<br>
                                      Sycz Joseph<br>
                                      Wojtiw Theodore</td>
                                      <td valign="top">Butz' John<br>
                                      Hirnyj Volodymyr<br>
                                      Kluka Simon<br>
                                      Magac Wasyl<br>
                                      Nasinnyk Petro<br>
                                      Rupowsky John<br>
                                      Swerko Anna<br>
                                      Zborowski Iwan</td>
                                      <td valign="top">Chlibowicz Petro<br>
                                      Hrycaj Jaroslav<br>
                                      Konik Ihnatij<br>
                                      Mandro Mykola<br>
                                      Paziw Steven<br>
                                      Sawczuk Wasyl<br>
                                      Szmajda Michael</td>
                                      <td valign="top">Chomyn Iwan<br>
                                      Hryk Alexander<br>
                                      Kopchik John<br>
                                      Marycz Gregory<br>
                                      Perun Steven<br>
                                      Smotrycz Volodymyr<br>
                                      Szszurak Petro</td>
                                      </tr>
                                      </table>
                                      <p>St. Josaphat's Mission continued to grow as the cultural, religious,
                                      and social life continued to unfold. Joseph Sycz became the first
                                      Cantor ("Diak") in 1952. Branch 75 of the Providence
                                      Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America ("Providinnya")
                                      was organized under the patronage of St. Josaphat. Pavlo Tinyszin
                                      was President of the Branch for many years. In this capacity,
                                      he was able to continue assisting the new comers to St. Josaphat's.
                                      The first secretary of Branch 75 was our Cantor, Joseph Sycz.
                                      Ukrainian studies were initiated under the tutelage of Mrs. Kateryna
                                      Chlibowicz and Mrs. Anna Radowycz. Our Cantor also taught the
                                      Ukrainian Language. Later, Mr. Bohdan Markiw commuted from New
                                      Haven to teach the Ukrainian Language. Our energetic Joseph Sycz
                                      also organized the Ukrainian athletic sports club Skala ("Stone
                                      Cliff") for the youth of the parish. Mr. Meczyslav Maciak
                                      traveled from Willimantic to organize a mixed choir of St. Josaphat's.
                                      A branch of the Ukrainian American Youth Association of America,
                                      SUMA, was also organized at St. Josaphat's. For a time, religious
                                      instruction was conducted at the home of the Andrij and Helen
                                      Pawlak family.</p>
                                      <p>This growth necessitated the acquisition of our own place of
                                      worship. On November 30th, 1955, the former Assyrian Church at
                                      40 Beatty Street was purchased to be used as St. Josaphat's Ukrainian
                                      Catholic Church. In the spring of 1956, an old wooden 6-family
                                      building was purchased in East Hartford. The men of the parish
                                      took the building apart and used the material to renovate and
                                      expand the church building. However, the Parish already could
                                      foresee that this small church would not be adequate to comply
                                      with the growing needs of the parish in the near future.</p>
                                      <p></p>
                                      <p>In 1959, St. Josaphat's gave its only vocation in the person
                                      of Sister Dia (Stasiuk) to the Order of the Sisters of St. Basil
                                      the Great. In time, with the Grace of God, sister Dia went on
                                      to become the Mother of the Order of the Sisters of St. Basil
                                      in Rome.</p>
                                      <p> After ten years of untiring work for St. Josaphat's, Father
                                      Korchynsky was transferred in 1961. Rev. John Mak became the new
                                      pastor. Father Mak established St. Josaphat's Sisterhood, whose
                                      mission was to maintain the church in good order and to carry
                                      on cultural and educational work. Kateryna Perun headed the sisterhood
                                      with the assistance of the committee members: Sophia Hrycaj, Maria
                                      Sycz, and Tamara Tinyszin. Dr. Anna Samofal established culinary
                                      and cultural courses for the sisterhood. It was at this time that
                                      the parish adopted the Gregorian calendar to compute and celebrate
                                      the Christmas and Easter holidays.</p>
                                      <p> Following Father Mak's transfer, Rev. Joseph Skulsky became
                                      pastor, briefly followed by Rev. Onufrij Wolansky.</p>
                                      <p> Meanwhile, an unexpected event in 1963 injected hope into our
                                      Ukrainian Catholic church: with the intervention of Pope John
                                      XXIII and U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the Soviet chairman
                                      Nikita Khrushchev released Bishop Josyf Slipyj from the gulag.
                                      Pope John publicly elevated Metropolitan Slipyj to Cardinal. As
                                      Patriarch, Cardinal Slipyj headed our Ukrainian church in exile
                                      from Rome until his death in 1984. Since he was not allowed to
                                      return to Ukraine, a formerly imprisoned cleric, Archbishop Volodymyr
                                      Sterniuk, led the underground Ukrainian Catholic church in locum
                                      tenens. Many of our parishioners were able to meet Patriarch Josyf
                                      during his visits to the Ukrainian Diaspora in the late 60's and
                                      70's. By the grace of God, Archbishop Sterniuk met with our parishioner's
                                      when he visited St. Josaphat's in 1992.</p>
                                      <p> In 1966, a house was purchased to be used as a rectory at 303
                                      Eddy Glover Boulevard. From this time on, His Excellency Bishop
                                      Shmondiuk of the Diocese of Stamford assigned a resident priest,
                                      Very Rev. Msgr. Mykola Babak, to minister to the needs of St.
                                      Josaphat's parishioners. With the transfer of Msgr. Babak in 1967,
                                      rev. Wasyl Ostash succeeded, followed by Rev. Constantine Tymochko
                                      in 1970. With the departure of Father Tymochko in 1972, Very Rev.
                                      Msgr. Lev Mosko, Rector of St. Basil's seminary, served St. Josaphat's.
                                      For a very brief time in 1972, Rev Jan Mucharski served as pastor
                                      following Msgr. Mosko. There were times during this period when
                                      Msgr. Emil Manastersky ministered to St. Josaphat's as the need
                                      arose.</p>
                                      <p>Because the parish was contemplating the construction of a new
                                      church, a young and energetic priest, Rev. Charles Mezzomo, was
                                      assigned as the new pastor for St. Josaphat's in 1973. With this
                                      project in mind, on December 12th, 1973, a Church building Committee
                                      was established with the following members:<br>
                                      Father Mezzomo, Adam Zborowski serving as General Contractor,
                                      Wasyl Tinyszin, Nikola Stepanec, Mychajlo Babij, and Gabriel Myhajczuk.</p>
                                      <p>Members at-large were:<br>
                                      Emil Melnyk, Stefan Roczniak, Roman Jurczyszak, John Zborowski,
                                      Pavlo Tinyszin, Stephania Bereziuk, Olha Biluszczak, Melita Bodnar,
                                      Anastasia Roczniak, Maria Sycz, Tamara Tinyszin, and Valentyna
                                      Tinyszin.</p>
                                      <p>Their first order of business was to request donations from the
                                      parishioners for the Church Building Fund. The first family to
                                      pledge $1000 was that of Iwan and Paraskevia Sybal. Their generous
                                      example was followed by the rest of the parishioners, parish friends
                                      and benefactors from the surrounding area.</p>
                                      <p>In addition to a young priest, younger parishioners were elected
                                      to the Church committee in early 1974: John Pawlak - Trustee,
                                      Richard Iwanik - Trustee; Michael Shulewsky -Assistant; Helena
                                      Shulewsky - Member and Catechist. The Building Committee was retained
                                      with Adam Zborowski becoming chairman.</p>
                                      <p> In a related event, in the late spring of 1974, Michael Shulewsky
                                      was elected secretary of "Providinnya", taking over
                                      from Irene Mixon. A membership drive was conducted as a condition
                                      for acquiring a $70,000 construction mortgage for the new church
                                      from this fraternal organization. Wasyl Tinyszin was elected Chairman;
                                      Adam Zborowski - Audit Chairman, Bill Hrychyshyn and Theodore
                                      Dubik - Members. Later, Walter and Wanda Melnyk became Visitors
                                      to sick members of the branch.</p>
                                      <p>His Excellency Bishop Shmodiuk broke the ground on the lot for
                                      the new St. Josaphat Church at 307 Eddy Glover Boulevard, in May.
                                      A banquet was held in the hall of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic
                                      Church not only to note the ground breaking but also the beginning
                                      construction of the new church. The James P. Cassidy firm of West
                                      Hartford was the architect for the church. Under the guidance
                                      of Adam Zborowski, the parishioners provided most of the labor.
                                      Richard Iwanik and John Badera Jr., installed the Plumbing and
                                      Heating system. John Badera Sr. built the side icon shrines. All
                                      parishioners contributed their time, effort, money and labor for
                                      this huge undertaking.</p>
                                      <p>Parishioners conducted many different fund raising activities
                                      fro the new church. Renee Popyk and Helena Shulewsky organized
                                      the first parish Pre-Christmas bazaar at the American-Ukrainian
                                      Citizen's Club; Stefan Roczniak headed the first car raffle raising
                                      ten thousand dollars; Father Charles raised five thousand dollars
                                      selling "bricks"; Kay and Rusty Fallis, assisted by
                                      Pavlo Perun and Nikola Sawczuk, sold church breads and food in
                                      downtown New Britain; the ladies of the parish, headed by Eva
                                      Kerelejza and Helen Pawlak (and later by Maria Sycz with Irene
                                      Szeszurak), raised thousands of dollars by selling delicious Ukrainian
                                      foods and breads from the church kitchen. These activities continued
                                      on through the next several years, raising substantial sums for
                                      the church. To this day the "Church Kitchen Ladies",
                                      headed by Maria Sycz, sell breads and pyrohy to benefit our church.</p>
                                      <p>Finally, in 1975, the construction of the church was completed.
                                      The church was built in neo-Byzantine style with its three gold
                                      and blue domes copies of those in St. Sophia Church of Holy Wisdom
                                      in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The interior of the sanctuary
                                      features an Icon Screen ("Iconostasis") in the typical
                                      design of Ukrainian Eastern Rite churches. On November 9th, a
                                      jubilant procession took place from the old church on Beatty Street
                                      to the new church on Eddy Glover Boulevard. This momentous event
                                      was televised by the NBC affiliate WNBC-TV30. On November 16th,
                                      1957, Bishop Joseph Schmondiuk blessed the new church. St. Josaphat's
                                      choir under the direction of Ihor Stasiuk sang the first Divine
                                      Liturgy in the new church. A banquet was held later at the Gourmets
                                      Rendezvous Restaurant in Newington.</p>
                                      <p> In 1976, St. Josaphat's parish celebrated its Silver Jubilee.
                                      Bishop Schmondiuk Blessed the cornerstone of the new church. A
                                      festive Dinner/Dance was held at the American-Ukrainian Citizen's
                                      Club. Among related events in 1976, the old church on 40 Beatty
                                      Street was sold, and Michael Szewczuk became the new cantor.</p>
                                      <p> There occasionally arose a need for a substitute to minister
                                      to our parish needs when our pastor was on vacation. Several times
                                      during the mid-seventies, Msgr. Myroslav Lubachivsky would travel
                                      from Stamford to fulfill this function. It was prophetic that
                                      Pope John Paul II named Msgr. Lubachivsky as Archbishop and ordained
                                      him to the episcopacy in November of 1979. In 1980, Archbishop
                                      Lubachivsky was elected coadjutor to Patriarch Myroslav-Ivan campaigned
                                      against the USSR for the restoration of legal rights so that Ukrainian
                                      Catholics could practice their Faith freely and openly.</p>
                                      <p> After seven years of hard work, Father Charles was transferred
                                      in the summer of 1980, being replaced by Rev. Lev Lubynsky and
                                      his family. The elderly Father Lubynsky was previously ordained
                                      to the priesthood by his Beatitude Patriarch Josyf Cardinal Slipyj
                                      in 1975 in Rome. During Father Lubynsky's tenure, in the fall
                                      of 1980, the parish rejoiced with a festive celebration of the
                                      final payoff of the mortgage on St. Josaphat's church to the Providence
                                      Association. This was due in large measure to the hard work, generosity,
                                      and contributions of our parishioners. A mortgage-burning dinner-dance
                                      was held at the American Ukrainian Citizen's Club on Oak Street.
                                      In 1973-4, planning and construction was started with $37,000
                                      in the bank. Our church was completed at a cost of $405,000. On
                                      the day of becoming owners of our own church again, the current
                                      bank balance was $37,000.</p>
                                      <p> A major project during Father Lubynsky's tenure, which was contemplated
                                      previously, was the painting of the church. This project was successfully
                                      completed on February 19th, 1984. The entire church was artistically
                                      painted in the traditional Byzantine-Ukrainian eastern style of
                                      iconography and ornamentation by Makarenko studios of Yonkers.
                                      Another project completed in 1985, was the bell tower behind the
                                      church and the installation of the new church bell "Andrey",
                                      named in honor of Metropolitan Andrij Sheptytsky. A "project
                                      impromptu" by the parish was the celebration honoring the
                                      10th Anniversary of Father Lubynsky's ordination to the Priesthood
                                      on June 16th, 1985.</p>
                                      <p>In 1985, under the leadership and connections of Michael Mowchan
                                      Sr. to local and state politicians, St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic
                                      parish and St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox parish worked together
                                      as a community in the naming and opening of State Highway Route
                                      9 as the Taras Shevchenko Expressway. This provided a connector
                                      from the edge of Central Connecticut State University to downtown
                                      and other points on Route 9.</p>
                                      <p>The Parish Celebration of the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine-Ruce
                                      took place February 21st, 1988. Exterior Mosaics in honor of the
                                      Millennium were planned but were not ready until July. However,
                                      commemorative plaques honoring the Millennium were installed for
                                      the celebration in the entrance to the church.</p>
                                      <p>Meanwhile, in the summer of 1988, Father Lubynsky was transferred
                                      to Kerhonkson, NY. Rev. Marian Procyk arrived with his family
                                      October 1st. Father Procyk had also been ordained by His Beatitude
                                      Patriarch Josyf Slipyj in Rome. Bishop Basil Losten blessed the
                                      exterior mosaics of St. Josaphat and St. Volodymyr on October
                                      30th. St. Josaphat was the martyr for church unity; St. Volodymyr
                                      was the Emperor of Ukraine-Ruce who adopted Christianity in 988A.D.
                                      The mosaics were installed in July.</p>
                                      <p>During his rather active tenure, Father Procyk organized the
                                      Parish Youth Group. Some of the activities the youth involved
                                      in included computer games, sports, hiking, overnight camping
                                      trips, white water rafting, Christmas season activities, and parish
                                      projects. Under his guidance, the youth used the parish computer
                                      to publish the weekly Church Bulletin and a Youth Journal the
                                      Future. Father Procyk also established Bible Study courses for
                                      adults.</p>
                                      <p>At a historic meeting of Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev with His
                                      Holiness John Paul II in Rome in late 1989, the underground Ukrainian
                                      Catholic church was legalized. Patriarch Myroslav-Ivan Lubachivsky
                                      returned to Ukraine in March 1991.</p>
                                      <p> Father Procyk was transferred to Buffalo, NY, on August 31st,
                                      1990. The new pastor, Rev. Kiril Angelov, arrived with his family
                                      from Stamford. Father Kiril and his family originally hailed from
                                      Macedonia.</p>
                                      <p>During Father Angelov's tenure, various projects often discussed
                                      in the past were completed. The iconostasis was gold leafed, and
                                      the top of the iconostasis was completed with icons of the Apostles.
                                      Additional icons in the spaces adjacent to the side doors were
                                      installed. The rectory was renovated, and the church grounds refurbished.</p>
                                      <p>On August 24th, 1991, another momentous event occurred: taking
                                      advantage of the Soviet putsch, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament)
                                      of Soviet Ukraine declared for independence. The Ukrainian SSR
                                      was dissolved and replaced with a new entity, the Republic of
                                      Ukraine. Ukraine was free again! This was reaffirmed by an overwhelming
                                      majority of 92% Ukraine's electorate during the elections of December
                                      1st, 1991 when Leonid Kravchuk was elected President of Ukraine.
                                      The former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic was officially dissolved
                                      December 31st, 1991.</p>
                                      <p> On August 24th, 1992, Father Angelov began the first parish
                                      celebration commemorating 1 year since the Declaration of Independence
                                      by Ukraine on the church grounds. The commemoration of Ukraine's
                                      Independence has been held every year since on the Sunday adjacent
                                      to the anniversary date.</p>
                                      <p>Father Angelov was transferred in the summer of 1995. The new
                                      pastor, Rev. Stephan Bereza, arrived from Yonkers with his family.
                                      The Bereza family was a recent arrival from Ukraine.</p>
                                      <p>Under Father Bereza during the time-line of 1995 - 2001, the
                                      roof of the church was replaced, the domes were gold leafed, the
                                      gutters were replaced, and the grounds re-paved, and other renovations
                                      were completed. Together, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
                                      St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church, November
                                      4th, 2001, the Twenty First century.</p>
                                      <p> We parishioners in the Twenty First century owe a great deal
                                      to our founding and pioneer families and parishioners. They set
                                      about building their parish and church with meager resources and
                                      means. All were recent immigrants and their disposable income
                                      was limited for parish, church, and community affairs and projects.
                                      Still, they persevered. Through good times and hard times they
                                      continued to maintain or upgrade their church. Their strength
                                      lay in their fierce resolve, unity of purpose, and love of God.</p>

                                      This year Ukraine celebrated its 12th anniversary of Independence. Slowly, Ukraine is transforming itself into a major European player. Earlier, in June, Pope John Paul II (the "Slavic Pope") paid tribute to Ukraine and our Ukrainian Catholic church by his official visitation to Kyiv and Lviv. His Holiness beatified 28 Ukrainian "martyrs for the faith", "for sainthood."


                                      There's no doubt that Ukraine, our Ukrainian Catholic Church and St. Josaphat's parish have come a very long way over the past half-century.





                                      --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > /
                                      >
                                      > New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church was founded in 1951:
                                      >
                                      > http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1797
                                      >
                                      > _______
                                      >
                                      > Lavrentiy
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > /
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > Looks like New Britain's Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat's, does not have a webpage:
                                      > >
                                      > > http://parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=14&ID=18850
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > ________
                                      > >
                                      > > Lavrentiy
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > /
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > ________
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Lavrentiy
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                                      > > > > > New Britain.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > ________________________________
                                      > > > > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                                      > > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > > > > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                                      > > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >  
                                      > > > > > Matthew,
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                      > > > > > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                      > > > > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                      > > > > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Justin
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Hi Justin,
                                      > > > > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Matthew Bielawa
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                      > > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                      > > > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Justin
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > >
                                      >
                                    • Laurence
                                      Justin, RE: Mary Kerelejza What family name do you hope she had? _______ Lavrentiy
                                      Message 18 of 30 , Jul 13, 2013
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                                        Justin,

                                        RE: Mary Kerelejza

                                        What family name do you hope she had?

                                        _______

                                        Lavrentiy
                                      • Justin
                                        Hrynio. I know that a Maria Hrynio, b. 1891, probably daughter of my ggg-uncle Mikolaj Hrynio and his wife, Kateryna Maksym, immigrated from Zawadka
                                        Message 19 of 30 , Jul 14, 2013
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                                          Hrynio.

                                          I know that a Maria Hrynio, b. 1891, probably daughter of my ggg-uncle Mikolaj Hrynio and his wife, Kateryna Maksym, immigrated from Zawadka Morochowska to the USA in 1910, to New Britain, CT (I have that record). She was still in the USA in the 1940s as a notation was made on her manifest in 1941. No one I've talked to in the family ever mentioned these people to me, so I suspect they were not well known to our branch of the family. (Although my great-grandfather surely knew her, as she was his first cousin.)

                                          I've been in contact with the Orthodox parish in Morochow, which holds the records from the old Zawadka Morochowska parish, and which has been very helpful to me in the past. They are going to check the spis (parish census) book later this month and send me a copy of the page where Mikolaj Hrynio's family is listed. So I should learn Maria's exact birthdate from this, and also the existence of other siblings. Sometimes they noted marriages of parishioners in America if they were reported back home. So maybe further info will be there. But at least I will have the correct birthdate to work with.

                                          I found several Marias buried in the Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in New Britain via findagrave.com and eliminated all of them except this Maria Kerelejza. There were also Kerelejzas who lived in Zawadka Morochowska, hence my desire to confirm or eliminate this Maria as my relative.

                                          Justin

                                          --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > Justin,
                                          >
                                          > RE: Mary Kerelejza
                                          >
                                          > What family name do you hope she had?
                                          >
                                          > _______
                                          >
                                          > Lavrentiy
                                          >
                                        • Justin
                                          Thanks for this very informative history. It appears that the situation in New Britain is the opposite of what usually happened, i.e., the immigrants founded
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                                            Thanks for this very informative history. It appears that the situation in New Britain is the opposite of what usually happened, i.e., the immigrants founded a Greek Catholic Church and later either left for Orthodoxy or the parish converted over. Here, it appears that they very quickly set up an Orthodox parish and that the Ukrainian Catholic parish was established by (mostly) Second Wave immigrants after WWII.

                                            I note that there is an Eva Kerelejza mentioned here. I previously found her obituary online here:
                                            http://articles.courant.com/2008-04-20/news/obit_2174500v2d0420_1_ukrainian-catholic-church-funeral-services-st-michael-cemetery

                                            She died April 17, 2008, aged 95 years, and her obit says she came to the USA from Ukraine in 1949, fitting the general pattern I outlined above. Her son Gerald died just two weeks ago:

                                            http://www.venskunasfuneralhome.com/visitations/View.php?id=160

                                            It appears from these obits that Eva was not married. I found an obit for her sister Katherine Kerelejza Kuper here:

                                            http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=katherine-kuper-kerelejza&pid=1015184&fhid=4086#fbLoggedOut

                                            According to this their parents were Jan and Marianna Platosz Kerelejza. The surnames Platosz and Kerelejza are both common in the Zawadka / Morochow area. So these people are probably related somehow to the Andrew and Maria Kerelejza buried at the St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery in New Britain, but there doesn't appear to be a direct connection.

                                            The only other name I recognize in the article is Bishop Basil Losten of the UGCC, who dedicated the icons outside the church in the 1980s. I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Bishop Losten, now retired, earlier this year when he traveled with our little entourage to the enthronement of Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at St. Andrew's Church in Silver Spring, MD.

                                            Justin

                                            --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > /
                                            >
                                            > New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church:
                                            >
                                            > St. Josaphat's Parish: Then and Now
                                            >
                                            > Fifty years of existence for St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church provides us with a measured time frame for reflecting in the present upon events of the past, which shaped our future. Looking back to the situation in Ukraine, the status of the Ukrainian Catholic church, and our own parish in 1951 and comparing it to today, we cannot be struck by the contrast and how far Ukraine, the Ukrainian Catholic church, and St. Josaphat's parish have come in five decades.
                                            >
                                          • Laurence
                                            / Maria s naturalization papers will have the name that she had when she entered the US. After the mid-1920 females had to submit papers to apply for
                                            Message 21 of 30 , Jul 16, 2013
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                                              /

                                              Maria's naturalization papers will have the name that she had when she entered the US. After the mid-1920 females had to submit papers to apply for naturaliztion. Prior to mid-1920, a female derived citizenship through the grant of citizenship to her husband.

                                              She married in New Britain. Get civil and church marriage recorgs..they will have her family name (maiden name).
                                              __________

                                              Lavrentiy

                                              --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > Hrynio.
                                              >
                                              > I know that a Maria Hrynio, b. 1891, probably daughter of my ggg-uncle Mikolaj Hrynio and his wife, Kateryna Maksym, immigrated from Zawadka Morochowska to the USA in 1910, to New Britain, CT (I have that record). She was still in the USA in the 1940s as a notation was made on her manifest in 1941. No one I've talked to in the family ever mentioned these people to me, so I suspect they were not well known to our branch of the family. (Although my great-grandfather surely knew her, as she was his first cousin.)
                                              >
                                              > I've been in contact with the Orthodox parish in Morochow, which holds the records from the old Zawadka Morochowska parish, and which has been very helpful to me in the past. They are going to check the spis (parish census) book later this month and send me a copy of the page where Mikolaj Hrynio's family is listed. So I should learn Maria's exact birthdate from this, and also the existence of other siblings. Sometimes they noted marriages of parishioners in America if they were reported back home. So maybe further info will be there. But at least I will have the correct birthdate to work with.
                                              >
                                              > I found several Marias buried in the Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in New Britain via findagrave.com and eliminated all of them except this Maria Kerelejza. There were also Kerelejzas who lived in Zawadka Morochowska, hence my desire to confirm or eliminate this Maria as my relative.
                                              >
                                              > Justin
                                              >
                                              > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > Justin,
                                              > >
                                              > > RE: Mary Kerelejza
                                              > >
                                              > > What family name do you hope she had?
                                              > >
                                              > > _______
                                              > >
                                              > > Lavrentiy
                                              > >
                                              >
                                            • Laurence
                                              / New Britain s Saint Josaphat s was established by post-WWII Ukrainian DPS. They were very anti-Russian and very anti-Orthodox. It was the pre-WWI Greek
                                              Message 22 of 30 , Jul 16, 2013
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                                                /

                                                New Britain's Saint Josaphat's was established by post-WWII Ukrainian DPS. They were very anti-Russian and very anti-Orthodox.

                                                It was the pre-WWI Greek Catholics who returned to Orthodoxy. There was an Orthodox parish in New Britain...you found it. I suspect the Kerelejza family attended the Orthodox church since that parish was founded a very long time ago (before Saint Josaphat's).

                                                ________

                                                Lavrentiy


                                                .--- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > Thanks for this very informative history. It appears that the situation in New Britain is the opposite of what usually happened, i.e., the immigrants founded a Greek Catholic Church and later either left for Orthodoxy or the parish converted over. Here, it appears that they very quickly set up an Orthodox parish and that the Ukrainian Catholic parish was established by (mostly) Second Wave immigrants after WWII.
                                                >
                                                > I note that there is an Eva Kerelejza mentioned here. I previously found her obituary online here:
                                                > http://articles.courant.com/2008-04-20/news/obit_2174500v2d0420_1_ukrainian-catholic-church-funeral-services-st-michael-cemetery
                                                >
                                                > She died April 17, 2008, aged 95 years, and her obit says she came to the USA from Ukraine in 1949, fitting the general pattern I outlined above. Her son Gerald died just two weeks ago:
                                                >
                                                > http://www.venskunasfuneralhome.com/visitations/View.php?id=160
                                                >
                                                > It appears from these obits that Eva was not married. I found an obit for her sister Katherine Kerelejza Kuper here:
                                                >
                                                > http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=katherine-kuper-kerelejza&pid=1015184&fhid=4086#fbLoggedOut
                                                >
                                                > According to this their parents were Jan and Marianna Platosz Kerelejza. The surnames Platosz and Kerelejza are both common in the Zawadka / Morochow area. So these people are probably related somehow to the Andrew and Maria Kerelejza buried at the St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery in New Britain, but there doesn't appear to be a direct connection.
                                                >
                                                > The only other name I recognize in the article is Bishop Basil Losten of the UGCC, who dedicated the icons outside the church in the 1980s. I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Bishop Losten, now retired, earlier this year when he traveled with our little entourage to the enthronement of Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at St. Andrew's Church in Silver Spring, MD.
                                                >
                                                > Justin
                                                >
                                                > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > /
                                                > >
                                                > > New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church:
                                                > >
                                                > > St. Josaphat's Parish: Then and Now
                                                > >
                                                > > Fifty years of existence for St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church provides us with a measured time frame for reflecting in the present upon events of the past, which shaped our future. Looking back to the situation in Ukraine, the status of the Ukrainian Catholic church, and our own parish in 1951 and comparing it to today, we cannot be struck by the contrast and how far Ukraine, the Ukrainian Catholic church, and St. Josaphat's parish have come in five decades.
                                                > >
                                                >
                                              • Gerald Tobin
                                                Office of Eastern Christian Formation http://eparchyofpassaic.com/history.htm ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                                                  Office of Eastern Christian Formation


                                                  http://eparchyofpassaic.com/history.htm

                                                  On Jul 13, 2013, at 2:29 PM, Gerald Tobin <tobinger@...> wrote:

                                                  > Ukrainian Catholic Churches CT, MA, NH, NY,RI:
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > http://stamforddio.org/index.html
                                                  >
                                                  > Jerry
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > On Jul 13, 2013, at 12:44 PM, Laurence <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                                  >
                                                  >>
                                                  >> /
                                                  >>
                                                  >> New Britain's Saint Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Church was founded in 1951:
                                                  >>
                                                  >> http://historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1797
                                                  >>
                                                  >> _______
                                                  >>
                                                  >> Lavrentiy
                                                  >>
                                                  >> --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > /
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > Looks like New Britain's Ukrainian Catholic church, Saint Josephat's, does not have a webpage:
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > http://parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=14&ID=18850
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > ________
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > Lavrentiy
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >> > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > /
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > Here is a brief history of New Britain's St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1910.
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > "Those first Western Ukrainians (known as the First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration) first prayed with the Poles at Sacred Heart Church in the late 19th century, then with the Hungarians at Holy Trinity Church on Beaver Street and eventually founded their own Ukrainian (or in the language of the time, Ruthenian) church at our present location at 54 Winter Street. Laying the foundation in 1910, they prayed in the finished basement for 7 years until funds were raised to complete the upper portion of the church in 1917."
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > http://uocofusa.org/news_100926_2.html
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > ________
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > Lavrentiy
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Justin" <jkhouser84@> wrote:
                                                  >> > > >
                                                  >> > > > Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?
                                                  >> > > >
                                                  >> > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@> wrote:
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in�
                                                  >> > > > > New Britain.
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > ________________________________
                                                  >> > > > > From: Justin <jkhouser84@>
                                                  >> > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                  >> > > > > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                                                  >> > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > �
                                                  >> > > > > Matthew,
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                                  >> > > > > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                                  >> > > > > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                                  >> > > > > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > Justin
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > Hi Justin,
                                                  >> > > > > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > Matthew Bielawa
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                                  >> > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                                  >> > > > > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                  >> > > > > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > Justin
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                  >> > > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                  >> > > > >
                                                  >> > > >
                                                  >> > >
                                                  >> >
                                                  >>
                                                  >>
                                                  >>
                                                  >



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                                                • Laurence
                                                  Justin, Rootsweb has several CT mailing lists: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/ Post there that you need help in obtaining the obituary of
                                                  Message 24 of 30 , Jul 17, 2013
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                                                    Justin,

                                                    Rootsweb has several CT mailing lists:

                                                    http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/

                                                    Post there that you need help in obtaining the obituary of Maria as you do not reside in CT and don't have a New Britain, CT library patron card.

                                                    Her obituary may have her family name (which may be deduced from the names of relatives).

                                                    ______


                                                    Lavrentiy
                                                  • Laurence
                                                    / Or, send an e-mail to the New Britain, CT Public Library: http://www.nbpl.info/ and ask that you want a copy of Mary Kerelejza s obituary. The headstone has
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                                                      Or, send an e-mail to the New Britain, CT Public Library:

                                                      http://www.nbpl.info/


                                                      and ask that you want a copy of Mary Kerelejza's obituary. The headstone has her death year:

                                                      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Kerelejza&GSiman=1&GScid=1996138&GRid=66533773&


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                                                      --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > Justin,
                                                      >
                                                      > Rootsweb has several CT mailing lists:
                                                      >
                                                      > http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/
                                                      >
                                                      > Post there that you need help in obtaining the obituary of Maria as you do not reside in CT and don't have a New Britain, CT library patron card.
                                                      >
                                                      > Her obituary may have her family name (which may be deduced from the names of relatives).
                                                      >
                                                      > ______
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > Lavrentiy
                                                      >
                                                    • Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)
                                                      Hi Justin, OK, I just emailed you 16 obituaries and articles. You ll find them interesting, especially the obituary for Joseph Kerelejza, founder of St. Mary s
                                                      Message 26 of 30 , Jul 17, 2013
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                                                        Hi Justin,

                                                        OK, I just emailed you 16 obituaries and articles.

                                                        You'll find them interesting, especially the obituary for Joseph Kerelejza, founder of St. Mary's Ukrainian Church and...."the city's first Ukrainian settler".....and listed as born in Sanok.

                                                        I got many hits when searching the Hartford Courant for the name Kerelejza.


                                                        Have fun!


                                                        -Matthew Bielawa

                                                        (I have to admit that I'm pretty jealous. I myself have been searching New York newspapers for obituaries and articles. And NY is much bigger than CT. And just to add fuel to the fire.......I'm searching for the name SMITH (changed from Bielawa). I only have the parents' names as Frank and Mary......and they lived in different parts of the states so I can't even hone in on one community.....it's ALMOST futile.....)








                                                        From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                                        Sent: Friday, July 05, 2013 1:39 PM
                                                        To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                        Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community



                                                        Matthew,

                                                        If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                                        http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All

                                                        I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                                        Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                                        Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain

                                                        I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.

                                                        Justin

                                                        --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com<mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine%40yahoogroups.com>, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@...<mailto:bielawam@...>> wrote:
                                                        >
                                                        > Hi Justin,
                                                        > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                                        >
                                                        > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        > Matthew Bielawa
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com<mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com<mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Justin
                                                        > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                                        > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com<mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                                        >
                                                        > Justin
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
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                                                      • Justin
                                                        As an update: Matthew Bielawa kindly checked for me and found Mary Kerelejza s obit. She was a Matejczak, so not my great-grandfather s cousin. But her
                                                        Message 27 of 30 , Jul 18, 2013
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                                                          As an update:
                                                          Matthew Bielawa kindly checked for me and found Mary Kerelejza's obit. She was a Matejczak, so not my great-grandfather's cousin. But her family intermarried with Masluck/Masliuk and Mielnik, other Zawadka surnames, so this data will probably connect to my families somewhere.

                                                          The search for Maria Hrynio continues. I will next contact either St. Mary's Church or the Connecticut Vital Records office. Pros/cons - Mary could have married at some other church, particularly if St. Mary's wasn't yet founded, and the state might not find her marriage if the civil record was made under a weird spelling.

                                                          Justin

                                                          --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
                                                          >
                                                          > /
                                                          >
                                                          > Or, send an e-mail to the New Britain, CT Public Library:
                                                          >
                                                          > http://www.nbpl.info/
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          > and ask that you want a copy of Mary Kerelejza's obituary. The headstone has her death year:
                                                          >
                                                          > http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Kerelejza&GSiman=1&GScid=1996138&GRid=66533773&
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          > /
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                                                          >
                                                          > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@> wrote:
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Justin,
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Rootsweb has several CT mailing lists:
                                                          > >
                                                          > > http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Post there that you need help in obtaining the obituary of Maria as you do not reside in CT and don't have a New Britain, CT library patron card.
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Her obituary may have her family name (which may be deduced from the names of relatives).
                                                          > >
                                                          > > ______
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Lavrentiy
                                                          > >
                                                          >
                                                        • Leon Mosko
                                                          The Kerelejza I knew, Eva, died a Catholic. She had, I believe, one son. ________________________________ From: Justin To:
                                                          Message 28 of 30 , Jul 27, 2013
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                                                            The Kerelejza I knew, Eva, died a Catholic. She had, I believe, one son.

                                                            ________________________________
                                                            From: Justin <jkhouser84@...>
                                                            To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                            Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 7:00 AM
                                                            Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community



                                                             
                                                            Thanks for this information. Did they later convert to Orthodoxy or was there more than one Kerelejza family there? (I say this because this Andrew and Mary are buried in the Orthodox Cemetery.) Did you know Andrew and Mary? Do you know her maiden name?

                                                            --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Leon Mosko <h706r195@...> wrote:
                                                            >
                                                            > The Kerelejzas were members of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish in 
                                                            > New Britain.
                                                            >
                                                            > ________________________________
                                                            > From: Justin <jkhouser84@...>
                                                            > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                            > Sent: Friday, July 5, 2013 1:39 PM
                                                            > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] Re: New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                                            >
                                                            >
                                                            >
                                                            >  
                                                            > Matthew,
                                                            >
                                                            > If you have a Connecticut library card and could access the database "Hartford Courant (1764-1987)" on this site:
                                                            > http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/subscrindex.htm/h?remotely=All
                                                            >
                                                            > I would welcome a look-up of an obituary for -
                                                            > Andrew Kerelejza, died Nov. 2, 1977 in New Britain
                                                            > Mary Kerelejza, wife of Andrew, died Dec. 12, 1974, in New Britain
                                                            >
                                                            > I'm hoping to learn Mary's maiden name.
                                                            >
                                                            > Justin
                                                            >
                                                            > --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Bielawa, Matthew (Registrar)" <bielawam@> wrote:
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Hi Justin,
                                                            > > I work in New Britain but am not really a member of the community. I'm really only familiar with the grocery stores, how late the restaurants are open until and which Dunkin Donuts are open 24 hours. You know....the key things for a single guy.....
                                                            > >
                                                            > > But since you are so helpful on this list, I'll try to help you. Just fill me in on what you're interested in.
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Matthew Bielawa
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > > From: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Justin
                                                            > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:42 AM
                                                            > > To: GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
                                                            > > Subject: [GaliciaPoland-Ukraine] New Britain, Connecticut Ukrainian Community
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Is anyone on this list a member of the Ukrainian community in New Britain, CT, and/or lives near the area? I have a suspicion that one of my relatives lived there after immigration but am trying to prove her married name. Someone familiar with the old-timers in the area and/or willing to do a lookup (Newark newspapers are available online for free to CT library card holders, for example) would be much appreciated.
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Justin
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                            > >
                                                            >
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