Re: Question about Canadian Galicians
Here's what the bullying White Man does with the sovereign Onondaga People and Nation:
--- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cham <cham@...> wrote:
> My mom always told me that we were Austrian as well. She really
> didn't like being identified as anything but American. It was only
> when I asked her if we were then Onondags, like some of our neighbors
> that she came up with the Austrian tag, which I later learned meant
> the our family had been citizens of the Ausro-Hungarian empire.
> >Hello katd597,
> > When your ancestors emigrated to Canada, they were citizens of
> >Austria, that is they were Austrian nationals. Galicia was a
> >province of Austria.
> > From an ethnicity perspective, they were Rusyn/Ukrainian people.
> > The group's Canadian experts will describe how to find Canadian
> >records which will provide where in Galicia they were born.
> >--- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "katd597"
> ><katmarie1991@> wrote:
> >> Hi there!
> > > I don't know if this is an appropriate place to pose this
> >question, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of information
> >surrounding Galicia. My great-grandparents moved to Western Canada
> >just before WWI, and my Mom had always told me we were Austrian
> >(like when you are asked your heritage). My aunt, though, told me
> >when I was younger that we were Ukrainian, and my Mom corrected her.
> >I was just wondering if there were a lot of Galicians that
> >identified as Austrians... There are a lot of Ukrainian culture
> >groups in Canada, and they discuss Galician pasts, but there isn't
> >really anything to go off from an Austrian perspective. If anyone
> >has info or an opinion, I'd love to hear it.