Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Grandparents' Marriage in 1901 in Phoenixville, PA
- Hello Kathy,
Rich Custer on the Rusyn Mailing List at
probably has information about that family or St. Michael's parish.
> My grandparents (Alexus Barna and Anna Kaminska) came to the US from the Kamionka/
> Zawadka Rymanowska/Tylawa area of Galicia. They were Greek Catholics. My grandfather
> arrived first in the late 1800s and worked in the lumber camps in Pennsylvania. I believe
> that I have found the Ellis Island record that shows that my grandmother arrived in early
> 1901. According to family lore they were married in Phoenixville, PA, most likely in 1901.
> I am seeking a record of their marriage. My best guess was that they were married in St.
> Michael's Greek (Ruthenian) Catholic church in Mont Clare, just across the river from
> Phoenixville. I sent a letter with my inquiry to that church some time ago but have not
> received a reply. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to further pursue this
> information? Are there any other churches in the Phoenixville area that you think I should
> contact? Are these records held in any central location?
> Many thanks for your help,