RE: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] Searching For Family Roots
The knowledge base on Galicia_ Poland-Ukraine Group will be a much better fit for you – don’t dismiss the PBS site ( recommend you join both for starters and complete a search on old topics )
During 1921-1939 Podkamien was actually located in the Tarnopol province with Tarnopol as is provincial capital. Hostow on the other hand was located to the South West in the Stansilawow province with Stanslawow as its provincial capital. Hence, your area of study is outside the groups area of interest – sorry.
If you are interested in the relative positions of both areas see
You will find Podkamien near the top of the map just below where the heading reads “10’ XXX1 Galizien” Podkamien is directly below 10”. On the other hand Hostow is not noted on map directly but is located immediately east of Worona ( Go down the right or Easterly side of map and you will find it.) below Stanislowow.
A good reference site for language statistics in various areas is;
Highly recommend this site
From: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Hostow_Galicia_Village@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Mitch Berdinka
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Hostow_Galicia_Village] Searching For Family Roots
Thank you for your reply. I will check those sites out. The info I have is from the Ellis Island site.
First Name: Stanislaw
Last Name: Borodenka
Last Place of Residence: Podkamien
Date of Arrival: Jun 16, 1899
Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: H.H. Meier
Port of Departure : Bremen
Manifest Line Number: 0013
My father has always told me he was from near Tarnopol. Do either of these places, Podkamien or Tarnopol, fall into the area of interest of this Group. It may be that the Galicia_ Poland-Ukraine Group is a better match for me.
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Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:14 PM
Subject: RE: [Hostow_Galicia_ Village] Searching For Family Roots
Thanks for joining the group. I suspect you don’t have specific information relating to your ancestral village – Do you know your grandfathers ancestral village?
I haven’t heard of the surname before however, I did go to the maxipages link below
and found the following researcher looking at Borodenko
Contact Henryk Drewniak
This is certainly worth a look.
Also joining the Polish Border Surnames site ( see B below)
And /OR joining
is worth considering.
Posting a question on either the Polish Border Surnames or the Galicia_Poland_ Ukraine would be a good step forward.
I recommend that you first undertake some research to confirm your ancestral village(if you are able), and quote this as well when asking questions.
Hope this is of some assistance
Through this site you can find other people researching same or similar surnames.
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Through this site you can ask questions to the group – there are some very knowledgeable people on this 900+ member site who will be able to guide you on best way to find Canadian and US records.
Map of East Galicia Administration districts
LDS site for accessing micro films containing village birth, death and marriage records.size=2 width="100%" align=center tabIndex=-1>
From: Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com [mailto: Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com ] On Behalf Of Mitch Berdinka
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:09 AM
To: Hostow_Galicia_ Village@yahoogro ups.com
Subject: [Hostow_Galicia_ Village] Searching For Family Roots
I'm looking for info on my grand father's family who came from this
area. Last name was Borodenko or Borodenka. Was changed to Berdinka
when his kids attended school in this country. I met up with a Bruno
Borodenko several years ago in Seattle who immigrated here with his
family from Ukraine .