Re: ANTHONY KUTCHER (Antoni Kuczer)
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "kalicokat14" <sparks@m...> wrote:
> I have just begun to research my Ukrainian roots, and would like someShuparka, district Borshchiv/Borschiw/Borshchiv/Bors^c^iv/
> help in finding information about my Great Grandfather Anthony
> Kutcher (I believe the spelling of the name in the Ukraine was Antoni
> I believe he emigrated to Canada around 1900 from Shuparka, Borschiw
> with his wife Carolyn (nee Dowhan) with at least 4 young children.
> How do I find out the date of his birth and names of his parents in
> the Ukraine?
> How would I find out the same information about my Great Grandmother
> Carolyn Dowhan?
> How would I find out the exact date that they emigrated to Canada?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Borscov/Borshchev/ et al is located 235 miles WSW of Kiev, Ukraine
and 8 miles from town of Borschiv as above.
This is close to the current Romanian and Moldovian borders with
Try alpha letter S on map of the oblast' below for
exact location of Shuparka/Shchuparka.
There are a number of problems associated with researching
surnames in the Ukraine.
When transliterating from Cyrillic alphabet to western (Latin)
alphabet,5-6 different place name spellings are possible because
there is no standard - all spellings are correct.
It depends into which European language the name was transliterated
How are you ?
K A K D E J| A' ? Russian (Cyrillic)
(k ah k d ye l a )
R K C || P A B |/| ? Ukrainian (Cyrillic)
(yah k s p r á v ee )
Ukrainian has a H sound/letter, but no hard G.
Russian has no H sound/letter, but a hard G.
Besides the surnames village/town of origin you need birth dates of your
surnames to research the birth dates of their parents.
So, surname Kuczer was K y U| e p or something similar ?
In 1945, Czechoslovakia was restored back to its pre-Munich borders,
less Subcarpathian Rus' which the Soviet Union kept.
(The Allies stripped Hungary of all its post-Munich acquisitions and
returned the country to its Trianon (1920) boundaries)
The Karpatho-Ukraine was annexed in June 1945 by the Soviet Union.
Since 1991, it is part of the independent Republic Ukraine.
If you write the Ukrainian Archives in Cyrillic Ukrainian, they may
reply to a request for surname records in a year or so, or never !
Or, your letter may never arrive.
The above was true in good times.
The last five years have not been good in the Ukraine.
Sometimes emigrants to Canada trans-shipped through the U.S. ports of
To find exact date they emigrated to Canada you will need to try :
Canadian Genealogical Pages and Immigration Records.