Re: [S-R] Re: Hanigovce near Sabinov
- Vul'shynky [now Vil'shynky] is in Ukraine, Zakarpatska Oblast.
However, it is in that part of Ukraine which *used to be* in Czechoslovakia,
namely Subcarpathian Rus'.
Vul'shynky, Ung/Uzh County, is now part of the Perechynskyj Rajon [Perechyn
District], Zakarpatska Oblast [Transcarpathian Region], Ukraine.
The village appears on this map segment:
In the lower third of the map, look just west of the blue arrow. In
Cyrillic alphabet it appears like this: BI/|bWUHKU. This is about 20 km
north of the city of Uzhhorod.
Zakarpatska Oblast was part of Czechoslovakia (the eastern province, known
as Podkarpatska Rus' or Subcarpathian Rus'/Ruthenia) from ~1920 until 1945
when it was given to the Soviet Union.
Most of Vul'shynky's inhabitants were/are Byzantine/Greek Catholics or
Eastern Orthodox, and ethnically Rusyn.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David J Hanich" <dhanich@...>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Hanigovce near Sabinov
> I've just received the naturalization papers for my grandfather, Frank
> Hanich. They say that his place of birth was Vulsinki, Czechoslovakia.
> This was in 1925, although he emigrated in 1907, so he was using the
> then-current name of the country. I can't find any town by the name of
> Vulsinki. I believe he came from the Hungarian megye of Zemplen. My
> grandmother was from Hanigovce, Saris, but they didn't meet until they
> had immigrated to Perth Amboy, NJ where they were married. Soon after
> they moved to Aliquippa, PA, (Beaver County, northwest of Pittsburgh,
> where all of their children were born.
> Does anyone know where Vulsinki is?)
> Thanks! --David Hanich