Re: [bukowsko_triangle] Hello
Welcome! Now there are three of us with similar given names on this
list. Debbie R., Debbie G. and you!
Thank you for including so much information! That will help others
I think you may eventually find more connections than you think. Many
Roman Catholics (Poles) married Greek Catholics (Lemko/Rusyn) in the
Bukowsko Triangle area. So you may find Poles in your tree. (hmmm,
interesting choice of words.) Pituch is a pretty common name in this
group so don't just look at records from Wola Piotrowa (Polish spelling).
Check out this section on Philip's web site:
> My name is Debra (Volanski)Walenchok. Corinna (Wengryn) Caudillrecommended this group to me. I had originally met Corinna around the
early 2000s at a function of a local Ukrainian group in Pittsburgh, PA
where I live. When I found that her name was Wengryn, I remember
remarking that we must be cousins. Well much later through her efforts
to find members in the "Wolanska" family to which she is related, we
were re-connected a few months ago by my friend George Honchar.
>but especially since my discovery of how much information is available
> I have been researching my roots more in earnest in the last few years
on the internet. I've been able to find census records, ship manifests,
draft cards, naturalization records, etc. that relate to my family.
thrilled to find your group and am excited at the prospect of sharing
information. My dad who was born in Carnegie, PA in 1917 was Steve
Volanski, his father was Josef Wolanski (born 1883) and his wife, my
grandmother, was Mary Pituch (also born 1883). Although I never knew my
grandparents, I remember my dad telling me his mother's parents came
"Wola Petro" which I later found out is Wola Pietrowa, and his dad's
people from Prybyschiew which is a stone's throw from Wola Pietrowa
(I know I'm probably spelling it incorrectly but please bear with me.)
They came here in the early 1900s. (I was thrilled yesterday to find
the map for Wola Pietrowa on Mr. Semanchuck's site where it shows that
three pieces of property were owned by Pituch's.)
>where we visited many places in Poland, Western Ukraine, and ended in
> I have been to Ukraine twice--in 1994 on a tour with a church group
Kyiv. I went the second time in 1999 as a member of the
Pittsburgh/Donets'k Sister Cities to meet with the Donets'k mayor. But I
never did any research, because during those times I did not know where
those villages were located in the present day.
>but I'm also thinking there may be a connection through the Pituch's.
> Corinna and I are pretty sure we are connected through the Wolanski's
I noticed that there was a post in your group referring to Panko--I had
a cousin that lived in Carnegie when I was young, by the name of Panko
and I believe another Panko in Connecticut or Long Island.
>to research church records and state archives to see how far I can go
> I am still working on organizing the information I have but would love
back. I found the Wolanski name along with the name "Gajdosh" on a
cadastral list for Prybyshiew from the 1780s. Anastasia Gaidosh was the
name of my great grandmother (mother of Mary Pituch).
> If anyone has info on these families I would appreciate hearing from