- Thanks so much to all who have responded!!!!! I`ve forwarded your thoughts
to my friend. Hopefully this will get him and his Dad past the bump in their
research. I`ve also plugged the society and hope he`ll decide to come out
and join us :)
From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
Sent: January-10-11 4:40 PM
To: 'Laura A Kirbyson'; 'Family Histories Society'
Subject: RE: Galician
Hi Laura and all,
Yes, the Ukrainian SIG is still going - strong! We don't meet often but I
have a mailing list and could send the question to the group to see if they
have some answers. Galician ancestors can be Ukrainian, Polish, German and
Jewish among others. The best way to determine this is finding the ancestral
village, religion (Ukrainians usually attended the Greek Catholic Church)
and self-professions of ethnicity on various documents. Has she found them
on a census? Usually there are two questions that give us clues on a census:
place of birth and ethnicity.
Your friend could send me an email with what she knows and what she wants to
Editor, Chinook, 2008 Winner of the National Genealogical Society Local
SIGS Contact: Ukrainian, Métis
Phone: 295-3490; Fax: 274-0564
Alberta Family Histories Society
From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf
Of Laura A Kirbyson
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 1:46 PM
To: 'Family Histories Society'
My friend's father has started working on the family history and needs to
find out more about doing research for Galician ancestors. Does our library
collection cover that area? My friend believes his Galician ancestors lived
in what is now Poland.
I've suggested (of course!) that he join AFHS, but thought I'd check with
the group to see if there's anything specific I can suggest. Is the
Ukrainian SIG still going?
Thanks so much!
LAK Research & Information Mgt
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time ~Cicero