8759tracing the path of a wandering ancestor...
- Apr 26, 2004I have recently realized a dilemma. My ancestor whose
name I'm trying to research is Russian, and the
spelling we have must be the Polish spelling, since it
is not in cyrillic, and follows the rules the poles
use in their pronunciations. And he lived in the
Ukraine. And the folks who mailed out mail to my
grandfather who immigrated to here in america, did so
by having others write the letters, in german, polish,
Russian, maybe other languages, and sent them out
through cities from Moscow to someplace in Austria.
(even though we have a return address, it is the name
of a city, Lviv [with four different spellings thru
history], and they lived on a farm.... in the district
The only places I've actually _found_ the name so far
is in American Coal-mining towns in Pennsylvania....
on the gravestones..... and american census results,
So my dilemma is, how do I proceed? If I ever have
enough money to pay someone for this, is there any way
I could contact some reputable, educated personages in
Russia capable of doing the research?
Probably nobody here can help with this, but I begin
to see the irony/humor of this situation, and thought
I'd share it....
This is what one gets, with "itchy feet", the
wandering habit; and I've inherited the tendency, too!
IN 2004 - JUNE 4-6th - COMING TO CHARLOTTE - (drum roll, please,)http://www.secfi.org/concarolinas
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