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  • 31 August 2021 11:26 PM
    Reply # 10973366 on 8834822
    Janet Damian Lapko

     my husband's paternal grandmother's family was from Porac, came to US, SW Pennsylvania area. Names are Kinik (sometimes spelled Kinnick), and Vrabel or Vrabely. 

  • 28 August 2021 12:26 AM
    Reply # 10962839 on 8834822
    Anonymous

    Hello Christina, my name is Laurie Fabula- Slovik. Slovik 22@comcast.net. I found your post when I was googling the Fabula name.  I don’t know much of my fathers family history.  My parents were divorced when I was young.  But I do know that my great, great grandfather John Edward Fabula was married to Anna Vrabel.  I have a copy of their 50th wedding photo.  They lived in Bayonne, New Jersey.  Their boys were Edward, Steven, John (my grandfather)  Michael, daughters were Veronica, Ann, Florence and Marie.  I wish I could be of more help.

  • 28 August 2021 12:11 AM
    Reply # 10962823 on 9081798
    Anonymous
    Christina Fabula wrote:

    My great grandmother Mary Szasz (later Sass) was from Porac, Slovakia. I have very little info on her other than what was on her marriage certificat (name of father and brother and mother's maiden name Hornyak) She married into surname Fabula (Fabulya) from Fulianka.  Other surnames were Dydak and Antol.  I'm hoping to find someone to help me figure out which of these families were Rusyn. My father did a lot of research on Fabula. Other Fabulas were from Fintice, Tulcik and Demjata. One of our Fabulas married into a Vrabel.


  • 11 August 2021 3:18 AM
    Reply # 10924207 on 8834822

    Brian Bailey (BELEJ):

    My paternal grandfather Michael RUS(Z)NAK married Anna S(Z)TARUCH 15 Sep 1903 at Leisenring, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Marriage Certificate issued by Saint Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church. Official: Rev. Augustine Medvigy.  For unknown reason Michael changed name to MILLER on certificate.   On his deathbed, requested obit to read RUSNAK. 

    After marriage, he joined Saint John's Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville.  Michael never told progeny about parents and siblings who emigrated to nearby Braddock, Allegheny County.  I only discovered them through DNA and research.  I suspect family split with parents who remained Byzantine.

    PS: Ancestry shows I have 53 DNA cousins with BAILEY surname on their tree, and two with BELEJ surname on their family tree.

  • 11 August 2021 3:02 AM
    Reply # 10924200 on 8834822

    I've taken Ancestry autosomal (non-gender) DNA test.  I subscribe to Ancestry, My Heritage, Family Tree, TIER1 on GEDmatch.com and CGSI.

    Also belong to Fayette County Historical Society (PA).  Lifetime member of Dunbar Historical Society (, Fayette County PA, near Uniontown).  Born in Connellsville.  Graduated from Monessen High School, Westmoreland Co.

    One DNA match on their Family Tree has Katalin STANISLAV (1848-?) married to Michaael MARGETKO (1848-?).  They had a daughter Mary MARGETKO (b1884 in Cz; d. 1953 in New Salem, Fayette County PA).

    I have distant 5th-8th DNA cousins (6 to 20 centimorgans) and 4th DNA cousins with surnames FABIAN, JUREK (from Porac, married to a HUMANIC), LESKO (from Velyki Luchky and Westmoreland Co. PA),  KACHMAR (I collaborate with 13 cM DNA match on Ancestry), KRAK/KRALJ married to JUHASZ, BELEJ (born in Jasyna Poland, died in Johnstown, Cambria Co. PA).

    My Ancestry DNA ethnicity profile is 91% E. Europe, 9% Germanic Europe.
    Many above DNA matches have high E. Europe % and/or Germanic % profiles.

    Three grandparents were born near Kosice and Stare in Slovakia.  4th near Uzhhorod, Ukraine.  These areas in Austria Hungary sometimes called Galicia. 

    Paternal grandfather was born 1892 near Kosice, about 25 miles Southeast of Porac and Rudenany, Slovakia.

    This cumbersome message suggests I may be related to several people who posted in this thread.  Feel free to contact me for follow up.  Be prepared for surprises.  DNA matches and Family Trees don't always correlate perfectly.

     Ancestry recently introduced ThruLines.  It posits common ancestors from family trees for members that share DNA.  My Heritage recently introduced Theory of Family Relativity that does a similar thing.  VERY HELPFUL.

    I'm willing to collaborate with 4th cousins and closer (> 20 centimorgans DNA).  Also those who have common surname or geographical connections of interest.

    My email address is: DGMILLERZ@OUTLOOK.COM.

  • 10 August 2021 4:13 AM
    Reply # 10921907 on 9096285
    Anonymous
    Brian Bailey(Belej) wrote:

    My family is from Porac as well. ( Belej/Sefchek.)They came over about 1890. St Stephen’s in Leisenring PA has a lot of records and history. Found their marriage certificate there. They were one of the first marriages in the church 1892. It was one of the first churches in the area with most families from Porac. Also, St Mary’s in New Salem, Brownsville, Fairbanks, etc. All the small mining patch towns were full of Rusyns. Another great resource is the 1869 Hungarian census from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Found my Great- Grandmother Marija Sefchek. We also found land records going back into the 1700s for Andrej Belej. You see many the same names in Porac documents that you see in St Stephens cemetery. It seemed half the town just picked up and came to America and settled together. 


  • 23 January 2021 11:07 AM
    Reply # 9968964 on 9968868
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    You may find my article "Porač Comes to America" of interest. It was published in C-RS's 10th anniversary almanac, but you can also read it on my blog.

    http://rusynsofpa.blogspot.com/2015/02/porac-comes-to-america.html


    Thank you for this article.  Enjoyed seeing it.  My Vrabel Genealogy is housed on this site.  Marilyn
    More information is in CGSI.
  • 23 January 2021 11:06 AM
    Reply # 9968963 on 9968692
    Anonymous wrote:
    Mathew wrote:


    Matthew, my Vrabel Genealogy is housed on this site.  Please check it out when available again for viewing.

    Marilyn

    More information is in CGSI.
  • 23 January 2021 11:01 AM
    Reply # 9968868 on 9171730
    Anonymous wrote:

    You may find my article "Porač Comes to America" of interest. It was published in C-RS's 10th anniversary almanac, but you can also read it on my blog.

    http://rusynsofpa.blogspot.com/2015/02/porac-comes-to-america.html


    Thank you for this article.  Enjoyed seeing it.  My Vrabel Genealogy is housed on this site.  Marilyn
  • 23 January 2021 10:59 AM
    Reply # 9968788 on 9707278
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello,my family is from Porac.I went there for a visit 2008 or 09.There are still distant relatives living there.In America they ate mostly in and around Campbell,Ohio.Lisko,Bakos,(Backus),Cebula,Galida.


    My Bakos family lineage is housed in my Vrabel Genealogy housed on this site.  Please check it out when available.
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