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Rusyn first names

  • 18 November 2020 3:02 PM
    Reply # 9373650 on 8958597

    It appears to be Ochtina to me as well.  I have never heard this given name before in all of my years (40) of research.


  • 18 November 2020 2:12 PM
    Reply # 9373473 on 8958597

    I am uploading the doc here.  (Didn't realize I could do that on this system.)  My Polish native researcher friend said she thought it was Ochtina.  I now believe I may have additional records available that will reference this person, which I didn't believe were available when I first posted.  

    Thanks for all the help,


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  • 17 November 2020 8:35 AM
    Reply # 9369856 on 8958597

    Hello Patricia,

    I am weighing in on this rather late.  Can you post a scan of this document?  If not, what is the exact date and village name.  I may be able to help.

    Tom Peters

  • 16 November 2020 1:18 PM
    Reply # 9368202 on 8958597

    Maybe.  I hope to get additional records, but it's not likely.  This is from a Polish Civil Registry Office that hasn't been filmed by the FHL.  I may have run out of cooperation on the part of the Office clerk.  Alas.  

  • 15 November 2020 1:30 PM
    Reply # 9366336 on 8958597

    Maybe the name is Octavia???

  • 03 November 2020 9:59 AM
    Reply # 9342419 on 8958597

    Hi Patricia,

       Thank you for the additional info. Will look into it  and get back to you.


  • 02 November 2020 8:34 PM
    Reply # 9341489 on 8958597
    Patricia Milich

    I'm sorry; I should have specified more.  The record was a birth/baptism record of the Greek Catholic Church, 1885, in far southeastern Poland.  The ethnicity is definitely Rusyn.  But the priest wrote in Latin. 

  • 01 November 2020 9:06 PM
    Reply # 9339365 on 8958597


      What type of record was it on?  I don't recognize the name. So many you learn to recognize and then one is so different. What language? country?


  • 30 October 2020 4:51 PM
    Reply # 9336401 on 8958597

    I have an 1885 record and cannot make out a female first name.  It looks like Ochtinie.  I think I have the Ocht correct, but not the rest of it.  Does this ring any bells for anyone?


  • 13 October 2020 5:18 PM
    Reply # 9301852 on 8958597

    I looked at that site and seems like a large site. My family used the same familiar names over and over as the Rusyns did but then and again I see a name I never saw used in the family and its a surprise. Like my great grandfather whose name was Alexander and none of his sons or grandsons are named such. My guess is that there were some unrecorded male deaths in the family.


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