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  • 16 January 2021 5:53 PM
    Reply # 9869793 on 9147221


       So glad to hear you are pleased with the research done. Tell your friends and family as we are here to help.


  • 16 January 2021 11:42 AM
    Reply # 9868688 on 9147221

    I would like ti thank everyone for the information provided about Cazaczyn Poland.  It is helping me  tremendously.
    more info than I have ever had. 
    thank you all.

  • 02 October 2020 9:30 PM
    Reply # 9280145 on 9147221
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Anyone have information about a town in the southeast corner of Poland named Czaczyn?  My paternal grandfather emigrated  from there in 1904.



    You do know the communists burned all the villages down there, murdered many residents and deported the remainder in 1947 in an action called "Operation Vistula", correct?   Most the known records were also destroyed.

  • 20 August 2020 10:39 PM
    Reply # 9180583 on 9147221


    One added detail of potential interest-- if Ken is interested in families with the Salak surname from Czaszyn (pronounced similar to Chashin), there's also an interesting ad posted in the Ukrainian-language newspaper _Svoboda_ (Freedom) published in New York and Jersey City on Dec. 27, 1945 (last page [253], far upper right-hand corner) (see attached) that reads in English translation: "Nikolas Salak seeks his brother Mykhailo Salak from Czaszyn of the Lisko district. He moved to Hamilton, Ont., Canada or Niagra Falls." The writer's address follows in English: "Nick Salak, 314 Broad St., Box 342, St. Clair, PA." Best, Karen

  • 18 August 2020 4:25 PM
    Reply # 9173645 on 9147221
    tom peters


    These are the records you will need to continue your genealogical research:

    1888-1934 BMD for Czaszyn


    They are the State Archive in Przemysl.  They are yet to be digitized though.

    You can inquire at the archive as to when they might be done.  Hopefully you can find a sibling  of your great-grandfather being baptized which should give not only parents but grandparents of the child.  You will need this information to continue your search as the earlier records for Czaszyn are extant only from 1784-1841 from what I can see now.

  • 18 August 2020 3:33 PM
    Reply # 9173417 on 9147221

    The information that has come through on this request has been great.  I have learned a lot more about Czaczyn Poland from this than all my search’s.  The links are great.  My grandfather settled in Mckees Rocks (suburb of Pittsburgh) however he came through Baltimore and not Ellis Island.  I did notice two Salak’s posted coming through Ellis from Czaczyn.  I will look at the church listings. 

    Thank you


  • 17 August 2020 4:33 PM
    Reply # 9170880 on 9147221
    Anonymous wrote:

    Anyone have information about a town in the southeast corner of Poland named Czaczyn?  My paternal grandfather emigrated  from there in 1904.



    Ken, in addition to the great advice below about Czaszyn, here is a list of surnames of landowners in the village in 1787, including two Salak families.


    Where did your grandfather settle? The hot spots for Czaszyn emigrants were mostly in eastern Pennsylvania, especially Maizeville / Gilberton / Mahanoy Plane, Frackville, and Saint Clair, in Schuylkill County, around Freeland near Hazleton in Luzerne County, the Northampton and Allentown areas, and in western PA, as Hunter mentioned, also Monessen (and McKeesport) around Pittsburgh.
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  • 10 August 2020 9:54 PM
    Reply # 9156946 on 9147221
    Sharon Jarrow

    Hi Ken and Hunter.

      Additional info from Karen Rosneck

    A couple of other things of potential interest to Ken and others with Rusyn ancestry in what's now Poland. The three-volume set-- _Knyha pam'iati Lemkivshchyny, 1944-1946) (L'viv, 2016) lists the names of all those who were deported by the Polish authorities to Ukraine at this time. Volume three (p. 647-51) includes the village of Czaszyn. All these people were sent either to Ternopil'ska oblast' (Ternopil' Province) or L'vivska oblast' (L'viv Province) in Ukraine. The listing of names of the deportees for each villages includes date of birth, house number and occupation.

    Bogdan Horbal's very helpful recent reference work: _Lemko Studies: A Handbook_ (NY, 2010) includes a listing (Appendix II) of research studies on individual villages which also can be helpful in finding out more about the history of your ancestral village. In this case, Czaszyn was listed but unfortunately without a any studies identified.

  • 09 August 2020 3:21 AM
    Reply # 9153174 on 9147221


    My Great-Grandfather, Jan Miszczyszyn (1881) was from Czaszyn, Lisko, Galicia. 

    His parents were Ivan Miszczyszyn & Zofia Kudlik. 

    I have little information on his parents, but hope to visit Czaszyn in the near future. I know that Jan immigrated from Czaszyn in 1901 and settled in Monessen, PA. He married my Great-Grandmother, Katarzyna Dobrzanska in 1908. Katarzyna was from Lukowe, Lisko, Galicia. 


  • 07 August 2020 2:10 PM
    Reply # 9150940 on 9147221

    Hi Ken,

       Here is information on your town. Credits go to Karen Rosneck

    1. There is a Czałczyn , but I don't think this is a Rusyn/Lemko village (see sites below)

    https://www.lopuszno.pl/samorzad/solectwa/czalczyn (official village site at the district's page)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czałczyn (Wikipedia entry about the village in English)

    2. There also is a Czaszyn which may be what he means, formerly in Sanok County, now Krosno County, that is a Lemko/Rusyn village:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czaszyn (Wikipedia entry in English on the village)

    http://www.czaszyn.pl/ (official website for the village, many nice photos)
    [Use Google Translate [ translate.google.com ], copying and pasting portions into the search boxes (after setting the desired languages in the drop-down boxes to English and Polish, to get a rough translation if he knows little or no Polish].

    3. For more on tracing Lemko Rusyn roots in Poland:

    Try, for example: https://lemko-ool.com/?p=2187&lang=en (nice selection of resources by The Organization for Defense of Lemkivshchyna (NY) (they publish a magazine called _Lemkivshchyna_ (in Ukrainian and some English) about Lemkos (many living presently in Ukraine after the forced resettlement there by Poles known as Operation Operation Vistula [Polish: Akcja Wisła] in 1947).

    See also the the parish records scanned and available online for various parishes at: https://geneteka.genealodzy.pl/index.php?op=gt&lang=&w=09pk&rid=5338 (Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne [Polish Genealogical Society]) This may be another way to identify and verify the village name if necessary. Many Polish archives also have scanned parish registers and other documents available online to be accessed at their websites more directly if preferred.

    See also: http://www.carpatho-rusyn.org/villages.htm (Lemko/Rusyn village finder)

    4. Czaszyn arrivals in New York 1903-1905 at the Ellis Island database (searched through Steve Morse's interface):

    1 Bodnar, Justyna Czaszyn 23 1879-1880 1903 view view view
    2 Fal, Ilko Czaszyn, 31 1872-1873 1904 view view view
    3 Hyrcza, Ewa Czaszyn 19 1883-1884 1903 view view view
    4 Hyszczyazyn, Diomyzy Czaszyn 37 1865-1866 1903 view view view
    5 Jan, Madry Czaszyn 25 1879-1880 1905 view view view
    6 Jankowska, Anna Czaszyn 22 1880-1881 1903 view view view
    7 Jankowska, Anna Czaszyn 17 1885-1886 1903 view view view
    8 Jankowski, Antoin Czaszyn 16 1886-1887 1903 view view view
    9 Jankowski, Jan Czaszyn 38 1866-1867 1905 view view view
    10 Jovanisko, Osenfer Czaszyn 40 1862-1863 1903 view view view
    11 Jozef, Osifkowski Czaszyn 29 1875-1876 1905 view view view
    12 Kapuscinska, Kata Czaszyn 18 1886-1887 1905 view view view
    13 Knatyszyn, Jurko Czaszyn 36 1866-1867 1903 view view view
    14 Kudlik, Maria Czaszyn 17 1885-1886 1903 view view view
    15 Lukowski, Antoni Czaszyn 26 1876-1877 1903 view view view
    16 Lukowski, Franz Czaszyn 24 1879-1880 1904 view view view
    17 Lukowski, Jan Czaszyn 15 1887-1888 1903 view view view
    18 Matensz, Fiolek Czaszyn 32 1872-1873 1905 view view view
    19 Miszczyszyn, Akim Czaszyn 18 1884-1885 1903 view view view
    20 Miszczyszyn, Jozsef Czaszyn 35 1869-1870 1905 view view view
    21 Miszczyszyn, Konstantin Czaszyn 28 1876-1877 1905 view view view
    22 Miszczyszyn, Mikolay Czaszyn 17 1887-1888 1905 view view view
    23 Myszczyozyn, Paraska Czaszyn 21 1881-1882 1903 view view view
    24 Plaksa, Mikolaj Czaszyn 19 1885-1886 1905 view view view
    25 Rejntn, Nikolaus Czaszyn 24 1880-1881 1905 view view view
    26 Salak, Marya Czaszyn 27 1875-1876 1903 view view view
    27 Salak, Nykola Czaszyn 26 1876-1877 1903 view view view
    28 Saranczak, Mihalay Czaszyn 24 1880-1881 1905 view view view
    29 Twamsko, Marya Czaszyn 19 1883-1884 1903 view view view
    30 Wylota, Helena Czaszyn 16 1888-1889 1905 view view view
    31 Wylota, Melania Czaszyn 14 1888-1889 1903 view view view
    32 Wylota, Nykolaj Czaszyn 19 1883-1884 1903 view view view
    33 Wylota, Stefan Czaszyn 18 1884-1885 1903 view view view

    Let me know if this helps.

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