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Birth Family for Fred Russin (1854)

All efforts to date to identify his parents and, thus, any siblings have been unsuccessful. We expect that advances made in the indexing and digitization of both the parish and state records in the Ukraine will help us pierce the veil that has shrouded this information in mystery for so many years from the prying eyes of various family members acting as geneaoligists.
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Birth Family of Cassian Shmigelski (1868)

All efforts to date to identify his parents and, thus, any siblings have been unsuccessful. We expect that advances made in the indexing and digitization of both the parish and state records in the Ukraine will help us pierce the veil that has shrouded this information in mystery for so many years from the prying eyes of various family members acting as geneaoligists.
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Birth Family of Andreas Dmytryk (1833)

All efforts to date to identify his parents and, thus, any siblings have been unsuccessful. We expect that advances made in the indexing and digitization of both the parish and state records in the Ukraine will help us pierce the veil that has shrouded this information in mystery for so many years from the prying eyes of various family members acting as geneaoligists.
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Birth Family for Dokia Vordyniak / Burdy (1859)

Even her maiden name is in doubt! All efforts to date to identify her parents and, thus, any siblings have been unsuccessful. We expect that advances made in the indexing and digitization of both the parish and state records in the Ukraine will help us pierce the veil that has shrouded this information in mystery for so many years from the prying eyes of various family members acting as geneaoligists.
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Travel records for Anastasia (Dmytryk) (1878) and Michelina (1899) Shmigelski

The travel documents in hand tell us these people were refused boarding in Liverpool, presumably for health reasons. Cassian went on alone.
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Locations of graves and memorials

ALL information that adds to or corrects information on the is site relative to the location of a resting place, ashes, or other memorial to a deceased person is welcome. This is ESPECIALLY true for anyone whose final disposition is listed as "Unknown Cemetery".
There are lists under "Cemeteries" in some of the provinces for graves I have yet to locate, Such as for Manitoba and British Columbia.

As is always the case... All help is welcome!

Clarification of the birth family and ascendance of Joseph Louis "Arthur" Larose (1919)

Husband of Germaine Marie Yvonne Rebiffe (1919) There are just SO MANY Larose families... your host's research has been complicated by the fact there seem to be SO MANY Joseph Larose's with similar chapters in their stories... ALL HELP is welcome!
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Memorial presentations

One intent of this site is to tell our family stories. Slide shows and videos presentations prepared as retrospectives of loved ones' lives are time capsules of family heritage. Actual files or links can become valuable assets for future generations.
Suggestions for historical timeline events

These would be the "backdrop" events that helped define the social experience of the people alive at the time.

 Mystery Photos