hope that you have enjoyed your trip to my site and most importantly, that you
have learned a little something more about Halychyna/Eastern Galicia!
If you have any comments about this website, or if you
would like to add information to the site, or if you are just interested in
sharing your thoughts and experiences in researching genealogy in
Halychyna/Eastern Galicia, please write me.
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I would like to thank some people who
personally have helped me with my Galician research. First, I must thank
my maternal grandfather, Joseph Makarowski, who was born in
Черемошня - Cheremoshnia/Czeremosznia, about 30 miles east of Lviv.
He was the one who got me started in genealogy one late night (while rather
tipsy) by telling me about his village.
I would like to thank Jonathan Shea, founder
and current president of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the
Northeast, who not only introduced me to the world of professional genealogy,
but showed me how to have fun doing it! Dzięki! (For a taste of his
hard work and devotion to the world of genealogy, visit his society's page
www.pgsctne.org (Polish Genealogical
Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.)) Also, visit his page (in
collaboration with William "Fred" Hoffman)
Language and Lineage Press.
Of course, I must thank Brian Lenius, a.k.a.
Mr. Galicia. He taught me all about Ukrainian/Polish archival
resources, introduced me to the Central State Historical Archives'
administration, and pointed me in the right direction for bibliographic
information critical to Galician research. He and his fellow colleagues in
the East European Genealogical Society, though offering genealogical material of
interest to all with Eastern European descent, focus specifically and
magnificently on Halychyna/Galicia. That society and its members are the
heart of Galician genealogy!
And to prove that Brian is really in fact Mr. Galicia, check out the
images that appear when you google "Galicia":
must thank Kit Kaolian of Milford, CT, who helped me in all matters relating to
this website, its management and its coding. I could not have done this
without you....not bad for someone without a Slavic background! (You
know where Ukraine is, right? Head towards Mount Ararat and take a sharp
left!) Congratulations on your Masters....good thing HalGal.com put
you to work!
I am greatly indebted to Dr. Diana Pelts,
director of the
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv,
along with the entire staff of TsDIAL (заступник директора Надія
Франко, археограф Таня Семенова, архівіст Лілія Огільченко).
Everyone at the archive was friendly, patient, and extremely helpful.
My sincere thanks go out to William "Fred"
Hoffman...not only for his incredible knowledge of so many languages and his
attention in the world of genealogy, but for 'keeping it real'. So Fred,
one more time, what's the difference between ski and sky??
And which one is
nobility?? Visit his page (in collaboration with Jonathan Shea)
Language and Lineage Press.
I would like to thank Gene Hrynczyszyn for
his wonderful Ukrainian graphics he designed. I've used some of his
sidebars and dividers throughout my webpages. I invite you all to visit
his site to see all of his talent. He's located at
I am especially grateful to Paul Gorodyansky
who helped me understand how to use Cyrillic in my pages. Even if the
pages are in English, I must include Ukrainian to show the Ukrainian spelling of
proper names and place names. I could only handle this very important
feature through the guidance of Paul and his webpages on the subject:
And there are others who I wish to thank,
Nadiia Franko, Tania Semenova, Liliia Ohilchenko, Dr. Borys Bilokur, Dr. Samuel
Orth, Hanna Makarovs'ka, John Pihach, Jan Eiermann, Andrzej Gulka, Lukdwika
Gulka, and so many others.
Thank you! Diakuyu! Дякую!