Re: Czernowitz and Rom-Sig #galicia

Leslie Gyi <leslie.gyi@...>

Chernivtsi is about a 1 hr drive southwest of Kolomyia which is another 1
hr (maybe less) drive >from current day Bukovina, if you don't count your
border crossing time. Due to the closeness of these locations, people
probably moved for jobs or marriages. They may have returned home to the
extended family for births of children or burial, so I generally check all
locations for names.

Bukovina like Carpathia is a region that has spanned in history many
countries, and current day exists in multiple countries. I believe the
historical borders of Bukovina extended at one time into what is now
Ukraine. These regions are still more in common with with themselves than
the countries that use to possess them, or currently do. Many people
inhabiting them were and are multi-lingual. I am torn between thinking they
should have their own SIGs as they may be too small without enough members
to take care of the upkeep, and believing you just need to join all the SIGs
that have relevant information on the area. I have far more experience on
Carpathia, but learned something of Bukovina since I had to drive through it
to get >from the former Nagy Bocsko half north of the Tizsa, now Velykiv
Bychkiv, Zakarpatska, Ukraine, to the southern half, now Bocicoiu Mare,
Maramures, Romania. Since foreigners are not allowed to use the local
crossing in this city but must drive 200-300 km to the international
crossings at either Chop/Zahony or Chernivtsi/Siret. Also did a side trip
to Kamianets'-Podil'skye where I learned at one time Galacia/Poland/Romania
extended that far north and east, depending on the period of time. I am glad
I did, as it was some of the most beautiful countryside I have seen. The
Carpathian Alps easily rival or surpass the Swiss Alps, and you can't beat
the price differences.

Leslie Gyi
Researching FEIGs anywhere
POLLAKs in Carpthia & Poland
GOLDENBERGs in Carpathia & Poland
HAJNIKs in Poland

-----Original Message-----

with roots in Bukovina will probably find more assistance in Rom-SIG
than in Gesher Galicia. <>
With respect, there seems to have been a migration pattern >from towns on the
Galician border to Czernowitz. This occurred around the year 1910 in my
family. His father's "roots" were in Galicia, (Kolomyya) but his sibling was born in Bukovina.

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