Family in Radyviliv, Rivne Oblast
ZHOLNOVICH I am interested in the above surnames in the City of Radyvyliv,in the Raion of Radyvyliv, in the Oblast of Rivne, formerly Radzyviliv, in Volynska Gubernia, then from 1945 to 1970s Chervonoarmeiisk, Rivne Oblast. Most people have not left the area, some immigrated to Canada.
Michaluk name in your posting
I read in your postings about an Ivan Michaluk who had a wife Efrosinia NaZAREWICH.SHE APPARENTLY IMMIGRATED TO Canada with her daughter Nina in 1925.
My Grandfather, John Michaluk(1896-1984)has his birthplace listed as Brody, Austria on his birth certificate.I had heard stories of his father dying and his Mother remarrying(I think someone named Sam Ferris or Ferrance) and immigrating to Canada, living near Edmonton, Alberta in a Ukranian settlement and farming.I had understood that John's father's name was Michael Michaluk and his mother Polly Pahalchuk, but am uncertain. I know there was a step-sister named Nina. She may even still be alive. Last I heard she was living in Canmore, Alberta, if this is the same person. My Grandfather John moved to Canmore as well from near Edmonton, with his young bride Viola Carbol, and they raised 6 children, among them my father Arthur.John was a coal miner.
It just seems there are a lot of similarities in this story. I am unable to find Brody on a map. Does it still exist? Please write if you think there is a connection.
My family is from Brody. It is a town of 25,000, east of L'viv. Radzyvyliv is a smaller town, just further east.
Let me know if you need help finding it.
Re: Michaluk name in your posting
I think we corresponded back in 2001 on these surnames, when we agreed that we did not have the same family. Have you found anything new on your John Michaluk since then?
My grandfather Ivan Michaluk died in Lutsk, Volyn Oblast in 1937. I have a letter from the Volyn Oblast indicating his death.
Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden
Thank you, Steve, I was able to locate it. Can you recommend where to write or e-mail in that area to find records of my Michaluk ancestors?