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Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Posted: 7 Aug 2005 4:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bala
I'm new at this. Have gotten back to my paternal great grandparents Michael and Anna Bala. Children were Walter (my grandfather) Olga and John, who are all deceased. Place of birth was Poland, but language spoken was Ukranian. They lived in Detroit/Hamtramck. I remember some family talk years ago that they originally came through the Hamilton, Ontario Canada area. Also have a distant memory of an uncle who was a priest, I think in Canada. Would love to hear from anyone who may have a family link!

Monica Bala Hansen

Re: Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Posted: 18 Mar 2008 5:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am from India and dont know if my ancestors came from Poland but it is possible.

Love from

Devinder Bala

Re: Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Posted: 29 May 2009 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bala
Hi there... Ron Bala here. Paternal grandfather Nicholas Bala, born in Ukraine, resided in Windsor, Ontario. Paternal grandmother first name Anna also from Ukraine. Two priests in Ontario named Bala believed to be second cousins. Please contact if interested in more exploration,

Re: Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
I´m looking for my Bala family ancestors. My parental great-great-grandfather was Dimitrij Bala from Poland or Ukraine, he had about 9 siblings, some of them moved to America (one priest Joseph and two nuns Marie and Anna). That´s all I know. Michael could be one of Dimitrij´s brothers.

Gabriela Bala Kabelka

Re: Bala ancestors from Poland, spoke Ukranian

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I am from the Bala family. My dads grandfather came from the Glaica area which then became polish and Austrian. He came to Canada with bothers Joseph and Dymtry Bala. His name was Wasyl Bala. And I do know he had sisters. I have his boat records and on the boat records there is Dmytry and Joseph (sisters names I have to go look) I do know some also went to the states. My dads grandfather was in the Ontario area for a while. We have land records that show us this. Then he went to Alberta, Canada. Were there is land records and many grave sites of all the Balas. In the late 1930's the spelt out name wrong when the government took record o citizens and been spelling our name wrong ever since. The boat records are all Bala and all document up to the 1930's is signed Bala. We just found this out 2 years ago. My there is 11 kids in my dads family (10 boys and 1 girl) They all speak Ukrainain. After 3 years of research and long distance contace,last year 8 members of the Bala family went to Ukraine and saw there grandfathers home (my great grandfather). They have met people there and keep in contact with them. I dont know if any of them were priest, i will have to ask. Maybe they are the same family? Just a little note: At Ukrainian village near Edmonton Alberta. There is a honor plaque to the Bala family as Alberta first homesteader. Name is spelt correctly (BALA) as the ukrianian society from there has to follow the birth certificate and entry docs. Hope this was helpful?
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