Today selo/village Stratyn (Стратин in Ukr) is in Rohatyn county of the the Ivano-Frankivska region of Ukraine. From 1671-1932 there was an adjacent town with the same name. The village landscape is characteristic of the Carpathian Mountains. Located in the hills, it is farmland surrounded by beech, hornbeam and pine forests. The Studnij Potik (translates to COLD STREAM) River flows thru this village. The village population stands at 551.
You can fiddle w/ZOOM on left to get a better view of village against geography of world.http://maps.google.com/maps?z=9&q=49.4667,24.7000+%28Str...
Stratyn was first documented in 1464 (28 yrs before Columbus discovered America). The village (and town) have a lot of history, which I can provide at another time. Let's get back to a more recent period.
From late 18th century to 1919 wies/selo Stratin was predominantly a Ruthenian/Ukrainian village w/its own GC Church. The filial RC Parish was in Rohatyn. Rohatyn was both the powiat (county - adm district) and the gmina (judicial-tax district) > Stanislawow region > Historic Galicia/Halyczyna Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hapsburg Emperors). During the Interwar Period (1919-1938) Galicia came under Reconstituted Poland's domain. Technically Poland had not existed as a geopolitical entity for the previous 125+ yrs. Post WW2 the Stanislawow region became a part of SSR Ukraine, under Soviet domain, until 1991, when Ukraine became independent.
Based on time frame of immigration, your Immigrant Ancestor would have been listed as ethnically Russniak/Ruthenian emigrating from Austria.
Eastern European History can be very confusing. About 15 yrs ago Orysia Tracz provided us w/a short read, which might help alleviate some of that confusion.
"Just because a kitten is born in the barn, that doesn't make it a calf."http://www.infoukes.com/genealogy/tracz/baba.html
LDS has filmed some very old Stratyn GC Registers, so you you will need to fill in gaps by hiring a local in Ukraine. I can recommend Ihor Voronchak, who is a Lviv resident and has been doing this kind of research for appx 10 yrs. His rates are very fair and he does good work. Your druthers are to make a direct inquiry to both Lviv Historical Archives and the Ivano-Frankivska oblast Archives, which nowadays are far more expensive than hiring a local, but that choice is yours. firstname.lastname@example.org
Metrical books, 1835-1865
Greek Catholic Church. Stratyn (Rohatyn) (Main Author)
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L′viv.
Greek Catholic Church records (births, marriages, deaths) for Stratyn Miasto and Stratyn Wieś (Rohatyn), Galizien, Austria; later Stratyn Miasto and Stratyn Wieś (Rohatyn), Stanisławów, Poland; now Stratyn, Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivs′k, Ukraine. The manuscript lists the village simply as Stratyn, but the gazetteer clearly lists two separate villages, Stratyn Miasto and Stratyn Wieś, in both Austria and Poland, which appear to have become one village in modern-day Ukraine. Text in Latin with some headings in Russian.
Record group 201, series 4A, file 5409.
For some years the records of this locality are mixed with the records of other localities.
Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivs′k, Rohatyn, Stratyn - Church records
Austria, Galizien, Stratyn (Rohatyn) - Church records
Україна, Івано-Франківськ, Рогатин, Стратин - Метричні книги
Poland, Stanisławów, Stratyn (Rohatyn) - Church records
Manuscript (On Film)
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002
on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Note - Location [Film]
Volume 201-4A/5409 Births, marriages, deaths 1835-1847 -- Births, marriages, deaths 1857-1865 (some years missing) - FHL INTL Film [ 2352216 Item 6 ]
Might I make a suggestion, that before you do anything at all, make sure to thoroughly explore following site. It is a very important resource for anyone w/Galician roots. It does have a HOW-TO TUTORIAL re researching Mormon filmed records and explains what documents are available for the region, etc.http://www.halgal.com/
PS> Rohatyn produced many Ukrainian heroes. Once you gather some more familial surnames thru your research, we can take a look and see if there is still surviving family there. Chances are pretty good that there might be.