Thanks for the info on Cuciurul-Mare (Cherlena-Mare). You have confirmed along with another individual, Zlatica Beca where it actually is. All along I was in the right ballpark but I had to be 100% sure (long story), but now I am.
Yes, I live in Canada, just east of Toronto.
I started this project about 2 months ago and it has been extremely frustrating, so any info. you can supply would be appreciated.
My biggest problem is the name Ponto. Some say it could have been Panta. When I do any type of search for either, it comes up blank. Once I determine the correct spelling then I can continue my search. I want to find out what village he came from. All I know is it was Romania/Ukraine.
My Grandmother came from Cuciurul-Mare so that part is done. Now I have to search further on her roots.Her maiden name was Bejenar or Bezenar, I think they are the same.
Anyway, any tips/advice would be greatly welcomed.