Seeing the village makes it a real place !
Your Immigrant ancestor was ethnically Ruthenian/Ukrainian, but at the time of birth was considered an Austrian citizen.When fillingout paperwork in the 1920/1930, he was still ethnically Ukrainian, but the country was then Reconstituted Poland, so he makes sure that his descendents understand who he was and includes Kyiv (capital of Ukraine) as a geographical referencefor his origins. This was not something unusual for these immigrants from Eastern Europe.
From late 18th century to 1919 wies/village Podjarkow (JA=YA sound) was predominantly a Ruthenian/Ukrainian village w/its own Greek Catholic Church.The filial RC Parish was in Hanaczow and the filial Jewish Kahal was in Mikolajow. Bobrka was both the POWIAT (county-adm district) and the GMINA (judicial-tax district).This was the Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv region > Historic Galicia/Halyczyna Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro Hungarian Empire (Hapsburg Emperors).
Following short read will head clarify how it was your Immigrant/Ancestor is listed as born in Austria.
"Just because a kitten is born in the barn, that doesn't make it a calf."
During the Interwar Period (1919-1938) after Austro-Hungary lost WW1, this region became a part of Reconstituted Poland.
Technically Poland had not existed as a geopolitical entity for the previous 125+ yrs.Post WW2 the Lwowskie wojiwodstwo (Polish name of your ancestral region) became a part of SSR Ukraine, under Soviet domain, until 1991 when Ukraine becameindependent.
During WW2 Pidjarkiv produced many patriotic heroes, who gave their lives fighting for Ukrainian liberty.
TODAY your ancestral selo/village, that was first documented in 1368 (appx 125 yrs before Columbus discovered America) is hamlet size w/a population of 470 residents.Pidjarkiv (???????? in Ukrainian) is clustered w/selo Romaniv, w/which it shares the village administration and post ofc.Today the county (raion) is Peremyshlyany > Lvivska oblast/region > Ukraine, latest zip code 81214.
As per archeological digs, this ancient village dates back toRoman times when this area was still tribal.The name of the village is rooted in Old Slavic word PODYAROK, which means CHILD THAT WAS BORN IN EARLY SPRING.
The village comes w/a lot of history, which I have in my files.Will need a little time to locate the file for you.
LDS had filmed some older GC Church Registers for Pidjarkiv.You will probably need to fill in the time gap for Onofrij Maksymtsiv (transliterated for pronunciation purposes) = ??????? ????????? or (maybe ??????????? - Maksymiv) by performing an archival inquiry.Cheaper to hire a local to perform the gap research for you.Ihor Voronchak, responder in this forum is a Lviv native. He is a scholar w/ loads of research exp and very importantly
comes w/exc references.Email - email@example.com
Metrical books, 1777-1863
Greek Catholic Church. Podjarków (Bóbrka) (Main Author)
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L?viv.
Greek Catholic Church records (births, marriages, deaths, inventory of correspondences) for Podjarków (Bóbrka), Galizien,
Austria; later Podjarków (Bóbrka), Lwów, Poland; now Pid'i?a?rkiv, Peremyshli?a?ny, L?viv, Ukraine. Text in Latin, Polish, and Russian.
Record group 201, series 4A, files 4510-4518.
Austria, Galizien, Podjarków (Bóbrka) - Church records
Poland, Lwów, Podjarków (Bóbrka) - Church records
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Ukraine, L?viv, Peremyshli?a?ny, Pid'i?a?rkiv - Church records
Manuscript (On Film)
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002
on 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Note - Location [Film]
Volume 201-4A/4510 Births 1777-1784 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 7 ]
Volume 201-4A/4511 Births 1784-1807 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 8 ]
Volume 201-4A/4512 Deaths 1784-1832 -- Inventory of correspondences 1826-1832 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 9 ]
Volume 201-4A/4513 Marriages 1784-1864 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 10 ]
Volume 201-4A/4514 Births 1807-1833 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 11 ]
Volume 201-4A/4515 Deaths 1832-1861 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 12 ]
Volume 201-4A/4516 Births 1834-1841 -FHL INTL Film [ 2346081 Item 13 ]
Volume 201-4A/4516 (cont.) Births 1841-1853 -VAULT INTL Film [ 2346082 Item 1 ]
Volume 201-4A/4517 Births, marriages, deaths 1835-1840 -- Births, marriages, deaths 1843-1845 -- Births, marriages, deaths 1847-1849 -VAULT INTL Film [ 2346082 Item 2 ]
Volume 201-4A/4518 Births, marriages, deaths 1850-1856 -- Births, marriages, deaths 1858-1863 -VAULT INTL Film [ 2346082 Item 3 ]
Following is valuable resource for anyone researching their Galician roots.Included here is HOW-TO TUTORIAL re performing research using LDS films and types of documents available, etc. etc.