You are probably aware that Rochester is one of the oldest Ukrainian communities in America. The first Ukrainian immigrant, Evstachiv Makohin, arrived from the Rohatyn county in 1901. Within a few years Rochester had some 20 Ukrainian immigrants from the Rohatyn area, mostly Ukrainian Greek Catholics, who founded St. Josaphat's.
Your ancestral village was first documented in 1466 (appx 25+ yrs before Columbus discovered America). It has been scientifically documented that there was human settlement here dating back to Bronze Age.
From late 18th century to 1919*** wies/village Putiatynce = ????????? was predominantly a Ruthenian/ukrianian village (1,556 pop) with its own GC Church. Rohatyn was both the powiat (county) and the gmina (judicial/tax district).The filial RC Church was in Rohatyn. The region was Stanislawow (until 1964 when it became Ivano-Frankivska oblast) > Historic Galicia Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.During the Interwar Period this region was under Reconstituted Poland's domain.Post WW2 the region became a part of SSR Ukraine, under Soviet domain until 1991, when Ukraine became independent.?????????still exists today w/population of 998.
***In the summer of 1906 the villagers participated in an agrarian strike, which was the social phenomena throughout the entire area of Galicia and Northern Bukovyna.
There are old records that you can research yourself, but you need to fill in the generational gaps.Ask Ihor Voronchak to help you. He resides in Lviv and has been researcher in the various archives for at least the last 10 yrs. His rates are very fair and he does exc work.
Newer records call for a PRIVACY RELEASE = ANTHEKA before you can make any inquiries.You will need to contact your nearest Ukrainian Consulate or Embassy and request one.
Important resource for anyone researching their ancestors in Galicia.Loaded w/all kind of good info. http://www.halgal.com/http://www.halgal.com/ _________________________
LDS has fimed some old GC Records from your ancestral selo/village:
Notes Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the State Archives of Ivano-Frankivs?k Region, Ukraine and at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L?viv. Greek Catholic Church records (births, marriages, deaths) in Putiaty?ce (Rohatyn), Galizien, Austria; later Putiaty?ce (Rohatyn), Stanis?awów, Poland; now Puti?a?tynt?s?i, Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivs?k, Ukraine. Text in Latin, Ukrainian and Russian. Record group 201, series 4A, files 4724-4726 -- Record group 631, series 1, files 485-486.
Subjects Austria, Galizien, Putiaty?ce (Rohatyn) - Church records Poland, Stanis?awów, Putiaty?ce (Rohatyn) - Church records ???????, ?????-??????????, ???????, ????????? - ???????? ????? Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivs?k, Rohatyn, Puti?a?tynt?s?i - Church records
Format Manuscript (On Film)
Language Latin Ukrainian Russian
Publication Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002-2005