Geren/Gereny (Horyany) > Ungvar jaras > Ungvar megye > Kingdom of Hungary > Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Today your ancestral village/selo Horyany (??????), originally called Geren, has been incorporated into the city zone of Uzhorod and is considered to be a micro-district. That would be equivalent to a suburb in our terms. Population appx 1100+.
Horyany dates back to at least 1332. It was/is predominantly Rusyn/Ruthenian with many Hungarians living there as well.It was hamlet size and the filial GC church was in Radvanz(Radvanka). Legend has it that Geren was the origin of viticulture (grape growing) in all of the Zakarpatska region.
Radvanka was first mentioned in Roman documents in 1363 as Raduanh. Later it was recorded as Radovanh (1415). A census of 1839 recorded that 476 residents lived in the village made up of Jews (29%), Greek Catholics (27%), Roman Catholics (26%), and Protestants (18%). The village was incorporated into Uzhgorod in 1950. ________________________________________________
There are at least 15 Holinka (???????in Ukrainian) and 15 Jakubiak*** (?????? in Ukrainian)listed in telephone directory for Uzhorod.
***No JAKUBIAK.The surname is very likely Jakubyk/Yakubyk or maybe, but not likely Jakubetz/Yakubetz. ============================================================
LDS has fimed church records for Zakarpatska oblast/region, but they have yet to be indexed. There are appx 1,100 films that are not indexed, making it next to impossible to research w/o spending a fortune looking for the film. You have two choices for now.
There is a new Director at the Archives and everyone hopes that he will not make life less difficult than his predecessor (ex KGB guy) did.
Derzhavnyi arkhiv Zakarpats'koi oblasti State Archive of Transcarpathian Region Address: 88005, Uzhhorod, vul. Mynais'ka, 14a (korp. 1); Fax: 2-35-49 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Zakarchive@ukr.net
Director: M. Misiuk Deputy Director: O. Kutashi
Another option is to hire a local in Uzhorod to do the research for you. I can recommend someone who comes w/exc references and whose rates are very fair. If you like, contact me at email@example.com and I will provide his e-mail address.