Hello.I am taking my 77 yr old mother to Ukraine later this month.We will be on an organized tour for 10 days and have arranged for a private tour to the village of Horodyslawice (outside of Lviv), where both of her parents were born and lived until they migrated to Canada in the 1930s.She believes to still have some relatives there and would be interested to possibly contact some of them and maybe even see them while we visit.Would it be possible for you to do some research and find out contact information (phone numbers or addresses ect)??
We leave on our trip April 20, 2012.
The following is information that I know about the family from Horodyslawice.... My grandmother was Helen Got.Her siblings were Margaret, Dimitri, Katy, Sophie, Mary, and Kostantin... all born and raised in Horodyslawice.Mary is still living (Ottawa Canada now). Sophie Got married Mike Chelilo (spelling?) and they had 4 children.... Stephca (or Stephpini) still lives in Horodyslawice or Lviv?, Marisha may still live in the family's original home in Horodyslawice?, Harry (deceassed), and Stefan lives in Siberria now. Katy (Kashka) married and took the surname Laymen (spelling?) Dimitri had 3 children and his son Bill (Wasyl) is still alive and possibly lives in Lviv. ****may be strongest lead***** Kostantin (Kost) had 3 children and his daughter Irene possibly still lives in Lviv or village of Horodyslawice.
My grandfather was Tom Yawny.....he had a twin that died at a young age.........same village.
Also, this is what I know about my Dad's family and his parents were both also born in Ukraine before immigrating to Canada as young adults...... My dad's grandparents were Ivan Chahley (born 1850 Teporiwie, Bukovina, Austria) married Paraska Elaschuk (born 1864 same place)....they were married 1873 and had 7 children........Nick 1883, Alex 1896, George 1893 (MY GRANDFATHER), Domka 1897, Mariwooka 1898, Bill 1881, Andrew 1884.
Are you able to find out any information about any surviving family members in Ukraine and help us to get in contact with them before/during our trip?I know that there is not alot of time now since we will leave Canada April 20th.I would love for my mom to be able to meet at least on relative face to face while we are there.Please advise.