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Updated September 9, 2012

About Our Family Research

My Mother's family includes the Gernat and Kolcun families from Circ, Ruska Volya and Obruchne, three small villages in the former county of Saris, Hungary, now in the Stara Lubovna region of Slovakia.

My Father's family includes the Oresick and Rudowsky families from Krolik Polski and Balutianka in the Sanok region of Galicia, now Poland.

We would be happy to share the information that we have.

The bulk of the data below was extracted from microfilm copies of Vital Records examined through the L.D.S. Family History Libraries, and we thank them for the opportunity. The information was compiled by Ed Gernat, Peter Oresick, and Larry Oresick. We want to thank everyone else who supplied information and they include: Elizabeth Ann Kvartek, William Chomiak, Mrs. Margaret Hanchin, Mrs. Olga Chechak, Daniel Gernatt, Fr. David Gernatt, Kathy Gernatt, Bill and Kathy Oleksak, David Matsey, David Ross, Debi Petriscak Onken, Dick Cirka, Elen Orson, Helen Moore, Eric Moore, Eric N. Kuns, Fred G. Kovalyak, Karin T. Locke, Michael J. Krasulski, Eleanor MacDonald, Rich Custer, Sherry Williams, Steve Rudowski, Tanya M. Markin, and Teresa A. Oslick.

In the L.D.S. microfilms of the Circ Vital Records, the entries written in Latin begin about 1783. There are about 60 pages of earlier records that are apparently unreadable. We later found that these pages were written in Old Slavonic, and cover the period from about 1753 to 1782. Peter M. Oresick found a translator, Yuri Shcherbina, and commissioned the translation. As far a we know, this is the only translation of these records into English. The translated entries are located on the page in the same position as in the original. There is some uncertainty about the dates of possibly two or three years.

Some of the surnames that we are researching are below:

Andríj , Berchok , Bircsak, Blaszczak, Bosak, Brudnyak, Buben, Chechak, Cserkala, Czirba, Dergo, Djidik,
Dubensky , Dubnansky, Dubnianski, Dubnyanski, Dudiak, Dufala, Duffala, Duminske, Duranik, Dyidik,
Flom, Gajdos, Gaydos, Gernat, Gernatt, Gernot, Gladden , Gladis , Gladisecsik, Gmitro , Gmitrov,
Gomolak, Gomolyak, Hanchin , Harless , Havrilla , Hrabovsky, Jopko , Jovin , Juhas, Kerpcsar ,
Kolcun, Kolson, Kornosky, Kotulya, Kovalak, Kovalyak, Krucelyak, Kuba , Kuczerka,
Kuracts, Kvasnyak, Lyuteran , Marchalk, Maydak, Mayernik, Mazgaj, Midock, Mikita, Mitro, Mucha,
Rudowsky, Shema, Sima, Skrak, Soltis, Sovich, Spisak, Stephancik, Surgent, Sutyak, Szegeda, Szegedi,
Szovics, Tacak, Taczak, Tankosic, Totura, Triscs, Urda, Varchol, Varchola, Vargac, Varhola, Vascak,
Vidits , Vrabely, Zsurava, Zsuravcik, Zvalyaren.
Barna, Bernot, Blaschak, Blascsak, Blastyak, Buday, Bujnak,Chintala, Chomiak, Chomjak, Chomyak ,
Cserkala, Csupak, Csupinka, Czupak, Dimiduk, Dubensky, Dubianski, Dubnansky, Dubnianski, Dubnyanski, Dudocsak, Dufala, Duffala, Grucelak, Hnat, Kerpczar, Kierpczar, Kika, Kolcun,
Kurucz, Labas, Labasz, Lettrich, Lyuteran, Macej, Macey, Maczey. Nalepa, Nantus, Parilyak, Pastercsik,
Pastyrcsyk, Pastyrczyk, Petricsak, Petrik, Petrisak, Piga, Plauczan, Plavchan, Plavcsan, Posipan, Preksta,-
Prexta, Priputen, Pryputen, Psak, Pyda, Reida, Revilak, Rudowsky, Shema, Shepelak, Shutyak, Sima, Soltis,
Sovich, Sovicz, Sovitch, Sovits, Sowicz, Stefanchick, Stefanchik, Stefancik, Stefancsik, Stephancik
Stephancsik, Surgent, Sutiak, Sutyak, Szegeda, Szegedi, Szegedja, Szovics-
Tacak, Taczk,Taczyatska, Talpasz, Tankosic, Tichanski, Tichansky, Tkats, Todic, Tomkiv, Tomko, Triscs
Truscsak, Tychansk, Urda, Varga, Vargac, Varhol, Varhola, Varholla, Vezdel, Warchol, Warhol,
Watral, Wayco, Zenczar, Zidowski, Zsincsar, Zsintsar, Zvalaren, Zvalyaren, Zydowsk.
Burdasz, Czupej, Drahus, Dzula, Flom, Gatchel, Gernat, Goliat, Ilasz, Kashur, Kolcun, Krasowski, Krasulski, Kuchta, Mychalyszyn, Odrechowski, Oresick, Orysik, Pakosz, Potocki, Prozeralik,
Prozeralyk, Puchyr, Pytel, Rak, Rud

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Family Photos
  • Circ, Slovakia (54 KB)
    This is a recent photo of Circ from the air.
  • Gernat/Kolcun/Dubnansky (65 KB)
    The women are Helen Kolcun and her sister Mary Kolcun. Their husbands are in front, John Gernat and Michael Dubnansky. The photo was probably taken in Charleroi, PA in about 1915.
  • Andrij Kolcun Family (54 KB)
    This is Andrij Kolcun, his wife Anna Triscs and their daughter Elizabeth. It was probably taken around 1920 in Polanovce, Slovakia.
  • Steve Oresick Family (67 KB)
    This is the Steve Oresick family taken abt. 1932, probably in Ford City, PA.
  • Unknown Photo (64 KB)
    This was taken in Europe, probably of the Oresick or Rudowsky family.
  • Old Slavonic Text (74 KB)
    This is a sample page of Old Slavonic text from the Circ records.
Related Files
  • EarlyCirc3 (63 KB)
    Continuation of birth records up to 1782. Beginning of early marriage records.
  • Descendants of Adam Kolcun (2502 KB)
    These are some of the descendants of Adam Kolcun of Ruska Volya, Saris County, Hungary, now Slovakia.
  • EarlyCirc4 (23 KB)
    Completion of early marriage records, and early death records.
  • Descendants of Michael Rudowsky (201 KB)
    These are some of the descendants of Michael Rudowsky, Krolik Polski, Sanok, Austria-Hungary, now Poland.
  • Descendants of Mathias Triscs (408 KB)
    These are some of the descendants of Mathias Triscs of Jarovnice, Spis, Hungary, now Slovakia.
  • EarlyCirc1 (22 KB)
    This is translation of Circ birth records beginning about 1753.
  • EarlyCirc2 (56 KB)
    This is a continuation of early Circ birth records.
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