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Hello! I have been doing family tree research for roughly 20 years now, but I've never been able to break through my great-grandparents on my dad's side. I have photos from my great grandmother Sofia Drozd's family, but I know nothing about her or them. Her husband my great grandfather Prokop Oneskewicz came from what is modern day Belarus, so I am guessing they spoke the same language but not sure if it was Russian or Polish. I'm hoping someone will know the approximate date of the photo, because that will tell me if the Sofia in that photo could be my great grandmother and in knowing that I will learn if those are her parents and brother! I'd also love more opinions on what language this is, as I've been told Ruthenian or Cyrillic, and where that might mean she came from. Thank you!

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 March 18 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat....Not sure about the fashion trends in that part of the world but the lady's shoes look 1920s. Sorry I cant help with translation but you might want to put the text part on the Recognition and Deciphering board for a wider audience.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/handwriting-deciphering-recognition/

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 March 18 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi

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Think she has similarities to this lady Carol ? Born 1890 passed away January 1976 

Sofia “Sophie” Drozd Oneske - FIND A GRAVE

White Haven Memorial Park Pittsford, Monroe County, New York.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28683044/on

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 March 18 14:13 GMT (UK) »

https://mediasvc.ancestry.com/v2/image/namespaces/60623/media/0b4ff947-c9fb-4e82-b37d-24fe2a099d39.jpg?client=Boards

Apparently this was translated as............

DROZD Dmytyr
DROZD Anna
DROZD Jan
DROZD Zofia
Posylaju tobi napamniatku jak my wyhladajim,
Sending you for remembrance how we look.

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 March 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
Wow...nice work Sandra  8) ...yes it is the same Family isn't it  ;D
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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 March 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
I bow to your expertise knowledge and judgement Carol but she does have similarities doesn't she.

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https://sites.google.com/site/oneskefamilytree/drozd

There is a Zofia Drozd born 1887 Austria enters the USA aged 18 years - Antwerp Belgium to New York on the Zeeland. Going to an Uncle Cawel Drozd in Forest City PA.

Hmm also Zofia Drozd - born 1892 and arrived 1911 and another same name born 1894 arrived 1912.  Not such an unusual name after all.

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 March 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

It looks like the Findagrave page was created by the OP (same user name).  It states Sofia's date of birth as 15 May 1890 in Austria so if the little girl in the photo is Sofia, it would have been taken mid/late 1890's - I'm no expert at photo dating but I'm not sure this photo is 1890s  :-\

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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 March 18 15:30 GMT (UK) »
It's more likely that the Mother is Sofia which would make her in her 30s and she looks very like the the lady in the first photo posted by Sandra.
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Re: Please help me date this family photo, translation of ruthenian/cyrillic?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 March 18 15:50 GMT (UK) »
It's more likely that the Mother is Sofia which would make her in her 30s and she looks very like the the lady in the first photo posted by Sandra.
Carol

Yes Carol, that would make more sense, and as you say they do look alike.  I think the OP is thinking/hoping that the little girl is Sofia from what was said in the first post.

I'm hoping someone will know the approximate date of the photo, because that will tell me if the Sofia in that photo could be my great grandmother and in knowing that I will learn if those are her parents and brother!
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton