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« on: Tuesday 06 June 17 21:46 BST (UK) »
Greetings,

I am researching my paternal grandparents and have hit a roadblock and wanted to see if anyone could provide advice/tips on how best to move forward.  My grandparents came to the US via NYC in 1951 as displaced persons from Germany so we do not have very much information on their birthplace, etc.

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Iwan Olijnyk (John Olejnik) b. July 5, 1923 possibly in Zawysznia near Sokal and the Bug River in Ukraine/Poland; died May 26, 2009 in New Jersey

Married Mary Opeida (also spelled Maria Opejda) from Lublin, Poland in Germany (possibly Osterode am Harz) in 1945. My father Peter was born there in 1949 and his sister Lubha in 1946. The story is that Iwan and Mary both taken from Poland to a work camp in Germany which is where they met.

I do not have a birth certificate or any other information. From research on the web Iwan was linked to another family, the Chmara's who were his cousins (there's an Iwan Chmara). That information says his mother was Rushka Chmara and father Paul Olijnyk, with sister Hannah and brother Joseph who died in a butter factory bombing.

Do you have any advice on the best steps for me to take to get more information on Iwan and Mary? I contacted the Lublin, Poland archives but they don't have any information on that family.

Thank you.

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Re: Olijnyk surname
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 22:00 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat.

I suggest you ask for this posting to be moved to the Europe boards, so that people with more specialised knowledge, and/or language skills, can help you.

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Re: Olijnyk surname
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 22:08 BST (UK) »
Duplicate post running in "Europe" [ saves duplication of effort etc ]

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=772880.0

Apologies "WELCOME to ROOTSCHAT"  :)

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Re: Olijnyk surname
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 22:12 BST (UK) »
Sorry about that. Trying to figure out how to delete this post as to not have dupes out there.


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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 June 17 22:15 BST (UK) »

ANSWERS RUNNING ON "EUROPE"
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=772880.0;topicseen


It's ok.
Spread your queries, but please ensure that you just point/select your "centre of operations".


It's just to stop any wasted duplication of effort without knowing what others find.

Cheers!
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"You canít give kindness away.  It keeps coming back". Mark Twain (?).

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 06:53 BST (UK) »
When I replied, mares1128 only had 1 post to their name, so my suggestion made sense.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 09:14 BST (UK) »
Chempat,

Made sense then, still makes sense.

Ray
"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

"You canít give kindness away.  It keeps coming back". Mark Twain (?).