On July 4, 2004 I was diagnosed with Carcinoid cancer. After a stay in the hospital I got real curious about my family history and for the last few years have been steadily accumulating quite a collection of distant relatives. I wanted a way to show that research well. Having run across another blog that is quite spectacular in the quality and depth of his genealogical research, it prompted me to give this a try. So, here I am.


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  1. Good Morning,

    My name is Andreina Zambrano Grzesiowski, i’m from Venezuela located at South America, i’m grand-daughter of Maria Burdza who was born in Sniatyn in 1924, former Poland now Ukraine. I’m trying to get my grand-mother’s Birth Record and since I discovered your website about this town I’d like to know if you have further information about how can I get in contact with the Birth Records Office in town.

    I’d be very pleased if you could help me with this issue,

    Best Regards

    1. Hi Andreina,

      I don’t know how to contact anyone official in Sniatyn about records. What I’ve been doing has been using microfilmed copies of records that can be found at Family History Libraries of Mormon churches. The latest Birth Records that I can find on the microfilm that I know of is 1912, but this is only for the Greek Catholic Church. There may be later records for Roman Catholics or Protestants that I am unaware of.

      The best thing to do would be to search the Mormon Family History web site at: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp. Click on ‘Search Records’ then ‘Library Catalog’ then ‘Place Search’ Type in the name ‘Sniatyn’ and see what they have. If you find something interesting you can then go to your local Mormon Church that has a Family History Library and order the microfilm that you found during the search. You do not have to be affiliated with the Mormon Church to do this. They will ask for small fee’s to get the microfilm shipped and to use thier equipment to read and print from the film.

      Please let me know how your search progresses and Good Luck!


      1. Hi Stephen! I hope you will get this– this is Joe Wainer’s eldest daughter (Eddie and Beth’s 2nd granddaughter) and I have randomly come across your AMAZING blog and so much want to speak with you about it! Please reach out when you can (:

      2. Hi Corinne!

        Nice to hear from you. Happy to talk about anything. I’ll email my phone number.


  2. Hi!
    We are making researches about galician town, Sniatyn, and we found your blog. We were on the place, in Sniatyn, did interviews with people remembering time between the wars. We’ve got fascinated about this town. We were stunned when we saw your pictures on your blog(https://stumbleback.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/sniatyn-galicia-help/). We are preparing an exhibiton about Sniatyń remembrance, and we are still looking for pictures and stories. Is there a chance, that you will help us?
    Here is project’s website: http://www.geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org/project-details/items/sniatyn.html
    and here we are on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=142689835748714
    Best wishes
    Tomasz Fedo

    1. Hi Tomasz,

      Dr. Olga already found my blog and I’ve been a “friend” of Operation Sniatyn 2010 for a while now. Good luck with the project!


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