John Kuzmich Jr. Genealogy Blog; Eastern European Roots

Welcome to the John Kuzmich, Jr. family history representing over 45 years of original research. Peruse the center postings and the tags in the left and right columns for an index of specific links/topics to quickly navigate the blog as well as in the above pull-down menus that automatically posted in the center column below.

High Web Presence: by clicking on Turning Hearts: Taking Your Genealogy Viral! and center posting below for Google Search rankings

Poland: Snietnica, Stawisza, Krempachy, Nowa Biala. Krolik Polski and Szaflary (KUZMYCZ, KUZMICZ, KUZMYCH, KUZMICK, BOCHNOVICH, GALINIAK, HOC, BASALYA, KUCSALA, SURMA. PAZIS, WOLOSHYNOVICH, KUCHTA and TOMASKOVIC)

Ukraine: Maximilianovka (KUZMICZ, PETROVICH, PUGACH, IVANOVICH AND FEDOROVICH)

Slovenia: Novo Mesto (TURK, GAZVODA, STANGEL, HROVATIC, SCHURER, SEVEROVLJA, GOLOBIC)

Czech Republic: Staravesz in Moravia: (DLUGI)

Slovakia: Holic (GALINIAK, SKUBOVA)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Are we related: Paper Trail and/or by DNA Testing?

Paper Trail?

Take the online family questionnaire!

Please click on this next link and you will go the next generation of family history web sites, representing the very latest developments in the John Kuzmich, Jr. Family History: Your Own Interactive Family History Search in my Family History! (Find Out How We Are Really Related). This new web site includes the opportunity to search John's GEDCOM file and instantly display family group sheets and pedigree charts to learn if we are related. At this date, I am related to well over 2,800 descendants from Snietnica and Stawisza, Poland from the 5,700+ who lived there from 1770 to 1870. And with additional original research, this number might increase along with the chances of being related even greater!

DNA Testing?  

To learn if and to better coordinate how we are related with genetic DNA testing and/or with web posted paper trail to any of our ancestors, click here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How To Successfully Extract Catholic Church Records in Poland!

Below are two outstanding video tutorials that simplifies how to extract (index) all the fields found in Polish Catholic records.
  1. http://www.kuzmich2.com/Tadeusz/2012-05-16 08.02 New meeting.wmv  Extraction tutorial - part 1 with Roslyn and Tadeusz
  2. http://www.kuzmich2.com/Tadeusz/2012-05-18 12.50 New meeting.wmv  Exraction tutorial - part 2 with Roslyn and Tadeusz

Sunday, June 15, 2014

High Web Presence!

What makes this scenario of high web presence on the Internet more interesting is that my family roots can very easily be found in a Google search because when you Google search on any of my Eastern European ancestral villages with a particular surname, my family history web sites come up first and in many cases, multiple times within the top ten Google findings!

Below are examples of how effective Google searches for particular family surnames with the following localities in Poland, Ukraine and Slovenia. Currently the first Google listing result when searching on the text is indicated in Red.

1. Snietnica, Poland and Kuzmich = first web site

2. Stawisza, Poland and Bochnovich = first web site

3. Krempachy, Poland and Galinak or Galiniak = first web site

4. Nowa Biala, Poland and Kucala = first web site

5. Stawisza, Poland and Basalyga = first web site

6. Stawisza, Poland and Hoc = first web site

7. Lesnica, Poland and Galinak = first web site

8. Turk and Novo Mesto, Slovenia = sixth site since the TURK surname is so popular in Slovenia much like SMITH is in the USA and England which says a lot for our web-posting strategy. But today, it did come number 1 to my surprise.

9 Kuzmich and Maximilianovka, Ukraine = first web site

At a future date, I will be to provide verification if any of your ancestors came from any of these above cited villages. And if positively verified, then you should contact the priests of those villages to obtain vital records of your family history research. And as a courtesy, I will also be able to provide the contact information for your convenience.

My primary family history blog and website are located at:  http://kuzmichgenealogy.blogspot.com and  http://www.kuzmich2.com/genealogy/index.php where you can directly search my on-line GEDCOM file to assess if and how you are related to me on the very opening page of this second web site.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hard Rock Cafe in Warsaw, Poland!

Midnight in Warsaw, Poland eating American hamburgers at the Hard Rock Cafe!  

Latest Wołoszynowicz Family History Video: Part 2

This video, part 2, represents the latest Wołoszynowicz family history research for 16 generations in Krolik Polski, Poland from 1559 to 1874.  

Latest Wołoszynowicz Family History Research: Part 1

This video, part 1, represents the latest Wołoszynowicz family history research for 16 generations in Krolik Polski, Poland from 1559 to 1874.  

Kuzmich Pedigree Chart!

Peruse this fan-wall chart of the John Kuzmich, Jr. pedigree chart for 9+ generations in Eastern Europe.  Click here and magnify the image to peruse it to more easily view each generation.

Meet the John Kuzmich Family!

Click here for a 2011 family photo and  click here for their music.

Google Earth Video of Eastern European Roots!

Google Earth video narrated presentation of my Eastern European roots. Click here to view.

Read About My Eastern European Roots!

Read about my Eastern European Roots:  Poland (Snietnica, Stawisza, Krempachy, Nowa Biala, Lesnica), Slovenia (Novo Mesto, and Ukraine (Maximilianovka).  Click here.

Meet The Ancestral Surnames and Cultures

John Kuzmich, Jr. has three cultures in his family history:  Lemko (Kuzmich & Bochnovich), Slovak-Spies (Galiniak, Kucala & Surma) & Slovene (Turk & Gazvoda) with direct subcultural family lines along with more surnames.