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 right column for an index of specific links/topics to quickly navigate the blog.

My family history roots and surnames: Eastern Europe in Poland, Ukraine and Slovenia

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

Ukraine: Maximilianovka (KUZMICZ).

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

Maps of my Eastern European roots

1. Krempachy and Nowa Biala, Poland: http://www.maplandia.com/poland/malopolske/nowy-targ/krempachy/. 12 kilometers southeast of Nowy Targ (go east and north on map slider and you'll easily find Nowy Targ).

2. Snietnica and Stawisha, Poland: a) http://www.lemko.org/maps100/Pages/Pg55.html, b) Go to the "B2" square for Snietnica and Stawisha at: http://www.maplandia.com/poland/malopolske/gorlice/snietnica/, c) http://www.lemko.org/lih/churchir/b2.jpg. In between Banica and Brunary; Poland, about 5 kilometers north of present Slovakia border.

3. Novo Mesto, Slovenia: a) http://www.kuzmich2.com/Majc/Novo%20Mesto%20Map.html,  b) http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&GridE=15.1657&GridN=45.7995&lon=15.1657&lat=45.7995&db=w3&overviewmap=&country=Slovenia&scale=1000000&lang=&region=&client=public&cidr_client=none&place=Novo+Mesto,, and c) http://www.burger.si/NovoMesto/NovoMesto2.htm

4. Maximilianovka, Maryinka district, Ukraine is a very small village about 30 kilometers from Donetsk, a large city: http://www.ukrainianweb.com/map_ukraine.htm. Click on Donetsk on map to see local area map and then look for Maryinka district west of Donetsk.