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The Carpatho-Rusyn Society exists to perpetuate the living heritage of the Rusyn people. We accomplish this by sharing historic, linguistic, genealogical and cultural knowledge with all who seek that understanding.


We have a wide variety of informative and fun events going on each month! 

Upcoming events

    • 11 August 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • This event will be presented using the ZOOM web conferencing system. ZOOM invitations will be sent the morning of the event.
    • C-RS Virtual Series


      Chat and Learn

      August 11, 7:30-9PM Eastern Standard Time

      One and all welcome!!!

          "Ukraine Research- who, what, where and how"

      Hosted by Chris Black

      Chris Babilya Black grew up in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania to Rusyn parents, Nicholas and Veronica Koroly (Karoly) Babilya. Chris' grandparents emigrated from what was then the Austrian/Hungarian Empire in the early 1900s. Their villages are now Domanyntsi and Bobovysche, Ukraine. Through her research she has been able to make contact with relatives in Ukraine who are helping to fill in the gaps in her brick wall.  She has volunteered at a Family History Center where she has learned much to pass along to others in their quest to find their own family history. As well as being a C-RS member for many years, Chris is also a member of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa.

      • We will talk about the different archives for research. 
      • Do I research on my own (in person or by writing? What information do I need if I write?
      • How long a response time will there be?
      • Do I hire someone to research for me? Questions to ask before hiring?
      • What information may be available?



    Zoom invitations will be sent to registrants the morning of 11 August 2021


    • 28 August 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Infant Jesus of Prague Byz. Catholic Church 7754 South Ave. Boardman, OH

    Experience a Fall Vatra as celebrated by the Slavic people in the Carpathian Mountains within Slovakia and Ukraine, like in our ancestors’ past and  even into today, Saturday August. 28/2021!

    This 8th Carpatho-Rusyn/Slavic Youngstown “Vatra” (bonfire) transports you to mountain villages and the ancient traditions of Vatra

    Noon to 8pmon grounds of Infant Jesus of Prague Byz. Catholic Church 7754 South Ave. Boardman, OH 44513

    Homemade Slavic foods, “slanina” (smoked bacon) for roasting in the fire & eating with rye bread; holubki (stuffed cabbage), pirohi, haluski with dumplings, kolbasi, vinegar cucumber/ sweet onion salad & deserts/pastries

    Featuring genealogy material, including “Old Country” Rusyn village maps to trace your grand- parents’ roots, sales tables /items reflecting Rusyn heritage & Slavic Folk musicians

    Vatra fire will burn into the evening with music, singing and dancing

    There is a Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy in church at 6 pm      

    *COVID-19 Protocols&social distancing as mandated at this time will be mandatory*

We have over 1800 members located across the world.  Become a member to access our informative publications, genealogical resources,  events, and more!


Learn more about our rich culture

The history of the Carpatho-Rusyn people is shrouded in mystery, but our cultural traditions are deep rooted.  Our people are proud of their ancestors, have an unparalleled work ethic and are loyal to their family and friends. We hope that you see our website as a valuable resource to learn more about Rusyn heritage. 

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C-RS is looking for volunteers with the following skills and abilities.  Time commitment ranges depending on the work, but is flexible enough to meet your needs. 

  • Social Media moderators
  • Membership administration
  • Event Management
  • Cultural Center admin (Munhall) 
  • Financial Coordinator 

For details, email:



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Carpatho-Rusyn Society

915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929

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