C-RS Virtual Series
“LET'S TALK RUSYN GENEALOGY”
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.
REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED ON 10 August 2021
Zoom invitations will be sent to registrants the morning of 11 August 2021
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*
915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929
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