to the Onyschuk web site! This site is devoted to distributing
and collecting genealogical information about our families.
So far, as we know, the original Onyschuks all came from
the land that constitutes present-day Ukraine. We
also know that there are Onyschuks living in Canada, the
United States, Brazil, France, Poland and Ukraine. While
we learn about the Ukraine of our ancestors, its history,
music, dance, language, food, legends and people, our focus
is our immigrant ancestors who immigrated to Canada and
elsewhere. Why did they come? Where did they immigrate?
What did they do? What records did they leave? What can
we uncover, share and preserve? We will record and publish
what we learn. We want to insure that our families' presence
is known and appreciated wherever they lived.
philosopher, once wrote ”Our lives are shaped and
occasionally misshaped by the stories we tell about ourselves.
It's only by becoming intimately acquainted with these narratives
as they have been handed down from our families, our cultural
backgrounds and our religious beliefs that we can begin
to live consciously. Unless we understand our lives as a
kind of autobiography in the making, we're likely to take
refuge in other people's stories, in ready-made ideologies,
and in unexamined systems of belief.”
have always been interested in where they came from and
their family history (genealogy.) The Bible can be seen
as a collection of genealogies of biblical personalities.
Throughout their generations the Royal families, nobility
and clergy have kept detailed genealogies going back many
more common folk, this search has as great significance
and importance to our families as it does for the nobility.
We find our own nobility in our family history. It is also
of benefit knowing our connections throughout the generations
and to whom we are related.
Cyrillic letters our family name is spelled Онищук.
This Ukrainian spelling was transliterated in many different
ways when our ancestors moved to their newly adopted countries.
Onyszczuk, Onyschuk, Onischuk, Oneschuk, Onyshchuk or other
variations of the same-sounding name.
recognize the courage of our ancestors
recognize the contributions they made where they lived
help research the origins of the Онищук
families. We hope that anyone who shares variations of
this name will add their family history to this site.
provide a place on the World Wide Web for news, information
and communication for all members of the extended Onyschuk
enhance our past and present family relationships and
strengthen connections to all Онищук
clans around the world.
represents a blue sky over a field of grain or sunflowers
and the trident (tryzub) is an ancient symbol of Ukraine.
is a WORK-IN-PROGESS for the members of the Онищук
/Onyschuk (et al) Family Clans. The purpose of this site
is to provide leads and possible connections. You should
consider all sources unverified and pursue documentation
for information that pertains to your genealogy. Note:
Privacy Filtering HAS been used. If you find your name on
this site and want it removed, please email me immediately.
updates to site, go to What's
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Greetings? Your comments are most welcome! Please
and happy hunting!