Category Archives: Research

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The survey contains questions with multiple-choice answers. The questions range from your familiarity with LAC to how you rank the importance of certain initiatives.

There is only one open-ended question and this is where you can write your own comments — and it is perhaps the best way for you to voice your opinion.

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General Research Toolbox—Introduction

Starting With Yourself Write down what you already know about your family and yourself. Fill in a pedigree chart, starting with yourself. You should gather all your Vital Records (birth, marriage, civil and church records). Then write down everything you know about your family and put it on Pedigree and Family Group charts. Other online pedigree charts are found here. Continue reading



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eeegmap – NOVEMBER 2014

Dear EEGS Member,
Welcome to another genealogical sources and tips, as well as family history news. Listed below are genealogical tips, sources and family history news. Please also check our Facebook page for additional tips. If you are aware of genealogical tips and sources that may assist our members with their research; we would appreciate receiving them via email.

Ø Five Tips to Discover Your Eastern European Roots by Lisa Alzo: If you have no idea where or how to begin searching for your Eastern European Roots, or have heard that it’s too difficult, this blog lists five tips to help jumpstart your research.

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Persistence Finally Pays Off

The Mystery of Mary Boyachuk’s Birth Records: Persistence Finally Pays Off
By Jim Onyschuk

The birth date of Mary Dutka (nee Boyachuk) has been a source of some confusion. Starting with the Certificate of Birth for Helena Dutka, my mother, her mother’s maiden name is listed as Maria Bujachok and her Birth Place is listed as Storo Siolo, Austria, Galicia.

Mary was supposedly born on January 14, 1898. Later, that same year her father Yendruch/Andrew Bujaczek and mother Paraska came to Canada, sailing from Hamburg, May 21, 1898 and arriving at Halifax on June 3, 1898. He was 28 at Continue reading

Analyzing Using Discrepancy Charts

By Jim Onyschuk

Dealing with discrepancies and inconsistencies are a matter of course when doing genealogical research. Discrepancy Charts are logs which record the existence of contradictory information about the same individual. They are a useful way of keeping track of particular problems that need to be solved. A Discrepancy Chart helps you organize conflicting dates or places for a specific event in a person’s life.

Genealogical data will fall into the following categories:

  • Totally consistent, where every document provides the same date and place for each event, and there is no conflict between sources
  • There is some conflict, but the data is consistent enough that different researchers can reach the same conclusion
  • Completely inconsistent and inconclusive Continue reading

The Juggler’s Children

TUGG participant, Jason Crowtz, forwarded this announcement which should interest those contemplating doing a DNA roots search. “The author of The Juggler’s Children, a book about a Toronto writer’s search for her roots using genealogy and DNA, is speaking at the Revue Cinema this Wednesday June 12 at 7 p.m. The Revue Cinema is located at 400 Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto.
Seeing as the talk will go into detail about using DNA research in genealogical inquires, it could be of interest to the TUGG membership. Details below…,-june-12,-7-pm

Meet The Juggler’s Children Author: Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.

Interested in genealogy? Don’t miss this event. Continue reading

Sources and Resources

On Tuesday June 11 Dr. Romana Bahry will speak at our final meeting before the summer break. She will speak on Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist.” Dr. Bahry will cover the locations of Horodenka, Lviv, Vienna and Lancut, where her research took her.

Time: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave.
Toronto Contact: (905) 841-6707

Meetings are usually held every second Tuesday of the month (excepting July and August) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.  However there may variations on this day due to the availability of a speaker or facility. There is parking at the rear of the building accessible via a laneway running south off Harbord Street. There is also metered parking on Spadina Avenue