Category Archives: TUGG Meetings

Researching This Side of the Pond—Part One

The Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group(TUGG), will kick off the next series of sessions with “Researching This Side of the Pond—Part One.

There are a growing number of records available in Ukraine and Poland for researching your ancestry. Many of these records are also available “this side of the pond.” While travelling overseas and searching the archives and libraries is preferable, you will still need to know what is available both here and in those archives. You can also conduct a tremendous amount of research without having to travel outside the country.

This session will cover; basic search strategies, obtaining primary and secondary information, where to locate this information from libraries and on the internet, using computer programs, how to open an LDS Account and techniques for effectively searching microfilm records.

When:Tuesday September 10, 2013

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

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

The Mystery of my Grandparent’s Death

By Jim Onyschuk

At a recent meeting the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group, the speaker, Dr. Romana Bahry, who spoke on “Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist” pointed out that the 1918 Spanish Flu, which ravaged Russia and Galicia was significantly different from other influenzas. The unusual feature of this pandemic was that it mostly killed young healthy adults. The data showed that 99% of pandemic influenza deaths occurring in people under 65, and more than half in young adults 20 to 40 years old.This is noteworthy, since influenza is normally most 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

Upcoming TUGG Meeting

This Tuesday, May 14 Ron Wencer will do a PowerPoint presentation onIn Search of Our Ancestors’ Routes:Trans-Atlantic Paths from Galicia During the First-Wave Years”


It will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave.

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. (416) 923-3318. 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