29 August 2013

DNA: Another Tool in the Genealogists Toolbox

Carpatho-Rusyn society


Annual Meeting and Program

“DNA: Another Tool in the Genealogists Toolbox”

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2 – 4:30 PM

Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
After a brief business meeting and discussion of New Jersey Chapter issues, we are pleased to announce that C-RS New Jersey member, Jim Huratiak will give a presentation describing his use of DNA in researching his family history. Jim’s presentation will be accompanied by a slide show and DNA website demonstrations.

For further information about the program, please send an e-mail to crsnewjersey@gmail.com or call Dorothy Bognar at (201) 891-4151.

For further information about the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, visit their web site at  http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org
Directions: Take Route 46 to the Riverview Drive Exit in the direction of Wayne. Continue on Riverview Drive to the traffic light at Valley Road. Turn right onto Valley Road and proceed to the second light at Nellis Drive at the Wayne Municipal Complex.  Turn left and then right to access the library and parking lot.

28 August 2013

Slovakia to issue SS. Cyril and Methodius stamp

In commemoration of the mission of Cyril and Methodius to bring Christianity to Greater Moravia in 863, the Slovak Bishops Council has declared 2013 as the Year of Saints Cyril and Methodius.  This year also marks the 1150th anniversary of the creation of the Cyrillic Alphabet by the two saints and their disciples.  
The alphabet led to an independent Slavic literature needed to codify the Old Church Slavonic Liturgy.  It is used by contemporary Rusyns, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Russians, Serbs, Bulgarians and Macedonians.  The two missionaries also succeeded in Rome’s permitting them to establish an independent Moravia-Pannonia ecclesiastical province.  
Slovakia will begin issuing the stamp featuring the two saints above on December 6th of this year. The Vatican, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria are also planning to issue stamps with the two missionary brothers. 
Information on ordering stamps from Slovakia can be found at

Carpatho-Rusyn Vatra in Boardman, Ohio

Saturday, September 14, 2013
2 PM – 8 PM
Rain or Shine-Free Admission
All are Welcome
Infant of Prague Church Grounds
7754 South Ave., Boardman, OH
Liturgy @ 6 PM
Food! Music! Genealogy and Sales Tables!
2:00 Kitchen opens
Pirohy, Stuffed Cabbage, Cabbage and Dumplings, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, and Bacon Fry (Slanina)
Att: This is a change of Location from the Grove.

27 August 2013

Cleveland Carpatho-Rusyn Vatra