Tag Archives: Ukrainian genealogy

Alex Kowal’s first day in America

One hundred years ago today, my grandfather Alexey (Alex) Kowal stepped onto American soil for the first time. He didn’t come through Ellis Island, like his future wife Katarzyna Bosakowska and so many millions of other immigrants from that same … Continue reading

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Goodbye to all that

One hundred years ago today, my grandfather Alexej (Alex) Kowal arrived at the dock in Libau, a port city in present day Latvia. There, he waited with 130 fellow Ukrainians who had all been recruited by the Canada Pacific Railway … Continue reading

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Reflections on a year of family history blogging

It’s already been a year since I started to blog about my efforts to trace my ancestry through four family lines – the Kowals, Bosakowskis, Agins and Sabols. I had a few, modest goals. I wanted to organize my research … Continue reading

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