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Re: Seeking info on grandfather from Torczynowice
Posted by: Hania (ID *****7112) Date: May 18, 2012 at 09:50:21
In Reply to: Re: Seeking info on grandfather from Torczynowice by Zlatica Beca of 12152

Kamesznica is a village in the administrative district of gmina Milówka, within Żywiec powiat/county, Silesian voivodeship/region, in Southern Poland. It lies appx 3 miles W of Milówka, 12 miles SW of Żywiec, and 48 miles S of the regional capital Katowice. The village has a population of 2,806. This was always one of those all Polish villages in Galicia. Makes no sense why Grandfather would live there??? I do not see any notation on ship manifest indicating that he worked there before emigration.

Zlateca' s data might help you understand. Examine the birth dates carefully, since the given names are so common.

It seems to me that Woryk is the Bojko (micro-ethnic Ruthenian/Ukrainian group) surname and Worek (from Kamesznica) is the Polish surname.

I think that Woryk and Worek are two different surnames.
From late 18th entury to 1919 wies/village Torczynowice was predominantly a Ruthenian village w/its own Greek Catholic Church. The filial Roman Catholic Parish was Strzalkowice. Ellis Island does show a Lukas Woryk coming from there. Sambor was both the powiat (adm district/county) and the gmina (judicial/tax district)>Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv region > Historic Galicia (Halyczyna) Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Hapsburg Emperors). During the Interwar Period (1919-1938) this region became a part of Reconstituted Poland, which had technically not existed as a geopolitical entity for the previous 125+ yrs. Post WW2 this region became a part of SSR Ukraine, under Soviet domain until 1991, when Ukraine became independent.

Today the former Sambor county is broken into Starosambirskij (Old Sambir) and the Sambirskij raion/county. Selo/village Torchanovychi (Tорчановичі in Ukrainian) still exists w/population of 1,048. Neighboring village is called Strashevychi (Страшевичі), where there are many Woryk still living today.Both counties are located in the Lviv(ska) oblast/region > Ukraine. Latest zip for Torchnovychi is 82080.
Following is a list of Woryk living in immediate area, Torchynovychi, Strashevychi, Sambir (county seat) and Lviv (regional capital).
       Ворик В... М...        68 лет        02.12.43              Самбір, Володимира великого ??, кв ?
       Ворик Д... С...        58 лет        10.10.53              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик Е... Д...        63 года        05.04.49              Самбір, Володимира великого ??, кв ?
       Ворик Е... Д...        82 года        26.10.29              с.Страшевичі, нев. Невідома
       Ворик З... Н...        43 года        05.10.68              Самбір, Шевченка ??, кв ??
       Ворик И... В...        32 года        09.03.80              Самбір, Володимира великого ??, кв ?
       Ворик И... Н...        44 года        15.04.68              Самбір, Грушевського ?, кв ?
       Ворик И... Б...        28 лет        15.08.83              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик М... А...        49 лет        17.01.63              с.Доброгостів, Невідома
       Ворик М... В...        91 год        02.12.20              с.Торчиновичі, Невідома
       Ворик М... И...        64 года        24.03.48              Самбір, Шопена ??, кв ?
       Ворик М... П...        35 лет        04.09.76              с.Страшевичі, Невідома ?, кв ?
       Ворик М... П...        55 лет        04.05.57              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик М... С...        24 года        20.08.87              с.Страшевичі, нев. Невідома
       Ворик М... С...        24 года        20.08.87              с.Страшевичі, нев. Невідома
       Ворик Н... П...        77 лет        15.07.34              Самбір, Грушевського ?, кв ?
       Ворик О... Г...        48 лет        17.10.63              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик О... О...        49 лет        06.08.62              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик О... И...        95 лет        19.04.17              Самбір, Франка ??А
       Ворик П... Б...        34 года        18.10.77              Львів, Кримська ??, кв ???
       Ворик П... Г...        57 лет        22.04.55              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик П... П...        64 года        05.02.48              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик П... П...        38 лет        01.04.74              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик С... Г...        54 года        13.09.57              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик С... Д...        54 года        26.04.58              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик С... Д...        74 года        06.03.38              Самбір, Грушевського ?, кв ?
       Ворик С... Г...        54 года        13.09.57              с.Страшевичі, Невідома
       Ворик Ю... Д...        24 года        19.01.88              с.Страшевичі, нев. Невідома

Consider writing a short simple letter to the woman (based on dob, probably passed on),
ВОРИК МАРИЯ ВАСИЛЬЕВНА (Woryk, Marya, daughter of Wasyl) 1920-12-02 only person
listed in Torchynovychi and make an inquiry. Her family probably still holds the property,
and would receive the letter. They might have some info to pass on??? You can write your letter
in English and they will have to find someone to translate it for them. Copy Address as is.

Старосамбірський район
Львівська область 82080


Some old GC Church Records have been filmed:

Metrical books, 1784-1878

Greek Catholic Church. Torczynowice (Sambor) (Main Author)

Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L′viv.
Greek Catholic Church records (births, marriages, deaths) for Torczynowice (Sambor), Galizien, Austria; later
Torczynowice (Sambor), Lwów, Poland; now Torchynovychi, Staryĭ Sambir, L′viv, Ukraine. Text in Latin.
Record group 201, series 4A, files 5595, 5613.

Austria, Galizien, Torczynowice (Sambor) - Church records
Poland, Lwów, Torczynowice (Sambor) - Church records
Україна, Львів, Старий Самбір, Торчиновичі - Метричні книги
Ukraine, L′viv, Staryĭ Sambir, Torchynovychi - Church records

Manuscript (On Film)


Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003

on 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Film Notes
Note - Location [Film]
Volume 201-4A/5595 Births 1784-1846 - FHL INTL Film [ 2359412 Item 7 ]
Volume 201-4A/5613 Deaths 1784-1847 -- Births, marriages, deaths 1873-1878 (out of order) - FHL INTL Film [ 2360348 Item 6 ]

Before tackling above films, make sure to carefully review the VITAL RECORDS section at following site. This is probably the most comprehensive resource for anyone researching their Galician roots.

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