My name is Laurie. I'm trying to find where my family came from and
if I have any family left. I'm not sure of the spelling of the last name
or for that matter the first name of my great grandfather.Last name
Juzyk or Yuzyk or Yizyk. My great grandfather's first name changes in
spelling from the ship passinger list from Germany to Canada. Ok, so
what I do know is or think I know ...that my great grandfather ..Amruch
or Andruch ( 1865), great grandmather..Marya( 1871) (not sure on her
maiden name..Bababuk????).children that came over with them.. Krystina
or Krysfina (1891),Michal (1898), Marcela (1899),Wincinety or
Vidrenty(1900) Jan or Yan (1902).
They left Hamburg Germany on May 1/1902 aboard the "Assyria " Hansa
line-shipping line, Hamburg-Amerika line. They arrived in Halifax ,N.S.
Canada on May 13/1902. They stated that they were Polish,Great
grandfather said he was a farmer, G. Catholic, Country of birth was
Austria, place of residence was "Byczkowce".
I do not speak Polish, so searching records is hard. So many things
happened back in the 1800-1900. Why did they leave, how did they live,
do I have family to meet and get to know ????? Please, If you can help
me or send me in the right direction, I would be very grateful !
Thank you !!