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Subject: Re: looking for demczyk or demczuk and ziemlaneyj
Author: krapstonia
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2005
Classification: Query
Surnames: Balan, Demyanchuk, Demchuk, Demczyk, Demczuk

My great grandmother was Maria (Demchuk) Balan. I have her family history back several generations - through the time of Catherine the Great when two brothers, Michael and Wasyl, left Ukraine and changed the name from Demyanchuk to Demchuk. Maria comes from Michael's line. I have no lineage for Wasyl's line but what I do have is extensive. Happy to share it. Email me at
But I'm really looking for any information on the Demchuk, Demyanchuk line or the Balan line. Maria married Nick (Mykola) Balan whose cousin was an Andrew. That's all I know.