While the research continues, I am pleased with the services I have received from Andriy at West Ukraine Tours. http://west-ukraine-tours.com/home/
He has provided research that would have been impossible to discover from abroad. He not only pursues the obvious but goes beyond to uncover not only what is written, but to get oral histories as well. That is what turns my family history from a black and white story to one with color.
He has discovered members of the Holichenko family that will serve as foundations for the continued research, and pictures of tombstones and memorabilia that begin to weave the story into place. His ability to put the people he interviews at ease, has led unrelated people to share stories that lead to new discoveries. Kind of Ukraine's Sherlock Holmes.