The surname was/is difficult to transliterate/sounds like.
Ukrainian Transliteration Tablehttp://pages.prodigy.net/l.hodges/translit.htm
There are variant spellings: Kurych, Kurycz, Kuresh and Kurysh. I have even seen a Josef Kruszcz in Ellis Island Records. This fellow was also from Horodenka. Probably same surname, but poorly transliterated. He came to work in Philadelphia. Most likely returned after earning some money??? Canadian Archives shows a Marya Kurycz immigrating to Canada in 1921. There is a Jack Kurysh listed in Canadian Naturalization Records???
Dated 6/29/1922. There is also a Jacko Kurysz from Austria, naturalized 9/29/1924. He was living in E. Kildonan, Man. http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-505.004-e.html
Jacob/YAKIV Kurysh???? was from what was informally referred to as the Pokutia Region of what is Southwestern Ukraine today.
This is a picture of a Ruthenian/Ukrainian family dressed in their Sunday attire. They are from Horodenka district.http://www.umacleveland.org/image/Costumes/011.htm
From late 18th century to 1919, wies/village Harasymiow (Polish name) was predominantly a Ruthenian village w/its own Greek Catholic Church > Horodenka was the administrative
district (powiat) and Obertyn was the judicial/tax district (gmina) > Stanislawskie Wojiwodstwo/Region (became Ivano-Frankivska Region post 1964?)> Galicia/HALYCHYNA Province, administered by ethnic Poles for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Anyone emigrating during this time frame was listed as coming from Austria. The filial Roman Catholic Church was in Woronow.
"Did Your Baba Come from Austria?" by Orysia Traczhttp://www.infoukes.com/genealogy/tracz/baba.html
From 1919 - 1938 this Stanislawow Region became part of Reconstituted Poland. Poland had not existed as a geopolitical entity for previous 125 yrs. Anyone emigrating
during this time frame was listed as Polish national. Post WW2 this region became part of SSR Ukraine until 1991, when it became independent.
TODAY selo/village Harasymiv (Ukr name) is located in a different district, Tlumachskij (Tlumach) raion/district > Ukraine (abbr UA), latest zip code is 78051
I don't see that LDS has filmed the metrikal records from Harasymiv.
You may have to make an inquire either at the State Archives for Ivano Frankivsk or at the Historical Archives in Lviv. E-mail below and ask where Greek Catholic metrikal records for selo Harasymiv, formerly in Horodenka, today in Tlumach, can be located.
State Archives of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
[Derzhavnyi arkhiv Ivano-Frankivskoi oblasti]
Tel/Fax: (03422) 4-90-77; 6-38-16
Working hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-17:00
Once you obtain some metrikal data re family, write Village Administrator in Harasymiv and make an inquiry re any surviving relatives still in the village. Communicating in Ukrainian is ideal. If you have no one local to help you w/Ukrainian, I can recommend someone to translate for you. Rates very reasonable.
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