The Carpathian Village People is a 23-page booklet published in 1981. It is a listing of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants to Minneapolis, Minnesota from the 1880's to 1947. This information was gathered and compiled by Mitro Jurchisin over a 25 year period! It includes hundreds of surnames with given names by village. For the women, it even includes their maiden names. It is a wonderful resource. Most of these immigrants came from villages in Slovakia near the border with Poland. The principal villages were Becherov, Dubova, Chmel'ova, Ondavka, Regetovka, and Stebnik, all in Saros county north of Bardejov.
With less than 100 booklets available when we last checked, you should get a copy as
soon as possible if you have an interest. You may order one for only $6 from the following
Rusin Assoc. of Minnesota
c/o Karen Varian
1817 121st Ave. N.E.
Blaine, MN 55449
Note: Some of the surnames from the Carpathian Village People were added to the Carpatho-Rusyn Surname Listing under ID# B60. The booklet contains additional information such as given names and marriages.
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