I have been working on our family tree for over a year now. I am looking for any information on the Kulakovich name. My Grandfather name was John (Ivan ) and arrived in the United States in 1906. As all that we know he was a orphan and was raised in the villiage of Piatulee District of Vilno, Soviet Russia . Today it is called Belarus and around the villiage of Borisochina . I think that this villiage of Piatulee was destroyed and everyone was killed off. My Grandfather some how escaped to the United States. Much later the villiage was rebuilt and called in English "New Villiage ". I would truly appreicate any information on the KULAKOVICH family.
My aunt was from a simple farm family yet was given the name Olgareetia. I would like to know the origin of the name , but when ever I do a search she is the only one that comes up. Any suggestions on how to find out more about the name? She was born in Schenectady, NY and family lore has it that she was named after an Indian Princess who appeared in at a local theater.
To All Fellow Tree-Builders out there...
I have been trying for some time to find out what happened to my Grandfather, Alexander McKenzie, who was born in Greenock, Scotland on 9th July 1892.
His immediate family is as follows:
Parents: John McLeod Mckenzie and Sarah (maiden name McVinnie, sometimes spelt McEvinn)
Brothers: John McLeod, Edward, Adam McMillan (twin of Edward, died while still a baby)
Sisters: *Margaret Lang McKenzie, Mary McLeod McKenzie
*Margaret Lang McKenzie was married twice, to Andrew Redpath and James Hampton.
Alexander McKenzie married my Grandmother Ruth Emily Reside in 1921 but I'm told the marriage may not have lasted long so he could possibly have married again.
I'd really like some assistance with finding out what happened to him as I've ordered several death certificates already from ScotlandsPeople and they haven't been the right ones.
Thank you very much in advance for ANY info you can pass on to me - either about Alexander or his relatives.