In this third post about Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage, I’ll be sharing some online resources. Most of these websites will be devoted to Carpatho-Rusyn heritage, but a few will be links to businesses where items can be purchased, such as maps, which can’t easily be found in an online version.
1. The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center – This is a must-visit website because of the wide variety of Rusyn-themed items for sale. A great starting point for any researcher is a map of all the Rusyn-identified villages. Map of Carpatho-Rusyn Settlement is $18.00 and a unique item that isn’t readily found.
2. Carpatho-Rusyn Society – Its goal is to “perpetuate the living heritage of the Rusyn people.” Memberships are available, but the website also has a number of links to learn about the Rusyn people.
Carpatho-Rusyns – Encyclopedia.com
The Carpathian Connection – Family history website with a focus on Rusyns who settled in the Passaic-Clifton-Garfield area in New Jersey.
Carpatho-Rusyn Americans – Online article (free) by Paul Robert Magocsi
Researching Carpatho-Rusyns – Article by Tom Peters for Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS)
Rusyn Romanization Table – Cyrillic alphabet equivalents
Rusyns – Wikipedia article
Rusyn People – Encyclopedia Britannica article
The Carpatho-Rusyn Community of Proctor, Vermont – PDF article by Paul Magocsi
The Carpatho-Rusyn Immigrants of Pennsylvania’s Steel Mills – (PDF) M.A. thesis by Mercedes Sowko Crispin
These articles provide much background information on Carpatho-Rusyn history and culture.
Next month, Easter will be here and we’ll take a look at Rusyn Easter traditions.