Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage: Online Resources

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.

Fee-Based Products:

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.

Online Resources:

Carpatho-Rusyn History

Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base

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

Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Website

Researching Carpatho-Rusyns – Article by Tom Peters for Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS)

Rusyn Genetics: Abstracts and Summaries

Rusyn Language Resources for English Speakers

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.

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