Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Paternal Grandfather’s Matrilineal Line

It’s hard to believe we are already half way through 2022 and this weekend is the last weekend of June. It’s also time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

Here is our challenge:

1)  Who is in your paternal grandfather’s matrilineal line (i.e., the mother of your paternal grandfather, and her mother, etc.)

Because this is part of the Rusyn branch of my family tree, where records don’t extend back any further than the early 1800s, this will be an extremely short post for me.

George Kucharik, aka Sabo (1893-1936) is my paternal grandfather.

His mother was Maria Kacsenyak (1859-1926) who married Stephen Kucharik aka Tomko aka Sabo in 1877 in Vsyna Sebastova, Slovakia.

Her mother was Anna Haluska (1832-1899+) who married Michael Kacsenyak (1834-1899+) in 1858 in Ruska Nova Ves, Slovakia.

Her mother was Maria Hovance (c1795-?1834+) who married Andreas Haluska before 1831.

That’s it for my grandfather’s matrilineal line.In fact, if Anna had been born just a few years earlier, I wouldn’t even know the names of her parents.

There are no earlier vital records and my ancestors were peasant farmers who didn’t own anything that needed probate.

Thank you, Randy, for this week’s challenge. It was definitely a quick one for me.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Paternal Grandfather’s Matrilineal Line”

  1. We should always be thankful for what we do find. There are so many reasons for there being no records, from war to poverty.

  2. Hello, my 11th great grandparents were John Benjamin and Abigail. My mother is a Benjamin and she has the Benjamin family tree dating back to 1026. I found an article through Google search posted in WordPress so I signed up. I cannot find the article however I found yours regarding Abigail. There were several people commenting on the John and Abigail Benjamin that I would like to get in touch with to help them trace their roots. Do you which article I am referring to? I am not sure if you are related to John or if you are only related to Abigail. Thank you so much for any information you can provide me with and your time.

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