Mystery

What would a website about family genealogy be without discussing some of the mystery that has been uncovered?  The internet is a wonderful contraption for sharing and solving problems like these.  If I have questions that need to be answered you will find them here.  

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  • Kayville Hotel and Cafe 1924

    In 1924 Alex Bodnaresk built a two storey business with a cafe on the ground floor and hotel rooms on the second floor.  This was Kayville's first hotel and first cafe!

  • Wedding of George Cojocari and Mary Banda

    Here we have a group photo from 1934 of the wedding of George Cojocar and Mary Banda.  The photo was taken on the farm of Nick and Garafira Cojocari.  There are 36 people in the photo and I have only named 17 of them.  I need you to help identify some of the guests in this photo if you can.

  • Early Saint Mary's Church Group

    Early in the life of Saint Mary's Church north of Kayville the parishioners gathered for this group photo.  I do not know ANYONE in the photo.

    Saint Mary's Church was built in 1915 and I am guessing that this photo was taken close to that year but I don't know.  Neither do I know the occasion they were marking. Do you know more?

  • 1912 Wedding Group

    I am told that this is a wedding photo taken on July 24, 1912 in or around the town of Marcelin, Saskatchewan.  I was initially given only the names for people on the left side and then I discovered a more complete list of names in the book Land of Promise so I am pleased to say that the mystery on this photo is fading!

    Perhaps you can fill in some of the remaining blanks for me?

  • 1936 Saint Mary's Church Group

    On July 12, 1936 the parishioners of Saint Mary's Church north of Kayville gathered for this group photo on the occasion of the first visit by Bishop Policarp (Pompei) Morusca.

    I only know TWO people in this whole photo!  Can you help me identify more?

  • Wedding of George Cojocari and Mary Varteniuk

    In 1936 a very large group of handsome people stood for the photo at the wedding of George J. Cojocar and Mary Varteniuk.  What a great find for us... I just wonder who they all are.  Do you know?

  • Funeral of Nicolai Donison

    In 1925 Nicolai "Nick" Donison has been suffering from a gastric ulcer and sought medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA in a bid to regain his health.  Despite the state-of-the-art care Nick, father of six, would be dead two weeks later.  This photo was taken on the day of his funeral.  There are a couple of unknown faces in the small crowd.  Perhaps you know who they were?

  • Funeral of Vasile Banda

    Vasile Banda, father of eight, was killed in a farm accident during the harvest of September 1927.  Based on this photo his burial was well attended.  Unfortunately for us the names of the people who posed for this photo are largely unknown to me.  Perhaps you recognize some of the faces?

  • 1957 Group Photo

    My family has a tradition of posing for group photos when we get together.  This tradition has been handed down over the generations as we see in this example photographed in 1957.  I wish I knew what the occasion or location was but sadly all I have is the developers stamp on the border of the photo stating "Feb 1957".  I recognize a number of faces but there are a few I am going to need your help with!