In 2003 the descendants of Yoil Banda and Vista Simeon completed a genealogy work titled The Banda Family History, subtitled Banda Family History Book 2003. Congratulations Team Banda! This 90 page family history does an excellent job of describing Romanian history, recalling Banda immigration to Canada and showcasing the lives of these early settlers.
Author: Descendants of Yoil and Vista Banda
This is a stand-out work. The book spans approximately 5 generations and contains extensive information on many of the family members in addition to the expected dates and places.
The first 30 pages of the book do an excellent job of describing life in Romania, discussing the reasons for the immigration to Canada and what it was like in the pioneering days. I enjoyed the detail that has been handed down in these stories. I thought that the authors really did well in capturing day-to-day life for their ancestors as they pioneered on the land.
While I have no blood relation to the Yoil and Vista line there was some information presented in the book about Yoil's siblings including Vasile Banda who is in my direct line.
Document Your Sources
You are probably a Genealogist if you have found this website so I shouldn't have to remind you about documenting your sources. ...but document your sources. You can read about my experience in the article entitled Sources.