was created primarily for those whose roots come from that part of Galicia known as Lemkovyna, or Lemkivshchyna in Ukrainian, mostly descendants of the turn of the century "Ruthenian/Rusyn/Ukrainian" immigrants, particularly English speaking North Americans, who wish to learn more about their heritage.

As a result of the first partition of Poland in 1772, Galicia was occupied by Austria, eventually it wound up in the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the empire's disintegration in 1918.

Prior to it, and from 1918 until 1939, Galicia was administered by Poland. Currently, the territory of Lemkovyna finds itself in the south-eastern post-WW II Poland.
"Kermesh in Olchowiec" - May 25-26, 2019,
"Lemko Watra" at SUM in Ellenville, NY - June 29-30, 2019,
34th Watra in Zdynia - July 19-21th, 2019, XXXV "Watra in exile" - Michałów - August 3-4, 2019,
15th Lemko Vatra in Monastyryska, UA - August 2-4, 2019, Watra - Durham, ON, Canada ? August , 2018,
3rd Lemk. Watra in Zakarpatia, Kostryno near/Welykij Bereznyj, UA - July 15th, 2012.

Welcome to the website dealing with the pastoral farmers
who until 1947 inhabited the Lower Beskid range of the Carpathian Mountains
who are currently known as

Walter Maksimovich - b. 1949 in Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland
Electrical Engineer at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (1974 - 2005). More


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Last Revised: May 19th, 2019
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