Welcome! - Vitajte!


The Carpathian Connection is committed to collecting, preserving and disseminating the history of "Our People" for future generations.



























Our Vision


The creation and administration of this web page will be for the exclusive purpose of historical education and genealogical research related to those individuals who were from the former Carpathian territories and were of Carpatho-Rusyn heritage.


Since the inception of our site in 1998 we have continued to expand into a valuable tool for Carpatho-Rusyn research. We could not have accomplished this without the support of our dedicated readers. At this time we would like to thank everyone who shared their essays, photographs, and historical documentation. Please assist TCC to keep the memory of “Our People” alive by contributing to our site.  


As always TCC will remain a free and independent web-site for anyone interested in researching their Carpatho-Rusyn ancestry.


Note: Our Gallery Page is Now Available for Mobile Devices!








Items & Sites of Interest






Original Fine Art by Grace Keown


Grace Keown is the granddaughter of Michael & Anna Sokol Osifchin, Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants from Udol, Slovakia. Grace has created art in some form or media for most of her life. Her personal journey and exploration of various techniques have taken her into relationships with watercolor, pastel, scratchboard, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, printmaking, photography, jewelry-making, stenciling and primitive rug-hooking.



Lemko Roots

A Village Cluster "The immigrants still live; they live within us."






There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. – Helen Keller


American Humane Society



SPCA International


Vechnaya Pamyat - Eternal Memory


“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation” 
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet