Time Capsule Blog

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our Time Capsule Blog! What you are going to read about is encoded in your genes if your ancestors were Ukrainian, Ruthenian, Hutsul, Lemko, Boiko, Volhynian, Galician and more.

The goals we’ve set by this project are drawing the portrait of our ancestors, exploring their real everyday life and learning about their mentality to understand ourselves better. To achieve them we will focus on ethnography, microhistory and personality rather than global historical events. Every week we will try to offer interesting stories illustrating a certain facet of culture of our ancestors, be it traditional architecture or clothes, cuisine or beliefs, lifecycle or everyday activities, leisure in 19th - early 20th century and much more.

We are not looking at exploring each of the topics out and away but we do hope that our sketches will help us understand our background.  

Please, use the tag cloud to find the topics you are interested in and remember to follow or befriend Andriy Dorosh to receive notifications on new publications.

If at some point you realize that you want to explore and experience it all by yourself, we invite you to take our Ukraine tour and touch the soil of your ancestors.


Travel In Time: Visit a Galician Village of the 19th - early 20th century

This sketch will be interesting to those whose family originate from Eastern Galicia and who would like to feel the real atmosphere of their ancestral village. We invite you to travel in time with Dorosh Heritage Tours of Ukraine.


Hutsul Funeral Practices

Even the most bitter events - funerals - were turned into fun, dramatized occasions that originate in pre-Christian times. Let's take a tour to Hutsul lands in Ukraine, guided by Dorosh Heritage Tours, to learn more.



We are used to seeing the word “Obstetrix” in all birth records we research. What kind of phenomenon hides behind this term? Dorosh Heritage Tours invite you to learn about the real world of your ancestors.


What did our ancestors eat 100 years ago?

What did our ancestors eat 100 years ago? To find answers we invite you to travel back in time with Dorosh Heritage Tours and visit Lemko areas in present Poland.


Choosing the Place to Build

Travel in time to the Boiko regions of Ukraine to learn how our ancestors chose the place to build their houses. In our investigation of this issue, we have found out that it was not all  that simple!