Time Capsule Blog


Welcome to our Time Capsule Blog! We are happy to launch a series of insights into the life of Ukrainians (in particular, different ethnic groups such as Lemko, Boiko, Hutsul, Volhynian etc.) in different regions across Eastern and Central Europe in the 19th - early 20th century. 

The goals we’ve set by this project are drawing the portrait of our ancestors, exploring their real life and learning about the Ukrainian mentality. 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 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 and ourselves better.  What you are going to read about is encoded in your genes if you are Ukrainian.

Please, use the tag cloud to find the topics you are interested in and remember to like our FB page (link to be added later) 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


My genealogy research in the town of Strilbychi (Strzelbice in Polish), in Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor) Region of Lviv Province, Ukraine has been one of the most special experiences in my life and it will always be.



In 2014, I performed a successful genealogy research in Strymba, Ukraine locating the sister (!!!!!!!) of a person who was moved to the displaced persons camp after WWII, who later relocated to Australia.


Beautiful Tulova

In Tulova people do care about their village. Look how neat it is. It is also a perfect place to try to understand what life was like about 100 years ago and feel what it is like nowadays.