Time Capsule Blog

Dear Friends,

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. 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 Andriy Dorosh on FB 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.


Galician Tragedy in 1889

If your ancestors left Galicia in 1890 or shortly afterwards, you will know the possible reason for their emigration. If they stayed and emigrated later, you will understand what they had to go through.


The Crimes of Our Ancestors: Angel Makers

While the topic is quite horrific, I feel that it helps to give us a better understanding of why so many of our ancestors did everything possible to emigrate to other countries


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.