Sunday, January 6, 2008

Family Heritage Series explores Ukrainian immigration in upstate NY

In 1900, not one Ukrainian name is listed on the federal census of Cortland County [NY], but by 1915, the state census records show about 290 Ukrainian names, according to an article in the Ithaca Journal, "Area historians look at Ukrainian immigration." While some families lived on West Hill in Homer and performed agricultural work, the majority lived in the City of Cortland and many worked in the Wickwire factory. Two historians will explore the legacy of Cortland's early 20th century Ukrainian immigration at the next installment of the Family History and Heritage Series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 in Cortland. For information call 607-753-3021. The program is free and open to the public.

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