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Old 7th January 2015, 19:02
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Hello,
My name is Jim Werdeniuk. I've had very limited contact with my father's side of the family before he and my grandfather passed away. Actually next to none could be an overstatement. But I am of this blood, and I've kept and carried my namesake for 34 years now, and I have this strong desire to know where it comes from,such as region or city, and if I might have any lost family. As far as I know there are only 3 Werdeniuks in the world,myself and my 2 unmet half siblings.
Here is what I know of my Grandfather. His name was Wasyl Werdeniuk, born 1921 or 1922. Served in the Galician, lived in Germany after the war, before departing from Bremerhaven,and arriving in New York in 1951.
And that's about the extent of knowing my family, it's past or history.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 7th January 2015, 20:10
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Welcome Jim and Khrystos Razhdayetsya !

Werdeniuk - Werdenyuk - Verdeniuk - Verdenyuk are variants transliterations (sounds-like) of original surname . Today the surname can still be found in what Ukrainians frequently refer to as Bukowyna > Chernivtsi oblast/region. Following is an older database showing Wedeniuk in Chernivtsi and
a selo/village called Velykij Kuchuriv.

1925-04-27 85/40
1932-09-27 148
1966-07-18
1947-05-05
1958-02-28
1987-02-24 46
1921-09-23
0 1966-09-28
0 1956-09-04 1
1965-05-08

Before doing anything at all you need to track Deedo Wasyl' s personal history in Germany. An inquiry at Bad Arolsen Archives might prove helpful. Germans kept very detailed records of anyone who set foot on their turf during WW2. You should be able to ascertain his EXACT place of birth. All you need is to provide his full name and any variant spellings and his exact birth date. Additionally it would expedite matters if you also provided a copy of his death certificate. There is no cost to direct family.
https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/homepage/index.html
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As per Ancestry.com:

Name: Wasyl Werdeniuk
Arrival Date: 7 Sep 1951
Birth Date: abt 1922
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Roumanian (Romanian)
Port of Departure: Bremerhaven, Germany
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: General M B Stewart
Search Ship Database: Search for the General M B Stewart in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Search Hamburg Passenger Lists: Search for the departure in Hamburg Passenger Lists

Manifest shows Wasyl (29) and Magdelena (23) and son Iluca, 3 yrs old, arriving in NYC Sept 7, 1951. Although ethnically he was Ukrainian, Wasyl's nationality is listed as Roumanian. (During the Interwar Period Bukowyna came under the domain of Romania, and then later was attached to SSR Ukraine.) The young DP (Displaced Person - People) family was heading to Lincoln, Nebraska***.

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PS> You can request Grandmother's Bad Arolsen Archival info at same time. She is listed as Russian. Being married to a Roumania likely saved her from forced repatriation (Keelhaul Operation) either to SSR Ukraine or SSR Belarus post WW2. Document copies will likely include Wasyl's and Magdelena's marriage certificate and their son's birth certificate.

Operation Keelhaul
Operation Keelhaul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Once you get response, you might want to follow-up by exploring :
Displaced Persons' (DP) Camps Table of Contents
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Old 10th January 2015, 00:00
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Thank you for this assistance. I haven't found any information beyond ancestry.Com until now. I'll try to keep this post updated as I continue my research
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Old 9th February 2015, 13:57
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Hello! my name is Sergey Dmitrov. My grandmother Wasylina Werdeniuk was a sisster of your Grandfather Wasyl. I will be glad to speak with you and tell you about your grandfathers family! my mail: dmitrovgrizzly@rambler.ru Or better find me in a Skype: Sergedmitroff. Chernivtsi Ukraine
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Old 9th February 2015, 15:50
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Hello Jim.

1925-04-27 85/40???

Vasylina, daughter of Ivan (equivalent to John in English). Address is Chernivtsi.
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Have you responded to Serhiy's post?

Would love to read some good news...
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Old 9th February 2015, 18:31
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I sent an email. I'm excited to start talking with couzins
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Old 9th February 2015, 19:23
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Jim.

He was here earlier. He even left me a message asking for direct contact.

Keep in mind that there is a time difference.
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