Searching Cyrillic documents for Cichon ancestors

By Steve Cichon

I’ve recently come across two great Polish websites to do Polish genealogy research– to find stuff not on ancestry or familysearch.

Broken down by provinces, has a lot of easily searchable information. It almost acts as an index for, which has scanned thousands of Polish church records.

I’ve found what I can on the first, and now I’m staring at Polish documents written in Russian.

That first line is CICHON in Cyrillic.

The next line is Jan Cichon… The final line is Jan Cichon in Roman letters.

I just keep looking for Чехойнь until I go blind or find my great grandfather, whichever comes first.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.