Through the collection and research of chain migration data,
church and civil records, immigrant newspapers, photographs, oral
histories, and memoirs, the author is writing history, in
words and in
pictures, of the Carpatho-Rusyn immigrant communities of the
Pennsylvania. He has amassed a collection of source
material that he is
assembling into the most comprehensive look at the history of
Carpatho-Rusyn communities anywhere in the world.
He will speak about this project and also about the unique
situation of Rusyns
in NW PA, where farming became the primary occupation of Rusyns.
He has amassed a collection of source
material that he is assembling
Mr. Custer was a founder of the Capartho-Rusyn Society in 1994,
of its New Rusyn Times newsletter until 2016. He is the author
and popular articles of Rusyn history and the blog “The
Carpatho-Rusyns of PA” (rusynsofpa.blogspot.com).
He co-authored the book Prikra (Presov, Slovakia, 2006), a
history of his
Rusyn maternal grandmother’s village in eastern Slovakia. He
degrees in Business and Eastern Europe studies from the
Our Chapter is truly honored that Mr. Custer will come and speak
Chapter and we wish for every member to attend and bring a