This is the home page for family names Potsko, Patsko both derived from Packo, Paczko(Slovak), Sweeney, McManamon, Gaughan(Irish), Handzo(Slovak), Randall and Santee(English), Yanoshak, Yanoschak, and Kulmatiski(Ukrainian), Heylek(Bohemian,Slovak), Kemmerer(German) Grega, Matis(Slovak)and all of the families linked to these.
I hope to include gedcoms, charts, family photos, grave photos, bible photos, church record photos, and photos of any official papers relating to people found on the website.
My current research has been through internet resources such as FamilySearch, KindredKonnections, Rootsweb.com, Genealogy.com, Ancestry.com, Genweb, EllisIsland.org, various genealogy message boards, emailing fellow family genealogists, such as Ron Strouse, Cathy McCollum, Cindy Santee, Jen Hufman, Nancy Hufman Filbert, my Aunt Charlotte Mawhinney Sweeney, and cousin Susan Patsko. Some information comes through conversations with my Aunt Anna Cornell and her son Jack, my Aunt Helen Centini, and my Uncles John and Tom Potsko, and previously with my Dad, George Potsko, to whom this site is dedicated. I sure miss him. I've photographed gravestones throughout northeastern PA, and photographed church records as well.
Many of the families found herein, do not have a lot of web presence, so I hope to help out fellow researchers in these families current and future, with gedcoms I upload, and this website.
Thanks for visiting, Hope it helps.
Here are some of my favorite websites:
Rootsweb.com My site sponsor
Stephen Morse Ellis Island Search Site
Bill Tarkulich Slovak History and Research Site
Shtetl Seeker - European Village Finder
LDS Family Search
LDS Family History Library Catalog
Sweeney McGinty Ward Website
PA and Other State Disasters
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids