Skye Sonczalla

Skye Sonczalla

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Skye Sonczalla
Born 1970s.
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Sister of and [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Skye Sonczalla is 1/8 Polish.
Skye Sonczalla is 1/4 German.
Skye Sonczalla is 1/4 British.
Skye Sonczalla is 1/8 Irish.
Skye Sonczalla is 1/8 Scottish.



I have been researching my genealogy on and off for over 20 years. I am very excited to utilize Wikitree and share information with other researchers. One tree - many collaborators; focus on quality profiles - not quantity. My primary focus lately has been the Cieplice One Place Study and the Galicia Project (see below.)

On occasion I have helped adoptees or those who do not know a parent find their relatives through DNA application to genealogy. So far I have assisted several people in making their connections, and I have to say that it is such a blessing to be a part of the experience! I also would like to state that DNA doesn't lie, and these people who have been forced to keep secrets should never be burdened with something that was never their fault. I have quite a bit of compassion for them and their plight in knowing their genetic genealogy.

Aside from my genealogy hobby, I was formerly a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for 8 years. I also am an artist and am training in mixed martial arts. If you have come across any records I have transcribed on the internet; you have my full permission to use them at your discretion. Transcriptions were done to solely to help other genealogists searching for the information, never for personal gain.

I have an affinity for historical maps, especially those from Austro-Hungarian timeframe. I enjoy helping others understand changing borders in areas where they fear to tread (Slavic regions especially.) Here is one such map I created:

"In history only some people are important. In genealogy everyone is important."

Always my heroine: Jane Addams.

DNA Special Interests

Adoption link: Frances Sonczalla

Cieplice One Place Study

Cieplice, Jaroslaw, Galicja, Austria. I have finished transcribing marriage records from 1825 to 1888 and birth records from 1888-1899 from this village. My goal was to find all the interconnections throughout the generations and to bring as much information as I can to 1918, making it possible for others to find their relatives. Where I used to be intimidated to research these lines, now I can share my experience and encourage others.

My work with the Cieplice records is constant, as there are so many records available. It has taken me on a journey to also help to categorize and create resource pages on nearby villages. As the focus shifts from inward to outward, I have been able to revamp the resource page for Galicia and have admin create a Project Page so I can share my experience with others who are intimidated by researching their ancestors from this (now dissolved) country.

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Basics of Wikitree for Beginners

Civil War letters from Col. Stephen Clark.

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Mayflower Ancestor

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One Place Study. Transcribing records and connecting descendants to their ancestors from this village (near Jaroslaw, Poland).
Project coordinator for the Galicia Project. Our goal is to identify and correct profiles, catagorizing villages, and educating members on pre/post1918 European geography. Interested specifically in geographically incorrect profiles from Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Województwo małopolskie), Subcarpathian Voivodeship (Województwo podkarpackie), Silesian Voivodeship (Województwo śląskie), Lviv Oblast; Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, and Ternopil Oblast. Let me know if you would like to help!
DNA Tested
Skye Sonczalla's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Skye or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Skye Sonczalla: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1b1, FTDNA kit #535504
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Skye is probably the most helpful genealogist I have had the pleasure of "meeting". I appreciate the help she has given me to find the link between my "family" and the extended family I have found on Wiki tree. Thank you Skye.
posted by Connie Scheer
Thank you Maggie! I peeked and it looks very interesting! Will read it through soon! :) Hope you are wonderful and Happy New Year!
posted by Skye Sonczalla
Thanks for all you've done for me and my family, Skye. I'm new to this, so I'm off to a slow start, but I look forward to filling out more and more of my genealogy here. Yoy're a wonderful genealogist!
Skye, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Last quote in your bio: Spot on!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Skye, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Haha, maybe we'll link up our trees on the Polish side someday!
posted by Aaron Skomra
For the 101 and plus some things you do at WikiTree, and especially giving life to the Galicia Project,
posted by Maggie N.
Hi Skye!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 2000!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I have a photocopy of several pages from a book "Salute to you Ukraine, outline of my native village Putiatynci" by Wasyl Ewanciw published 1971 in Rochester, NY, printed in Canada. It was lent to me by my mother's first cousin. Her husband's family was from there (Kowba).

Do you know where this village is?

posted by Sue Hall
I just wanted to let you know that the records on szukajwarchiwach are available to down load with their new search engine And they allow more rights to copy and use as you wish for research genealogy etc.

posted by Rae King
Hi Skye - I'm responding to you question about the Ukrainian ancestral village of my great grandmother, Anna Petrov (Petrov-27). My mother did the research in 2005 and we visited Soroki in 2006. There were two villages by the same name Soroki in the same general area. We believe her village was the Soroki, Austria (Galicia), now Ukraine located approximately 15 miles from the city of Kolomyja within the Kolomyja Administrative District. It is approximately 4 miles from Ostapkowce.

I hope that answers your question.


posted by Stacy Stanley
Skye Sonczalla and Sue are 7th cousins twice removed with 21 common ancestors. Skye Sonczalla and Sue Hall are both descendants of Samuel Parsons. Too bad we can't trace the Galicia connections yet.
posted by Sue Hall

Skye is 19 degrees from Donald Howard, 18 degrees from Julia Howe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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