Skye Sonczalla
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Skye Sonczalla

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Skye Sonczalla
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 1 Oct 2021
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Skye was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Skye Sonczalla is a member of the Galicia Project.
Skye Sonczalla is a member of the Sączawa Name Study Project.
Skye Sonczalla is 100% United States American.
Skye Sonczalla is 1/8 Ruthenian.
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. If I am the profile manager of one of your ancestors, please do not hesitate to ask to be a co-manager or to email me with edits/corrections.

On occasion I have helped adoptees or those who do not know a parent find their relatives through DNA application to genealogy. Typically during genetic genealogy research, one must inspect all DNA match groupings to find the common ancestor between them. Then research all the descendants to find the marriage between groupings. When a marriage is not found, there is either an adoption or question of paternity on that tree. Mysteries unravel and relatives need to learn to accept that those who came before them were not the vision they once had of them. DNA doesn't lie.

Aside from my genealogy hobby, I was formerly a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for 8 years, trained in MMA for several years and dabble in various mediums of art. 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.

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


My current focus is on the Sączawa Surname Study, the root spelling of my maiden name "Sonczalla" and my Polish lineage. My hope to collect as much information on individuals with this surname pre-1900 and break down some brick walls of my own.

Cieplice, Jaroslaw, Galicja, Austria Resource Page: I have been working on transcribing various records from this village for the past couple years. 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.

Galicia Project: In my work with the Cieplice One Place Study, my experience rippled outward to help others understand the land of their ancestors from Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (pre-1918).

I have faced a multitude of questions from Wikitree users about their Ruthenian/Ukrainian heritage and ancestry. I felt the need to adopt the Ukrainian Resource Page so as to help others navigate Ukranian history and border changes.

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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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Hi Skye,

I popped into this profile to add the DNA message, and she had sent you a message, but had posted it in a new comment:



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
edited by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thank you for alerting me, I’ll get in contact with her. 😊
posted by Skye Sonczalla
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

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