This web site started with the genealogy of my Grand
mother Marie Fiechter, born Countess Ochanoff - Goilov in 1895 in
Leova, Bessarabia, Russia (a small town now in the Republic of Moldova) and
expedition to Moldova in 2004 in search of her ancestors. We only had
five names to go by: Ochanoff (Ohanov), Goilov (Goilav), Buiucliu (Buikliu),
Von Prunkul and Lebedeff (Lebedev).
Things quickly got out of control as more ancestors
were discovered, descendants and consorts were added ( I regret to admit,
I lost count of my grand-nephews and 2nd. cousins! ).
for mistakes & omissions, please send me some feedback... I also apologise
for writing it in English, I might translate it into French one day.
Our family is spread all around the world, but we do
keep in touch. This must be a side effect of the strong Armenian
connection we just discovered! I hope this web site will not only help
keep us together, but also help us finding long lost cousins.
The "expedition" to Moldova was great; Everywhere we went,
we were entertained like royalty by people who could ill afford to. I hope
one day we can reciprocate their hospitality, and do something to help a
few children out of their post-communist, mafia induced misery. Not as
easy as it sounds...
I sincerely hope you will enjoy browsing through this site
just as much as I enjoyed building it.
Monchique, July 8th, 2004
Dr. Jean Ferran