My name is Jennifer Steel. I live in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. I was born on September 2nd 1966. I have two daughters: Lara, 10 yrs old and Jaeden,16 months old. I am searching for members of my family. My maternal Grandfather, Mile Glumac, was born in Lipovo Polje, Yugoslavia on May 19th 1920. His parentÂ’s names are OÂ’Brad and Marica Glumac. One of his sisterÂ’s is Boje Koruga (nee Glumac). I believe she was married sometime before 1948. Her husbandÂ’s name may be Dusan Koruga.
Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away on December 14th 1989. He died from complications of bone cancer. He was 69 years old when he passed away. My Grandfather did not talk much about his family or his homeland, Yugoslavia. Fortunately, a letter was found in my grandfatherÂ’s home after he had passed away. The letter was written by his sister, dated in the 1960Â’s and postmarked from Gakovo. This is the information I have as of December 28th 1999.
Great-grandmother...Marica Glumac (nee Glumac)
Grandfather.........Â…..Mile Glumac (May 19, 1920- December 14,1989)
Great Aunt..........Â…Â…Boje Koruga (nee Glumac)
Mile Glumac was born in Lipovo Polje, Yugoslavia on May 19th 1920. He was baptized soon after his birth in the Serbian Orthodox Church. He came to Port Alberni, British Columbia, CANADA when he was 16 years old. His father, O'brad Glumac, came to CANADA a few years earlier.
The eldest son had wanted to come to Canada but had been conscripted into the Army in Yugoslavia. He was therefore unable to immigrate. Mile Glumac reluctantly came instead. Father and son work at jobs in the forest industry in British Columbia until my Grandfather was engaged in 1945. My Great-grandfather then returned to Lipovo Polje to be with his wife, Marica.
Mile Glumac married Lillian Mary Chapman in 1946 when he was 26 years old. They had 3 children: Beverley (1947) , Susan and Robert.
A friend managed to give me the listings of all the GLUMAC's and KORUGA's in Lipovo Polje and Dakovo from the Croatian Directory on the internet.
I would like to get the names of all my Glumac relatives in Yugoslavia. My GrandfatherÂ’s branch of the family tree is very important to me. I would like to get in touch with anyone who could help me locate any of my Glumac relatives.
I would like to have the names of my GrandfatherÂ’s brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles or any other family members and in-laws. I would like to get this information soon!! I am being patient with my search efforts but would appreciate help from anyone with information about my family.
A Priest from St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Vancouver said that he did not know of any Serbian Orthodox Churches in Dakovo. Is this correct information? I was also told that all the Orthodox Church documents have been moved to Belgrade. Perhaps, I could find the marriage certificate of my Great-Aunt, Boje Koruga (nee Glumac).
Also, I have heard of a book in Serbian called "Serbian Tribes"? If someone knows how I could get a copy please let me know. If someone be so kind to get one and mail it to me, I will pay the costs!
Thank you for reading about my family. I hope that I will find them soon. God Bless You! Jenny Steel, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org