This is my Menz Papa, Haji Sarkis Sarkision’s official certification of registration in America from Turkey from the Statue of Liberty- Ellis Island Foundation.
He married my Menzma, Sidnunush, when she was 16 but he was much older.
They came from Armenia to America to escape the Armenian Genocide. They traveled together leaving behind family members in Russia. Once in America they had two kids, my Grandma Lucy (Lucid) and my Great Uncle Charlie (Getabed).
My Grandma Lucy had my dad and his 5 siblings. But sadly my Great Uncle never married.
My dad then wen’t on to marry my mom and had my two older sisters and I.
My Menzma and I were really close, she passed away when I was 7. My Menz Papa passed before I was born. I’m sad I never got to meet him. I guess he was a really great guy.
A year from yesterday we lost my Great Uncle. He was basically my dads father and was one of the smartests men I have ever met.
This is my family history.
I am proud to be Armenian.