The HURAS Family Tree is a work in progress and I plan to continually update it so that it becomes as accurate effort. This has been a collaborative effort that would not have been possible without the help of many family members who have contributed to this family tree. I would like to particularly thank Robert W. Huras who has collected vast amount of information that have been added to the Huras Family Tree.
My objective is to create an accurate historical record for curent and future members of the Huras family. I would be happy to share softcopy reports of the family tree with any family members, simply send me an email message at:
Of course, I welcome any corrections, additions or updates of any kind. Thus far, I have been concentrating on capturing relevant dates, but ultimately would like to expand the data I capture to encompass more descriptions, stories and photo's relevant to the people within the Family Tree.
A little more about me, I am the son of Retired Bishop William David Huras, grandson of the late Albert W. Lotz (long time past at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener) and nephew of the late Rev. Ralph Huras. I am married with a family of 3 children and am employed by TD Bank as a Senior IT Manger.
I am the 4th cousing of Rev. Mervin Huras, the man that started the base of this Huras Family Tree by making numerous trips to Germany to obtain the early family history dating back to 1631 covering the 1st obtainable seven generations shown herein. Not only did he show a great inerest in our family history and its importance, but also tremendous dedication & perseverance to complete his research and create an inspiration for us to follow. Unfortunately, he passed on suddenly and much to soon. His work lay dormant for many years and became lost or misplaced only resurfacing in early 2010.
I think it was while looking at old family pictures with my father many years ago and asking my father to identify the people in them that is suddenly struck me that someone should capture this history or it could be lost forever. I gradually started pulling together names and dates and quickly became overwhelmed at how large a family can grow from descendant who arrived in Canada about 150 years ago. There are currently over 914 people identified in the family tree and its still growing.