My grandfather Alex (Alexey) Kowal says he came from a village called Charucza in Ukraine. (He was born in 1892 and came to the US in 1913.) I have found a place called Kharucha Vel'ka in Rivnen'ska oblast, Koretsky raion, Ukraine. 'm thinking this must be the place. The nearest town of any size is Velyki Mezhyrichi. I would love to connect with anyone who has any information about this town or region - including how one would go about finding records.