The History and Families of Unije began as the author's quest to study his own genealogical past, and evolved into an examination of the history and origins of the people on the island of Unije in western Croatia. Based on documentary evidence and the oral knowledge of residents, this volume recounts the island's history and family origins spanning four hundred years. Included are the genealogies of the families who established themselves on the island from the 16th through to the 19th Centuries, and the families who migrated to nearby Cunski and Mali Losinj in the 18th Century, and to the United States during the 19th and 20th Centuries. In order to make the text available to a wider audience, the history is rendered into Croatian as Unije Povijest i Obitelji by Mirna Solic and translated into Italian as La Storia di Unie by Enzo Valencich and Fiorella Rivera. Born in Mali Losinj, Croatia, Grant Karcich was educated in Toronto, London, Ontario, and Buffalo. He is a librarian who has worked in the Canadian Arctic, Ontario, and Virginia. He is also the author of Finding Your Italian Ancestors (1999, rev. ed. 2007).