Zaruhy Mishmishian was the great aunt of Hampartzoum Chitjian and had treated him very well in his youth. However due to traditions that the girl of the family belongs to her husbands family when married, her story and family ties to the Chitjian’s was hardly remembered. It was Sara Chitjian’s research in the late 1990’s that uncovered the family ties while editing the book.
This illustrates the custom that more emphasis is placed on the boys because they are the family and the girls become someone else’s family. The Mishmeeshian brothers were remembered and the sister, who married Toros, was completely forgotten. Likewise, Hampartzoum’s own mother went almost unnoticed in her own household. Nothing of Turfanda’s family is known.