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Researching: MADAJ
I am looking for some record of Thomas Madaj, who ran away from the army to America in the 1890's and sent for his wife, Pauline Maine Madaj (born in Posen, Poland 1858), soon after he arrived.
email: Jack Fox -
jefox@.linkline.com - Posted 28 October 1998

Researching: ORAVEC, TIBENSKY
I am looking for any and all info on the Oravec and Tibensky family. possibly from around the Podmarice area. Ambrose Oravec was born 10-15-1884. His wife was Agnes Tibensky Oravec, born 5-3-1887. Her fathers name was Frank.
email: -
MOra90805@aol.com - Posted 28 October 1998

Researching: ZBUDZA
I am interested in contacting/being contacted by individuals whose families came from Zbudza, Slovakia.
email: -
CLets11385@aol.com - Posted 28 October 1998

Researching: HIVAK, SAMEL, HURVOCHAK, CHARNEY
Searching for family members who immigrated to US in the early 1900's. The surnames are Shivak, Samel, Hurvochak, Charney. I would appreciate any help. They settled in the Pennsylvania area in America. Thank you.
email: -
PPPAAAT@aol.com - Posted 28 October 1998

Researching: KULIFAY, ZIGA, KLEMA
The Kulifay and Ziga families are from Pohorela, Slovakia. The Klema family is also from Slovakia, exact town to be determined.
email: Mary Klema -
mkklema@stratos.net - Posted 28 October 1998

Researching: GAJDOS, BUGALA
Does anyone have any information regarding the Gajdos or Bugala surnames from Trencin county?
email: Ralph Hass & Dawn Hass -
drhass@execpc.com - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: PAVLIK, KUCHTA, IGLAR
We are researching Pavlik, Kuchta, Iglar.
email: Agnes & Rudy Pavlik -
apavlik@USIT.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: LEHOCKY
Searching for relatives in Trecin, Slovakia.
email: Monsignor Leigh Albin Lehocky -
stpeters@scsn.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: LESINGER, LESENGER
I am looking for infortmation on the name Lesinger or Lesenger. Three brothers came from the Litomysl area around 1868, and settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their father's name was John.
email: George and Myra Lesinger -
mlesinge@htc.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: MIHALY, BOLTUN, KOVACS, LIPTAK, CSONKA, HANUSOVSZKY, NORODOLICK, MESAROS, YUSKO, PUGLISI
My grandmother was Ilona (Helen) Mihaly Boltun and was born in Obis'ovce! Here's the data - directly from her baptismal record: Folio No. 78; Date of Birth: Juli 30 1880; Date of baptism: Aug 1 1880; Name: Ilona; Female - Legitimate; Parents: Mihaly Andras - Roman Catholic from Abos - farmer (or homeowner) Kovacs Maria - Roman Catholic; House Number: Abos 52; Godparents: Liptak Matjas - farmer (homeowner) - Roman Catholic Csonka Maria - Roman Catholic - housewife; Christening Priest: Hanusovszky Istvan; So my grandmother is the daughter of Andrew Mihaly and Mary Kovacs. Her family: Andrej born in Obis'ovce - don't have the date - married Anna Norodolick. They had 6 children, 2 born in Drienov (near Obis'vce), 4 born in the U.S. Mary (Maria) born September 29, 1875 in Obis'ovce married Stephen Mesaros in 1893 in Slovakia came to the U.S., settled in Raritan, NJ, died October 12, 1957 John born in Obis'ovce - don't have the date - don't know if he married and died in Allentown or Bethlehem, PA Ilona (Helen) born July 30, 1880 in Obis'ovce married May 16, 1903 (St. Michael Archangel R.C. Church, Braddock, PA to Michael Boltun, born July 26, 1878 in Porostov, Sobrance, died September 20, 1941. They had 8 children, most of whom died in infancy. Three lived to adulthood; my father, an older brother and younger sister, all deceased. Ilona - my grandmother - died October 28, 1942 and is buried in suburban Pittsburgh, PA. Hanna (Anna) was born in Drienov or Obis'ovce in August 1888. She came to the U.S. with my grandmother. They settled in Wall, PA. Hanna married Joseph Yusko in September 1906. They had 4 children, all deceased. So that's my Mihaly family. Does any of this sound familiar? Is there anyone in your family that can identify any of my family as relatives? Or is there any documentation to show they might be related? Would be interesting to hear about your Mihaly family. I'm cc'ing my cousins JoAnn Puglisi and Jim Yusko, both grandchildren of Hanna Mihaly Yusko. We're all anxious to know more about our families. In fact, we (my husband, JoAnn and I) were in Obis'ovce in 1991 and visited the family homestead. It's interesting to note that the people over there don't really know very much about their genealogy. There was an old relative living and we asked her questions. She wasn't too sure about any relationships, except that we were related and she remembered when my grandmother and JoAnn's went back to Slovakia in about 1909 when there was a strike in the U.S. Other than that, she really couldn't say how we were related! Hope to hear from you.
email: Phyllis Lewis -
Phyllis_A_Lewis@ux6.sp.cs.cmu.edu - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: HORNYAK, HORNICK
Searching for information about Vasily Hornyak (Wash Hornick my adopted grandfather) from Habura, Slovakia and Joseph Hornyak (my real great grandfather) from Torna, Hungary.
email: Anna-Marie Hornick Fuda -
taatty@inetone.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: STAVNICKY, SCAVNICKY
My great-grandfather Emery came over to America in the early 1900's and eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. The present spelling is Stavnicky. I am told that was changed from its original form (Scavnicky) when he arrived in America. Anyone with any information would be greatly appreciated as I'm just starting out in my search. Thank you.
email: -
dsova@aol.com - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: DRUREC, ADNES
I am searching for any information on the "Dzurec" name. This is my grandmother (Adnes) maiden name. Thanks for any help you can offer.
email: -
Dsova@aol.com - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: ENDREK
Searching for Endrek.
email: Karl Peacock -
peacock5@webtv.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: HAJ, DEREN, SPYCHALA
I am third generation 'Polish', or so I thought. Haj and Deren, on Moms side. Spychala on Dad's side. Warsaw, Poland, I thought. But, I only know Buffalo, New York. Lackawanna to be more specific. A long shot from the pleasures of Hawaii...but, I had to make the change. I get home sick, crave perogi and talk top my Grandmother as much as possiable. If you can help me to learn more of my heritage please do! Mahalo!
email: Cheryl Ann Spychala -
CHERYLSUGAR@prodigy.net - Posted 27 October 1998

Researching: PUSKAR, SEIKE
I am interested in researching my family name Puskar. I grew up in Cleveland , Ohio, and now live in Pittsburgh, Pa.. There are numerous Puskar families in this area. It is in a small town south of Pittsburgh called Star Junction, and Perryopolis that my grandfather settled in the early 1900's. Please contact me with any and all Puskar related info, Grand father was John Puskar, who married Anna Seike.
email: -
GPuskar977@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: FAJNA
I would like to find more information on my grandfather, Josef Fajna, who came from a small village near Martin, Slovakia. My parents are going to Slovakia with the hopes of meeting some relatives. Thank you.
email: Denise Fajna Barnes -
Miriam8670@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: SVETZ, GRENYO
My grandfather and great grandmother came to New York in 1893 and 1895 from Austria-Hungary in the Slovakia region. The town they were from was Komlosa or Komlo. My grandfather's name was Thomas Svetz, his brother was Simon, his mother was 'Mary' and his father was Jacob. Jacob died in Komlo. Mary's father was Miklos Grenyo. Does anybody out there know these names?
email: -
Todah35@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: DZURBAK, CHIGANOC, PISKA, PISZKA, BAPKA
Are there any Slovaks/ Slovak Americans who are my relatives? I'm looking for descendants of Vazul Dzurbak (from Humenne) and Anna Chiganoc (from Humenne), whose daughter (my grandmother who was born May 16, 1873), Maria, emigrated to New York City in 1892. I am looking also for descendants of Michal Piska or Piszka and Maria Bapka (both from the Onokovce region of Uzhorod), whose son, Juraj (my grandfather, born May 13, 1870), emigrated to New York City in 1892. Any information can forward to me will be very much appreciated. I have just returned from a trip to Eastern Slovakia where I did find my grandmother's birth records at the Presov archives. I am most eager to discover any Slovak/Rusyn relatives who may still exist in Europe or elsewhere. -Thanks for any help you can give me.
email: -
BBetty@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: GREENWALD
Searching for Greenwald from Bozeice (or Bozcice).
email: Richard A. Abeles -
rikali@ibm.net - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: KRESANEK, SIMEK
I am searching for any info on the name Kresanek from Brezova. I believe my grandparents came to the US between 1891 and 1897. My grandmother"s maiden name was Simek. Thank you for any info you can give me.
email: Nancy Kresanek Howard -
gramamoe@execpc.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: GYEKIS
The name Gyekis in Slovakia either/and as a family name or village name. I've traced it back through Hungary in the early 1800s.
email: -
gyekis@epix.net - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: WELLER, NOVAK
I am searching for George Weller b. 4 Apr 1864 in Kalemberg(Kahlenberg) Austria. He immigrated to the US in May 1891 via Bremen to NY on the ship Insecludus. He settled in Cambria County, Pennsylvania and worked as a coalminer for Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corp. He married Anna Novak also of Ausria - I do not know if they were married prior to immigrating to the US - I suspect not. I have been told that Kahlenberg is in the county of Szepes now in Slovakia. How do I find census, birth, marriage and death records of this area?
email: Judi Weller -
dweller415@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: NOVOTNY, NOVOTNEY, MEHOK
Seeking information on the relatives/descendants of Dzotko Novotny or Jan Novotny in the area of Smizany or Spisska Nova Ves. Also searching for the relatives of Anna Mehok (Novotny) from Svinia. Also searching for descendants of Paul Stefan Novotny and Anna Mehok Novotny who are living in the U.S. Paul and Anna both immigrated to west central Indiana (Terre Haute area) c. 1900.
email: Scott Novotney -
Novotney@mama.indstate.edu - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: ZETTS, SAROSY
Am interested in obtaining information about my maiden name: Sarosy. Family originates from Kosice, Slovakia. If possible any other information about Kosice--am working on a research paper with regard to city i.e. history,etc. Thank you very much!
email: Martha Sarosy Zetts -
MSZ8340@aol.com - Posted 26 October 1998

Researching: KOPKAS
I am searching for surname of Kopkas. Joseph Kopkas is one brother of thirteen children, three (including Joseph) came to America residing in Cleveland, Ohio. The other children stayed in Slovakia; possibly from Kosice or Levoca cities. Anyone with information on this surname, please contact me.
email: Marlenia Henkel -
MAXH31@aol.com - Posted 25 October 1998

Researching: SPAK
Searching for a Spak family in or around the town of Smilnoff.
email: David Spak -
Bison14378@aol.com - Posted 25 October 1998

Researching: SUPER, CZUPER
I am looking for traces of the name Super or Czuper. We believe that it was changed when my great grandparents came to the United States. They moved to Kansas City from somewhere in Slovakia.
email: -
Angel3973@aol.com - Posted 25 October 1998

Researching: ZANONY, ZSANONIJ, ZANONI, DUBAS, DUBASOVA, KOTKOLIK
Searching for information about Zanony, Zanoni (maybe from Italy), Dubas, Dubasova (Stropkov), Kotkolik (Stiavnik) in Slovakia.
email: Julius Kotkolik -
jules@cityweb.de - Posted 25 October 1998

Researching: POLC, KRUDY
I am looking for information on my great grandparents, John (Jan) Polc, believd to from Dobraniva (spelling??), born in July 1900 and his wife Zuzana Krudy, born in the same town in April 1903. Both left sometime in the 1920's and came to Canada and settled in Ontario.
email: David Johnson -
djohnso1@npiec.on.ca - Posted 25 October 1998

Researching: MUCHA, BARTOS, KREJC, HASJO
I am researching our families who originally came from the villages of Liptovsky, Teplickska, Lublofurdo, and Presov on the Slovakian side and Krasnepotockie, on the southern Polish side.
email: -
Krejc@aol.com - Posted 24 October 1998

Researching: LUKACSKO
Looking for information on the surname Lukacsko. So far all efforts are fruitless.
email: Marje Lukacsko -
MLukacsko@aol.com - Posted 24 October 1998

Researching: HAVANCHAK, PROCZ
I am searching for information about my grandparents, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1900's from Michalovce, Slovakia. Their names were Julia Havanchak and Nicholas Procz.
email: -
popelyjan@yahoo.com - Posted 24 October 1998

Researching: GREENWALD
My wife's grandfather, surname Greenwald, emigrated from the area of Michalovce. My wife's mother visited the region in 1926 and visited two small towns, Hashan and Boshdorf, each within a morning or afternoon, even then, from Michalovce. She had relatives in each, but we have been unable to locate them, if they still exist. At the time the area was under Hungarian rule, so perhaps the names have changed under Czechoslovak or Slovak rule. If anybody could help us find these two places we would be very appreciative. I have emailed the Slovak embassy, but they have not replied. Is there a Slovak tourist office in the U.S.?
email: Rick Abeles -
rikali@ibm.net - Posted 24 October 1998

Researching: PRZYWARA, GRALKA
Searching for sebastian Przywara, born 25 January 1842 and married Pauline Gralka before 1882.
email: June M. Hatton -
JUNEHATTON@prodigy.net - Posted 24 October 1998

Researching: POBLICK
Looking for (dick@epix.net) information on this posting. I have information on Poblick's.
email: -
Rayman1168@aol.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: OPIAL
Searching for information about Tomas Opial and Rozalie Opial, parents of John, Matthew and Theresa Opial. Emigrated to Ford City, PA around 1937.
email: -
MOPIAL@aol.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: HAVER, ADAMRICK, BARLOGHOVA, SZAEOLOVA, KOBYLYAN, MURIN
We are searching for any bits of history on these ancestors: Haver, Adamrick, Barloghova-Szaeolova, Kobylyan, Murin Thank you!
email: Diana -
dkobilan@uswest.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: DRAHOVSKY, MARKO
Researching the family of Joseph J. Drahovsky, born in 1875, in Modunice, Slovakia. Married Katerina Marko, came to America in 1914, and settled in Lebanon, Pa.
email: Steve Drahovsky -
sjdraho@ptd.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: PAVLIK, ROGOZNIK, JANECKA, STAJER, KRALCIK
Searching For Pavlik, Rogoznik, Janecka, Stajer, Kralcik. I'm searching for relatives who came from the towns of Krusetnica and Breza in the early 1900's and settled in the Chicagoland area.
email: -
GHColes@aol.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: SLIVON, TOMASOVIC, PITLIK
From village Petrovice near Bytca since 1700. Father Stefan two daughters - one married to village Mayor and owner of flour mill, the other to tinker in village Starkov. Widow Anna Slivon moved to Bytca around 1875 with young son Stefan who apprenticed as a metal worker in Linz Austria at six years when his mother died in 1876. Any help with the information herein or further back will be of great help. Stefan Slivon Born 1870 died 1961.
email: -
B0ING0B0B@aol.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: JUSKO
I'm looking for information for the surname of Jusko.
email: Margie Jusko -
Margiee@worldnet.att.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: GUNSBERG
My father Morris Gunsberg was born in Zilina in 1895. He came to America in the 1920's. Where can I get information about his family & relatives. Was Gunsberg a common name in the area at that time? Any information would be appreciated. Thank You.
email: Bernice -
bshoobe@pol.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: STANKO, MALATAK
From: "I am initiating a search on my families. Both of my Grandfathers (John Stanko and Peter Malatak -- both of Slovakia, as well as one of my Grandmothers Julia Medvec). How and where do I start?
email: John M. Malatak -
jmalatak@erols.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: BAZALA
My name is was Ana Bazala. I was born in Kulpin, Backa, a Slovak. I have relatives there but I cannot write slovak only understand it and can read some. I want to know if any of them have a email address and try to communicate with them. Thank you for your time, even if you cannot help me.
email: Ann Gordon-Kay -
gordonk@MNSi.Net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: JACUBISIN, YAKUBISIN
I know that my family's origins were in Slovakia, but since my grandmother and her family members who would know are gone, I would appreciate any information on this family name and the area they may come from. My grandfather's name was Stephan Francis Jakubisin (spelled Yakubisin in America) and his father was George Jakubisin. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: Diane -
lazyacres@sssnet.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: PIETNICKI, PIETNICKA, PIATNICKA
Please information of name Piatnicka (South Seide).
email: Eryk Murlowski -
ski7eryk@sonik.com.pl - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: BEDNAR
Looking for Joseph Bednar from Presov in the 1890's.
email: -
snag56@intrepid.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: OLAH, SZALOKY, BRUCHANEK
Looking for any information regarding three families:(1) the Olah family which lived in Marmaros Sziget, Hungary (now Slovakia);(2)the Szaloky family which lived in Kosice and the Bruchanek family which lived in Fekete Balog (now Cierney Balog). My grandmother Maria Olah was born around 1870; my grandfather Ference Bruchanek was born around the early 1870's.
email: Richard & Marion Brzozowski -
brozo@erols.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: DUFALA, DUFFALA, DUFFALO, DUDA, STUCKA, SASALA
I am searching for information on Andrew Dufala, his wife Kristina, and their children. They lived in Jakubiany and were born ca1837 or before. Several of their children emigrated to western Pennsylvania ca1900. Michael Dufala born 1857 married Zuzana (Susanna) Duda (my grandparents). John Dufala married Katherine Stucka. Joseph Dufala married Eva Sasala. Thank you for any information.
email: Rachel Duffalo -
rduffalo@microserve.net - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: MORIKON, MORIKA, MORRIKON, MORYKON, CHAZOSKY, KOSTELEBA, KOSTELABA, KASTELABA, MARGITICH, CHOPEY
I am searching for information on my maternal grandparents Catherine Chazosky Morikon and Luc Morikon. Catherine was from Lisko, Poland and traveled to the US when she was 16 and settled in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area. Luc Morikon (spellings also include--Morika, Morrikon, Morykon) married Catherine in the US and resided in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was born in 1886 in Turka--region Galicia and traveled to the US in March of 1911. My paternal grandparents George Kosteleba (also spelled Kostelaba, Kasteleba) and Julia Margitich Kosteleba were from Velky Komnati or Male Komnati near Chengava and Maria Poc. They were married there and came to the US thru New York on Cunard Lines. Julia worked for Father Chopey in her hometown and then traveled to the US with him and her husband George. It is known that she had at least two brothers, Daniel and Charles. George and Julia had a child who died in Europe shortly before they came to the US. They also settled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I would like any information on any other extended family of theirs that may be in the US, Europe, or wherever. Thank you for any help you can provide me.
email: Nancy Kosteleba -
nkosteleba@luzerne.edu - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: KRAYNAK, KRAJNIAK
My name is Rose Ann Kraynak (the original spelling was Krajniak) and I was wondering if there we have any living relatives in the country that was "Slovakia" at the turn of the century. Unfortunately, my grandparents have been deceased for over 30 years. When they were living, they were illiterate and could not speak English. As a result, we grandchildren were unable to glean much information from them about their past. As a matter of fact, our parents (also deceased) did not know much about their past lives. We don't even know the name of the village/town from which they emigrated. If there are any other Krajniaks out there, I'm guessing that we are related. We all live in Pennsylvania (coal mining region of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) and the older we get, the more curious we are about our heritage. Any info that you have will be appreciated.
email: Rose Ann Kraynak -
SGarbacik@aol.com - Posted 23 October 1998

Researching: PAVLIK, BENHAUSER, WANJURA, GEBAUER
My great grandfather Johann Pavlik was born in the Empire of Austria (possible in Slovakia) on June 22, 1836. I am working on my family history and would like to find someone with information or leads on his parents, wife, brothes and sisters and children other than Frank and Louis who emigrated with him to the United States. Johann Pavlik emigrated to the U.S. in June 1883. He emigrated from the port of Bremen in Germany on or about May 23, 1883 and arrived in the port of New York on or about June 6, 1883, according to his application for Naturalization filed in Fayette County, Texas, USA on June 29, 1887. He did not bring a wife with him to the USA. It is possible that she was deceased. He brought my grandfather Frank (Franz) Pavlik who was born August 15, 1871 and my grandfathers brother Louis (Alois) who was born September 10, 1873. Somewhere I found that he was married in the Empire of Austria on February 2, 1867. However I don't any proof of his marriage. Johann Pavlik died in Colorado County, Texas on February 15, 1894. He is buried in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas. My grandfather Frank Pavlik married Anna Wanjura the daughter of Josef and Johanna (Benhauser) Wanjura on January 23, 1894 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Weimar, Texas. Frank and Anna where the parents of 10 Children, Ernest, Anna, Frank Jr., Aloysia, Maria, Ida, Emelia, Carl (Charlie), Adolf (my father), and Joseph. (Aloysia, Maria, and Ida died at birth or within a few months of birth). Louis (Alois) married Anna Gebauer on October 18, 1896. Louis and Anna were the parents of 13 Children, Frank J., Martha, Annie, Pauline, Joe L., Otto, Ida Adela, John, Alma, Elsie, Herman, Alvina, and Edgar. Any leads or information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Erwin A. Pavlik -
epavlik@bluebon.net - Posted 22 October 1998

Researching: TOMAYKO, TOMAJKO, TOMAIKO, JECIN, YECIN, SARNOFSKY, SARNOVSKY
Tomayko (possibly Tomajko or Tomaiko), Jecin (possibly Yecin), and Sarnofsky (possibly Sarnovsky or Saranof/vsky). Oral info puts Tomayko in the vicinity of Biele Vody, SK. B+ blood grouping.
email: Ed Scott -
emsai@earthlink.net - Posted 22 October 1998

Researching: DASKE
Searching for Daske who settled in Pennsylvania area. Have no info on ancestors. They were probably from Stolp, Prussia originally. Not sure. Cannot find connections between Pennsylvania and Ohio families.
email: -
kc5omt@webtv.net - Posted 22 October 1998

Researching: KORENEK, ADAMCIK
Do you have any ininformation on "Korenek" or "Adamcik"
email: -
BPoche9213@aol.com - Posted 22 October 1998

Researching: VLOSSAK, VLOSAK, ODROBINAK
Looking for Vlossak, Vlosak, and Odrobinak from Bobrov, Orava County.
email: DACKS3@webtv.net -
Frank Vlossak - Posted 22 October 1998

Researching: MARVONEK
What sort of information can you give me about searching Slovakia for my family tree through Slovakia my parents came Myava an Stara Tour and they were Protestant.
email: Steve Marvonek -
Smarvonek@snet.net - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: HALKO, HALYKO, SIMKO, KOCIK, STRAKA
Searching family names, Halko, Halyko, Simko, Kocik, and Straka.
email: Elaine Mirek -
emirek@msn.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: PALUCH
I am looking for information on the family named Paluch from Turzovka, Slovakia.
email: Claudia Sevell -
csevell@benemark.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: APFEL
Beodra, Hungary is what present-day city/country?
email: Janet Apfel Campbell -
djcjmc@aol.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: KVASNAK, SUSMAK, CHOROBA
Researching Kvasnak, Susmak, and Choroba.
email: Chris S. Kvasnak -
ckvasn01@detroitdiesel.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: DUBRAVCAK
I am marrying a man from Slovakia and I would like to know a little about his family background, Dubravcak.
email: Cynthia Beagle -
CSBeagle@worldnet.att.net - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: VOJT, MADERA
Paul Vojt from Turchaska, Austria. Sophy Madera from Turchaska, Austria.
email: Daniel Vojt -
kerouc@email.msn.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: KIMLICKA
Surname is Kimlicka from the village of Lob(?).
email: -
kimlicka@hept.himeji-tech.ac.jp - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: VOZAR
I am currently researching my family history including participation in the Civil War and when we first came to America.
email: Katherine Vozar -
wagner@cvzoom.net.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: ZRELAK, HOCLAR
I am searching for relatives of my grandfather, Jozef Zrelak. He was born in Lubotin in 1895 to Andrej and Zuzana Zrelak. In his early teens he came to the USA and changed his name to Joseph Hoclar. Later his sister also came to America, but the rest of the family stayed behind.
email: Mandy Pugh -
pugh@westco.net - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: KLOBNAK
Family name of Klobnak from the village of Zamutov in Slovakia.
email: Rosemarie -
rrhodes@ctnet.net - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: HANDLOVIC
I am searching the name of Handlovic I don't have a town or village.
email: Keith Spear -
kspear70@concentric.net - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: STAROSKY, STAUROVSKY
The current spelling of my last name is: Starosky, but my grandfather says it is Staurovsky. This last year I went to Slovakia on a three day trip to find the villages where my great-grandfather and mother are from. From my some-what limited search, I was unable to find either village on any Slovakia map. The villages are: Zeftlenkska, (Michael Staurovsky) and Chiechawa. I now live in Croatia and would be interested in news about my families past.
email: Greg Starosky -
starosky@hotmail.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: KRUTAK
I am looking for information on my surname, Krutak. I am a third generation Slovakian descendant named Kurt. I know that my great grandparents arrived in New York in the late 1800's from Dubova, Slovakia.
email: Kurt Krutak -
Doug@royalvilla.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: GOLIAS
My father and I are actively researching the Golias family heritage. Any information you can give us would be appreciated. We have traced back to an Andrew Golias around 1828 in the village of Kucin. We have many missing gaps between this period up to the the early 1900's when my father's grandparents immigrated to the Wilkes-Barre, PA area. Thank you!
email: -
jpgolias@aol.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: CHVALA
A couple of years ago I saw the information on the Stephen Chvala Family as a genealogical family tree while an acquaintance was using his computer. I have been unable to locate any reference to this genealogical sudy. Do you have any suggestions on how I may be able to view this information?
email: -
MrFixitJBK@aol.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: HERCEG
Searching for people with surname Herceg living in or near Pata, Slovakia. My father and grandfather both from Pata first name of Stefan. Any leads appreciated.
email:
HGHM15A@Prodigy.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: STAVA
Any information regarding the Stava surname?
email: -
Kazoo1218@aol.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: GILDO, GILDA, GELDA
Would like to list the last name of, and we are not sure yet on the correct spelling, Janos "Gildo", "Gilda", "Gelda" born in Rozsnyo (Rosnava) in June 5, 1875.
email: -
juarezca@aol.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: STELLAR
Looking for Surname Stellar.
email: Emrich M. Stellar -
estellar@itw.com - Posted 21 October 1998

Researching: TARISKA
I am looking for my friend who have moved to USA in 1993 in May-June. His name is Martin Tariska, he comes from Vinne, Slovakia and he is married to an American. He suppose to live in Hackettstown, N.J.or close area. Pls send me any information.
email: -
anita@pop16.odn.ne.jp - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: KORAUS
Looking for any information on the surname Koraus.
email: -
vak1@superior.net - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: BERNARSKY, HOMICK, JILINSKY, CZILBELYAK, MYCEK, RZESZUTEK
I am look for some information on the following Ukrainian or Ruthenian surnames: Bernarsky, Homick, Jilinsky & Czilbelyak. My maternal granmother's maiden surname was Bernarsky. the other names are of her mother and grandmothers. She was born and raised in the Scranton, Pa area (Simpson, PA which is also near Carbondale, PA). I have little or no informtion on where the families came from. My grandmother always considered herself Ukrainian, but the little I know about her family suggests that she may have been Ruthenian. She also referred to herself as a white russian (belorussian or ukranian). If anyone has even heard of these names, or can give me any information, it would be appreciated greatly. I am searching for any information on my great grandfather's surname, and the surname of his wife and mother and mother-in-law. John Mycek was born in 1891, and emigrated to Port Chester, NY in 1914 from Komovow, Poland (which was in the Austria-Hungarian Empire - I was once told that it might be around Katowice, Poland or Ostrava, Slovakia). His wife's name was Antonina Rzeszutek. She was born in 1896, in Ostrowy, Kolonia, Poland (Again in the Austria-Hungarian Empire). I believe that Ostrowy, Poland is about 100 miles due west of Warsaw, near Lipno, Poland. I would appreciate any information on the names or towns. Thanks.
email: -
terrapin@bestweb.net - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: MALINOVSKY, KOVANIC
Villages of interest in Slovakia (Bratislava) and names: Lab: Malinovsky, Yakabov: Malinovsky, Lozorno: Kovanic.
email: Wm & Elise Malinovsky -
EMalinovsky@COMPUSERVE.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: EVANKO, SOLTIS, IVANKO, SOLITSZ, BABINETZ, HRABOVCAK
I'm searching for info on John Evanko (his marriage certificate says Ivanko) b. Dec 29, 1865, in Zemplinska, Slovakia, d. Dec 28, 1916, in Bridgeport, CT; m. Nov 6, 1892, in Bridgeport, CT, to Barbara Solitsz (Soltis), b. Aug 2, 1876, in Sedlice, Slovakia (I'm told Sedlice is near Presov) d. June 20, 1932, in Bridgeport, CT. They had sons, John, Michael and George Evanko, and daughters, Barbara and Helen Evanko. George Evanko was born in Bridgeport, CT, and married Margaret Anna Babinetz, b. March 6, 1907 in Lansford, PA. Margaret is the daughter of Frank Babinetz, from Presov, Slovakia, and Ella Hrabovcak, from Michalovce, Slovakia. Any help in furthering my search would be greatly appreciated.
email: Faustene Heilman -
heilman@ix.netcom.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: MACKANIC, JANKAY, YONKI
Looking for relatives with the family names of Mackanic or Jankay, Yonki or some variation of that spelling from the village of Snims.
email: -
jjankay@aol.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: TRIVANOVICH
Searching for relatives, grandfather, Adam Trivanovich, came to U.S. in 1905, originally from Bos Novi, Serbia. Please contact me with any information.
email: David Trivanovich -
d99t@aol.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: BIZON
Searching for relatives - last name Bizon
email: -
Catniptrip@aol.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: CROMONIK, KROMONIK, CROMONICK
My ancestors came from a village called Sewell in slovakia. My original surname was spelled ended with the letter k, (Cromonick). It also might have started with the letter k instead of a c, not sure. Please reply if there are any simular references. Thank you!
email: -
JCromonic@aol.com - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: PIVARNIK, PALSA, KOHAN, KRISTOFF, MACKO
Interested in towns of Bardiov and Hertnik and Kocise in Slovak ia. Names of Pivarnik in Kocise; Palsa, Kohan, Khristoff, in Bardiov; Macko, may now be in part of eastern Slovakia that was changed to Ukraine after WWI; many Palsa in Hertnik. Two Palsa doctors in Cleveland. Male and female. From Slovakia I was told. A Pittsburgh priest relative who is a Palsa also.
email: Martha Pivarnik -
a3342550@gateway.net - Posted 20 October 1998

Researching: BESMAK
My grandfather, John Besmak, immigrated to the US, to Pittsburgh, PA, just after WW1. His father's name was Fedor Besmak, mother, Marie Besmak. I was told that John came from the Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, possibly from Mukaceve. Any help in finding existing Besmaks would be so appreciated!
email: Tracey Besmark -
traceyb@albany.net - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: GAYDOS, TACZAK
Looking for information on William Gaydos married to Anna Taczak from Circ. William had two brother named John and Mitro. William and Anna moved to PA, then to Cleveland.
email: E. Moore -
emoore@3dws.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: LACH, DROGOSEK
I am looking for information on my mother's family. The Lachs were from the Toporec area. The Drogoseks (I think that name was altered at Ellis Island) were from Poprad. They immigrated here right after the turn of the century and settled in CT. Lots of Drogoseks are still in Slovakia. My grandfather, Michael, had several brothers and sisters. I know next to nothing about my grandmother Anna. Feel free to drop a line of interest.
email: David Roberts -
dohead1@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KMECS, KMEC, KMETZ
I'm searching for relatives descended from Basilius Kmecs (also may be spelled Kmec or Kmetz, which is my spelling) from Jarabina, in the Stara L'ubovna region. My grandfather was his son, Ignatius Kmetz, who immigrated to Johnstown, Pa., USA, in 1904. Basilius lived in house #70 in Jarabina, which still stands, although it has been renumbered as house #74. I was told there may be relatives or descendants living in Stara L'ubovna and possibly Kosice. I would love to hear from anyone who might know.
email: John Kmetz -
Kmetz@udel.edu - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: SMEJKAL
I am researching the surname Smejkal, from the village of Hostomicich or Hostomice.
email: Donald Smejkal -
15477573@email.msn.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KONTRA, REPKO
Peter Kontra was my greatgrandfather and he married a Katherine Repko. I hope that this is the same Peter Kontra. He had a son named Steven C. Kontra. Please let me know what information you found on the Kontra family since I'm not doing so well.
email: Renee Kontra -
Holyslayer@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: COPKO, VANKULICK, SOPKO
Researching the names of Copko, Vankulick, and Sopko from Slovakia.
email: Bob Sopko -
Rdsvideo@prodigy.net - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: EVANICK, EVANIK, IVANIK, LUKASINA
I am looking for information on the Evanick (Evanik, Ivanik) and Lukasina families. The Lukasina family lived about 3 miles west of Ushgorod (Ushorod, Unghvar) in Ruthenia. Both my grandfather, Alexander Evanick, and my grandmother, Anna Lukasina, came to the US, by way of Ellis Island, around 1920. They were married in the US, lived in NYC for awhile, then moved and settled down in Hecksherville, PA. They were Byzantine Catholics. Any information about the family or the area in Ruthenia would be appreciated.
email: Ellen Marashio -
jem788082@hotmail.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: VAROSKY
Researching the surname Varosky.
email: -
BlkIceG@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: GASPARIK
Researching the surname Gasparik.
email: Tony Gasparik -
ASTRO12@webtv.net - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: RENSKO, RENCKO, RENSCO, RENSCKO, KRAYNAK
Peter and Mary (Kraynak) Rensko came from Petrova, Saris (called Petrova, Saros during the Austro-Hungarian Empire). Peter came from Bremen, Germany on the Kaiser Wilhelm II to Ellis Island in 1909. Mary came from Hamburg, Germany on the President Grant to Ellis Island in 1913. They lived in Lockport and Seward, PA until their deaths in 1969 and 1972. Their parents were Simon and Susie Rensko and Mike and Susan Kraynak. Peter was born in 1882 and Mary was born January 15, 1893, both in Petrova, Saris. I still have relatives there and am trying to locate them.
email: Marcia Wertz -
marciawertz@hotmail.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: STALMACH, ZUBER, BARCIK
Researching Stalmach, Zuber, and Barcik, in the area of Zilinia.
email: Robert Stalmach -
RSTAL@netcom.ca - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: MINAROVIC, MINEROVIC, MINROVIC, HORVAT, KEMLAGE, JAMRICH
Each of the above names are Slovak and most emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800's early 1900's. I have a very short lineage for each name, and would welcome any information. They emigrated through Ellis Island and settled in NY and Akron, OH.
email: -
zesty@email.msn.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KREJC, BARTOS, MUCHA
I am looking for decendants of the Krejc, Bartos and
Mucha families. Villages are Lublofurdo, Presov and Liptovska Teplicksa. Please e-mail if you have any information on these families.
email: - Krejc@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: MIHOVAN
I was wondering if you could send me some info on my family. My last name is Mihovan and it's Ukrainian.
email: -
Mike019283@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: SIMCHIK, SIMCIK, KOTOLLIA, KOLOTILA, KOTEK, KOTIK
Our family traces roots back to the Austrian-Hungarian area. My father called his parents home "somewhere in the Carpathian Mountains". He often referred to his ancestors being called "Lemke's". We have discovered several versions of our current surname, which is Simchik. "Simcik" is how our grandfather signed his naturalization papers. But previous reference is made to Kotollia. A name change has been intimated, but we don't have any more detail. Our grandmother's maiden name was Kotek or Kotik and she met and married our grandfather, John Simcik?Kotillia?Kolotila, in Pennsylvania (Imperial or Tyre) in 1898 or 1899. In our travels, my husband and I have noticed several "Simchik/Simcik, etc" in the telephone books of Chicago. While I was in college in Binghamton, New York, in 1960-1961, there was a woman whose married name was also Simchik. However, I didn't make contact. As far as I know, she was unknown to any of my family. Any information would be appreciated.
email: Helen Simchik Cryvoff -
cryvosa@vh.net - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: ALT, LAMUR, HANDLOVICS, HARAKOVSKY, HARICHOVSZKY, REISENBUECHLER, KRICHBAUM
I am researching Alt, Lamur, Handlovics, Harakovsky, Harichovszky all of Spis County, Slovakia, ca 1816 and earlier. Maria Harihovszky married into the Austrian family Reisenbuechler and Krichbaum in 1836. Bystrany is where my Handlovics ancestors originate ca 1799. Spisske-Vlachy (Wallendorf in German), aka Olasz, is where my Alt, Lamur, and Harakovsky/Harichovszky relatives originate. My Harichovsky Family, Daniel (b. 1793) and wife Katharina (neeHandlovics b. 1799) and their 9 children, disappeared from church records in the 1830's. Their eldest daughter, Maria Harihovszky moved east to the Carpathian Mountains and married in Kiralymezo (Koenigsfeld in German) Austria-Hungary, in what is now known as Ust Corna, Ukraine. Her spouse was the woodcutter Franz Reisenbuechler who was the son of Austrian emigrants Josef Reisenbuechler and Martha Krichbaum.
email: Victoria Nied -
vnied@teleport.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KRIZAN, BOHACJAK, MARTINICKI
I am searching for information on people with the last names of Krizan, Bohacjak, and Martinicki. I don't know specifically what part of Slovakia they would have been from, but these are the surnames of my grandfather, grandmother and great grandmother, respectively. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
email: -
brad@westcorprealty.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: SVETZ, SVECZ, GRENYO
My grandfather and great grandmother came to New York in 1893 and 1895 from Austria Hungary in the Slovakia region. The town they were from was Komlosa or Komlo. My grandfather's name was Thomas Svetz, his brother was Simon, his mother was 'Mary' and his father was Jacob. Jacob died in Komlo. Mary's father was Miklos Grenyo. Does anybody out there know these names?
email: -
HRPJD1@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KIMLICKA, OBRMAR, DRASKOVICS, TADAM, POLAK
Have information on Stefan Peter Kimlicka, Rozalia Obrmar, Draskovics, Tadam, Polak lines from Mat (stupava), Bratislava, Slovakia. Looking for more links.
email: -
HaTaylorAZ@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: TUCHYNAS, BUDINSKY, POZAR
Having found this interesting site, I've become curious about our family history. We've now been in Australia for some 15 years, but it seems that there are a few Tuchynas left in Slovakia too. Please provide information on links to General Jozef Tuchyna. Related names are Budinsky and Pozar.
email: Tomas Tuchyna -
thomas_tuchyna@hotmail.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: HORVATH
Searching for John or Gilbert Horvath who came to the US from Nozslop, Hungary around 1917.
email: Nellie Horvath -
103170.3206@compuserve.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: KOVACIK
Hello! What a wonderful site you have and service for searching. I am trying to locate my father's and grandfather's origins and ancestry. My grandfather, Michael Kovacik, came from Skalitza or Bratislava, married Ana, came to the United States and settled in Binghamton, New York. There were 4 sons with Ana: Fred (my father), Steve, Tom and Bob. They also had two step brothers and a step sister from another marriage. Michael Kovacik died in his 70s sometime in the 1960's. Any information about his parents and lineage would be appreciated. Thank you!
email: Carol Lavoie -
Alphee1@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: JURASZ
I am researching the Jurasz family from Hrab. At one time Hrab was part of Austria Hungary in the Galicia area. It is currently located in the Jaslo District of Poland, near the Slovak border. Many people from Hrab moved to Slovakia, avoiding Operation Vistula in 1947. Information is greatly appreciated.
email: Ann Swanson -
swan@telerama.com - Posted 19 October 1998

Researching: MEJTA, CIHLA
I am searching for any information about the Mejta or Cihla families and the village of Stepanowitz where they may have lived circa 1850 to 1860. Any information about the village and mining in that area would be of great interest.
email: Tony Mayta -
Amay1@aol.com - Posted 19 October 1998

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