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Researching: KORBA
I am looking for information on my grandmother's family. Her last name was Korba and she came from Chmelova, Slovakia. She came to the United States in 1939.
email: Joseph Labick -
Joe.Labick@cibasc.com- Posted 30 July 1996

Researching: GDOVIN, SWETZ, SVEC, SULZINSKI, SULZYNSKI, SLUZYNSKI, HUDAK, HUDOCK, LIPTAK
Looking for the Gdovin and Swetz (Svec) families probably from Saris Zupa; the Hudak (Hudock) family from Kluknava; the Liptak family from Vitaz near Presov; the Sulzinski (Sulzynski and Sluzynski) families of unknown origin. All immigrated to northeastern Pennsylvania.
email: Michael A. Sulzinski -
sulzinskim1@tiger.uofs.edu- Updated 30 July 1996

Researching: SZEDLAK, MAGYAR
Both grandparents came over in 1890 from Hungary. Believe ancestors lived in Brezovicka or Drienov. Grandfather was Estovan Szedlak and grandmother was Barbara Magyar. We think they met on the boat. Estovan worked in the steel mills and died when dad was 4 years old. So we have no contact with ancestors. I found many Szedlak's came from Brezovicka and Drienov prior to 1890 from the
Brezovicka and Drienov pages here. Any additional info will be appreciated.
email: Frank T. Szedlak Jr. - sszedlak@capecod.net - Corrected 30 July 1996

Researching: ZATOVIC, ZATOVICH
Researching the Zatovic / Zatovich family.
email: -
zatovich@cris.com - Posted 29 July 1996

Researching: PECZEN, PETZEN, BENACY
John Peczen left Nagy Szombat before 1914 after his family was murdered by soldiers. His father was supposedly a member of the Hapsburg Military. His mother was Marie Benacy. This is the only line that continues to stump me. Any help would be appreciated.
email: George A. Petzen -
neztep@csrlink.net - Posted 29 July 1996

Researching: BANIECZKY, VINCENT, LUKACS, SIKORSKY, STRUBEL
searching for information on the Banieczky and Vincent familes from village unknown, and the Lukacs, Sikorsky, and Strubel familes of Lipany, formerly Hethars, Hungary.
email: -
hadsell@ibm.net - Posted 29 July 1996

Researching: ZIPSER, ROSENWEIG, LANGE, WILTSEK, BALDINGER
Seeking info on our Zipser ancestors in Szepes and Saros; likely towns include (mixing lanuages, sorry) Spisska Nova Ves, Spisske Podradhie, Szepes Varalya, perhaps Kosice and Poprad. Paternal Grandparents Philip Zipser and Pepi Rosenzweig; Philip's parents David Zipser/Sarah Lange born ~1815/1821 had nine children between Betty (born 1843) and Philip (born 1866). Maternal grandparents Louis Wiltsek (born Budapest) and Hermine Baldinger (born 1880). Know connections between Baldingers and Rosenzweigs but need gaps filled. Any info, suggestions, correspondence welcome! Thanks.
email: Ed and Marelynn Zipser -
zipser@ariel.tamu.edu - Posted 26 July 1996

Researching: MARKOVICH, SHUPAK, LONG
Searching for the Markovich, Shupak and Long familes of Hobart (Chmelnica) and the Markovich family of Starina.
email: -
markoj@cw2.com - Posted 26 July 1996

Researching: BLAZICK
My grandfather, Joseph Albert Blazick, was born in the village of Malacky in 1893 and his father was Michael. The family emigrated to the United States in 1901 thru 1903. I would like to talk with someone from Slovakia who may know of the family that may still be alive. He had a brother Frank and a sister Mary.
email: Joseph Blazick -
jblazick@isat.com - Posted 25 July 1996

Researching: TRINACTY, VSETULA
The families were from Vesele and Bruno. The Trinacty family was from Bruno. They arrived in Canada in 1929. I am trying to complete a family history and would like to contact family members in Slovakia. We are searching in Zararice also.
email: -
ltrinact@cwconnect.ca - Updated 25 July 1996

Researching: PUSTINGER
I am searching for information on the Pustinger family, possibly from the Saris area of Slovakia.
email: Dan Pustinger -
djp@infonline.net - Posted 25 July 1996

Researching: ZDRAVESKY
I am searching for any information on the Zdravesky family.
email: Charlie Zdravesky -
hotlix@unm.edu - Posted 25 July 1996

Researching: KATINAUSKAS, YOUSAITIS
I am searching for information on the Katinauskas and Yousaitis families.
email: Kathie Piso -
pisok@cobaboston.com - Posted 25 July 1996

Researching: FURIN, YURIAK, BUTCHAK, BUTCHKO
I am searching for the Furin, Yuriak, Butchak, and Butchko families from Zavadka, Spis County, Slovakia.
email: -
nu12u@aol.com - Posted 24 July 1996

Researching: DANKO, DANKOCIK, DLUSANIN, PERHACH, SEMAN, SEMANICIN, SMOLIGA, SZEMAN, VADZITA, WADZITA, ZALEPA
I am researching the Danko, Dankocik, Dlusanin, Perhach, Seman, Semanicin, Smoliga, Szeman, Vadzita, Wadzita, and Zalepa families. My paternal grandparents, Michael Seman, and Maria (Perhach) Zalepa came to the United States in 1903 from Cemerne, Zemplin Zupa, Austria-Hungary and settled in Whiting, Indiana. Immigration documents show the family name variously as Semanicin (son of Seman), and Szeman (the magyarized spelling of the family name). My maternal grandparents, Michael (Dlusanin) Vadzita/Wadzita and Maria (Smoliga) Dankocik/Danko came to the United States in 1910 from Kusin, Ung Zupa, Austria-Hungary, settling eventually in Coalton, Illinois. Michael was originally from Valaskovce and Maria may have been from the Ukraine near Uzgorod. Thus far my research indicates that all of these families were Carpatho-Rusyn.
email: Stewart O. Seman -
sseman@mcs.net - Posted 24 July 1996

Researching: VELEBIR, WELEBIR
My grandparents immigrated from Slovakia in the early 1920's - named Andrew and Mary Velebir, but the name might have been changed at Ellis Island from Welebir. He was first a gold miner in Montana then settled in Hazleton, Pennsylvania where he was a coal miner. I know we still have relatives in Slovakia but have no real information on them.
email: Mary Lou Velebir Crouch -
mcrouch@mnsinc.com - Posted 24 July 1996

Researching: SKOLARANKO, BRYJAK, BRECHAK
I am seeking information on the origin of my grandparents, Joseph Skolaranko and Mary Bryjak (Brechak). I am not sure of their nationality.
email: -
boxscore94@aol.com - Posted 24 July 1996

Researching: DJABELKO, DIABELKO, DABELKO, DUBELKO, GAVALIR, FARBARIK, KRUSCO, KRACSUN, ZMOK, PAVLICKO, SCHUSTER, SHUSTER, KUKURA, HRONEC, CSIZMAR, CIZMAR, KUBIS, KUBICSKOV, MARUSSIN, BENDIK, BUDAY, SAVEL, MASKULA, KUNDISZ, VARADY, PETRIK, SZELIGA, LAZAR, CSEHOVICS, KOSSUTH
Researching various families in the villages of Kravany, Kubachy (now Spisske-Bystre), and Grenicz (now Hranovica) in the old Spis District of Slovakia, in Kassa (now Kocise), and the old Abaj District of Slovakia. In Kravany: Diabelko (Dubelko), Gavalir, Farbarik, Krucsko, Kracsun, Zmok (aka Pavlicko), Schuster (Shuster), Kukura, and Hronec. In Kubachy: Csizmar, Kubis (Kubicskov), Marussin, Bendik, and Buday. In Grenicz: Savel, Maskulka, and Kundisz. In Kassa: Petrik, Szeliga, Lazar, and Csehovics (aka Kossuth). In Bajerovce: Varady and Kovach.
email: James Michael Dubelko -
jdubelko@raex.com - Updated 23 July 1996

Researching: KARKOSIAK
My great grandfather Daniel Karkosiak was born 29 Oct 1866. Family legend says that he was a Jewish child whose village was invaded by the Turks. Many people were murdered, and infant Daniel was left for dead. He was later discovered alive, taken to an orphanage, and adopted by people named "Karkosiak" from the nearby town of Nizna Boca. Does this sound reasonable to anybody who knows the history of the area? How could I ever trace the story? Does anybody know anything about Nizna Boca in central Slovakia?
email: Karen Dreucci -
dreuc@hhs.net - Posted 23 July 1996

Researching: OLENIK, HORVAT, MAJERNIK, DVORNCIKY, RAKOCY
My great aunt died recently and I found out the village her and her brother, my grandfather, came from. My grandfather was Joseph Horvat and my great aunt was Helen Horvat Olenik. Their parents were Michael and Katherine Majernik Horvat. My great aunt was born in Spisska Nova Ves. I am also researching my father's family. I have further information as my research continues. I found my father's birth certificate which states my grandfather's birthplace as Chavnik,Spisska Zupa, as compared to Scavnik, which was on my grandfather's obituary. I also found out that my grandmother, Catherine Dvornciky Rakocy, was born in Hranovnica. They were supposed to live in near-by villages. I found Hranovnica on the Bartholemew Slovakia map. The nearest village which is spelled anywhere near Scavnik,is Spissky Stiavnik. I wonder if that's the right place. Have place-name spellings changed from the Hungarian through the current day?
email: Joe Rakocy -
jrakocy@aol.com - Updated 23 July 1996

Researching: FALISZ, HAVRILLA
Researching the Falisz and Havrilla familes of Uzhorod.
email: Jessica Braun -
braun@svg.com - Posted 23 July 1996

Researching: SZEWCZYK, SHEWCZYK
Searching for information on the Szewczyk or Shewczyk familes.
email: -
lupyanl@timken.com - Posted 23 July 1996

Researching: ORAVETZ
Searching for information on my great-grandmother, Mary Oravetz, born 29 March 1886 in Haniska, Kosice, Slovakia. Her parents were John and Mary Nahay Oravetz. Mary's brothers and sisters were Elizabeth born circa 1876, Alexander born circa Jube 1877, and Joseph born circa March 1880. Would love to contact others researching the same family or area. email: Ron Maloney -
rjmal@gnn.com - Posted 23 July 1996

Researching: KOLESAR, VEROSTKO
Researching the Kolesar and
Verostko families of the Lower Tejkes, Baska, Kosice area.
email: Andy Verostko averostko@bealenet.com - Updated 22 July 1996

Researching: BARBUSH, SHIRILLA, VOYTILLA, MROSKO, CEBULA, CEBULYA
Researching the Barbush, Shirilla, Voytilla, Mrosko, and Cebula/Cebulya familes of
Porac, Slovakia. For more information on these families, stop in at Olivia's Family Page.
email: Paul Lizanich paul01@voyager.net - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: KOSZKOWSKI, RADIAK
My great-grandparents immigrated from Austro-Hungarian Empire around 07 May 1891. Their last names were Koszkowski and Radiak. According to the research which was given to me, Andrew Koszkowski was born in Hankowie and Julia Radiak was born in Regmek. Another set of names which surfaced was Zemplinskej and Stolic. I would appreciate any assistance that might be given. They were supposed to have come through Ellis Island on 07 May 1891 eventually to make their home in Clarence, Pennsylvania circa 1900.
email: Dennis Koshko -
puukane@interpac.net - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: MATHEWS, PLISKO
I am seeking my ethnic/religious heritage and have traced the names of Mathews and Plisko to Slovakian great-grandparents. I am particularly intrested if I have any Jewish background.
email: E. J. Shearn -
peacewrk@snet.net - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: VALACHOVIC, KUCERKA, HARENKA, MAJCIN, GAJDOS, PALKOVIC, PALKA, MICHALIN, DUAPA, OPOLCAN, FRANKO
Those searching for information on relatives should be aware that in some areas where the family name is the same, a blood relationship may not exist. Additional family names are given too. This is the case in Kuty as Valachovic may be Kucerka, Harenka, Majcin, or Gajdos. Palkovic may be Palka, Michalin or Duapa. This applies for many names. Those Slovaks who settled in the United States in groups brought with them their local colloqualisms and customs. Therefore your grandfather may have been known locally as only by his family name before he left for a new area and is not remembered by his real name. My grandfather came from Leopoldov, was given a new name by Kucani, and is known to some as Mike Opolcan instead of Mike Franko. Some did not know his real surname. If you know a different surname, include it in your search request.
email: William C. Wormuth -
senzus@superior.net - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: KOLOJESKI
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email: Gregory J. Kolojeski - 71034.2606@compuserve.com - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: PACZAK, PACZECK, TURCHAN, TURCSAN
Researching the Paczak, Paczeck, Turchan, and Turcsan familes of Zavadska, Nova Ves.
email: David E. Paczak
depaczak@together.net - Updated 22 July 1996

Researching: SAFARA
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email: Paul Safara -
safara@ibm.net - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: TARABCHAK
Researching the Tarabchak family of Lomne.
email: -
ebajer@erols.com - Posted 22 July 1996

Researching: YSTOC, YSTOK, ISTOK
I am seeking information on the Istok family name. My father came over in 1913 as Vasilie Ystok, and was remanded to his father George Istok, Farmdale, Ohio. He came over from Tamasest (Tamacest), Romania. If anyone has any information about either spelling or knows someone who knows someone who does, it would be appreciated. Thank you, The name was changed from Ystoc to Istok in the 1920's or 1930's.
email: Michelle Louise (Istok) Tobin -
batobin@iquest.net - Posted 21 July 1996

Researching: KIRPAN, KYRPAN, CIRPAN
I am looking for information on the Kirpan, Kyrpan, and Cirpan family of the Carpathian mountains in what is today Poland. My father-in-law was a Lemko and Greek Catholic. Members of the family now live in the United States, Ukraine, Poland, and other areas.
email: -
gjense@worldaccess.nl - Posted 21 July 1996

Researching: LENDACKY
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Lendacky Family Facts Database.
- Posted 21 July 1996

Researching: GLADDIS
I am researching Nicholas Gladdis who left Litmonova in 1902.
email: Sharon Gladdis -
law@tftnet.com - Posted 21 July 1996

Researching: KARKOSIAK, CHOLVAT
Searching for information on Daniel Karkosiak and his wife, Anna Cholvat Karkosiak, who immigrated to the United States circa 1904-1905 from Nizna Boca, Slovakia.
email: Karen Dreucci -
dreuc@hhs.net - Posted 21 July 1996

Researching: DZAMA, HRUSC, ILECKO, SUSKO, SUSHKO
Looking on information on the Dzama, Hrusc, Ilecko, Susko, and Sushko families from Sucha near Havaj in okres Svidnik, Slovakia.
email: Frank and Alice Susko -
alice7@sympatico.ca - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: SOPKO
I am researching my family name, Sopko and I could use any information that anyone would be kind enough to help me out with. I have some information, such as our family's symbol and such, but could use anything else someone might know. Any help would be much appreciated.
email: Jason Sopko -
wwp@telerama.lm.com - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: RUDEN
Can anyone provide any information on the origins of the name Ruden? Is there a person on line who knows how to research this question?
email: Steve Ruden -
sraven@igc.apc.org - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: FUTCHKO
Mu mother-in-law's maiden name was Futchko. Her father was originally from Slovakia and moved to Pennsylvania. Would like to find out what village they were from.
email: -
ubqn23a@prodigy.com - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: SOLONA, SOLANI, SWIANTEK, SVIANTEK
I am interested in contacting anyone who may know of the Solana (Solani) family from the area of Hrosov and the Swiantek (Sviantek) family from the Bardejov area. My ancestors came to America and settled near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
email: -
asloan@hhs.net - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: FUCEK, FUCHEK, SROBA, SHROBA
Looking for information on the Fucek, Fuchek, Sroba, and Shroba families from Tulcik and Demyata, 10 km. from Presov.
email: Robert Fuchek -
frbob@gnn.com - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: RUDAK, NAZAR, NASSAR, DZUIBA
My grandparents were from the Polish area of Galacia. My grandfather was from Wetlina in the Lesko area. I don't know if the town stil exists. My grandparents were Greek Catholic and their surnames were Rudak, Nazar (Nassar) and Dzuiba. I would like to know what ethnic group they belonged to and get in touch with other relatives. I would also like to learn more of their village. We have been searching for thirty years.
email: Aileen Nichols -
mowa264076@aol.com - Posted 20 July 1996

Researching: KAFOFSKI, KALAKOWSKI, KESSLER
Searching for information on the Kafofski or Kalawowski family. The surname was changed to Kessler in 1928 in New York state by Joseph, my grandfather on my mother's side.
email: Stephen Sinsley -
ssinsley@starnetinc.com - Posted 18 July 1996

Researching: VAVRIK, WAVRIK, WAWRIK, KOCABA
Slovakia and Moravia, Gbely, Senica, Nemice (Brno-venikov)
email: Frank C. Meduna
fmeduna@visi.com - Updated 17 July 1996

Researching: TERAZ
Juraj Teraz, born 11 April 1912 in Dolne Srnie (Nove Mesto), Slovakia, married Anna Gurisova, born 28 September 1917 in Beckov (Trencin), Slovakia
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email: Frank Meduna fmeduna@visi.com - Updated 17 July 1996

Researching: VARGO
I am searching for information on Paul Vargo and his wife Annie. I do not know what village they came from. They came to the United States in 1895 or 1897 (there is a descrepency between the 1910 and 1920 census) with their son Paul. They lived in Simpson, Pennsylvania. Paul Vargo died before 1910. His wife was born about 1860 and dies in the 1950's.
email: Carol Weston -
caweston@princeton.edu - posted 17 July 1996

Researching: GREGOR
I am trying to do a family tree. I want to go as far back as I can. When I get to my Grandfather I can't go any farther because My Grandfather, James Gregor Sr., came to America all by himself in 1921. He was born in 1903. He died a Long time ago so I don't know anything about his family. My dad told me he had a brother named John Gregor. He came from Czechoslovakia by boat. He got his ticket from the Royal Steam Packet Company. He bought the ticket 25 July 1921. The ticket Says his name is Vaclav Gregor. So James Gregor is probably the American name. His address in Czech is also on it, but it is in a different languge. I think this is what it is "Rac'ice cis 34 pp. Skutic Kraj ch'audrui Czechosloxak'ia". The ticket says when he gets to New York he will go to Omaha Nebraska. I don't know why. The address in Nebraska is 5414 So. 19 St. Omaha, Nebraska.The head office for the company when he bought the ticket was 18 Moorgate Street, London England. I think I have his birth records, passport, and some other documents but I don't know what they say. Because they are from Czechoslovakia. He married Stella Mycek. He became a citizen 18 March 1931. By that time he lived in Chicago. I Found out that his Parents names where Marie Talasko and John Gregor from his death certificate. They never came to America. If you think you know anything please e-mail me.
email: Nick Gregor -
nickrun@aol.com - posted 16 July 1996

Researching: MAGDALIK, FERENC, MESTYANEK
I am searching for relatives living in Slovakia or anywhere in the world. My grandfather was Josef Fabian Magdalik, my grandmother was Caroline Ferenc. They immigrated to America somewhere between 1890 and 1910. They settled in Barberton, Ohio where my father Joseph Anthony Magdalik was born in 1915. Any information regarding the Magdalik Ferenc or Mestyanek family would be greatly appreciated.
email: Gary C. Magdalik -
gcm@whidbey.com - posted 16 July 1996

Researching: MATEJ
I am searching for Rusyn Slovak relatives with the surnames Matej. I do not know what village my great grandfather came from. He arrived in the United States in 1912.
email: Marvin Matey -
marvinm@usa.net - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: KONTRA
I was told my grandfather was Slovak. Peter Kontra was his father, but where they came from is unknown.
email: Kevin Gillissie -
kgillissie@cybergate.net - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: VALKO, CIGANEK, HUCKO, KATLOVSKY, KOSTELNY, KRALIK, KRIHO, RECHTORIS, ZIMA
Researching the Valko family from Brezova. Most of them came to Chicago in 1892/93. They were Lutheran. Related familes include Ciganek, Hucko, Katlovsky, Kostelny, Kralik, Kriho, Rechtoris, and Zima.
email: George Valko -
georgeIL@ix.netcom.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: MIHAL
Looking for realtives of Anna Mihal who immigrated from Bardejov Nova Wes around 1919.
email: George Ostapchenko -
golfing279@aol.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: MORAVCIK, MORCEK
Looking for information on the Moravcik / Morcek familes. No one we know in the United States has knowledge on them. Perhaps their are family members still in Slovakia. the familes were from Male Livsave (spelled wrong) in or near Bratislava.
email: -
drruth8@aol.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: STERBINZKY, STERBINSKY
I have been searching for a Slovak ancestor named Laszlo Sterbinszky (Ladislaus Von Sterbinsky 1782-1861 ). It is said that he was a general in the Austro-Hungarian army, in charge of artillery in Italy. He was described as" a honorable and noble chevilier" on his coat of arms. If there any information available in history, government or military books? I would appreciate any information on this man. Also, if he has any descendants still in Slovakia or around Budapest, Hungary.
email: Vincent M. Kovlak Jr. -
vkovlak@juno.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: GEFFERT
I am searching for relatives of the Geffert family from the town of Zborov, Slovakia.
email: Marvin Matey -
marvinm@usa.net - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: POLAHA
Looking for information on the Polaha family from eastern Slovakia in the Tatra Mountains.
email: -
jmpola@aol.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: STELMAK, GAZDIC, KUZMA
Looking for information on the Stelamk, Gazdic and Kuzma surnames from the village of Sandal, Polane, and Boskaj. The baptismal certificates I have are Greek Catholic with most of the information in Latin and the surnames and parishes with Hungarian spellings.
email: -
veez@aol.com - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: MELNICHAK, MELNICAK, HVIZDAK, HVIZDZAK
Researching the Melinchak, Melincak, Hvizdak, and Hvizdzak families.
email: Joe Melinchak -
melnicj@conquest.witcc.cc.ia.us - posted 15 July 1996

Researching: PORUPSKY, SOLTYS, ANTOLIC, ANTOLIK, BORKOS
We are looking for informayion on the following families: Porupsky from Richvald (near Bardejov), Soltys from Richvald, Antolic & Antolik from Lucina (near Presov), and Borkros from Zamutov (near Presov).
email: -
EyeMan1996@aol.com - posted 12 July 1996

Researching: KUSHNER, KUSNYIR, ANDREJOVA
My Name is Robert Kushner. My Great Grandfather, Jozef Kusnyir, was born in Dubravka Slovakia and was married to Julianna Andrejova. My grandfather, Janos Kusnyir, was born 06 August 1905 in Budkovce, Slovakia. They left there around 1910 and 1912 respectivly. If anyone has any information on the names or the towns I would greatly appreciate it
email: Robert Kushner -
rkushner@cyberdrive.net - posted 12 July 1996

Researching: HORANSZKY
Trying to find information on Pal Horanszky member of pre-world war II Hungarian Genealogical Society in Budapest,Hungary. He wrote many articles on Hungarian and Slovakian nobility.
email: William A. Nadaskay -
alvic@snet.net - posted 10 July 1996

Researching: STROJNY, JAVORSKY, BEGALA
Researching the Strojny, Javorsky, and Begala families of the villages of Spissky Stiavnik and Betlanovce, Slovakia. Have much information on these families to share and add to.
email: John R. Strojny -
trackerjon@worldnet.att.net - posted 10 July 1996

Researching: FIGYLAR, FIGLAR, STRAKA
I am looking for information on my maternal grandmother's/grandfather's families and villages. Janos Figlyar, born 14 March 1896 in Osturna, came to America in 1921 and Verona Straka born 10 November 1899 in Milpos and came to America in 1922. They were married 1 November 1924 in Barton, Ohio, and eventually settled permanently in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Particularly interested in learning if my grandmother has Carpatho-Rusyn roots.
email: Lisa Alzo -
alzo@cs.cornell.edu - posted 09 July 1996

Researching: BIOSZKUPICS, MACH, MACHOVEJ
Looking for information on the Bioszkupics, Mach, and Machevej families from Vidovany, Slovakia, near the Czech border and Nietra.
email: -
Weightmn@phnx.uswest.net - posted 09 July 1996

Researching: PREMBA, GASPICH
Searching for information on the Premba and Gaspich surnames. The families came to America 1900 to 1910.
email: -
kki@visuallink.com - posted 08 July 1996

Researching: STENDA
I am looking for information for the Stenda family. Josef Stenda was born in H. Lehota in 1885.
email: Jay Stenda -
jays@microsoft.com - posted 08 July 1996

Researching: SOPKO, MAZUR
Michael Sopko, born 27 September 1881 and his wife, Mary Mazur, born 29 September 1885, were listed in the U.S. census for Pennsylvania, as being born in Slovak Land. I would like any ideas on where to begin a search. They had 10 children, nine born in Star Junction, Pennsylvania, and one in Cleveland, Ohio, where most of the family moved.
email: Cin Sopko -
mikeandcindy@ameritech.net - Updated 08 July 1996

Researching: KAPLASCSIK, ZIKOVITZ, BUCKO, POTPINKA
Looking for Mary Kaplascsik, my paternal great-grandmother, who was from
Spisska Nova Ves (which was listed as Iglo in our family's Hungarian records) Born 23 March 1870 in Iglo. She married Alfonse Zikovitz, born 16 August 1870 in Gnezda/Hniezdne, Slovakia. Looking for information on Anthony Potpinka, who married Emma Bucko. Their birthplaces are unknown and they immigrated to Schenectady, New York.
email: - taz13@concreat.com - Updated 08 July 1996

Researching: RUZIN
Would appreciate any information on the history or origin of the Ruzin name.
email: William A. Ruzin -
treeman@execpc.com - posted 08 July 1996

Researching: UHER, KUZMA, SABOL, PETRIK
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new genealogy page for the above surnames from the village of Benkovce which is near Vranov on the Topla River in eastern Slovakia. Other villages include Tovarne, Ondavske Matiasovce, Tav-Polyanka and Stefanovce, all within a five mile radius of Benkovce.
email: Richard Uher - urichard@lm.com - posted 07 July 1996

Researching: REMZA, BUBLINIC
I am looking for ancestors with the surnames Remza and Bublinec. They are from the Dolna Streda, Povaska Streda, and Streda nad Vahom area. Around 1920 they immigrated to Binghamton, New York, United States.
email: Bevery Remza Veness -
bm2nugg@aol.com - posted 07 July 1996

Researching: BECK, KLEIN, MURIN, KOMINYAR, PUCHALLOVA
Zdar Boh! Seeking information on ancestors of my Great-grandfather Johan Beck, born 29 July 1855 in Iglo. Johan Beck married Catharina Murin (born 30 August 1861 in Iglo). Catharina Murin had a father Gerogius Murin and a mother Maria Kominyar. Johan Beck had a father named Mathew (Mathijas) Beck (born 1833), who married Susanna Klein (born 1835(?)), and his father was Samuel Beck, who married Maria Puchallova. I am interested in finding any more information, and any of my ancestors, and corresponding with any descendents. Povedzte mi, prosim.
email: Steve A. Wing -
swing@primenet.com - posted 07 July 1996

Researching: SMRECZAK, MAJERON
Seeking information on Smreczak name from Limanowa, Poland. My grandmother came to the United States in 1906, her name was Martianna Smreczak. She had two sisters named Catherine and Mary. She had two brothers Wojcich (George IN US) and Frank. Her father's name was Sabastian Smreczak and her mother's name was Josepha Majeron. I know that both she and her father were baptized in the parish of Niedzwiedz from birth and baptism records. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also, how do you obtain records from parishes in Poland?
email: Candace Taylor -
cylor@wko.com - posted 07 July 1996

Researching: TURIS, RAVAS
Researching Paul Turis from Klenonec and John Ravas from Mali Sari near Presov, Slovakia.
email: -
jmarcis@aol.com - posted 07 July 1996

Researching: SOBCHIK
My grandparents on my father's side emigrated in the 1920's from Poland / Slovakia to the United States. The name has obviously been anglicized, possibly at Ellis Island. The first generation settled in Brooklyn, New York, with subsequent generations moving to Staten Island, Las Vegas, and California. can anyone suggest the original spelling of the name, possible sites in the old country, or other information?
email: R. Sobchick -
rsobchik@aol.com - posted 06 July 1996

Researching: ROSOLANKA, ROSLANSKY, ROZOLANSKY, ROSOLANKOVA
We are seraching for relatives that originated from Nina Jablonka, Slovakia. My great-grandfather was Stefan Rosolanka, born 1869 in Nizna Jablonka.
email: David R. Roslansky -
rosland1@frontiernet.net - posted 06 July 1996

Researching: RUSNAK
I am researching the Rusnak name from Dubrava, Slovakia. My great-grandfather was born in Dubrava circa 1865 and emigrated to the United States in 1887. He lived in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, for a while and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio. I am interested in any information on the Rusnak family from Dubrava and information on the Dubrava area.
email: Dennis Rusnak -
rusnakd@rcinet.com - posted 06 July 1996

Researching: FEDORCAK, FEDORSZCZAK, FEDOSZCZAK, FEDORCSAK, FEDORCHAK, KOSZLEJ, KOSHLEY, BURTNIJ, BURTNEY, MIHAJLYCIA, MIHALYCIA, MICHAELYCIA, BOYKO, BOJKO, BOIKO
Researching Fedorcak, Fedorszczak, Fedoszczak, Fedorcsak, Fedorchak, Koszlej, Koshley, Burtnij, Burtney, Mihajlycia, Mihalycia, Michaelycia, Boyko, Bojko, and Boiko who all moved to Saskatchewan, Canada circa 1900 - 1920. Researching the villages of Czyrna, Jaskowa, and Klimkowka / Klymkivka in the Polish Lemko region as probable origin of the Fedorcaks. I know for certain that Fedorcak and Boyko are Carpatho-Rusyn names. I don't know anything about the origin of Koszlej, Burtnij, or Mihajlycia. Any theories?
email: Adrian Boyko -
adrianb@paradigm.bc.ca - posted 06 July 1996

Researching: SEGIEN, KLEINZER
Kasmir Segien of Russia married Stanislaus Kleinzer of Warsaw, Poland, and emigrated to the United States in 1903.
email: -
don60@juno.com - posted 06 July 1996

Researching: PRIHODA, PAVLIK, HONDRO, CUPRAK
All of my grandparents came from Slovakia. On my father's side My great grandfather's name was Stephan Prihoda and his wife Katrina Pavlik were from the town of Lubotin. On my mother's side my grandparents were George Hondro and Helen Cuprak from the town of Jastraba. They all migrated to New York and Vermont and worked the slate quarrys.
email: Joe Prihoda -
flats@capital.net - posted 05 July 1996

Researching: JANOS
Mary Janos was born circa 1920 in Blandburg, Pennsylvania.
email: -
drjdowd@aol.com - posted 04 July 1996

Researching: PALUGA, FURTO, BERNICZKY, GRESKO
My great grandfather Andrew Paluga, born 18 Feb 1885 in Malatina, immigrated to United States in 1904 to West Virginia and eventually Ohio. His parents were John Paluga and Catherine Berniczky. Brother Louis Paluga and sister Zuzanna Gresko remained in Slovakia. Andrew married Mary Furto of Chlibnice. She immigrated in 1905. She died in Lafferty, Ohio, 5 Sep 1925. Andrew died in Cleveland, Ohio, 20 Oct 1963.
email: -
kawczynski@aol.com - posted 04 July 1996

Researching: HAVAS, KATRUSHIN
The Havas and Katrushin families were both from the town of Poprad. John Havas was born 12 December 1881 and Elizabeth Katrushin was born 01 May 1884.
email: -
havo176@aol.com - posted 04 July 1996

Researching: LIPTAK, GOC, KMETZ, HAVIRA, JAVIRA
My maternal grandparents came to America pre Woerld Wwar I, married after a two year courtship and settled in New Jersey. Of their 8 children, 4 are still living, with 5 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. My grandfather's name was Joseph Liptak and he was from Mali Saris (spelling?). My grandmother's maiden name was Goc. Other family names on my grandmother's side include: Kmetz, Havira (or Javira). My grandmother was from Giraltovce. I know that she had a number of siblings and several of still alive. Being raised by these two wonderful and grand, grandparents has infused in me a great and boundless love for there homeland. Only wish there were more family close by!.
email: -
heartland@cyberportal.net - posted 04 July 1996

Researching: KUCA, VNUK, SAVNA, KOZA, ISHVAN, JANTOVA
Looking for information on my grandparents, Kuca from Dolny Vadicov, Slovakia, and Vnuk from Trenchia. They were born in the 1880's. Also seeking information on the Savna, Koza, Ishvan, and Jantova families. They came to the United States circa 1900. Visit the Ancestry.com
Kuca Family Facts Database.
email: William E. Kuca Jr. - wkuca@snet.net or fmtb62a@aol.com - posted 02 July 1996

Researching: CSISARIK, CISARIK, GOMBARCIK, GUMBARCIK
My paternal grandparents, Janos Csisarik (later John Cisarik) and Elizabeth Gombarcik or Gumbarcik (I don't know the original spelling of her first name or which is the correct spelling of her family name) both came from a village called Lipnica Wielka around 1905. Both left family members behind. I went to a Slovak school when I was a child, and almost all of my grandparents' friends were Slovaks, but I have no information on whether other family members still live in Europe or emigrated either to the U.S. or elsewhere. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information on these families.
email: John Cisarik -
jcisarik.chicago@worldnet.att.net - posted 02 July 1996

Researching: ANDREYKA
Your email came through empty Robert, please resend your information.
email: Robert E. Andreyka -
randre@mediaone.net - posted 02 July 1996

Researching: TISHKO, LIPINSZKI
I am looking for information on the Tishko and Lipinszki families coming from the areas of Medvedzse and Porubka in Slovakia.
email: Laird A. Varzaly -
varzaly@ozemail.com.au - posted 02 July 1996

Researching: MARCIS, HAJDUK
Looking for information on the Marcis family from Gocova and the Hajduk family of Vlachovo.
email: J. Marcis -
jmarcis@aol.com - posted 02 July 1996

Researching: RAKOCY
I am looking for Rackocy family information. My grandfather, Stephen J. Rakocy was born July 1883 in Scavnik, Spiska Zupa, Slovakia, a son of John and Anna Hudzik Rakocy. This town was also known as Sarissky Stiavnik in the northern part of eastern Spiska Zupa. He settled in Youngstown, Ohio. Would like information on the exact location of the village he came from.
email: J. Rakocy -
jrakocy@aol.com - posted 01 July 1996

Researching: ZLABEK
My father's name is Frank Zlabek. Looking for family information.
email: Dorothy Kopp -
dotkopp@sierra.net - posted 01 July 1996

Researching: RUSNAK, SIMKO
The Rusnak family was from Varhanovce and the Simko family was from Mali Zaluziche.
email: Carolyn Rusnak -
carolyn-rusnak@uiowa.edu - posted 01 July 1996

Researching: SVEHLAK, POKORNY, POLASEK, NOVAK, PALLA
The Svehlak family comes from Vlachovice, Moravia, Czech Republic, very near the Slovakia border. The Pokorny family is from Vsetin, Moravia. The Polasek family is from Zlin. Interested in any family information.
email: D. Svehlak -
dsveh@aol.com - posted 01 July 1996

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