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Researching: BEDNAR
Researching the surname Bednar. My grandfather was Michael Bednar and would have lived in Spisska Nova Ves around 1900. He left Slovakia around 1903 and came to the United States, settling in Ironwood, Michigan. I would be interested in any information available. Thank you.
email: -
GregoryMB@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: ORAK
Searching information on last name Orak from around Stretava or Michalovce. Any information would be appreciated.
email: -
DJORPH@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: OLEKSA, OLESKA, OLEXA
I am looking for information on the surnames Oleska, Oleksa, and Olexa. Unfortunately names are all I have. Any help would be appreciated.
email: -
GROLEKSA@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: MARCIN, MARCINOVA
Grandmother from Morosova, Near Kosice. If you now of the surname Marcin(ova) write. Here are some names of our ancestors: Anastacia (Grandmother) to America, in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Mikhael (Great-Uncle) died in Morosova, Vychodoslovensk; Illija (Great-Aunt) to America, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Anna (Great-Aunt) to America, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Josef (Great-Uncle) to America, Allentown, Pennsylvania Maria (Great-Aunt) to America, Allentown, Pennsylvania Anastacia came in 1938 along with rest except Mikhael who was 30, Anastacia was youngest at 5.
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Filolgol@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: GROFIK
My family comes from the small town in Slovakia called Jarabina my last name is Grofik. Hopefully somebody knows of some existing family members in that town and possibly any family history.
email: -
JGrofik@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: BALUC, BALUCH, BALUCK, BALIC, BALICK BALICH, BALUCZ, BALUK, BALUT, BALYC
I am a third generation French national currently working in Japan. I am searching for any link between mainly the following family names: Baluc / Baluch / Baluck /Balic / Balick /Balich /Balucz /Baluk /Balut /Balyc / etc. Theses names being a kind of minimum root, I suggest that other family names with an added suffixe, like : Baluc(ki) or Baluch(ova), etc. could fit into this frame. These names are spread all over the former Austro- Hungarian Empire and even down to Bulgaria and Eastward to Russia. My grand parents emigrated to France after WW I from Tylicz, a Lemko- Rusyn village located 8 km near Krynica and touching directly the Slovak border. My grand mother was apparently from Bardejov in Slovakia. Tylicz was a Lemko-Rusyn village and it seems that most of the people there spoke Rusyn Ukrainian. So did my grand-mother and my father. I recently found out a village called Balucianka (in Polish) or Balutjanka (in Ukrainian/Rusyn) located in the same area in Poland. The meaning of "Ianka" or "Janka" seems to be "originating from" may be like this other village name in Slovakia "Jakubjanskij". The relation between my name Baluc and this village (destroyed after WW II) Balucianka seems to be so strong that I wonder if anyone could help me to find out any eventual link ! I was told from an elderly Baluc in Tylicz that our common ancestor might have come from Wien in Austria may be sometime during the 18s. At that time Tylicz was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The surname Baluc is quite common in the Greek Catholic parish of Tylicz. It goes back to the beginning of the parish books in 1784. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide. Frenchman of Rusyn origin (Poland/Slovakia) is looking for any family whose surname is either: Baluc, Baluch, Balucz, Balucs, Baluck, Balus, Balut, Baluk, Balukh, Balic, Balik, Balugh, and the same surnames which end with a particle like: -ski, enko, off, ow, kiego, etc... In fact all these families are certainly related as the last consonant is spelt differently considering the country of settlement of these families in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Balkan states
email: Dr. Jean-Pierre Baluc -
jean-pierre.baluc@worldonline.fr - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: GRABANY
We just discovered all this on the internet and are fascinated at the possibility of researching the Grabany name. Any info would be helpful. We know of several Grabanys - George (who came to US early this century) and his sons Andy and John.
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LynDLoo@aol.com - Posted 30 November 1996

Researching: KOZLEVCAR
Looking for information about Kozlevcar family. I don't have much other information.
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PMKandra@aol.com - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: HANUSKA
Looking for any information about the Hanuska family. Primary interest is in my great-grandfather's brother Gaza Hanuska who disappeared some time after World War I. Any information would be appreciated.
email: -
Depcrow@aol.com - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: PUCHALA, KRISPINSKY
Looking for information on family of Michael Puchala born in or around Spissky Stiavnik approximately 1860. His daughter Mary (my grandmother) was born in Stiavnik on 1/3/1883 and immigrated to Youngstown, Ohio on 26 February 1898. Also looking for ancestral information on grandfather, John (Johan) Krispinsky born in 1882 in
Koterbach (Rudnany). Immigrated to Ohio) 4 May 1899. His brother named Andrew also immigrated to Ohio about 1879.
email: - kimosabe@airmail.net - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: NADASKAY, DOBROVICH, THIRY, HORNYAK, MIKLOS, GRUSOVITS, HORANSKY, DAMIC, CHVOSZTAK, GAJDA
I am searching for vital statistics on the following surnames in Slovakia: Nadaskay, Dobrovich, Thiry, Hornyak, Miklos, Grusovits, Horansky, Damic, Chvosztak and Gajda. Any help that anyone might provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
email: Kenneth Nadaskay -
KDNadaskay@aol.com - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: PESTRAK
The surname Pestrak, originated from Besko, Sanok, Poland. Anyone named Pestrak can contact me and I will supply what information I have.
email: -
afn45370@afn.org - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: SCUKA, MERKUZA
My Grandfather, Anthony Scuka, immigrated from Tomacevica, Austria in 1892. His fathers name was Joseph Scuka and his mothers name was Katerina Merkuza. I'm not sure of the villages spelling because several "authorities" give different spellings. Where do I need to look for a starting point on searching the Scuka name? Any help would be appreciated. Would like also to correspond with other Scuka's. Have found 50 so far and with share information.
email: Steve Scuka -
SASCUKA@aol.com - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: KUZMA, HREHA
Researching the surname Kuzma from the village of Lastimir. Researching the surname Hreha from the village of Slavkoche.
email: Andrew Kuzma -
akuzma@easystreet.com - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: VONSOVICE, VANSAVAGE, VONSOVICH, WARHOLA, ROLL
Looking for information on Kondrat Vonsovice (Vansavage, Vonsovich). He came from Werhomlia Welka near Nowy Sacz in the early 1900's. He had a half brother, John Warhola. They settled in Simpson, Pennsylvania and worked in the coal mines. Kondrat married Julia Roll in 1906.
email: Helen White -
whiteh@mhv.net - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: PAVELKA, MARTIS
My grandparents, Thomas Pavelka and Mary Martis, immigrated to United States 1900-1910, from village of Mojtin in present Slovakia.
email: James Pavelka -
jpavelka@accn.org - Posted 29 November 1996

Researching: ZOFCHAK
My Grandparents were from a town in Eastern Slovakia called Jasenov which we recently visited.Trying to establish contact with Zofchak's who might living in that area. My Grandfathers name was Andrew.
email: Claire Zofchak Weerheim -
lweerheim@worldnet.att.net - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: ORESIK, RUDOWSKY, SUDYK, SUHORSKY, KOLCUN, GERNAT
Looking for information on the Oresick, Rudowsky, Sudyk, Suhorsky, Kolcun, and Gernat. I am researching the above surnames from the villages: Krolik Polski, Balutianka (both formerly Sanok County, Poland) and Circ, Ruska Vola, and Obrucne (Saris County, Slovakia)and Polanovce (Spis County, Slovakia).
email: Peter M. Oresick -
POresick@aol.com - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: BRADA, FALAT, GERENDA, TROYANOVIC, TROYANOVICH
I am currently researching the above surnames. Jan/John Trojanovic/ch was born 5 Jan 1865 in L'utina, Saris, Slovakia. His father was Jan Trojanovic and his mother was Mary Falat. He had a sister named Mary. As far as I know these are the only two children of this marriage but there is reason to believe that there were other children born of other marriages of Jan's. I have not been able to find anything about John or his father, Jan, through the archives in Bratislava. John (Jr's) father, Jan, was born about 1816 and died in Saris Co. 7 May 1910. At the time of his death he was married to a woman, only known as Anna. I am searching for any info on this family or any other Trojanovic/ch family from Saris county. John Trojanovic/ch (Jr) immigrated to the United States in the late 1800's. He moved to Pennsylvania and married Catharine Margaret Gerenda in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania on 7 Aug. 1890. Catharine Margaret Gerenda was born 19 March 1873 in Jassa Ujfaly, Hungary now known as Novochany Slovakia. She was the daughter of Joann/John Gerenda and Catharina Brada. She known brothers, Michael, Joseph and Andrew. Some members of this family are now located in Kosice and the surrounding area. Any info on these families from these areas would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
email: Kathie -
FastAsYou7@aol.com - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: UHRIN, MINNICK, SLENCSAK, FEDOCK
Researching names of Uhrin and Minnick of
Slovinky, Austria Hungary (now Slovakia) and also names of Slencsak and Fedock of Plavec Austria Hungary. All of the above immigrated to the United States prior to 1900. Thanks for any information.
email: Joe - Soeaster@aol.com - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: FERKO
I am attempting to find any information concerning the family name Ferko. My great-grandfather immigrated pre-WWI from the Austo/Hungarian empire to Pennsylvania. I lived in Brno, CR but wasn't able to go to easten Slovakia (where I believe he lived). If you have any information that may be helpful I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
email: Darren Ferko -
dferko@indiana.edu - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: FERDA, FIRDA, CIZMAR, CZMAR, JACKOVICOVEJ, KALANICK, KALANINK
Family migrated from Humenne area to Hazelton, Pennsylvania in early 1900's. Ferda and Kalanick were step brothers who then traveled to Montana to homestead. We suspect cousins scattered throughout Ukraine, Poland, Austria and Slovakland.
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jollyjo@eoni.com - Posted 28 November 1996

Researching: KOLAR, LISKA
My Grandmother Anna Elizabeth Kolar was born in Kosice on 12 January 1908. Emigrated at age 3 (in 1911) to the United States. I am searching for any background or relatives. Her mother was Anna Liska (Anna had siblings John, George, Andrew, Joseph, Nancy, Mary), Father was John Kolar born 02 February 1882. They lived in the town of Northeast Pennsylvania.
email: Laurie -
TTCTR@msn.com - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: YUHAS,
I am searching for Frank Yuhas and his father, Joseph Yuhas who allegedly lived in or near Poprad in eastern Slovakia. Although Yuhas is a Hungarian name, Frank Yuhas spoke Slovak and considered himself Slovak. Frank Yuhas was born ca. 1889 and moved to the United States in 1911. Any help on the Yuhas family would be appreciated.
email: Chris Van Blargan (A. Schulman & Assocs.) -
noodle@cerfnet.com - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: SZADLOCK, SZADLOK, FIGULA, HARCSAR MACSEK, FIRMENDER, HANDZILKO, FORBERGER
Researching the surname Szadlock (also spelled Szadlok) of Plavec, Austria Hungary. Family was Roman Catholic. Researching the surname Figula (alias Harcsar) of Plavec, Austria Hungary. Family was Roman Catholic. Researching the surname Macsek with origins in the town of Plavec, Austria Hungary. Family appears to be Roman Catholic. Researching the surname Firmender (alias Handzilko) with origins in the town of Plavec, Austria Hungary. Family appears to be Roman Catholic from about 1780's forward. Researching the surname Forberger of Spisska Nova Ves (formerly Iglo) and earlier of Smizany (formerly Szmisan and Szepes-Sumeg) Slovakia. Though the surname appears Germanic in origins, the Forberger's were settled in Szmisan as early as the 1600's. Family was Evangelical and later Roman Catholic. Thanks.
email: Mj Proctor -
MJPROCTOR@worldnet.att.net - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: OPEKA
Looking for information on the surname Opeka from Bratislava.
email: Marco Mattiuzzo -
valmarco@iaccess.za - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: KUDRICK, SCHUR, LIPKA, BARTKO
My grandmother, Anna Schur whose mother's maiden name was Lipka immigrated to the Cranberry area near Hazleton in the early 1890s. She married one Johannes Bartko and had three children. Mr. Bartko then died and my paternal grandmother Anna Schur Bartko then married my paternal grandfather Alex Kudrick and they had an additional six children, one of which was my father Joseph Kudrick. All of the above mentioned people except my father came from the Carpatho-Rusyn homeland. I have not conclusively identified the specific villages involved and could use help in this area if it is available. Thanks.
email: Joe Kudrick -
Joe@kudrick.com - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: PACHUTA, FEYKO, FAYKO
My great-grandfather's surname was Pachuta. He was from Davidov, Czechoslovakia. He married Mary Feyko (Fayko?) in the United States after they came from Europe in the 1860's. They lived in Trenton New Jersey. Anyone know anything about them?
email: Peter J. Lynch -
harvard@mosquito.com - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: VACHAL, WAHALL
I am trying to find information concerning my father Steve Vachal (Wahall) he came from a village Metzilborze about 1912 to 1920 with a brother, there was at least one sister at home and possibly more family ( brothers and sisters) he landed in Lancer, Pennsylvania then moved to Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada. If you can help please e mail us. Thanks.
email: Melba Jordan (Vachal) -
cajordan@north.nsis.com - Posted 27 November 1996

Researching: HABINA
Does anyone have information on the surname Habina? Thank You.
email: Sharon -
akite4u@akite4u.com - Posted 26 November 1996

Researching: BRKSA
Is anyone able to contact me with Daryl O'Rourke? He (she) was looking for any information about the Brksa surname. Their address: intersectsystem@msn.com is not correct. Many thanks.
email: Inka -
inka@prosoft.sk - Posted 26 November 1996

Researching: BALAS, BENIK
Any information on the families of Balas or Benik from the cities of Bratislava or Prague would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
MMCGB@aol.com - Posted 26 November 1996

Researching: CMIL, IHNAT, HALYSICK
I am Robert Cmil, and both my mother and father are from Slovakia somewhere near Kosice. I really should ask them for more info but I am so jazzed after finding this Site on the Web that I couldn't wait to post. Performing a name search on phone number software reveals only about 9 other Cmil's in the United States. My mother's maiden name is Ihnat, and her mother's maiden name was Halysick (I think there are a lot of different ways to spell that name). Grandma was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am not very good at this genelogical stuff, so any info would be helpful.
email: Robert J. Cmil -
Drifter.NJ@worldnet.att.net - Posted 26 November 1996

Researching: SISAK, SESOCK, TARNOVSKY
My grandfather came to United States in early 1900's from Bratislava. His name was Andre Sisak later changed to Andrew Sesock. He lived in Cleveland, Ohio. Married Susan Tarnovsky. A brother Stephen remained in Bratislava. Looking for relatives - Sisak.
email: -
sisak@flash.net - Posted 25 November 1996

Researching: VOSSEL, WASIL
My father was born, Louis A. Vossel (Wasil) on 23 June 1893 in a town he spelled Misle on his Citizenship Papers. I have reason to believe this town coud be Mislye (Myslina) in Slovakia. I just registered yesterday. I'm kind of new at this computer thing and searching in Slovakia. Any help or advise anyone can give me will help. Thank you.
email: L.Fred Vossel -
vosselsr@multipro.com - Posted 25 November 1996

Researching: MACEK
Researching family related to Jos Macek born in Trencin, Hungary now known as Slovakia. Born in year of 1865. Arrived in America at Galveston, Texas in 1901, with wife Anna and four children Jos, John, Katherrin, and Mary Macek. Any decendents of this family please contact me.
email: Tom Klepac -
rabece@ih2000.net - Posted 25 November 1996

Researching: KACHMAR, DORIN, BUCHKOVA, KNAP, GLADISOVA
Searching for my father's ancestry. Peter Kachmar / Dorin, born 1879, Malcov, Saris, his mother was Ann Buchkova / Kachmar and his father was Michal/ and my mother, Anna Knap, born in Velky Sulin, 1884. Her father was John Knap, born in Maly Lipnik and Zusanna Gladisova.
email: -
dorin@gonzaga.edu - Posted 25 November 1996

Researching: KRUPLANICZ, KRUPLANICS, JANCSO
I would be very greatful for any information refering to the surname Kruplanicz or Kruplanics. Georg Jancso lived toward the end of 1600 in Novo Mesto nad Vlahom. His son Stephan was born there in 1695. His brother Franz married into the Kruplanics family. Any information is welcome.
email: Lato Jancso -
l.jancso@netpoint.com.br - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: ZAKREVSKY
Searching for relatives of Sam and John Zakrevsky who came to Canada in the early 1900's. Sam married a Canadian girl (they are my grandparents), and John remained in Montreal for a while and then moved to the United States. Any info on these people would be appreciated.
email: Sonia Zakrevsky -
sonny@nbnet.nb.ca - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: KONDAS
My grandfather is from Kosice, Slavokia and immigrated to the United States prior to 1900. Settled in New Jersey. I have made contact with a Kondas in Kosice and correspond via e-mail on a regular basis. He has little information at this point.
email: J. Kondas -
jkondas@communique.net - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: HUMENNY, HUMENICK
Is it possible the name Humenny could have at one time been Humenick. This family was from Bratislava in the county of Zborova. Andrew Humenick emigrated to U.S. around 1888 to Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.
email: June Nessler -
6610bj@Humboldt1.com - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: DOBOGA
My Grandfather was born in the United States approx 1900, returned to Slovakia, then back to the United States approx 1917 to settle in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Any Info on Doboga would be appreciated.
email: Mark E Doboga -
dobogas@erols.com - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: KOOS
I am searching for information on the surname Koos, from the village of Kokava. My grandfather, Daniel emigrated from Kokava at the turn of the century. I believe parents' names were Daniel and Maria.
email: Cathy Koos Breazeal -
ckoosbreazeal@telis.org - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: SZEMIVAN, PROKOPOVIC, HUDAK
I am researching my grandparents who immigrated to United States in 1910. My grandfather, Andrus Szemivan, came from Sobrance in far eastern Slovakia near the Ukrainian border. His two brothers,George and Michael, also immigrated to United States They worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania near Bitumen and Windber. Andras (Andrew) married Susanna Prokopovic from Kosice (Kassa), Slovakia in 1914 in Bitumem, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania. Susanna's brother, Andrew and sister, Mary, also immigrated to United States Andras's parents were George Szemivan and Anna Hudak. Today there are living relatives of Susanna living in the Trensin area who correspond in English with descendents living in Michigan. There are also living relatives in New York and Pennsylvania. Would like to know where the town of Tibo-varalja is located? It is named on Andrew's Declaration of Intention for US citizenship. Would also like to know more about Ruthenian ethnic group. Any information pertaining to these people would be appreciated.
email: -
jdesant1@Oswego.EDU - Posted 24 November 1996

Researching: PALLAY, GARZSIK
Would like to hear from anyone with the names of Pallay or Garzsik. My grandparents came to the United States from the little town of Hybe, Slovakia around the turn of the century. My great grandfather Garzsik was a notory republic in Spisske Vlacky and had an uncle who was a priest in Kocise. Thank you.
email: Kathleen Fitzsimmons -
Logan@nac.net - Posted 23 November 1996

Researching: KUTYLA, CIAK, ROGALA, WOJTASIEWICZ, BEDNARZ, BEDNARS, WASACZ, KABALA
We are searching Kutyla, Ciak, Rogala, Wojtasiewicz, Bednarz (Bennars), Wasacz, and Kabala.
email: -
TeddieK@aol.com - Posted 23 November 1996

Researching: POZLATKA
My grandfather, Jacob Pozlatka born 21 May 1897 in Turzovka, Slovakia, died 02 June 1949 in Champaigne, France. I have been trying to find information about him. Who were his parents and if he had any brothers and sisters. Thank you.
email: Christine -
RMarsh5320@aol.com - Posted 23 November 1996

Researching: LICHVAR, LECHVAR, LIQUAR, KRAJNICKY
Great grandfather, Michael Lichvar or Lechvar or Liquar, came to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. from Slovakia (we guess) some time before 1900. Great grandmother, Mary nee Krajnicky, came from Slovakia probably in 1900 or 1901. I don't know how I can find out where either of these people came from. Unfortunately, I don't have a birth or death certificate for either of them. But I'm not sure if a death certificate would show place of birth and I don't know the exact date of birth. If anyone would like to advise me, I would very much appreciate it.
email: Linda W. -
LWALD@concentric.net - Posted 23 November 1996

Researching: KEHART, DEPTA
My grandmother, Justine Kehart was born in Jezersko, Slovakia, on 16 May 1883. She was married to Joseph John Depta on 12 October 1902. The came to the United States from Bremen, Germany February 1902. Joseph John Depta was born in Jezersko also. I have no additional information and would appreciate any help. Thanks.
email: -
PDepta2877@aol.com - Posted 23 November 1996

Researching: RUSNAK, RUSNAKAVA, BOGA, CZIMBAK
Researching the surnames Rusnak / Rusnakava, Boga, and Czimbak who arrived at Ellis Island approx. 1907.
email: -
Nadania@AOL.com - Posted 22 November 1996

Researching: RENSZKO, FRANK, KERTSMARECH, DANIELSLOVA
My grandfather came to America with his father Samuel Renszko Frank about 1885. His home then was Meinhardl, Zips, Hungary. this is now Vrbov, Slovakia. His wife was Pauline Emilee Kertsmarech. His Mother's maiden name was Danielslova. I would like to correspond with someone in Vrbov. I am not sure if Frank is the last time or if Renszko has the same meaning. Please write Richard Frank, 3248 Summerchase Circle, Augusta, Georgia 30909 USA.
email: - Richard was calling from a public library - Posted 22 November 1996

Researching: BARBORAS, OLAJEC
Researching Barboras and Olajec family.
email: Milota Molina -
mmolina@tenet.edu - Posted 22 November 1996

Researching: LISON, SEKERAK, GMUCA, TOKAR
The families I am actively researching are: Lison, grandfather Frantisek, born in Levoca, great-great grandfather Peter ran a mill in Nizne Repase. Sekerak, great grandmother Katarina, born in Blazov (now inside the borde= rs of the Kezmarok Military Reservation). Gmuca, great grandfather Martin, born in Kluknava, ancestors originated in Vojkovce. Tokar, great grandmother Anna Maria, born in Kanas near Vel'ky Saris. great-great grandfather Jan from Terna.
email: Martin K. Lison -
mlison@cvn.net - Posted 22 November 1996

Researching: RUBACHA, KOMENDA
Rubacha, Komenda -- believed to have emmigrated around turn of century to New York City from Bratislava region (possibly Zahorie area). Full names: Maria Rubacha, Aliksandra Rubacha (Komendova), Martin Rubacha. Maria was my mother (BD 1892). Also, a cousin, Roman Komenda, who may have gone to Canada. Any info appreciated.
email: -
Dorjohn@aol.com - Posted 21 November 1996

Researching: DANCIK, BOLTIZAR, PIVKO, CSERNY, GLOUBIS
Dancik, Boltizar -- from Liptov Mikulas and Ruzomberok. Anna and Albert (Emil Viktor) Boltizar emmigrated to New York City around the turn of the century. Any knowledge of persons with same surnames appreciated. Pivko, Cserny and Gloubis are additional names from these 2 family trees..
email: -
Dorjohn@aol.com - Posted 21 November 1996

Researching: HAVAS, BETLEY
Denes Havas was born 15 October 1892 in Kassa Hungary now Kosice, Slovakia. His father was Martin Havas and mother, Stephania Betley Havas.
email: Doris Rogan -
doris@hess.geology.yale.edu - Posted 21 November 1996

Researching: DURGALLA
Durgalla is the family name of my grandmother who immigrated circa 1900. Looking for any relatives through her father? Durgalla was her maiden name. Ones in the United States not related. Father was a mayor? Brother followed over later, Paul died 1922. Susie Durgalla died 1928.
email: Richard L. Johnson -
Susie@spiff.net - Posted 21 November 1996

Researching: MAYLATH, LORINCE
Looking for the Maylath and Lorince families from Zakarovce.
email: -
webster@voicenet.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: KUBOVCIK, KALYUVSKY
Searching for any information, relatives, etc of my grandfather, Albert Bart Kubovcik; born 24 August 1870 to Michael and Maria (nee Kalyuvsky) of Harakovce. He had a brother Joseph. Albert immigrated to the United States on 02 April 1888 and resided in Cambria Co., Pennsylvania until his death in 1946 in Lloydell, Pennsylvania.
email: -
RbtKubo1@ix.netcom.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: SOKOL
Searching for Sokol in Poland.
email: -
RMcPhd@gnn.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: HOLAK, DROCHAK
Researching Holak or Drochak. Peter Holak, Daniel, Julia, and Michael Holak emigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the century from a village in the Autria-Hungarian empire. Fourth child, William died near/in Galacia. Their parents names were Harry Holak and Eva Drochak.
email: M.Holak -
rhs2@injersey.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: GRICH, ZALINSKY
My family name United States is Grich. Grandmother came from Liponni(?) and her maiden name was Zalinsky. How do I search out my family tree back to Slovakia?
email: -
Grincher1@aol.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: HANDLER
My father was from a village called Humenne. He was born in 1912. I have some of his papers which mention a place called Bela nad Cirochou. Also they carry the words Cnina and Trnovany-Teplice. THese may be places also (I don't speak the language). Handler is the family name. Anyone knowing anything about the Handler family please contact me. Thank you!
email: Miriam Handler -
MirHand@aol.com - Posted 20 November 1996

Researching: MAZUR, MAJEWSKI, SOPATA, STACHEWICZ
Searching for ties in the Carpathian Mountains area near Nowy Sacz, Poland. 3rd great-grandfather Kasper Majewski married Maria Sopata in approx.1860s or so. Daughter Maria Majewski married George Mazur approx. 1880s or so and had 3 children: Stephen, Mary, Francis. Stephen emigrated to US in early 1900s with his uncle Floitek. George,Maria and daughter Mary emigrated shortly after to New York and settled in Buffalo, NY. Daughter Francis, due to blindness, was refused to emigrate. Stephen married Eleonor Stachewicz, whose family may have emigrated from Kameniec near the Ukraine. Any tips or leads appreciated.
email: Daniel Mazur -
1topdog@concentric.net - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: BILIK
The Biliks are from Chtelnica. Martina, Juila, and Martin are the relatives I communicate with on a regular basis. The entire family lives on Bilik Street.
email: -
Beach1man@aol.com - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: GASDASKA, OREVEC, SVIRZOFSKY, SVIRZOVSKY
I am trying to locate information about relatives in Slovakia. I know my mother's family, Andreko, has relatives in Slovakia (I believe in Kapusan). The surname is Gasdaska and her father's name was John. Her mother's maiden name was Oravec and her first name was Anna. I was hoping that perhaps some may have internet access and might be interested in communicating via the internet. Also, I would be intersted in knowing if there are any Svirzofsky (or Svirzovsky) relatives in Slovakia. They were from the Bratislava area. I would be interested in any information available about these family names. Thank you.
email: Joan Svirzofsky -
SVIRZOFSKY@aol.com - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: DORIN, CAZMAR, CACMAR, KNAP
I am searching for information about my father, Peter Dorin / Peter Cazmar (Cacmar) born in Malcov, Saris, 1879/1880 and my mother Anna Knap, born in Sulin, Saris district in 1884.
email: Robert R.Dorin -
dorin@gonzaga.edu - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: WASKO
Our family name is Wasko originally from Kosice. Grandparents settled in New York City. Can anyone supply any info?
email: -
LGEF512@lgef436.dover.af.mil - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: SURAN
Looking for information on the Suran surname.
email: -
luket@aol.com - Posted 19 November 1996

Researching: MURNICK, TOMAS, THOMAS, FORTUNA, FERKO
Looking for the Murnick, Tomas (Thomas), Fortuna and Ferko families of Senne, Austria-Hungary. We believe this village is near present day Bratislava and that we still have relatives living there. Andrew and Maria (Fortuna) Tomas immigrated to Illinois in the late 1800s. Michael Murnick also immigrated to Illinois as a teenager and later married Susan Tomas. Any information on the village of Senne, Slovakia or these families would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: -
Ba141267@aol.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: HERSKOVICS, SALAMON, ANGERMAN, SCHOENFELD
Researching the Herskovics, Salamon, Angerman, and Schoenfeld families. My family came from the following towns: Beregszaz (Bereghovo), Komlos, Bilke, and Velky-Rakovec. Anyone with family connections to these towns - or to the above referenced family names - I would love to hear from. We are putting together a family tree.
email: -
Leitmeritz@AOL.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: HORVATH, CSAMAK, HARAKAL, PETROVCSAK, TKATSIK, KOVACS, KOZURJAK, CSERHIT
Martin Horvath, b. 12 October 1858, was married 07 February 1881 in Humenne. He is the son of Jan Horvath and Susan Kozurjak. My great grandfather Jan Petrovcsak was born 11 May 1853. He was the son of Gregorius Petrovcsak and Maria Csamak. Martin Horvath was married to Mary Tkatsik, daughter of Michael Tkatsik and Anna Cserhit. Jan Petrovcsak was married to Susan Harakal, daughter of Georgius Harakal and Maria Horvath. Georgius, b. 14 December 1835, was the son of Paul Harakal and Anna Kovacs. Georgius's wife, Maria Horvath was the daughter of Georgius Horvath. All these people lived in the town of Jasenov, Slovakia and were married and baptised at the nearest Catholic church in Hummene. Anyone researching the surnames Horvath, Csamak, Harakal, Petrovcsak, Tkatsik or Kovacs, please contact me.
email: Paul Horvat -
sunysa@aol.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: CMARADA, OTRUBAK, KRISTOFEK
Researching the Cmarada, Otrubak, and Kristofek families. I am searching for relatives that came from the village of Jablonica and settled in western Pennsylvania.
email: Sharon Williams -
sandb2@ix.netcom.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: LINOWSKI, LESZCZYNSKI, ZALEWSKI
Seeking information on great-grandparents Bartholomew Linowski (b: abt 1855, Bydgoszcz, Poland), Maryanna Leszczynski (b: 10 Jun 1849, Bydgoszcz, Poland). Both emigrated circa 1880 and settled in Chicago, then Dorr twp, Michigan. Sylvester Zalewski (b: 31 Jan 1878, Zalesie-Nowe, Russia-Poland) emigrated 1906 and settled in Chicago, then Knox, Indiana.
email: -
genedean@metro.net - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: GUTTENBERG
Searching for information on Barbara or Sylvia Guttenberg.
email: -
Rayska@aol.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: JURA, MIKIELIAN
Trying to locate any information on my great-grandmother. Her name was Olga Jura. She married a Charles Mikielian. I do know they married in Istanbul, Turkey and lived for sometime in Izmir. They emigrated to America in 1915?. do not know if ever lived in Slovakia, but do know it is a Slovakian surname. Please help.
email: Mrs. Stephanie p. Edmondson -
WMLS78A@prodigy.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: KOBA, TOMKO
I would be looking for relatives with the last name Koba or Tomko. I don't know what village in Ukraine. Thank you.
email: -
smg7@worldnet.att.net - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: GABRIS
Searching for Gabris in the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
email: Steven M. Gabris -
smg7@worldnet.att.net - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: ZAHORNACKI, KOCHISS
I am beginning my research on Zahornacki and Kochiss surnames. Our family lines came to PA and CT (US) close to 1900 from Austria-Hungary. Thank you.
email: -
JGuar333@aol.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: BAZAR, MELNICK
We are looking for Bazar and/or Melnick history. Village names are Humanne and Kosice.
email: -
PBSandling@aol.com - Posted 18 November 1996

Researching: KASCAK
Looking for information on the surname, Kascak from Vysny Hrusov, Zemplin, Slovakia. I am interested in baptismal ceritificates at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church around the 1860's and 1886. If you can't help on this, please direct me further.
email: -
MARANES@aol.com - Posted 17 November 1996

Researching: PREXTA, PASTOREK, SEDOR, ZUBAL, LELIK, KOSTIN
I am looking for any information on my grandparents. Prexta, Pastorek and Sedor from Starina. Zubal, Lelik, Kostin from Stakcin. Both, I believe, in what was Austria-Hungary.
email: -
CBounds@aol.com - Posted 17 November 1996

Researching: CAPKO, MOLESSA, MOLESZA, KONCSIK, HOLOVEY, KUCA, PETROV, IHNAT, KONTER, DZAMA, DSAMA
Searching for Michael Capko, born 1870 in Jastrabie, Slovakia (Tot Jesztreb, Zemplen Co.). Died-1905, Stockdale, Pennsylvania. Wife Catherine Molessa (Mulesza), born 1872 in Simir, Ukraine, (O Szemere, Ung Co). Died-1951, Stockdale, Pennsylvania. Older family names are Koncsik, Holovey, Kuca. Petrov, Ihnat, Konter and Dzama (Dsama).
email: -
JECepko@aol.com - Posted 17 November 1996

Researching: JURAS, PILAT
Stefan Juras and Helena Pilat may have married in the Henzel area. They immigrated to America in 1886. Trying to make a connection with someone in Eastern Europe who might know where to look.
email: -
biggun@erie.net - Posted 17 November 1996

Researching: OTTINGER, RAJNOHOVA, FERANEC, KOSTOLANCIK, LEOPOLDOV, BATORA,
Jozef Ottinger, born 1 November 1889, died 19 June 1976. His parents were Florian Ottinger and Maria Rajnohova Ottinger. Jozef Ottinger's wife was Maria Feranec, born 16 September 1896 and died 7 March 1966. Her father was Josef Feranec and mother, Anna Kostolancik. Anna Ottinger Leopoldov Batora was born 21 Jule 1915 and died 18 March 1990. Her husband was Jan Batora, born 3 March 1913 in Hradec Co., Prievidza, and died 31 November 1994 Trnava.
email: -
matush@futura.net - Posted 17 November 1996

Researching: SKULTETY
I am interested to find out if there any families still in slovakia named Skultety.
email: Bruce Coffin -
bcoffin@ime.net - Posted 16 November 1996

Researching: CHLAT
I'm not sure if one of our surnames is Slavic - Chlat? My older relatives were very young when they came to this country at the turn of the century and don't remember much. It could be Ukrainian. They landed in Galveston, Texas and settled in Bremond, Texas.
email: -
ShellLott@aol.com - Posted 16 November 1996

Researching: TURCHICK, TURCZYK, TYPUUK
I am researching Turchick (English), Turczyk (Polish), or Typuuk (Russian). I am searching for any information or relatives of my Carpatho-Rusyn ancestry. My Grandfather was Michael Turchick, born November 18, 1894 in Zydowski and emigrated to New York. The Village of Zydowski, was in the Province of Galitcia, Autria-Hungary before 1918. Currently in Poland, a region of Jasko, Poland (near Czech border), Township of Zimgrad. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
anan@ptdprolog.net - Posted 16 November 1996

Researching: KOLONYI
Calling anyone with the last name Kolonyi to E-mail us. Your response will be greatly appreciated! Dakujem!
email: -
jkolonyi@juno.com - Posted 16 November 1996

Researching: KULBISKY
I am looking for relatives with surname Kulbisky. When I began research on this long ago in school, my elders (now deceased) indicated a Nickolai Kulbisky left Austria (not sure from what part) and came to Canada in around 1896 or so. If you can assist, or let me know where to go it would be appreciated. Thanks!
email: Tony Kulbisky -
tkulbisk@maca.gov.nt.ca - Posted 16 November 1996

Researching: RUDASKA, RUDASKY, PELESCHAK, PELESKY
Searching for information on Rudaska (Rudasky) from the village of Dalova and Peleschak (Pelesky) from the village of Wola.
email: Dee Frederick -
fredede@sivm.si.edu - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: KUPECZ
I'm just curious to find out if there's a way of tracking down relatives in Slovakia via email. Do they have computers there? They live in Presov. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
email: Haidee Kupecz -
TX2413_171@apollo.commnet.edu - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: NEUMANN
Researching the Neumann family from Kriszti, formerly Kereszt, Ung County, Hungary. My father, Elemer Neumann, was born in Kereszt in 1903. His family also lived in Sabinov, Kosice, and Michalovce. Other relatives may also have lived in Vranov n. Toplou.
email: Vivian Kahn -
viviankahn@aol.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: KUCHTA, KOWALSI, KOVALSKY, WADONSKI
I am third generation researching my roots and hoping to find and visit any living relatives. My grandfathers name was Andrew J. Kuchta - born approx. 1879-1882 son of John and Anna very possibly in Spisske Hanusovce or surrounding area. My grandmothers name was Anna or Ann Kowalski or Kovalsky daughter of Michael same last name and Rose Wadonski(sp?) born 3.3.1886 Spisske Stara Ves. Both migrated to the United States and married in Meriden Connecticut 5 January 1903, moved back to Spisske for short time perhaps around 1910-1912 with my mother and her sister and then returned back to United States. Any help in starting me off in the right direction would greatly be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
email: Robert B. Hancock -
hancock@ingress.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: MARINAK, FALAT
The only information I have of my great grandfather and grandmother is that they were from the region around on in Kosice. Any information would be appreciated. His name was John Marinak, hers was Mary Falat.
email: Steve Marinak Sr. -
stevesr@ibm.net - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: HISKO, STOFKO
My Grandmother Mary Hisko was born in district of Presov in Kosice in 1885 Her parents were Turoj (George) Hisko and Barbara Stofko. Came to New York around 1892 -1895 Then on to Ottawa Valley in Canada later.
email: Lawrence Legasy -
llegasy@nt.net - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: TOMONDI, TOMONDY, MARCIN, SKOLA, MIHALO, HRIC, YURICHKO
Looking for information on the Tomondi, Marcin, Skolka, Mihalo, Hric, and Yurichko families. Seeking info. about my family surnames located in the village of Hazlin Slovakia just a short distance from Bardejov & Belovece.
email: Gene Doffin -
Tomondi@Juno.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: HNILICKY
Please send any information on the Hnilicky family in Slovokia.
email: -
Whinlicky@aol.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: ZADIK, ZEMYAN, ZOLDAK, MEDVECKY, MEDVESKY
I am beginning to trace my family tree and I need info on the following names, Zadik, Zemyan, Zoldak, Medvecky and Medvesky. Thank-you.
email: Ben Mangus -
mangus@bellatlantic.net - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: AKRAP, AKREP
Grandfather emigrated from Hungary early 1900s. Village of origin unknown. Believe he changed spelling of last name from Akrap to Akrep here. First name: John.
email: Judith Akrep -
blackcat@alaska.net - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: FEDOR, CZURA
I'm told that the surname Fedor is Hungarian, but my Fedor relatives spoke fluent Slovak. They immigrated to America shortly before World War I and settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where there already were many Hungarian Fedors. What kinds of suffixes are popular with Fedor. My Grandmother's maiden name is Czura. I'm told that is Hungarian too. Where, in Slovakia, would the ethnic Hungarians be likely to live? Thanks.
email: Sue Fedor -
Deevoo@aol.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: HUDAK, CHUDAK, CHUDIK, ROCHEK, ROCAK, SLOBODA, BRENZY, BRINDZA
Researching the Hudak (Chudak, Chudik), Rochek (Rocak), Sloboda, and Brenzy (Brindza) families. I am searching for my Great-Grandparents' families from Slovakia. One of my Great-Grandmothers was Amelia Hudak from Nitra in the Carpathian Mountains. Her husband was Steve (Sloboda) Rochek, probably from the same area. (The "Sloboda" was his birth name. He was adopted by his stepfather whose last name was Rochek.) My grandfather's name was Joseph Brenzy. Both sides of the family settled in Fayette County, southwestern Pennsylvania.
email: Lynne Humphries-Russ -
djhruss@erols.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: HASAJ, JANCOVCIK
Researching the Hasaj and Jancovcik surnames. My grandfather, Maty Hasaj was from Ulorsa, Spis (have been unable to locate Ulorsa) and my grandmother, Anna Jancovcik was from Levoca, Spis. They were married 17 April 1893 at the Church of the Holy Ghost in Olyphant, Pennsylvania and lived in Dunmore Pennsylvania before moving to Pueblo, Colorado. I would be interested in communicating with anyone having interest and information on these surnames.
email: Frank L. Hassey -
fhassey@usa.net - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: HARVILLA, POPIK
I am looking for any relatives coming from the Kosice area. Mary Harvilla and John Popik left this area around 1900.
email: P C Hall. -
hallpc@ix.netcom.com - Posted 15 November 1996

Researching: MATIA
I am searching for any remaining Matia family members most likely from the towns of Presov and Kocise. So far as I know, this Slovak surname has not been altered in any way.
email: Thomas Matia -
tmatia@bellsouth.net - Posted 14 November 1996

Researching: ZDRAVESKY, ZDRAVESKI
Searching for the Albert Zdravesky or Zdraveski family. He came from Dobsina, Slovakia in 1901.
email: -
hotlix@unm.edu - Posted 14 November 1996

Researching: ELKO, ILYKO, JANCSO, QANCSO
I am searching for surname of Elko or Ilyko in the village of Josza near Michalovce, Slovakia. I am also looking for the surname of Jancso or Qancso in the same region. Thank you!
email: -
Elcokp@aol.com - Posted 14 November 1996

Researching: MARKVART
Looking for information on the Markvart family.
email: James Markvart -
micromark@earthlink.net - Posted 14 November 1996

Researching: CMAR
I'm searching for more background information on the Cmar Family name. My grandfather, Michael, came from Kosice around the early 1900's and and settled in the Duquesne, Pennsylvania area.
email: Mark Cmar -
n3mc@onebellevue.com - Posted 14 November 1996

Researching: ZAMISKA, DZIAK
Researching the Zamiska and Dziak surnames. My great grandparents were born in Kolackov, near Stara Lubovna, Spis. I visited the village this year and met distant relatives. Would be interested in communicating with anyone interested in these surnames or village.
email: Joe Baran -
jbaran@fallschurch.esys.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: CERNAK
Looking for information on Marcel Cernak, son of Anton and Jana Cernak.
email: -
JJohnChris@aol.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: MACUCH, MACZUCH, DLHA, DLHY, MIKOVA, HAZUCHOVA, HAZUCHA, PLESZNIKOVA
I am looking for any surnames related to Macuch, Maczuch, Dlha, Dlhy, Mikova, Miko, Hazuchova, Hazucha, and Plesznikova. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
MDPaulie@aol.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: CHERVENAK, CERVENAK, ZEDELLA, ZDILLA, SAKACH, ZAREMBA
I am doing research for the following surnames: Chervenak / Cervenak, Zedella / Zdilla, Sakach, and Zaremba.
email: -
smithk@vitro.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: SCUKA, MERKUZA
I am researching the Scuka surname. My Grandfather, Anthony Scuka, was born in Tomacevica Austria in 1873. He imigrated to the United States in 1892. Anthony's fathers name was Joseph Scuka and his Mothers maiden name was Katerina Merkuza. I would also like to correspond with other people with the Scuka surname.
email: Steve Scuka -
SASCUKA@aol.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: LOVISEK, LUCIK
I am searching for my paternal and maternal surnames of Lovisek and Lucik. Any info appreciated.
email: J.A. Lovisek -
toby@io.org - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: BASALLA, BASZALA
I am just starting out in researching my family's origin. Most of my earliest known Basalla relatives worked the coal mines of eastern Ohio around Cambridge and north central Pennsylania near State College. I have traced the Basalla name to the Village of Huviz (now Lucina). The old world spelling for the name is Baszala. It shows up in both the Roman Catholic parish records of Cervenica and the Greek Catholic parish records of Varhanovce. Any help getting started would be appreciated.
email: Thomas Basalla -
TBasalla@aol.com - Posted 13 November 1996

Researching: JURENKA, DUNDEK
I am researching the name Stefan Jurenka and Anna Dundek. The only location I have is that they came from the Trencin area. They came to the United States. in 1923 and lived in the Chicago (Cicero) area until about 1960. Any information would be appreciated.
email: John Jurenka -
jmjurenka@earthlink.net - Posted 12 November 1996

Researching: CHERVENITSKI, HERMAN
Trying to locate information on: Andrew Chervenitski who was born in Austria Hungary in 1879 and married Anna Margaret Herman born November 1889. He moved to the United States sometime later and died in October 1920.
email: -
ESTELLA1@aol.com - Posted 12 November 1996

Researching: SKANDERA, HOLIC
I am trying to find information on my husband's family. His father Daniel Skandera and mother Elizabeth Holic emmigrated to this country from Tura Luka a small town near Bratislava in about 1905. We would be interested in hearing about anyone from that town and especially with those names.
email: -
Anneskan@aol.com - Posted 12 November 1996

Researching: CHERVENAK, HONISH, STANO, PROKAPOVICH
I am anxious to connect with anyone having info. on my Grandparents - Maternal Grandparents: Gregory Michael Chervenak from Porubka, County of Saros; Susan Stano from Bajec or Vazec??, County of Liptov; Paternal Grandparents: Adam Honish from Koticha; Mary Prokapovich from Koticha.
email: Robert Hanish -
rjhdlh@netway1.mdc.net - Posted 12 November 1996

Researching: KORNOVA
Looking for information on the Kornova surname.
email: Donna Kornova -
Adonna01@aol.com - Posted 11 November 1996

Researching: HRITZ, HRICZ
Looking for relatives in Slovakia for Stephen Hritz son of Francescus (Frank Hritz) from Margatsane.
email: -
BZAJ89A@prodigy.com - Posted 11 November 1996

Researching: KUPEC
I seek info on the ancestry of my brother-in-law, Edward Walter Kupec, born in New York probably in the early 30's. His mother was named Olga, and he thought his grandfather came over in early 1900's. His daughters recall very little, and I am pursuing more basic info -- he attended Columbia University--but can anybody tell me more specifically what area or village he came from in Europe?
email: -
jimtritz@gte.net - Posted 11 November 1996

Researching: PISKURA, CHERNISH
I'm just beginning my search on the Piskura family. It seems that Andrew Piskura and Anna Chernish had a number of sons who came to the United States in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
email: Charlotte Piskura -
c.a.piskura@juno.com - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: SCHICKER, POLLAK, KARPENCY, KEPPLER, FIERER
Searching surname Schicker. Village in Slovakia unknown. Searching for information on my grandmother, Maria Eva Schicker. Born 24 December 1878. Came to the U.S. about 1892. Settled in Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania and married my grandfather, Anton Samuel Pollak in 1893. Parents were John Schicker and Katrina Karpency. Other names area: Keppler, Karpency, Fierer. So far no records found in the Levoca, Kosice, Trebon and Brno archives.
email: Robert Pollak -
rjp@azstarnet.com - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: SEFCIK, SEFSICK
Anyone with information on the Sefcik surname please contact me. I believe it's Slovak, but I have no information to back this up. I really need help finding out information about my mother's maiden name. It is spelled "Sefsick," however, I believe that it was misspelled and it should be "Sefcik." My mother's father spoke Polish and another Slavic dialect. There is also some confusion as to whether "Sefsick" or "Sefcik" is Polish or some other Slavic nationality. My family resides in Columbus, Ohio.
email: Charles -
JWVL65A@prodigy.com - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: VRECENAR
Looking for help on the Vrecenar surname.
email: -
JVrec@aol.com - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: PROZIALECK
Looking for information on the surname Prozialeck.
email: Walter Prozialeck -
wprozi@midwestern.edu - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: POPP, KASPER
Researching the Popp surname from Drahova, Ukraine and the Kasper surname from Torysky, Slovakia. Anyone looking for these families, please contact us.
email: Bob Popp -
PoppBob@aol.com - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: HAVAS, BETNEY
Havas, Denes Eugene was my father born in Kassa Abauj Torna Hungary which in 1918 became Kocise, Czechoslovakia now Slovakia. He was born 15 October 1892 to Martin Havas and Stephania Betney Havas, the oldest of 11 siblings. Came to America around 1902. Any information about the town or family names or how to do further research to locate a living relative to get to know my roots would be greatly appreciated.
email: Doris Rogan -
doris@hess.geology.yale.edu - Posted 10 November 1996

Researching: MIHALY, PROCO, SAROKAS, SIMAL, ZALUZITSKI
Searching for the Mihaly and Proco families from Oreske. Also searching for Sarokas, Simal, and Zaluzitski families. May be from the town of Humenne.
email: -
Hanoiki@aol.com - Updated 09 November 1996

Researching: TRUX
Rearching the Trux surname, especially in Levoca, Bardejov, or Roznava. Especially the 15th 16th and 17th centuries. Thank you.
email: -
Trux.H4@internetmci.com - Posted 09 November 1996

Researching: PLACENAME SEARCH
I am interested in information about Ballazsavagas, Hungary. I think it later became Blazov, Czechoslovakia. I'm interested in its history after 1850.
email: -
merkj@bellatlantic.com - Posted 08 November 1996

Researching: KOLESAR, SHOLTICE
My father's grandfather and my grandmother wer named Kolesar. He was born I had thought in Salzburg Austria but seems more likely to be Porac area. His name was John Kolesar. He married a woman whose name we thought was Anna Sholtice but I think that is wrong. She died early in life which has added to the confusion. I have quizzed my great aunt, his daughter, but she said he never ever told them anything beyond the above. He would have been born in the 1800s since he had lived in Minnesota with his family prior tomoving to Canada around 1904 from Minnesota. I am working on a family history for the various branches of my parent's families and would appreciate whatever light you could shed on the Kolesar family.
email: Marsha Ivall -
harbourl@baynet.net - Posted 08 November 1996

Researching: RADVANSKY
Looking for information on ancestors of Jan Radvansky born in the 1800's and resided in Trebisov, husband of Anna and father of Jan, Mihal, Jozef and Anna.
email: Emily Radvansky -
radvanem@epo.gov.on.ca - Posted 07 November 1996

Researching: VIROSTEK, ADAMEK
I am beginning a search for family members of Edward Virostek and Katie Adamek married in New York, United States in 1912. It is believed that they were born in Myjava. Edward Virostek was born 11 May 1889 and Katie Adamek was born 28 November 1894. Any information appreciated.
email: Katharine Virostek Jones -
mike@exis.net - Posted 07 November 1996

Researching: ALMASY
We are trying to see if there are any Almasy's left in or around the village of Vysny Slavkov. Any Information would be appreciated. My Dad came to America in 1920. His father was from that town.
email: -
Ricka1a@aol.com - Posted 07 November 1996

Researching: FAGAN, EVKOVICH
Hello, my name is Kristie Fagan, my grandfather was from Austria-Hungary according to my mother's birth certificate. His name was John Evkovich. We have been searching for any information available on him. My mother became separated from him during the depression after her mother died. I would appreciate any help or information you may have concerning this matter. Thank you !
email: -
DKFAGAN@aol.com - Posted 07 November 1996

Researching: MAJERSKY, MIHALIK, PETRUS, HEFNER
I am just getting started on trying to find my family roots. My father's parents immigrated from the Bratislava area around 1910, coming first to West Virginia. They were Jon Majersky and Albina Mihalik. They knew of each other before they immigrated, but not well. They married in West Virginia, and ended up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Albina had two sisters who also came to live in Erie. One was named Mary. Albina had a half or step sister who lived in Wheeling West Virginia, named Carolyn Petrus (Hefner). If anyone help point me in the direction of some more information, I'd really appreciate it.
email: Susan Majersky -
cymru@earthlink.net - Posted 07 November 1996

Researching: KRUPLANICZ, KRUPLANICS
I would be very greatful for any information refering to the surname Kruplanicz or Kruplanics. Thank you very much in advance.
email: Lato Jancso -
l.jancso@netpoint.com.br - Corrected 06 November 1996

Researching: VARGA, CEHOLNAJ, JUGAN, TEPLICA
I am trying to fill out a family tree for the following: The Varga and Ceholnaj families are from the Dravci (Uzhorod) and Minnaj (sp?) villages in Zakarpatskaya Oblast. The Jugan and Teplica families are from Nizni Repase in Slovakia. Both sets of grandparents emigrated to the United States, but I have little info before their generation in eastern Europe. Visit our web page,
Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging.
email: Veronica Varga - veronica@panpha.org - Posted 05 November 1996

Researching: PETRINCIO
Would like to correspond with anyone interested in the surname Petrincio.
email: -
beatagoose@aol.com - Posted 05 November 1996

Researching: BOZOSY, BALASHAZY, KOCSIS, KOCIS
Elizabeth Bozosy married Paul Balashazy approx 1868 in Trebisov. Elizabeth Balashazy, born 06 June 1885 in Trebisov married Janos (John) Kocsis 26 January 1885 from Zdana. John Kocsis and his wife came to the United States 26 May 1902 on S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm. Settled in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
email: -
RKocis@gte.net - Posted 05 November 1996

Researching: HAVLICEK, MIHALIK, DURDOVIC, GYORGYOVICS
Am researching above surnames from Sastin-Straze region of northwest Slovakia. Imrich Michael Havlicek (1875-1958) married (ca. 1900) Maria Mihalik (1876-1958) daughter of Stefan Mihalik (ca. 1843-1915) and Rozalia Havlicek (ca. 1848-1921). Imrich was a son of Imrich Havlicek (ca.1844-1919) and Alzbeta Durdovic (ca.1849-1910). Her name also spelled Gyorgyovics by Hungarian authorities. Imrich (ca.1844) was a son of Pavol Havlicek and (?). Pavol was a son of (?) Havlicek from Kuty, Slovakia. Need any and all links, ancestors, etc. I have photocopies of the death records from the Sastin Basilica of Seven Sorrows from the period 1901-1942. Will share data.
email: Don Havlicek -
dhavlice@mars.ecesc.k12.in.us - Posted 05 November 1996

Researching: BOBALEK
Any information anyone can supply on my ancestors/relatives or the true Slovak etymology of our family name would be appreciated. My grandfather, Stephen J. Bobalek, arrived in the United States (Chicago, Illinois) in the early part of this century. He came from a village in the neighborhood of Bratislava.
email: John F. Bobalek -
JBobalek@aol.com - Posted 05 November 1996

Researching: BENCA, CSECH, FARCAS, FISCHER, ILLIA, ILLIYA, ILLY, KORENICS, KRAL, KRIZAN, KRIZSAN, KRTSMAR, KRECSMAR, LIMM, MACZKOVICH, MIKLUSS, NYAKASHAZY, OLCSAROVICS, ONDREASS, ONDREASS, OVCSAROVITS, OVTSAROVICH, OVTSAROVITS, OWSAROVICZ, PLESICS, PUSKACS, PUSKAS, SMIC, SZILAGY, TYASSKA, VISVADER, VLCEK, ZSILAVA, ZSILAVY
I am listing, in alphabetical order, ancesters from one branch of my family. These individuals lived in the Bratislava area, some of them miagrated from other areas of the Kingdom of Hungary and Transylvania, but eventually they all settled in towns in and around Bratislava. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone who has any of these families in their ancestry. I am particularly interested in the Ocharovich family. The name apparently started out as Olcsarovics in the 1500's, but every generation changed the spelling somewhat. I would appreciate any information about this family. I would of course be happy to share the information that I have acquired. Thank you.

Benca, Maria (1698-1713)?;
Csech, Maria (1732-1757)? Magyarfalva;
Csech, Martin (1717-1747)? Magyarfalva;
Fischer,  Rozalia 23 June 1855 13 Mar 1929 Hochstetno;
Fischer, Stefan	(1815-1835) ?;
Illia, Pavol ( aka. Illya) * (1769- 17884);
Illy, Frantisek 3 Dec 1876 15 May 1957 Hochstetno;
Illy, Imrich (1761-1781)? 26 Sept 1834	Malacky;
Illy, Jan 6 Oct 1851 10 Jan 1891 Hochstetno;
Illy, Michal 27 Sep 1819 4 Dec 1887 Hochstetno;
Illya, Stefan (1620-1630) Transylvania;
Korenics, Rozalia (1810-1835)?;
Kral, Jan (1729-1739)?;
Kral, Katarina (1774-1794)?;
Krizan, Maria ( aka. Krizsan ) (1730-1755)? Magyarfalva;
Krtsmar, Jan (aka Krecsmar) (1772-1777)? 8 Feb 1801 Hochstetno;
Krtsmar, Juraj 27 Mar 1797 Hochstetno;
Krtsmar, Terezia 30 Sept 1819 7 Dec 1884 Hochstetno;
Limm, Jozef (1724-1754)? Dimburg;
Limm, Juraj (1732-1757)? Dimburg;
Limm, Magdalena	8 May 1777  1 April 1845 Dimburg;
Maczkovich, Terezia (1779-1804)? 21 Oct 1839 Zohor;
Mikluss, Apolonia 23 Feb 1799 25 Nov 1836 Hochstetno;
Mikluss, Pavol (1747-1772) 16 May 1833 Plav. Stvrok;
Nyakashazy, Alzbeta 1656-1666);
Olcsarovics, Demeter (aka. Farcas) (1520-1535)?  Oct 1567 Gyula;
Ondrass, Juliana 12 June 1813 7 July 1883;
Ondreass, Jan 20 Aug 1818 9 Mar 1892 Hochstetno;
Ovcsarovits, Rozalia 24 Aug 1769 11 Dec 1809 Hochstetno;
Ovtsarovich, Jozef 7 Mar 1738 15 July 1798 Hochstetno;
Ovtsarovits, Matias 30 Jan 1763	23 Sept 1830 Hochstetno;
Owcsarovicz, Jozef 3 April 1703	Hochstetno;
Owcsarovicz, Michal 24 May 1656;
Plesics,  Agata 19 Dec 1774;
Plesics, Agata;
Puskacs, Maria 30 Jun 1746 Hochstetno;
Puskas, Matias (1688-1713)?;
Smic, Terezia 16 Feb 1761 Hochstetno;
Szilagy, Eva (1772-1777)?;
Szilagy, Jan 14 Nov 1777;
Tyasska, Dorota (1768-1783)? 30 Sept 1851 Hochstetno;
Visvader, Florian May 1807 18 Oct 1883 Dimburg;
Visvader, Florian 12 Apr 1775 16 Dec 1847 Dimburg;
Visvader, Johanna Apr 1849 17 Jun 1937 Hochstetno;
Visvader, Sebastian 13 Jan 1751	Dimburg;
Vlcek, Filip 26 April 1824 1 Aug 1884 Zohor;
Vlcek, Katarina (1779-1804)? 24 April 1839 Zohor;
Zsilava, Anna 11 May 1759 2 Sept 1830 Velka Levare;
Zsilavy, Juraj (1689-1709)?;
email: Milan Huba - illy@flash.net - Posted 04 November 1996

Researching: PUSKAS, PAVLISKY
This is my first attempt to find information on the surnames Puskas and Pavlinsky. Any and all information would be appreciated. Do not know specific areas or villages.
email: Bonnie Burris -
burris@chesapeake.net - Posted 04 November 1996

Researching: ZUPKO, SIPKO, SIPCO, SMITH, GNAP, HAJNYIK, EVANCIK
I am researching the following surnames: Zupko, Gnap, Hajnyik and Evancik. The families were originally from the towns of Sokut (now Sol) and Mernyik, both in Zemplen County, Hungary (now Slovakia). The Zupko's immigrated to Luzerne County Pennsylvania and the name was changed to Sipko/Sipco/Smith.
email: -
DDRASS711@aol.com - Posted 04 November 1996

Researching: CSINK, DANIELIS, GODHARTT, ALEXY, LINKSCH
The following are the surnames which I am currently searching: Csink, Danielis, Godhartt, Alexy, Linksch. My grandfather, Julius Csink, was born in Poprad or Durand and his wife, Margaret Danielis, was born in Velky Slavkov. He moved to Toronto, Canada, about 1924-1928 and changed his name to Chink. They married at the First Lutheran Church in Toronto. His parents were Julie Linksch and Karol Csink. Her mother was a Goddartt and her father's mother was Alexy.
email: Robert Carl Wolfe -
rwolfe@freespace.net - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: CEKOFSKY, CHECKOSKY, PITONIAK
My grandfather's name was Isadore Cekofsky. The spelling was changed at Ellis island in 1905. I'm not sure of the village but it may be Spisska Bela or Spisska Novy Bes. My grandmother's father's name was Andrew Pitoniak. The village was Zdar in the province of Kasmarak. I'd love to visit some day and wonder I still have relatives there.
email: Dr. Stephen F. Checkosky -
AccuRater@aol.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: COREJ, THOMAS, KACH, ZMIJ, STOLARIK, BILLI
I am researching my family tree history. Most of the names are from Trnava pri Laborci, Sacurov or Spis region. The surnames of interest are Corej, Thomas, Kach, Zmij, Stolarik, and Billi.
email: -
BChorey@aol.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: VAVRECAN, DRGAN, GREGORVITCH, MACHINGA
My surnames of interest are Vavrecan, maternal grandmother; Drgan, maternal grandfather; Gregorvitch, paternal great grandmother; Machinga, paternal great grandfather.
email: Donald J. Toman -
toman@ibm.net - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: GARDOSIK, KOCUREK, KESS. KIS, JUSCHAK
I am trying to trace my anestry in Slovakia. My paternal grandparents were born in Slovakia (1880's) and my maternal grandparents may have been. Grandfather: Michael (Mihal) Gardosik, son of Andrej & Illya, born in Spisky(?) province, 1882, married in America. Grandmother: Elizabeth Kocurek, daughter of Jan & Maria, born in Polonovce, 1887. Grandfather: Gabel Kess (Kis?) - Grandmother: Maria Juschak (?) Although I know neither the birth date or location of their birth, their oldest son Michael was born in 'Lesne', which may be in the Ukraine. His birth certificate is written in Polish & Russian. My mother spoke Slovak, but was unsure of her ancestry due to the early death of there parents. I have quite a few names of my Grandmother's (Kocurek) family if that would be of any help.
email: Tom Gardosik -
gardosik@themall.net - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: , PISHA, VOSAKA
I have relatives who came from Czech Republic or Slovakia, but I'm not sure if it's the Czech part or the Slovak part. My mother's maiden name was Pisha. She had an aunt named Vosaka (sp?) Can anyone tell from the name which area it is from? Thanks very much.
email: Joan Lansberry -
gallae@casagrande.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: BARTON
Searching for the Barton family in Oravske Vesele.
email: -
madas@maxi.elte.hu - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: HAJDUKIEWICZ, HADOKOWITZ
I am searching for information on my husband's grandfather. His name was Frank Karl (Carl?) Hajdukiewicz. His birth place is listed as Podhajce, Austria. We recently found a baptisim certificate but can't read it as it's in Polish or Austrian. He left from Trieste, Austria to come to this country in about 1907. Family history says that he may have also lived in Posnen, Poland. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
email: Judy Hadokowitz -
hadoks@onramp.net - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: COPACK, PERUN
We are researching the Copack and Perun surnames.
email: -
cccef@capital.ge.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: DRAKULA, STRUB
We are searching for the family names Drakula and Strub, both from Carpathia/Rusyn origin. We are just beginning our search, so any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.
email: -
Strubco@aol.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: SIMONOV, KRALIK
My Grandfather's name was Michael Simonov and although it sounds Russian he spoke Slovak. He came to this country around 1910 and worked in Pennsylvania and Ohio and married a Slovak immigrant from Poprad named Eliazabeth Kralik, she told my father that he was Slovak and not Russian. He died about 1926 in New York City. My grandmother did not know him before she came here and when my father visited the country and went to Poprad no one there had heard of him. I would appreciate any and all information.
email: -
76063.3547@compuserve.com - Posted 03 November 1996

Researching: ROSENBERG
I am researching the Rosenberg family of Hazin nad Cirochou, a tiny village a few kilometers from the town of Humenne in eastern Slovakia. The Rosenbergs were the store/tavernkeepers in this village up to WW II. There may also have been related Rosenbergs who were store/tavernkeepers in the nearby village of Kamenica. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who heard of this family and/or these villages.
email: Aaron E. Rosenberg -
a-j.rosenberg@worldnet.att.net - Posted 03 November 1996

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