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Researching: GOUVERNOVICH, GOVERNOVICH, GOUVERNOVITCH
I am looking for any information on Gouvernovich, Governovich, or Gouvernovitch family. First and middle name is Peter George. Date of birth is either 1836 or 1839. I have always been told that he was the captain of a ship that sailed from Serbia to New Orleans, LA prior to 1878. He may possibly be from the Black Sea area. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
email: - RGutow6312@aol.com - Posted 21 September 1997
Searching for the name Metzker.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: STECZ, STECZKOWSKY
I am looking for any relatives or locations that may have related family members. My grandfather imigrated to Chicago in the 20's and enter the country as Steczkowsy. My father was named Arthur Anthony Stecz and grew up in the Chicago area. I now live in Los Angeles and go by William Stetz.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: BAICAR, BACHAR
I'd like to find out if I have any relatives in town/village of Vrbove. My grandfather, Paul Baicar and his wife Anna (Bachar), came to America in the late 1890's, and settled in New York State. I have collected information on the family from the time my grandparents arrived in the United States and I never dreamed I'd get an opportunity to start searching for any of my relatives in Slovakia until I found this website! My uncle, Stephan Baicar, never came to the U.S. with my grandparents. He stayed in Slovakia (Vrbove) and was killed during World War I. I'd appreciate anyone's help/advice on how I can get started on my search.
email: Jeanne Rector - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: GONDA, MOLNAR
I am searching for any information about the Gonda and Molnar surnames. Both Joseph Gonda and Mary Molnar moved to Cleveland, Ohio, sometime in the early 1900's.
email: Michael Geoffrey Gonda - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1997
Searching for family roots and possible relatives living in Slovakia. The area of Zemplin and Saris counties are most likely where they came from.
email: David Fryling - Fryling@Susqu.edu - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: GLAGOLA, SHOLTIS
I am researching the surnames Glagola and Sholtis. Have very little information about my grandfather (Glagola) and grandmother (Sholtis) other than they lived in Fayette County in SW Pennsylvania.
email: Mark Ozanick - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: ELLEK, ELICK, ZAPOTCH
On his social security application, my grandfather, George Andrew Ellek,also Elick) stated he was from Dubina Garol, Austria Hungary. Came to McKeesrocks, PA late 1890's. His father was John Ellek his Mother Anna Zapotch. I have found a town Dubinne, in Slovakia northeast of Presov (Preschau) and south east of Bardejov. I have also found a Dubne just north of Ces.Budejovice in the Czech. Repub. Before my mother died she said her family came from what is now Czechoslovakia. Please, does anyone know anything about these names or the town Dubina Garol. Thanks.
email: Judith Walter - Moroni@centuryinter.net - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: FELDMANN, STEINER
I am searching for Feldmann and Steiner from Vrutky. I would also like to contact anyone from Vrutky to see if they know or remember my family.
email: Philip J. Bentley - PEARLEAF@aol.com - Posted 21 September 1997
I am searching for family named Suchar, particularly Lubica Sucharova born around 1947 in Bratislava.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 21 September 1997
Researching: VARADY, KOVACH, SZELIGA AND PETRIK
Researching Varady, Kovach, Szeliga AND Petrik ancestry. The Petrik and Varady, and Szeliga families may have lived in Kassa, Hungary (now Kosice, Slovakia). The Varadys also may have lived in Bajervargas, Hungary (now Bajerovce, Slovakia). The Varadys came to America around 1906. Would appreciate any information or resources.
email: R. DuBelko - firstname.lastname@example.org - Corected 20 September 1997
Researching: HOLECKO, KOZAK, TKACH, MROSKO, FIFFICK,
VANSUCH, BAKOS, MIDLIK
I am searching for information on Holecko, Kozak or Tkach. My grandfather was born in Teplicka in 1883. I am not sure when he came to this country, I do know it was before 1908 because he was married that year in Youngstown, Ohio. My grandfathers name was Mathew Holecko. My grandmother was born in 1891 in Spis Nova Ves. I donot know when she came to this country but it was before 1908. Her name was Mary Kozak. Her natural father died and her mother remarried a Tkach. She had one sister named Julia. My grandfather had 5 brothers and one sister. His sister never came to this country. I am trying to locate information on when they may have come to this country and also trying to find out more about their parents and siblings. I am researching my fathers background and I am trying to find information on Mrosko, Fiffick, Vansuch, Bakos or Midlik. My grandfathers name was John and he came to this country in 1929. First settling in Royal, Pa, located just outside Uniontown, PA. He than moved to Youngstown, Ohio where he ran a grocery store for many years. I do know his fathers name was Elias but that is all. I would like to find out any information on his parents. His mother,s name was Katherine Bakos. I am searching for any information on his siblings or his parents. My grandmothers maiden name was Vansuch, She was born in Pennsylvania and went back to Europe where she met and married my grandfather. Her fathers name was Joseph and her mothers name was Maria Fiffick. If I can find any information on her siblings or parents it would be appreciated.
email: Rich - SMTDCR@aol.com - Posted 20 September 1997
Georga and Mary Tirpak emigrated to the U.S. just before 1886. They lived in Pennsylvania for awhile before coming to E. St. Louis. They listed themselves as Carpatho-Rusyn on the Census.
email: Valerie W. Stagaman - Vyronica@aol.com - Posted 20 September 1997
Researching: LUKACSKO, NAGI
Looking for information on Michael Lukacsko married Elizabeth Nagi. Moved to New York. Had three children, Edward, Jules and Lillian. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: Marje Lukacsko - Weezie89@aol.com - Posted 20 September 1997
Researching: HUBEK, BAKARAC, BAKARACH, HAJEK
I am looking for relative's of the Hubek and Bakarac (Bakarach) families. They lived in the village's of Lozorno and Kuchyna in the early nineteen hundred's. Also I'm looking for relatives of Matus Hajek from Lozorno.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 20 September 1997
Do you have any info on the name Koraus from Slovakia?
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 20 September 1997
Researching: KOSCELEK, KONDIS, GZUBAY
Joseph Koscelek born March 18, 1894 near Nizna Mysla. Anna Kondis Koscelek (Joseph's wife) her mothers maiden name Gzubay. Also looking for information on Koscelek location and archeology dig near Nizna Mysla.
email: Margart Cashdollar - email@example.com - Posted 18 September 1997
Researching: LELEKACS, LELEKACH, LABIK, TKOCS,
I am just beginning my search. My grandparents came from Europe in the 1920's. Settled in Pennsylvania. The towns of Uzhorod and Zemplenski are the ones I remember hearing. The spelling is probably wrong. My mothers parents names were John and Mary Lelekacs (Lelekach) My grandmothers maiden name was Labik. I know my grandfather had relatives in Canada, I think in the British Columbia area. His cousins name was George Lelekacs and I know he was a farmer in Canada. I guess I should do one family part at a time. It is ironic that both sets of my grandparents came from the same area of Slovakia. My fathers family name is Tkocs (Tkacs) My grand parents name on my dads side was George and Anna Tkocs (Tkacs) My grandmothers maiden name was Merrinko Any help would be greatly appreciated. No one has any information they are willing to share. Both grandparents settled in Western Pennsylvania area.
email: Georgenne Kacik - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 18 September 1997
Researching: PEPOCK, PIPAK, ALBERT, SULAK, SPIRNAK
Searching the Pepock (Pipak), Albert, Sulak, and Spirnak families. They lived in Southwestern Pennsylvania from the 1920's to 1960's. Vestaburg, Fredericktown, Gates, Mount Pleasant, and Standard Shaft.
email: Pat Mundorf - PatMun@webtv.net - Posted 18 September 1997
Researching: VINCE, BIRO, DARABOS, KARCAG
G-Grandfather Steve Vince emigrated to U.S. from Lusonc (?), Hungary circa 1905 aboard the Cunard ship Carpathia. Accompanying him were his children Paul Steven Vince and Katie (Katerina ?) Vince and second wife Kathleen Karcag Vince. Steve was said to have been a horse trainer for King Stephen of Hungary. Was recruited to work in the Dayton Malleable Iron Works, Dayton, Ohio. Paul later served in U.S. Army and retired from Dayton Fire Department. G-grandparents Paul Darabos and Veron Mary Biro Darabos immigrated from Hungary circa 1900. Veron Biro Darabos gave birth to male child (Bela Darabos) soon after arrival in Connecticut. Family migrated to Dayton, OH, and had another child, Margaret Darabos. Would like to communicate with other persons researching these surnames or Hungarians who settled in the Dayton, OH, area.
email: Dusty Vince Fletcher - email@example.com - Posted 18 September 1997
I am researching the family name Wohlstadter from the city / village of Circ (Csercs) now part of Stara L'ubovna, Slovakia. Any assistance with the family name or geography of the area would be appreciated.
email: Stanley M. Friedman - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 18 September 1997
Researching: CHORAZAK, HARAZAK, SZYNALIK
I am researching my family; my grandfather - Joseph Chorazak, my grandmother - Bernice Szynalik. I know there were brothers and sisters but I can find none. I was told the name changed to Harazak when the family settled in the Chicago, Il area. I thank you all for your help.
email: Edward Harazak - email@example.com - Posted 18 September 1997
Searching for information on the Rybarik family.
email: Les Chambasian - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 18 September 1997
Researching: KUSKO, SKOVRAN, LOPATA, GAJDOSH, GAJOLOSH
My grandparents were Carpatho-Rusyn. My grandfather, Michail Kusko was born in 1870 in Vysnyj Cabiny house no.16, to Michail Kusko and Anna Skovran. My grandmother, Olena Lopata was born in 1882 in Njagov house no. 44, to Peter Lopata and Maria Gajolosh or Gajdosh (the copy of the baptism cert. had a blemish on that spot.)
email: - DKusko1@home.com - Posted 18 September 1997
Looking for history of Urban Kapusta who had immigrated from the current Slovakia the early part of this century.
email: Thomas Kapusta - email@example.com - Posted 18 September 1997
My great-grandmother's maiden name was Textoris and I believe she was born in Tisovec, Czechoslovakia on March 2, 1884. She had three sisters, Gisella (Ella), Irene and Pauline. Her name was Bertha. They were orphaned and all came to the U.S. I wonder if there was other family left in Tisovec - cousins, etc. and I wonder where Tisovec is/was located.
email: - Lbprice@aol.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: STEGLIK, STEHLIK, VALEK, WORJEK
Looking for the Steglik, Sehlik, Valek, and Worjek familes. My father, John G. Steglik came to america in 1911 to live with half-brother, Jan Valek in Pennsylvania.
email: - Jonjayx@aol.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: LUCKA, LUSKO, DARKATOVA, DURKOTH, MIKITA
I am searching for my lines in Slovakia. I would like to find both family history, ansestor's names and living relatives. My grandfather was Mickula Lucka, he entered America at Ellis Island with his older brother Peter. The name was changed to Lusko and he was Michael Lusko. All the Lusko's in the United States that I am aware of are members of this family. He married Julia Ann Durkatova (Durkoth) at "Flats Church" somewhere in New York State. My paternal great-grandmother Nancy Mikita lived in the village of Stackc'ine Rostoka and according to family history committed suicide when my grandfather was small. My grandmother Julia Durkoth's family was from the village of Snina. I know much oral history from my grand parents but the lines end with my great grandparents. I am in touch with a cousin in Kosice. She is the great granddaughter of my grandfather's sister but says that there are no more Luc'ka's in the area.
email: Celeste Sellers - Writextrodinair@msn.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: KMOSKO, SOKOLOVA
I am trying to trace my family tree in Slovakia. My great grandfather was Joseph Kmosko born in Tvarozna (near Liptovsky Mikulas) September 13, 1860. His Father was Samuel Kmosko and his mother was Maria Sokolova.
email: Gary Kmosko - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: FUCHS, FUKS, KOSTELNIK, PISTEY, SUCHY
I am searching for any information on Fuchs, Joseph and his wife, Mary Pistey, who emigrated from Gromos (Hromos) Slovakia in the late 1800's and settled in Stratford, Connecticut. Also looking for Alois Kostelnik or his son John Kostelnik (born 15 May 1853) in Bohemia, Austria/Hungary. John married Anna Suchy (born 15 April 1867) in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
email: Patricia Lee Kostelnik - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: CHEPIGA, CHEPIKA, CEPIGA, CEPIGOVA,
KRAJGER, BALAZ, SWIENTKO, KUBASEK
Searching for Chepoga, Chipika and Cepiga family name. Z jednej rodiny bol moj otec Jan Cepiga nar. 10.5.1886, mal manzelku Mariu r. Krajger, jeho otec bol tiez Jan, matka Maria rod. Balaz. Nas otec mal este 3 sestry, ktore sa po neurodnych rokoch vystahovali do Ameriky, volali sa: Antonia Faltinovic, Emilia Swientko a Vilma Kubasek. Posledna bola v St. Lubovni v r. 1947 na navstevu (tieto sestry mali manzelov povodom zo St. Lubovne) Z druhej rodiny som poznala Bertu Cepigovu ako sa krstnym menom volali rodicia sa nepamatam ale som ich poznala. Tato tiez mala sestry v Amerike a jedna sa vydala za Swientka, brata vyssie uvedenej Emilie. Ja Maria Cepigova teraz bytom v Piestanoch mam este 2 sestry a jedneho brata. Do Starej Lubovne chodim casto, mam tam prechodne bydlisko.
email: Maria Cepigova - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
My name is , my Grandmother (Ernestine Irene Pappova) came to Canada in 1929 and settled in the Niagara Falls region of Ontario, Canada. The limited information I have is that she was born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1908 and both her parents were also born in Bratislava.
email: Steven Pusiak - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: CONIK, CONOKOVA
Please can you give me any information on the Conik / Conikova family. They are from the Trencin area in Slovakia.
email: Paul Sargent - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: MASLAR, MASLYAR, MASLER, STRAKA, STRACKA
Searching for the Maslar or Maslyar or Masler and Straka or Stracka family. Don't know where they came from. Told it sounds like Shariska Stolitz. Elmer Maslyar married Susan Straka; his father was Andrew Maslyar. Came to the US circa 1899.
email: Eugene J. Maslar - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: MRAVA, KACIR
Searching for surnames Mrava and Kacir. Johan Mrava was born in Stiavnik, Feb 2, 1875. Mary Catherine Kacir was born in Komorivce, Aug 15, 1876.
email: Leonard Kuchno - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: LIPTAK, KREMPASKY
My grandmother came to USA around the turn of century. She came to the US to be with her husband in Pennsylvania. Her name was Anna Liptak (maiden) and she came from a town or village which I don't know the slovakian name of but my mother though it roughly translated as "White Waters". Her husband's name was Krempasky and they lived in Crystal Falls, Michigan.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
If you know of anyone with the Brondos last name, please contact me.
email: Mark A. Brondos - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: PROSKURNIAK, PASHKO, EWACH, KORLUK
Researching the Proskurniak, Pashko, Ewach and Korluk surnames. We invite you to visit our home page.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: GAJNIAK, BUGAYSKY, MIKEL
I am of Slovak descent. On my fathers side, his father and mother, my grandparents: Carl Gajniak married Anna Bugaysky: both are now deceased. Carl Gajniak was my grandfather; Anna was his wife. On my mothers side, her father and mother, my grandparents: Joseph Mikel, from Trchon, Slovakia married Sophia. Joseph Mikel was my grandfather; Sophia was his wife--both are deceased. Thank you.
email: James Carl Gajniak - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 17 September 1997
Researching: DZURINKO, RIMKO
My grandfather arrived on one of the Bremen Line ships from Germany in or around 1912. We know very little about his familial history, we are even unsure of his last name. He came over on my great-grandmothers' Austro-Hungarian Passport and the name appears to be Dzurinko. The name that my grandfather used throughout his lifetime was Rimko. He said that he was from the town of Domandice, and often spoke of going to the "big city" Kosice. We are Byzantine Catholic, and as far as we can tell, the only Byzantine Catholic Slovaks in the immediate area (we attend a predominantly Magyar church). If at all possible, would you kindly inform me of any info that you may have concerning the above questions?
email: Timothy F. Hufnell - email@example.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Looking for Lobo familes in or the area of Petrokovic [not sure of spelling]. Grandfather and two brothers and one sister and possibly more came to USA in February, 1891. Grandfather settled in upstate New York and one brother and sister settled in Jersey City, New Jersey . One brother settled in North Adams, Massachusetts.
email: - MLobo57192@aol.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Searching for the family name Schwabik. My Grandfather was born in Spisska Nova Ves in 1885, named Joseph Anthony Schwabik / possibly Anton Joseph Schwabik. Also we have recently discovered he had a sister Erma and there is record of an Albert Schwabik specific relationship not currently known, may have been a brother. Any information would be appreciated. Also we had heard from a newly discovered potential relative Stefan Schwabik that there may be Schwabik's still living in Spisska Nova Ves.
email: - BobSchwabk@aol.com - Posted 17 September 1997
Rudolph F. Sloboda, born in 1894 in Holic, Czechoslovakia. Would like any info on family members prior to 1894 and after.
email: Frank Sloboda - FRANKJ@webtv.net - Posted 16 September 1997
Searching the Puhalla name. Just starting out!
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
I'M searching for the Timko family from Uzhorod or that may be relative with this name. My father Peter Timko don't have contact with his family since 1949.
email: Artur Neves Timko - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: SCHWARZ, PASTERNACK
Searching for information on family, father's first name, Mor, mother's first name Leah, nee Pasternack.
email: George Schwarz - PKLK29A@prodigy.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: ORAVECZ, DJURNIK
Looking for information on Oravecz family from Havka in Spisska Stare Ves area also in the Kesmarok area. Also interested in information on Djurnik from Kesmarok and Grutka from Spisska Stare Ves.
email: - GKLZ37A@prodigy.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: BUCKO, KOUPALOWSKI
My Maternal grandfathers name was Bucko. It is unknown how he immigrated into the United States but he settled in Connecticut. His First name was Francis. I am also searching for my Maternal Grandmothers ancestors there last name being Koupalowski shortened to Kulo when they entered the US at Ellis Island I know she had brothers who sponcered her entering the US Pre WW II. Her first name was Adela and she was from a town called Lodz.
email: - TSTSWEET@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: SIMKO, MACINKO
I am searching for information on Simko, Michael and Macinko, Anna. They were married and lived in Zemplen County, what was then Hungary I believe. I would like to know what area this would be in and what it would now be considered. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
email: - MISSAUDSAM@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: PRZYDZIAL, PRZYDZOL, DROZD, DROZDZ
My family is researching our family history. My maternal grandmother Katarayna Przydzial (also spelled Przydzol) and my maternal grandfather Josef Drozd (also spelled Drozdz) emmigrated to the US separately in 1911. Katarayna was from Borki Wieke, Austria and her father lived in Wieke Borka. We learned this information from the emmigration records. My grandfather was from Wola, Austria. I am interested in whether anyone knows where these towns are? Would be happy to receive the information in English, Polish, Czech or Russian. Thank you!
email: Dottie Klein - SCUBAMAMA@worldnet.att.net - Posted 16 September 1997
My grand parents, last name Mejer, came from this area but we have been unable to get information about them.
email: Vince Mejer - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Searching for Anna Varga in Kocise, Slovakia.
email: Larry Sebastian - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: SZAVEL, SABO
I am researching any genealogical information concerning my grandparents, Janos Szavel born 1-9-1878 and Katerine Sabo born 11-14-1885. Both were born and married in Hranovnica. Married on 2-4-1904. After their marriage, they left for America and settled in Republic, Pennsylvania in Fayette County. If you have any info about them or Hranovnica.
email: Dan Savel - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Searching for information on name Ocskasy. Michael, John, Mary, Anna came to US around turn of century. Michael a blacksmith, John a tailor. Looking for information on parents or anything on family name.
email: Catherine Ocskasy - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
My grandfathers name was Julius Reznick. he immigrated to the United States in 1908 from Bratislava, Austria-Hungary and settled in the Hazelton, Pennsylvania (or surrounding areas). There are apparently relatives still living in Slovakia. I wish to contact them, or see if perhaps they have emigrated to the United States or another country.
email: - Jalemac@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: GANCASZ, KUTYLA
Researching the family of Maria Gancasz, m. Anthony Kutyla, of Poland.
email: - TeddieK@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: PRUZINSKY, PRUZINSKA, HUNYADY,
Searching for information on Stefan Pruzinsky b. 1893 to Jan Pruzinsky and Maria Pruzinska. I have his birth certificate from Bratislava (a copy made in 1954), but am not sure of the month or day. He married Anna Hunyady (Hunady) who was born in Passaic, NJ on April 1, 1898 to George Hunyady and Elisabeth Demcak. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
email: Betty Pruzinsky - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
I was interested in finding out my background. I am very restricted in what I know, so it will be difficult. Over the summer I met a woman who believes that my last name is either Croation or Slovakian. I was wondering if you could help me out.
email: Michelle Debelak - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: SINOWICZ, SINOVICH, BORYK
Searching for Anton Sinowicz, son of Kataryna Sinowicz in Tylicz, Poland during 1900-1910, and Mary Boryk, daughter of Howard and Teresa Boryk, born in Austria October 14, 1879. After immigrating to America Sinowicz was changed to Sinovich. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: FERIANC, SURRENDA
My grandfather's name was Paul Ferianc who married Mary Surrenda. His father's name was I believe Andrew.
email: - Msumare1@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: KOZAR, ZUBER
I am just starting my search for my ancestors. I am having trouble finding out what country my great grand parent's villages were in. Also interested in contacting anyone with the same surname as me, Kozar. The info I have collected so far is as follows: My great grandfather was Gyorgy Kozar, born 4/9/1883 in Serene Valo? (Serenchoucy?). He travelled through Austria on his way to America 9/9/1906. He sailed on the S.S.Carpathia. While on the ship, he met my great grandmother (babba). Her name was Julia Zuber. Said to be from Grybov. I am told by family that both villages are Czech yet I am unable to locate them. Any and all responses would be greatly appreciated.
email: Karen Kozar - Lostinthe70s@hotmail.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: PAKNIK, CERNAK
I am attempting to locate information on Samuel Paknik of Kozel and Anna Cernak of Bratislava. They emigrated to the US in the early 1900's and married in New York. They moved to Monangah, West Virginia. My grandfather mined coal for Consol for 40 years.
email: - Hammel6626@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Looking for information on the Repasky surname.
email: J. E. Repasky - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Searching Driapsa surname from Horna Lehota, Slovakia. My grandfather was Emil Driapsa who came to USA when he was 12 yrs old.
email: Diana Bouille - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: MISAJKO, MISHICO, SKURLA
Andrew Misajko (Mishico in the USA) Born Nov.11 1861 in Kolbovce (P.O. Stropkov) Zemplyn County. Anna Skurla Born July 19 1871 in Brusnica (P.O. Stropkov) Zemplyn County. They were married in Brusnica Jan. 27 1890.They emigrated to USA around that period, settling in Danbury Conn. Andrew died in 1921 and Anna in 1928. Any information would be appreciated. Are records available for these time periods and places.
email: Robert Torielli - turk1932@AOL.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: DUFFALA, DUFALA, PAVLIK
Looking for the names Duffala, Dufala, and Pavlik who all came from near the Hungarian border near Budapest.
email: - FDuffala@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: ZUBAL, FERGELEC
Joseph zubal was born in Polomka, Slovakia in 1882. He married Eva Fergelec from the same place. I would like to learn more of the family history.
email: Janice - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: CURILA, SMETANA, KURUC, KURUCZ, MOLITORIS,
My great grandfather, Michael Curila, was born in Ubrez, Slovakia. He came to the Clarksburg, West Virginia area about 1900 to work in the coal mines. He finally settled in Homestead, Pennsylvania after he retired. My maternal grandfather Stephen Smetana was born in Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia. I am looking for any Smetanas from that area.
email: - MChurila@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
I am looking for any information on the surname Baxa.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: VASIMPAUR, FASIMPAUR, FASENPAUR, FASEMPOUR
Matej Vasimpaur immigrated to Cleveland Ohio in 1860... and that is all we know. Please help us give 'roots' to Matej's rather large US population of Fashempour's, Fashimpaur's, etc. Thank you so much for any thoughts you have!
email: Dave Fashenpour - email@example.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: MURAIDA, HUDAK
Just beginning this line. My gr grandfather was George Muraida, married to Anna Hudak. George's brother, Joseph was b. 1883 in Drinow - where ever that is (Austria somewhere). Joseph came to the US in 1900, not sure when George came from. Any leads?
email: Dianne - Deyox4@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Searching for information on the Gore family. Isreal, Mike, Abe, Charles, and Sarah.
email: Marie Rhodes - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: MROSKO, HOLECKO
Please supply any information on the Mrosko and Holecko Families. Mrosko Grandfather born in Zorach, Spiska Zupa, Father born in Porac, Slovakia. Holecko Grandfather born Teplicka. Any information would be appreciated.
email: - SMTDCR@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: BIELICSKY, GOGOLA
Searching for relatives in Slovakia of Ida M. Bielicsky and Joseph L. Gogola.
email: - Gogsmdsn@worldnet.att.net - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: CZOVEK, JACZKO, KOLESZAR, NYOMASKI,
I am researching the following surnames in villages indicated. Any information is appreciated. Czovek - Michalany, Lastovce, Vel. Trna, (Reformed); Jaczko - Velky kevezd, (Greek Catholic); Koleszar - Pacin, (Greek or Roman Catholic); Nyomaski - Michalany, (Reformed); Toth - Michalany, (Reformed); Palambos - Michalany, (Reformed).
email: - CovellN@aol.com - Posted 16 September 1997
Researching: KRUTY, SEPLAK
Researching Kruty and Seplak From Brezova Pod Bradlom.
email: Richard & Donna Ristoff - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
I am looking for any information on the Krajcovic surname. Our family comes from the village of Trakovice, with some relatives in Trnava. We visited there in 1992 but no one in the village spoke German or English, so we couldn't get any information. I do know that my great-grandparents left around 1900. My grandparents were born in New York, New York and later moved to Empire Ohio.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: BUTKOVSKY, SUBAK, FERENCSIK, MATTA, SOFRANIK
Searching the Butovsky, Subak, Ferencsik, Matta, and Sofranik familes from Michalovce.
email: - PJSOF@AOL.COM - Posted 15 September 1997
Searching the last name Spanko.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Searching for any info on the Shimbersky family. My great-great grandparents were Frank and Minnie Shimbersky. Frank was born Dec. 1844 and Minnie was born Nov. 1852, both in Bohemia. Frank came to America in 1853 when he was 9 years old. Minnie came to America in 1860 when she was 8 years old. I don't know where they landed, unfortunately. They were married in 1870, possibly in Iowa. They had 10 children but I only know the names of 8. Three children of the children were born in Iowa, Wesley - born in Jan.1875, Edward - born in Sept.1876, and Mary - born in Sept. 1878. The family moved to Nebraska sometime between 1878 and 1882. Two children were born in Nebraska, Ludvik - born in Sept. 1882 and Lena - born in Dec. 1883. The family moved again. This time to Kansas, where they had 1 child, Emma - born in Nov. 1885. The family moved again to Minnesota. This was the last place they were that I know of. They moved to Des Moines Township which was a division of the village of Jackson in the county of Jackson, in southwestern Minnesota. The 2 youngest children were born in Minnesota, My great grandmother Ella was born on Sept. 12, 1889 and Clara was born in Jan. 1892. My great-great grandfather was a carpenter, he owned the family home and was a naturalized citizen. I also know that there were some Shimberskys living in Wisconsin during the time of WW II. Their names were Frank Fred Shimbersky and Lillian Shimbersky. There was also a Jennie Shimbersky.
email: Lynn - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: GREITESAK, GREITSAK, GREJSAK, GREJESAK,
BRINAKO, BRINEZKO, ZACHER, PROVOSNIK
Looking for information about family of Albert Greitesak of Podolinec. Name is also spelled Greitsak, Grejsak, Grejesak on some records. His son Paul married on 7 February 1884 (at 24 years of age) to Mary Brinako daughter of Michael Brinezko and Dorothy Zacher (Catholic), and his daughter Victoria married on 16 Oct 1882 to Isadorus Provosnik (Greek Catholic). Albert married Mary (no last name available). I believe Albert had a brother Joseph who married Severina, and another brother who I cannot name.
email: - Jrgrayshaw@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: HAJDUSEK, PAZITNAJ
Jan Hajdusek, born 1226 26 1962, Modra, relatives ...Jaro. Also relative Pavol Pazitnaj, director general /Post office. I moved to Canada in the 1970's.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: KAVALINOVICH, KAVALINOV, KAVALIN, KAVALI
Searching for information on my family name,Kavalinovich, and variations thereof. My grandfather came to New Zealand from Drvenik, Dalmatia but the name is no longer alive in Croatia. Am specifically looking for the root-name information and assistance with its origins.
email: Gaye Strand (nee Kavalinovich) - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
I am looking for info on my mothers maiden name, Dawitkawa. Does anyone know what part of Slovakia it relates to.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: MOLNAR, MERUNKA
I would like to add the names Molnar and also Merunka, but i think that the latter is Czech.
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: WOLANSKY, TOMKO
My grandmother came from Galicia at the turn of the century. Her name was Anna Wolansky. My grandfather was Michael Tomko. They settled in St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
email: - Jbobdebob@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: THOMAS, TOMAS
I would like info on family name Thomas or Tomas and city of Benovce.
email: - Packerdcp@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: IGLAR, BRINCZKA, PAVLIK, JELEN, KAWA,
SUBISZAK, FINDURA, BIGOS, LORENZOVIC
Iglar Family. Richard Iglar is performing research of his ancestors from the village of Frydman (Fridman) in Spisz (Spis; Szepes) region on the border of modern day Poland and Slovakia. Earliest ancestor found to date: Jan Iglar: 1753. Also researching Brinczka; Pavlik; Jelen; Kawa; Subiszak; Findura; Bigos; Lorenzovic; from same region.
email: John Scott - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: SCHIFF, SOMLO, MOLNAR, STERN
Researching Schiff, Somlo, Molnar, and Stern looking for for family information.
email: Richard W. Schiff - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
I tried to e-mail Bruce Onder about his listing on your web (his e-mail address was no longer valid). My grandmother was Elizabeth Onder from Sobrance, Czechoslovakia (when it was known as such). She was born in 1906 and emigrated to Canada in the late 1920's. She still has relatives in Slovakia...most notably, my father's cousins, one of whom he met a few years ago, by the name of Aushbetta (I'm really not sure how to spell her name).
email: Jane Mintzer - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: HUDAK, RABIN
These are my paternal grandparents. I would like very much to know something about where they came from, but my search has become very frustrating. I know nothing about my grandmother, except perhaps that she was born in Pennsylvania about 1884 and perhaps went back to Czechoslovakia as an infant or toddler. What I do know about my grandfather I got from his death certificate: that he was born 6/24/1880 to George and Mary Rabin Hudak in a town called Skucina and died 10/26/1926 in Bridgeport, CT. I have no idea as to how he got to the US. (Both my grandparents died before my parents met; my father is deceased and my mother has little information on my grandparents. My aunts and uncles were not close with my family after my father's death. Any ifo - or even where to start looking - would be greatly appreciated.
email: - TJWHITE@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: SABO, SZAVEL
I am researching my grandparents. They were born and married in Hranovnica. Grandmothers madien name was Katerine Sabo and GRandfathers name was Janos Szavel which was changed to John Savel when he entered this country.
email: Daniel P. Savel - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: OSTRIHON, PAUCO, KRNACOVA, VRTOVA
I am researching the Ostrihon / Pauco families of Detva. My father was born at Detva-Skliarovo on November 25, 1904. He was the son of Juraj Ostrihon and Anna Krnacova. My mother was Elona Pauco, daughter of Ondrej Pauco and Elena Vrtova. She was born on August 6, 1905 at Detva-Korytarky. I understand the Ostrihon's came from Hungary. Any further details would be greatly appreciated.
email: Helen Ostrihon Robertson - email@example.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Searching for info on the Slovak surname of Hamary in eastern Slovakia with possible Hungarian background as well. Thanks.
email: - MikeBabb@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: ROVNIANEK, ROVNANIK, PRIBOJ, KORMAN
Can someone help me find out about Peter Vitazoslav Rovnianek, My mothers maiden name was Rovnanik her parents were Joseph and Marie Rovnanik,but as I look at a church record, it appears to me that the spelling of the last name may very well be Rovnianek. I understand in those days, it was very common for names, first and last to sometimes lose or gain an alphabetical letter, even change somewhat. How can I find out if Peter Rovnianek had any brothers or sisters, he may have been my grandfathers brother or cousin. or my uncle.Where can I obtain his birth records, also I read he wrote an autobiography, I would like to obtain his writings.My mother and her brothers were orphaned in 1914, never to be reunited for 78 years, thru the computer I found my mothers brother Josephs family, but I have found my Uncle John. So, if you can help or advise me about Peter Rovnianik's family tree from the old country, it would mean so much to me. I would like to know his parents and grandparents name, I know when he migrated to America,and that he came from the town of Dolny Hrichow in the county of Trencin. How can I get in contact with the bureau of records in that area., if I cannot do this myself, how can I have someone else do this for me? My grandmother on my mothers side of family, last name was Priboj, and my mother's grandfather's name was Franz Korman. Thank you.
email: - Emabo@AOL.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: KAVAKY, KAVACKI
I am interested in finding information regarding the origin of my surname Kavaky. I am third generation Slovak and our people immigrated to Youngstown, Ohio., and know that our original surname was different than today, probably phonetically shortened.
email: - HCBK@aol.com - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: PETRUS, SNEIR, HARHAI, BOWIKA
I am looking for information on a George Petrus who came from a farm near Bratislava with his brothers Tom and John. George settled in western Pennsylvania and married Marie (Mary) Sneir. Theodore Harhai and his wife Catherine Bowika came from the Carpathian region of Galitzia.
email: Celesta Harhai - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 15 September 1997
Researching: FRANO, DOMKO
Would like to communicate with anyone knowing persons of either Frano (Karlova) or Domko (Mosovce) families. Decendants migrated to Chicago, Illinois.
email: - ALMINA@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: SAMKO, MARTONIK, BAKALAR, MAYERNICK
Paternal Great-grandparents John Samko and Barbara Martonik, immigrated from eastern Slovakia to Haverstraw, New York and settled in Mahoney City, Pennsylvania. Maternal Great-grandparents Andro Bakalar and second wife Maria Mayernick came from Celorce (sp?)Slovakia to Freeland (Wilkes-Barre area), Pennsylvania. All four came to the U.S. in the early 1880s and were Lutheran. Looking for Slovak relatives.
email: Nancy Resch - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: CHURILLA, KURILA, CURILA, SMETANA, HUDAK, MACSURAK,
I am looking for information on the Churilla, Smetana, Hudak, Macsurak, Molitoris, and Kurucz surnames. The Churilla or Kurila or Curila family came from Ubrez, Slovakia. Any information on this village would be greatly appreciated.
email: - MChurila@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: VARADY, KOVACH, PETRIK
Researching Varady, Kovach, Petrik. The Varady family may have lived in Bajervargas, Saris district of Hungary and now it may be considered Bajerovce,Slovakia. The Varadys came to the United States around 1906. Any correspondence or information on the names and locations or anything of relevance would be most appreciated!
email: Ruthanne Dubelko - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: ILLAVSKY, VLCEK, BADINKA, WALLOWITSCH
Looking for information on Ladislav Illavsky and Rudolf Illavsky and Therezia Vlcek. Also Badinka and Wallowitsch.
email: Rudolf Illavsky - email@example.com - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: KENDRA, SKUNCEK
We are looking for information on John Kendra born in Slovakia (place unknown) on 3/16/1869 and emigrated to Wilkes Barre, PA. before 1886. Married Anna Skuncek in 1886 in Hazelton, PA. The name Kendra may be of German origin but family anecdotal history has he and Anna both from Slovakia. Any help on how to research this will be appreciated.
email: Charles Archbald - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: SIVAK, KRIVOKLASKY
Looking for relatives of Andrew Sivak from Horovice, Trencin, Slovakia. Born Nov. 27, 1887 what was then Austro-Hungry. He married Mary Krivoklasky from Tuchyna, Trencin, Slovakia. Andrew had two brothers, Stephan and Anton and twp sisters Petronella and Emilia. I am interested in finding cousins and other relatives in Slovakia and America. Andrew and his wife settled in Milwaukee, WI.
email: - Sivakfl@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1997
I'm trying to find out if there actually is a place called Casa Bella, Austria. According to my aunt, my Great Great Grandparents (Andrew and Anna Hoza) came from there in 1888. I'm sure the spelling must be wrong, it may not even be in Austria anymore. According to the 1920 census Andrew and Anna spoke Slovenian and were from Hungary so it's possible Casa Bella is in Hungary. Any information would be appreciated.
email: - SJMartinek@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1997
I am searching for any information on the Dedik family. My husband's grandfather came to the USA in the early 1900's and settled in Western Pennsylvania near Johnstown and Somerset. The majority of the Dedik's in this country live in Boswell, PA. His grandfather's name was George (originally the Slovak equivalent). He was from the town of Bratislava.
email: Lauren P Dedik - LDEDIK@prodigy.net - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: BODNAR, SOLTESZ
I am searching for any relatives still residing in Hungary who may be relatives of my grandfather, Joseph Michael Bodnar, who immigrated to USA in 1906 through Ellis Island. He was born in Ninava(?) Hungary in 1890 and had one known brother, Stephen. Also loving for any relatives of grandmother, Mary Veronica Soltesz, who was born in Bridgeport, Conn in 1897 to John and Anna Soltesz. GM had three siblings, Julia, John and Godfrey. Can you help.
email: - CBMissle@aol.com - Posted 14 September 1997
Researching: GOMBAR, HALKOVIC, RYZAK, KANUCH
Researching Gombar, Halkovic, Ryzak and Kanuch. I am looking for information on a Michael Gombar who was born in Zemplin county, Austria-Hungary in 1863. It is now part of Slovakia. He was the Son of George Gombar from Zemplin. He married Anna Halkovic,( born 1867 in Zemplin) probably in the mid 1880's. Anna's parents were John Halkovic and Anna Ryzak Halkovic from Zemplin. Michael and Anna came to the US 1888 and settled in Bridgeport CT. Michael had 6 children; Michael, John, George ,Julius, Frank,and Anna. In the early 1900's the father and son Julius had a cigar manufacturing co. in Bridgeport. Anna, his daughter married John Kanuch in 1915 in Bridgeport. John was from Plavec, Slovakia. They went on to own the Old Mill Tavern on Pembroke St. in Bridgeport and lived in Bridgeport until their deaths. I would appreciate any information on any of these families or the zupa (county) of Zemplin. Thank you.
email: Joeanna - Joeanna@legacyoflace.com - Posted 12 September 1997
I'm French but my grand father and his mother come from Slovakia. The only thing I know is that they lived near the Hungarian frontier (since my grand father's able to speak both Slovakian and Hungarian). His name is Anton Uhlar and her mother's name was Berthe Froncova. He told me some persons of our family live near the Slovakian town of Hlohovec. Does anyone know this town or some Uhlar in this part of Slovakia?
email: - email@example.com - Posted 12 September 1997
Researching: PETROVICS, GLONANAK, SARKANY, GULINAK
I am looking for two families from Trstice, Slovakia (formerly Nadszeg, Hungary) Karolynan Petrovics and Vaczi Glonanak had a son named Vincze, born January 1, 1870. Ceany Lovrincznek Sarkany and Mukar Gulinak had a daughter Rozalia Appolonia, born January 30, 1876. Vincze and Rosalia married in 1898 and had two daughters, Ilona and Etel. The family emigrated to New York City in 1907. Vincze had at least two brothers, and Rozalia had a twin sister and sixteen other siblings.
email: Lynn Kenney - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 12 September 1997
Researching: SAJKO, SYKO, SZAJKO, FARKAS, TOMCSU
Researching Sajko, Syko, Szajko, Farkas, Tomcsu from Kosice (Kaschau). My GG-Grandfathers name was Andre Sajko on his tombstone and Szajko in the NYC, NY 1900 census. My GG-Grandmothers name was Barbara Farkas. He was born 21 Jan 1856, Hungary; she was born 3 May 1858, Kaschau, Upper Hungary. They were married 7 Sep 1879, Hungary. They came to USA 1886-87. Their only son Andrew was born in NYC, NY. Andre's Sajko's father John Sajko and mother Mary Tomcsu. Barbara Farkas's father George Farkas and mother Mary. Andre Sajko had at least one brother John Sajko. They were Catholic, made cigars, he was a member of a slovak society in NYC, NY, and he may have mined in PA when first coming to the USA. I am traveling to Kosice for three days in two weeks with my father and grandfather and would appreciate any leads that would aid our quest.
email: Michael J. Sayko - email@example.com - Posted 12 September 1997
I am looking for anyone with the surname Benacka.
email: R.Benacka - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 12 September 1997
Researching: BULKA, SVEC, SWETZ, SCHWETZ, SVETZ, KOKORUDA
Searching for Bulka (Trenchen) and Svec, Swetz, Schwetz or Svetz. Mary Kokoruda (lived in Johnstown, PA USA), married to John Svec. She had sisters Kathryn and Veronica.
email: - email@example.com - Posted 12 September 1997
Researching: TILISKY, TILTCZKY, TILICKY, FERTAL,
FERTALY, SABO, HRUTKAY
My husband's Mother was Veronica Frances Tilisky (Tiliczky, Tilicky). She was born in Hertnik. His grandmother was Helen Fertal (Fertaly) and grandfather was Joseph Tilisky. His Father's name was Joseph Sabo, and grandfather was Michael Sabo married to Anna Hrutkay.
email: - Blsabo@aol.com - Posted 12 September 1997
Researching: KUBALA, GRUSS, SACK, JONES
We are looking for any relatives of Paul or John Kubala who left a village near Bratislava around 1904 and arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, USA months later. He married Catherine Gruss a few years later. Son Anthony born 1913, married Arline Sack. Daughter Agnes married Clyde Jones. Any kin left in Europe?
email: - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 11 September 1997
Researching: PALSA, PALSHA, PALSHAW
Researching Andro Palsa [wife Agnes], son Joannes Palsa, born 1873 in Zemplinska(?). Name changed from Palsa to Palsha and/or Palshaw in Pennsylvania.
email: - Bratenahl@aol.com - Posted 11 September 1997
I am searching the connection between the Liptay families that have immigrated to the USA, and the Liptay families in Hranovnica, Slovakia. I have all the data re: all the Liptays in Canada.
email: John Liptay - email@example.com - Posted 11 September 1997
Wish to find the Skalkova family if Spisska Nova Ves.
email: - ET122@aol.com - Posted 11 September 1997
Researching: STRANKA, DZURIKANIN
Anna Stranka and George Dzurikanin. I am looking for my Grandparents village of or near Kosice. My Grandfather was a tax collector there and he and my Grandmother came to the U.S. around 1929 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
email: Janice (Dzurikanin) Pfeifer - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 11 September 1997
Researching: OLCSAROVICH, OWCSARVICZ, OVCSAROVITS,
OVTSAROVITS, OVTSAROVICH, OVTSAROVITS, OVCHAROVICH
I am researching the Olcsarovics, Owcsarovicz, Ovcsarovits, Ovtsarovich, Ovtsarovits, or Ovcharovich family. Yes, this is one family, the spelling of the name changed somewhat each generation over a period of 500 years. The first spelling is the oldest and the last spelling is the most recent. The name appears to be Serbian in origin, but the most recent Ovcharoviches, at least, lived in Slovakia, in the Bratislava area, and they definitely considered themselves to be Slovaks. I have considerable information about this family, but I would like to acquire more. I would like to exchange information with anyone who has any information about this family, regardless of the spelling of the name. Thank you.
email: Milan Huba - Illy@flash.net
Footnote: Many times the spelling of a name was left at the mercy of the parish priest. Always be on the lookout for alternate spellings.
- Posted 11 September 1997
I am searching for any information concerning Johann Ribnikar of Graz, Austria. He came to the United States in the early 1900's and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Any information that anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
email: - SWC1450@aol.com - Posted 11 September 1997
Researching: FETCHO, DORKO
I am searching for information of the Fetcho family from the village known today as Russka Nova Ves in eastern Slovakia and the Dorko family from the village of Bzenov in eastern Slovakia (near Presov). My grandparents immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900's.
email: Wilma Blankenship - Wblank@ctllc.com - Posted 11 September 1997
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