In addition Slovak Pride will include the coats of arms (enlarged) for the 21 old counties and coats of arms for many historic towns and villages in Slovakia.
It will also have a list of all the "old names" of villages that I found in doing this project along with the current Slovak names - this might be helpful to many.
You will find 25 pages of photos, maps, old engravings, etc. The photos and illustrations are grouped into Eastern, Western, and Central Slovakia pages. The photos include shrines, churches, icons, festivals, and faces of people.
Also included is folk dress from the following counties Liptov, Zemplin, Trencin, Spis, Saris, Gemer, Orava, Zvolen, Novohrad, Tekov, and Abov.
You will see a dozen old engravings or drawings of castles and people, several done over a hundred years ago.
Helene Cincebeaux, editor of Slovak Pride, writes about the project: "This has been a labor of love. If someone had told me how much time it would taken I never would have begun. Fools rush in, etc. Yet now that I can see it almost complete I have a great deal of pride in it."
"The main purposes of Slovak Pride are to honor our ancestors and record their name in print and to reconnect long-lost families both in America and in Slovakia."
"The book will be attractive and will also carry some pages with a map, photos of Slovak people, churches, shrines, the land and the folk dress. It will make a nice Christmas gift."
To order contact Helene Cincebeaux email@example.com.
Cost is $18 and that includes postage.
This book was originally published by the Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International in December 1997.
Update 1 - loose pages (pub. 12/98) - some 1,700 surnames listed alphabetically along with the village and old county they came from $3 to members of the SH&FSI; $6 non-members It is a supplement to the Slovak Pride book above.
Update 2 - loose pages - (to be published 11/30/99) some 4,184+ surnames listed alphabetically along with the village the the old county they came from $4 members; $8 non-members This will list all new entries so it is a supplement to the book and Update 1.
In total - some 13,133 individual entries appear in the Slovak Pride data base in total.
It's not too late to check your entry or to provide your surnames - just e-mail the Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to them at the address below.
The Slovak Heritage and Folklore Society International
151 Colebrook Drive
Rochester, NY 14617-2215 USA
Phone: +(716) 342-9383
FAX: +(716) 342-0443
Publisher of Slovakia, A Slovak Heritage Newsletter, a quarterly
Back issues of Slovakia are available for $3.00 each.
Slovakia, A Slovak Heritage Newsletter
Treasures of Slovakia