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The Eastern Slovakia, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research Page offers tools, resources, and information to help you search your Slovak or Carpatho-Rusyn family history and ancestry. You will also find links to a wealth of information on the area now known as Slovakia.

If you have questions about genealogy and research relating to Slovakia, stop in at our Eastern Slovakia Genealogical Research Question and Answer Forum and post your question.

Every month will will be featuring a new Book of the Month in our Czech and Slovak Bookstore.

Churches and Religion:

The Byzantine Catholics of Cleveland, Ohio

The Stations of the Cross of Pope John Paul II - Why you may celebrate 15 Stations of the Cross at church this year
Our Sunday Visitor provides the Rosary of the Hours free-of-charge to all in PDF printable format
There are hundreds of most unusual Relic Medals and Cards of the Saints on eBay
All Souls Day in Slovakia - November 2
Survey of Slovakia Church Records (cirkevena matrika) Held by the Mormon's Family History Library (FHL) as of May 9, 2007 by Bill Tarkulich
A Celebration of Easter in the Eastern European tradition
OLTV - Orientale Lumen Television Eastern Catholic On Line TV with Jack Figel

Light of the East streaming Byzantine Catholic Audio Feed

Twelve unique wooden churches of East Slovakia, national cultural monuments, are located near Svidník

The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe, A Filmed Documentary

Churches of Ukraine - Zakarpattia by Mykhailo Syrokhman covers the churches of the Mukachevo Byzantine Catholic Eparchy, the Mukachevo - Uzhhorod Orthodox Eparchy, and the Khust-Vynohradovo Orthodox Eparchy

Church in Ruins in the Eparchy of Peremyshl, a most comprehensive catalog and listing by Deanery of the Eparchy of Peremyshl of the churches that fell within Post-War Poland

Churches of Ukraine - Peremyshl Eparchy by Vasyl Slobodian

Roman Catholic Slovak Priests, US Oratory of Philip Neri in New York
Chotki - Carpatho-Rusyn Prayer Beads - You may have one at home and not know what it is
Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Modern Icon Painting Traditions
Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Their History and Architecture - reprint of 1912 edition
Greek Orthodox church schism affects burials in Clymer, Pennsylvania
Memory Eternal - Alaskan Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity through Two Centuries
The Greek Catholic Church, by Andrew J. Shipman written in 1909 an excellent article. It gives a 1909 perspective on the immigration of Rusyns to America including their origins.
The Feast of Theophany - January 6 and the traditional Blessing of water and homes
Agios O Theos - Ancient Orthodox Chants from Serbia by the Nuns Of Ljubostinja

Lots of Unusual and hard to find Eastern Christian Icons of the Saints on eBay

Orthodox Chants from Bulgaria

Byzantine church leader dies - Metropolitan JudsonProcyk
Immigrants from Europe between 1880 and 1924 spawned Four South Pittsburgh churches marking centennials this year
Church historian writing book for St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Rev. Theodore Seginak - The Poet-Pastor of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
The art of the ringing of the Eastern Orthodox Church Bells
Listing of Byzantine Catholic Churches in America
Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Sacred Music at the Slovak Music Shop
Saint Days of the Orthodox Church
Genealogical Research in the records of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Discovering New Databases with the Database Card Catalog

The U.S. Catholic Historical Society (USCHS) has developed a virtual site of the U.S. Catholic Documentary Heritage Project. The aim is to provide an online guide to repositories and collections of primary sources documenting the history of Catholicism in the United States.

Zeleni Sviata, the Green Holy Day
Biography of Father Basil Schott, named third bishop of the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma and enthroned on on July 11, 1996
Bishop Andrew Pataki of the Byzantine Archdiocese of Passaic, New Jersey
Byzantium, Byzantine Studies on the Internet

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Glory of Byzantium Exbitition with teacher's aide section

Menologion, Troparian and Kontakian reader for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1
An on line book, The Byzantine Catholics By Basil Shereghy
Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Youngstown, Ohio
Saint Louis Byzantine Catholic Mission Parish, Saint Louis, Missouri, has their weekly bulletin on line

The Saint Louis Cathedral Basilica, one of the world's most impressive Byzantine style churches

The History of the Saint Matthias Slovak Parish Youngstown, Ohio - 1913 to 1998

Byzantines Looking to Start a Mission Message Base
Pastor Michael Hayduk invites you to read the history of the Byzantine Catholic St. Nicholas Church in Cleveland, Ohio

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Parma, Ohio multimedia parish history

Saint Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church of Rahway, New Jersey

St. Anne's Byzantine Catholic Church, San Luis Obispo, California, has the full text of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom available on line

Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Therese Byzantine Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Saint Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, Orlando, Florida

Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, New Port Richey, Florida

Nativity of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey has their weekly bulletin on line

Saint Melany Byzantine Catholic Church, Tuscon, Arizona has a weekly bulletin on line

St. Gabriel the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church has their weekly bulletin on line

Byzantine Catholic Community of Upper Montgomery County, Maryland
Saint Michael Russian Catholic Church
Saint Michael's American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Binghamton, New York

Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania

St. George the Great-Martyr Byzantine Catholic Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

History of St. Mary's Carpatho-Rusyn Greek Orthodox Church, Shieldsburg / Salemville, Pennsylvania

A Memorial to Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois, has their Golden Jubilee booklet from 1955 available on line. Saint Mary's Church ended 93 years of glorious service to the people of Chicago on May 12, 1996
The Byzantine-Ruthenian Chapel of the Mother of God at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton, Pennsylvania has their weekly Bulletin on line - Linked 06 March 1998
The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma Official Homepage

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic Official Homepage

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys, California Official Homepage

Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocesan 75th Anniversary Dinner Address by Cardinal William H. Keeler
Byzantine Peace Offering
Carpatho-Ruthenica in the collection of the Episcopal and Heritage Institute and Libraries of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic
Byzantine Liturgical Vestments
The Byzantine Seminary Press

St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, Illinois

The Chaldean Mass Translated into English
Galician Chant - Akathist Hymn to the Theotoko
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Church Slavonic, Reverend Nicholas Rachford celebrant, responses sung by the Parma Byzantine Diocesan Choir

Church Slavonic Text and Resources

Scenes from the 1967 Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Weeping Madonna of Mariapoch in Burton, Ohio.

The Annual Otpust was held Labor Day weekend in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

1998 Annual Pilgrimage (Otpust) in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mt. St. Macrina, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Otpust 97, Mount Saint Macrina, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

The symbolism of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna

The Unofficial Home Page of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America
Catholic Information Network - The Byzantine Rite

The Ruthenian Exarchate in the United States

Take a virtual tour of Saint Demetrius Greek Catholic Church in Porac, Slovakia, complete with true color photographs courtesy of Charles Stanislaw.

Greek Catholic Churches in eastern Slovakia

Archdiocese of Lviv, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Greek Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Paul, Jakubany, Slovakia

Wayside Shrines of Slovakia at the Carpathian Connection

Religion and Nationality in Western Ukraine: The Greek Catholic Church and the Ruthenian National Movement in Galicia, 1867-1900

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Presov, Slovak Republic

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Byzantine Catholic church in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Father Joseph Kopchak, Pastor

The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is now available as a RealAudio broadcast 24 hours a day in Greek by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Roman Catholic genealogy groups
Roman Catholic Churches of Slovakia

Churches of Bratislava

Saint John Nepomuk Roman Catholic Church was the Mother Church for almost all early Catholic eastern European immigrants to Saint Louis, Missouri

A limited supply of their 125th Anniversary Book is available, a most fascinating account of the early eastern European Catholic settlers of Saint Louis

Ss. Cyril and Methodious R.C. Church in Coaldale, Pennsylvania
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a small Slovak ethnic parish located about 40 miles west of Philadelphia
Sacred Heart Slovak Roman Catholic Church in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
St. Peter’s Church, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, the oldest existing Slovak church in Canada

Slovak Churches in Montreal, Canada

The Lutheran High School in Tisovec, Slovakia - a site worth visiting

Information on the Lutheran Churches of Slovakia

Ron Orach provides some background information about Lutheran Slovaks and growing up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

The Lutheran Churches of Slovakia web site

Like mushrooms after a rainstorm, young Slovak Christians breathe a new life into a repressed church, Lutherans in Slovakia

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church

The Greek Catholic Church of Pest - (Budapest, Hungary)

Saint George Greek Catholic Church, Debrecen, Hungary

Saint George's Church, Byzantine Melkite Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Letter of Pope John Paul II for the 400th anniversary year of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Saint Michael, the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Baltimore, Maryland, is a very well done site of information on the Eastern Churches
Alphabetical Index of Main Churches, Filial Churches and Localities of the Eparchy of Peremysh
Diakonia, an Orthodox Christian Web Page with locations index.
Ukrainian New Testament of the Bible
Fr. Hal Stockert's Homepage
Eastern Church - Catholic Information Network
Shattuck Family Missionaries Slovak Connection
Grant Sperry-White's No-Frills Home Page on Church History and History of Christian Worship
- Paint you own Virtual Icon of Mary and Child using your favorite computer paint program and our virtual icon template
George Mitrevski's Home Page with icons of all the Saints and Holy Days
Byzantine Art from the Catholic Encyclopedia
Iconography by Fr. Alexis Duncan

Byzantine Icon Art and History

Liturgy & Art by the Monks of New Skete, books and recordings

Icons and Clip Art at the Orthodox Christian Page in Europe

Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace
The Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed as found in Holy Scripture, A Profession of Orthodox Christian Beliefs Researched and Compiled by David M. Mastroberte
Slavic Gods and Godesses of the Greater Pantheon
The Online Buddhist Temple of Supreme Wisdom, Slovak Buddhist Page
Married Clergy in America, some historical background from the Catholic Information Network (CIN)
Revered Icons of the Birth-giver of God in the Carpathian Regions
Church Records - English, Slovak, Latin & Hungarian Translations
Church Holy Day Tool - Julian Day Converter, old to new calendar converter - Julian to Gregorian

 1994 Christmas Stamp - Slovak Republic

Slovak Traditional Painting on Glass - circa 1830
Slovak National Museum, Bratislava

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We are always looking for new sites to add, ideas, or information to add to this site relating to Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn genealogical research in Slovakia with emphasis on eastern Slovakia and related areas.

Updated 02 January 2008

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