I have visited my family's ancestral villages on three occasions: 1984, 1996
and 2006 (March). I have family at each of the two villages; both by
mother's ancestral village and my father's ancestral village. Since we had
family that we knew about and had communicated with over the years, the
visits were extremely pleasant. They welcomed us with open arms and laid
out their best for us on each occasion.
We continue to communicate via email and keep in touch.
Behalf Of Slovak American
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:24 AM
Subject: [SPAM][S-R] Your Trip Back to Your Ancestral Village
I'd love to hear more about your first visit to your ancestral village.
What was it like? What was it like seeing it for the first time? Was it
what you imagined? Did you find relatives there?
I too was very confused when I visited my ancestral village
last winter. A house numbered 1200 could be right beside one number
216. There was absolutely no rhyme or reason. Drove around for an
hour, trying to find the right house.
One thing I heard later was that in smaller villages houses were
numbered as they were built, regardless of exact location on a street.
This would support the previous note regarding house numbers getting
higher as they get farther away from the church. Also, there were no
street names in most smaller villages. Your address was just a number,
followed by the village name.
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