--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com
, jbracken <jbracken@h...> wrote:
> Thanks so much for the information about the Brtislava phone book.
> my grandfather's original application for SS benefits but it lists
> birthplace as Czechoslovakia. His citizenship papers all list the
> birthplace as Austria Hungary.
> His Homestead land grant says he was born in Czechoslovakia.
> The vice premier of Slovak Republic Pavol Hamzik might be a link
> a researcher I hired in Slovak Republic, but his roots are in
> Pavol's birthplace is Trencin and his grandfather's name was also
> Hamzik. At the moment, I feel that I've spent my limit and have
> try to find the birthplace
> on the passenger manifest. I know the date he arrived and have
> NARA to
> search one ship. but his name was not on that list.
> I would appreciate your sending me the addresses of the Hamziks in
> phone directory, if you have a copy. I am handicapped because I do
> or write in Slovak.
> I would deeply appreciate any information you might provide.
Czech-Bohemia (including Moravia 1849-1918) was a kingdom
(10th century-1918) and part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
Any Slovak surname roots could be from Hungary because the Magyars
ruled Slovakia from 906 AD to 1918 AD.
Before WWI, Slovakia was part of Upper-Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) and earlier the
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created from
Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia) and a
portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine).
(Until this time there was no country called "Czechoslovakia")
If you know date of arrival in U.S. , you can search Index to
Passenger Lists for the port of entry and the ship
manifest films for your surnames yourself.
These microfilm reels are available for rental and viewing at any
Family History Center (FHC) worldwide.
90% of patrons are non-Mormons doing surname research.
LDS - Mormon FHCs - LOCATIONS
Ján Hamz^ík Karpatské nám. Bratislava
Jana Hamz^íková J. Smreka Bratislava
(Bratislava is large and has 21 different postal codes)
Ing. Pavel Hamz^ík Zlatovská Trenc^ín
(Trenc^ín has 11 different postal codes)
Marcela Hamz^íková Cintorinska Trebis^ov
(Trebis^ov has 3 different postal codes)
Note : The feminine form of the surname is considered merely a
separate form of same surname, not a distinct surname in itself.
The surname is still Hamz^ík.
As a rule of Slovak grammar, female surnames end in -á, -ská,