Thank you for your help. I am sending this to introduce myself, I
hope this is proper.
I started genealogy four years ago looking for information on my
motoher who was born in 1915 in Ruska Vola. She was turning 90 and I
wanted to do something which I thought would be special. As it
turned out I found very little, but continued doing her years in the
US. She never wanted to talk about her early years as she said they
were very painful and she didn't want to have to think about it.
Gradually since then and while going through some of her papers I did
find a birth her certificate and a naturalization paper of her
father. I did find the Ellis Island manifest of her and her mother
when they returned to the states, however I never found the original
manifest for her mother when she first came or for her father for
that matter. I found a 1910 census of her father prior to the
marriage, and a 1920 census, that's it.
A few weeks ago I tried again to get informaation, and after getting
a little help she just stopped and said she didn't want to talk about
I have no idea what her mother's parents names were, her mother was
Mary Kravec and she said she thinks her grandmother's name was Helen
Gladic, Gladish or Gladis or something like that and she thinks her
grandfathers name was (maybe)Michael Kravec. On the birth
certificate it says her mother was Maria father Mihaly Csupinka (he
was from Lebuchow, Galicia. I know her mother had 7 siblings. I
have no idea when her mother was born, but she did marry in the US
before she went back to take care of her sick mother. I have had no
luck finding my grandparents marriage record here. Seems like the
church they married in had problems and a group broke away and formed
another church. Don't know what happened to their records, the
original church says they don't have them. How well they searched
I'll never know, they responded in less than a min.
I would like to find the name of the church in Ruska Vola and
possibly contact them or even better to be in touch with a relative
there.(with computers it is possible, someone from Poland contacted
me about my father's side) As far as I know, there is only one other
living child of my grandmothers siblings here in the US who would
know anything but she says she doesn't.
I do not speak, read or understand Slovak, and, although my mother
does, she tells me to leave it alone. I know there must be deep dark
secrets which she doesn't want brought up again........
I did find a website with two Ruska Vola's and they listed names,
only one listed Kravec.
I hope I have given enough information, some of this I already
mentioned in my pervious note.
Thank you again.
-- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
, Caye Caswick <ccaswick@...> wrote:
> I'm helping Basia subscribe to our group, she was having some
trouble; in the meanwhile I told her I'd forward her message and
notify the group to look out for further information from her
regarding her ancestry (surnames, religion, etc.).
> I was able to determine that there are at least two Ruska Vola
locations in Slovakia --
> --- On Fri, 2/27/09, pabasia <toomanycrafts@...> wrote:
> From: pabasia <toomanycrafts@...>
> Subject: Ruska Vola
> To: "Caye Caswick" <ccaswick@...>
> Date: Friday, February 27, 2009, 2:29 PM
> I just joined the Yahoo Slovak group. I am a little confused, no,
> confused as to how to post a question. I am interested in Ruska
> but know nothing about the village or the which one (it looks like
> there is more than one) is the one I am interest in.
> The only information I have is a birth certificate of my mother from
> 1915 that says Ruska Vola. I have no idea of her mothers birth date
> but think I know her parents names and do know her siblings names. I
> would like to contact the church and know the proper procedure in
> getting records of my mothers family.
> I am very sorry to bother you personally but I do need advise on the
> proper way to post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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