I looked up Veľký Ruskov, there are microfilmed records available from at the LDS
Family History Centers, film numbers 2006441 and 2006442 covering the period of
A microfilm for Hertnik is also available, film number 1792097 covering 1856-1895.
For a few dollars (about $3.25 per film), you can look for the names and start your
I think I have the answer to "Kalamash" - - - Ľubotice is the present name of the
old Hungarian town Kellemes which would have the pronunciation of "Kall a mash". It
is 4 km east of Prešov. There are no microfilms available for Ľubotice, but you can
probably find the town listed with Prešov.
"Judy (& Dr. Joe) Quashnock" wrote:
> Hartnik could be Hertnik 10 km south of Bardejov and 60 km north of Košice. A
> very small town in the old Saris county.
> Velke Ruske could be Veľký Ruskov, 3 km west of Trebišov, 20 km south west of
> Michalovce, and 40 km east of Košice. Veľký Ruskov is a suburb of Trebišov, it
> is in old Zemplén county.
> Regarding "Kalamash", do you have any other idea of its spelling or
> Dr. "Q"
> PHILBAER@... wrote:
> > Howdy Chat Group,
> > I have enjoyed the exchanges tremendously on this web site. Now I have a
> > request for assistance locating villages in old Austria-Hungary. I have
> > recently located documents from Streator, IL (LaSalleCounty) that indicate
> > village names from where my great-grandparents came from in Slovakia. I am
> > hoping that I can locate these places for further research into my family
> > history. Can anyone locate these places?
> > My great-grandmother, Anna Majirsky, was born in1874 in "Hartnak" in Saros
> > district.
> > My great-grandfather, John Medvecz, was born in 1869 in "Kalamash?"
> > The husband of my great-great-aunt's husband, Michael Porhincak, was born in
> > 1872 in Velke Ruske in Zemplen district.
> > Also, I believe that my great-grandfather, John Medvecz, came to America in
> > 1892, but I have not found immigration records. Can anyone help?
> > Regards,
> > Philip Baer
> > Houston, TX