--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., frankur@a... wrote:
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "W. Scott Park" <scott.park@s...> wrote:
> > I was glad to receive the inquiry of William Kollar. I was
> wondering the same thing. I am new to this group. I am trying to
> find the roots of John Misura who came to this country in the early
> 1900s. I have been told by my Aunt, his daughter, that he was born
> Orava (in Galicia ?). Does anyone know of such a place?
> > Thank you,
> > Sandra Wynn Park
> A) Orava ? Town ?
> Galicia was formerly a Austrian Crownland and part of Austro-
> Monarchy(1867-1918). Sometimes referred to as Austrian Poland.
> Other names for the area were Galicja (Polish), Galizien (German),
> Halychyna (Ukrainian) and Rus' Halicka (Polish).
> In 1918, Galicia was annexed to Poland as "Malopolska" (Little
> After the 1939 partition of Poland by Germany and Russia, East
> became part of Ukraine while West Galicia remained in Poland.
> Its former territories are now shared between southern Poland and
> western Ukraine.
> Orava (Oryava) and Orava (Vorove) UK
> B) Orava ? Region or county ?
> A'rava Megye (county) was a old Hungarian county located in
> Upper-Hungary(Slovakia) across the border from Polish Galicia.
> After 1920 and pre-1923 it was a Slovak z^upa (county) named Orava.
> Frank Kurcina
That region in nothern part of Slovakia is still called Orava.