10647Re: Surname help
- Aug 9, 2004Hello Jerry,
have you located the marriage record for Maria Bratko and Andrew
Molchany, for example on an FHL microfilm? It should have information
on the bride's home village, among other. If the Molchanys had lived
in Jurske since 1800 and Maria and Andrew's son was born there, I'd
say Jurske would be the first place to look for a marriage record.
For Jurske, FHL has Roman Catholic church books for years 1768-1897
and Evangelical ones for 1808 - 1906 <www.familysearch.org>.
By the way, familysearch.org lists an International Genealogical
Index (IGI) entry for MARY BRATKO, born 14 AUG 1883 in Zaborow
Brzesko, Galizien Kroenlande, Austria, died 14 MAY 1954. Parents were
ANDREW BRATKO and SOPHIE ANTOSZ:
A Zaborow, in the vicinity of Brzesko, may be the one found now
about 16mi North-West of Tarnow in Poland, some 45mi North of Jurske,
and across the current Poland-Slovakia border. In 1991, there were
170 BRATKOs still living in the region of Tarnow, the gratest
concentration of BRATKOs in Poland (www.herby.pl/herby/).
This Mary would be, of course, too young to be your ggm, if the dates
in this IGI entry are correct. On the whole, this is just a side
note, as the accuracy of the IGI entries should not be taken for
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, jwm469@w... wrote:
> I am asking for help in deciding wher to try to look next. My
great-grandmother Maria Bratko married my great-
> grandfather Andrew Molchany (Molcsany/Molcanyi) around 1891shortly
before he left for America. Their first son
> Andrew was born in Dec 1892 in Jurske, Slovakia. (I have the
Molcanyi family traced back to about 1800 in Jurske.)
> I have been trying for 10+ years to find the village that my great-
grandmother may have been from. There is no
> information in the Ellis Island records on-line. In fact the link
is wrong and it took me weeks to find the correct record
> (which I have misplaced/mis-filed). I have been told that there
were Bratko's in Bratislava. But I think that is too large a
> city to try to find her.
> Does anyone have any ideas where I might look? My gut tells me
that she might have been from a village to the east.
> There are more Molcanyis to the east of Jurske. A Nicholas
Molchany, a Greek Catholic priest was from 'Bajer Vagas,
> Saros". I think the Molchanys migrated west from that area, maybe
even Svidnik and surrounds. I was once told the
> names that end in 'ko' are most likely Rusyn. That makes me want
to look east. Another cousin said that his relatives
> said the Molcanyi name is Rusyn. My paternal grandmother said that
the family was part Russian - but prbably meant
> I'm at a loss and any help would be appreciated.
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