21747Re: [S-R] Lipyanic - Strihorviski
- Jan 25, 2009Welcome to the list, Sandra!
On Jan 25, 2009, at 2:20 PM, sanbreezy wrote:
> I have a document that indicates my
> grandfathers place of birth is Bicoskonovoves, country
Could you tell us what this document is? is the place of birth typed,
or handwritten? if handwritten, is it possible for you to scan it and
put it in the Slovak Roots files, so others can look at it and see if
they read the letters differently? Also, who supplied the information
for the document (your grandfather himself, or someone else?) and who
actually filled in the information (eg were they trying to to
phonetically spell what they heard your grandfather say)?
Checking Nazvy Obci Slovenskej Republicky, there is no place named
Bicoskonovoves; the closest I see at first glance is Bic~anske Rowne,
which today is called Velke Rovne, in the NW part of the country. But
that's really a stab in the dark on my part, trying to find a town
name which, if mangled, might match what you have.
Even tho' the family settled in PA, they didn't necessarily come
through the port of Philadelphia. It's worth checking the NY
passenger lists online, either through the Ellis Island site or
through ancestry.com, or through Steven Morse's excellent portal to
those sites (www.stevenmorse.org). Ellis Island and Ancestry each did
their own index to the passenger lists, so if you don't find your
family through one, try the other.
Did you find your family in the 1910 census?
Did your grandparents marry here? If so, their marriage record(s)
could be a good source of information. What about your grandmother's
and grandfather's death certificates? Especially for whichever one
died first, because possibly the surviving (and knowledgeable) spouse
supplied the information, such as place of birth. Obits? Was your
grandfather working late enough that he applied for a social security
card, in which case the application might well give his place of
birth. What about WW I draft cards, and WW II "old men's" cards
(search for those on ancestry).
I grew up in mid-Michigan, between Lansing and Grand Rapids. Always
nice to find another Michigan person on the list!
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