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  • lkocik@comcast.net
    Mar 4, 2011
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       If you know your grandfathers ancestral villiage/city you could use  the Steve morse site and do a general search for all the emmigrants. That way you'll cover all the spelling variations, or at least the ones used for emmigration. Of course it could have changed being processed through the port of immigration or even boarding the ship in Europe. At the least you might find some other spelling variations to research.

       Your Grammas' name is interesting. The name Warhola has been mentioned in old posts on this site. I'm sure you know Andy Warhol, the artist, is a Warhola. The prefix ak is a diminutive that would describe Warhol, and the "a"  could be a prefix denoting a female, as in the prefix sky;masculine and the ska; feminine. ..but a name ending in "l" I would think would have an "ova" to designate the feminine. This last paragraph is mosttly my own opininion based very loosely on what I know of prefixes and I only mention it to give you other possible spellings to research. Sometimes there seems to be no reasoning for spellings when we try to use our 20th century American way of thinking.

      Larry----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gina" <Gina.PhilsPhan@...>
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, March 4, 2011 12:42:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Goulick

      Have you tried searching for 'Kulick?' I live in eastern PA and, although I
      have heard the name Gulick, there are many 'Kulicks' in this area. I learned
      that when immigrants entered their port of arrival, many Americans who were
      registering them spelled their names the way the name sounded like it would
      be spelled to them. It may be a long-shot, but I think it may be worth your
      time to check it out. It can get frustrating.....My paternal family name is
      found under 'Drosdak', 'Drozdak', 'Drozdiak', 'Drozdziak'! But even after
      learning this, I STILL haven't been able to find my grandfather Metro's
      (Dimitry) ship and arrival information. I won't even go into my
      grandmother's maiden name (Warholak) and all the different spelling
      variations I've found for her name!!

      Good luck,

      On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM, ascerbak <scerad@...> wrote:

      > Hi, I am looking for any information on the Goulick family. My
      > grandmother's maiden name was Goulick. No one seems to know if she was born
      > in the US or immigrated. Her first name was Anna. She lived in Passaic, NJ
      > and Garfield, NJ as an adult. I know that she had at least one sister who
      > lived in Pennsylvania.
      > Thank you.


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