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  • Nancy Gibbs
    Aug 4, 2012
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      Peter,
         How did you create a separate FB page?  Just as if you were first signing up for FB?

      Nancy J.



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      > From: htcstech <htcstech@...>
      >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Friday, August 3, 2012 10:25 AM
      >Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >I too did the same. But I also went a step further and created a separate
      >FB page just on my genealogy. Within a month I got some interest and it
      >turned out that a missing branch of the family (left home town in 1850's)
      >made contact!
      >I can't describe how wonderful that felt as we both worked hard on
      >determining the links between both families. Even though we're effectively
      >strangers, the common link and the shared ancestry has 'wowed' us both and
      >has actually raised the consciousness of everyone involved, all thanks to
      >Facebook (which I don't like for privacy reasons), Skype and Twitter.
      >I'm going next year. I'm buying a car ($1000 buys you something
      >adequate+GPS unit) and travelling around Slovakia knocking on doors of
      >suspected relatives and also organizing everyone to meet up in the home
      >town for a huge family gathering, from the UK, Germany, Austria, Hungary
      >and Slovakia. The UK link came via Twitter. All I did was to create an
      >account and searched for the family name, left an sms to contact me by
      >email.
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      >Peter M.
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      >On 3 August 2012 15:13, <lkocik@...> wrote:
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      >> Laura
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      >> I should have emphasized a little more; .......on facebook you can enter
      >> your ancestral villiage in the search engine.
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      >> When I did it for mine, it brought up hundreds of names. most were young
      >> and a good majority could read and write English.
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      >> Like kids everywhere most weren't into genealogy but they seem to enjoy
      >> contacts with Americans, and the ones I friended did ask their family for
      >> information.
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      >> I think it's interesting too, to see how the younger generation in
      >> Slovakia socailize and what their interests are.
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      >> One big difference I noticed is Slovak children are much more respectful
      >> of their families and their culture and most important; their selves.
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      >> Larry
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      >> ----- Original Message -----
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      >> From: "Laura" <helgajake@...>
      >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:12:24 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >> Which ones do you turn off?
      >> Laura
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      >> Peace, Love and Harmony
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      >> >________________________________
      >> > From: patskanovo <ddhalusker@...>
      >> >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:31 PM
      >> >Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >> >I agree with Larry and John...it may seem daunting but well worth the
      >> investment of your own time and effort.
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      >> >I am lucky to have found relatives that are interested in their family
      >> research and have sent pictures and small little details that a hired
      >> researcher could not provide.
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      >> >Many do not realize that you can turn off many Facebook features and it
      >> becomes then another tool used for genealogy...
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      >> >Dennis
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      >> >--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, lkocik@... wrote:
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      >> >> Annie
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      >> >>  You can usually find some living relatives on facebook. You can
      >> search by name, but you can also enter your ancestral villiage.
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      >> >> Â A good percentage of kids in Slovakia understand English.
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      >> >> Larry
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      >> >> ----- Original Message -----
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      >> >> From: "Tony Puskar" <flasailn@...>
      >> >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:32:07 AM
      >> >> Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >> >> Annie,
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      >> >> I did that several years and had a very good experience with it. If
      >> you have the birth town they can go back and look at the records for
      >> siblings, parents, etc. I even have addresses of living relatives. I
      >> would recommend it.
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      >> >> Tony
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      >> >> Â From: AnnieW <annduardo@...>
      >> >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:23 PM
      >> >> Subject: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >> >> I'm considering having some research done on both ancestors in
      >> Slovakia, but wondered what people experience with this type of research
      >> was like and what sort of results were generated. I have already found both
      >> of their Latin birth records on Family Search so beyond that I'm not sure
      >> what more can be told. I guess I'm just trying to get a feel if it's worth
      >> the costs and what are the costs for that matter. I have no idea what I
      >> should expect.
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