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  • William C. Wormuth
    Oct 6, 2012

      I didn't explain the accent marks because I was in a hurry.  I wish we could write the names with accent marks and all would be able to see them.

      Plavec, (accent over the c) [Plahvehch-kee] District, Saris County Sabinov, country Presov,(accent over the s)   until 1960; County Presov, from 1968 County Stara Lubovna. Country East Slovakia.

      There is also Plavnica, [Plahvneets-ah] which is in District Saris, (accents over both s) [Shahrr-eesh]; County Stara Lubovna; Country Presov,
      (accent over the s ) [Prreh-shohv] from 1968 County Stara Lubovna. Country East Slovakia.The use of the Phone directory is very useful but if there is not a listing it does not, (100%), mean there is no one of that name.
      For me to list the female as well as male listings is tedious and all should try to use the directory.  Although your comment,  "an OVA ending on a surname indicates a female" is correct, there are female names which simply use an accent mark over the a.  Female for Komorny [Kohmohrr-nee] is Komorna [Kohmorr-nah] accent mark over the a.

      The Questions listed by Darah are common for people who are not familiar with Hungarian spelling and pronunciation of names and places and I consider my comments to be most useful in questions concerning names and places. 

      Z Bohom,


      From: MGMojher <mgmojher@...>
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 2:11 PM

      My ancestral village, Hromos, is only a couple of miles from Plavec. During my six trips to Slovakia I have been to Plavec three times.
      I looked at the Slovak 1995 Census and the 2005 telephone online directory for your surnames. In case you may not know, an OVA ending on a surname indicates a female. In the census there were 12 Girgosko and 9 Girgoskova, there are two spellings for Salamon, one has a accent over the S, there were 26 Salamon and 21 Salamonova, accented 28 Salamon and 28 Salamonova, 26 Servillova but no Servilla and no Bednar. The 2005 telephone directory had only Girgosko and Salamon listings. I have seen the Bednar surname in the Plavnica Roman Catholic Records. There are a large number of Pekar listings in the telephone listings. There was also a Velybaczky listing and another without the “z”.
      The above findings shows that your surnames are still present in Plavec or nearby.
      https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMYV-KX8%3An841517225%3Fcc%3D1554443 I believe this may be the link to the online records for Plavec. There is some confusion since Plavec is in the county of Stara Lubovna. Under that county Plavec is not listed. In neighboring Sabinov county there is a listing for a Plavec nad Popradom. That translates to Plavec on the Poprad. You have to cross a bridge over the Poprad River to get to Plavec.
      In 2005 the population of Plavec was 1857.
      If you would like to discuss this with me personally, write me at mgmojher@...
      Michael Mojher

      From: darah.gardner
      Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:25 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com

      Hello! My name is Darah. Im in the US. I have been tracing my family history and with the wonderful suggestions of Zlatica, I have traced it back to the name Girgosko and Salamon in Palocsa- Plavec..... I was wondering if you by chance may be able to help.... My Great Grandmother was Terezia Girgosko, Her father was Jozef Girgosko and her mothers name was Zusanna Salamon. She had three siblings that came to america, Josef- Anna and Jonas...im not sure about her other siblings- Maria (9/26/1884), Istvan (11/29/1894). There are ties to Bednar, Erzsebet Szervilla (Pekar) was the childrens god mother, and Velbarsszky (? spelling).... Just taking a stab in the dark! Thank you for any help you can give me!!!

      spelling abnormalities:
      Gergasko, Girgasko, Gergoska, Girgges, Girg, Girga

      Salamon, Szalamon, Saloman, Szaloman

      I am being extremely careful to fully back up every fact with source...and my parents said my Anthropology/ Sociology degree would be no help in life! LOL!

      I have a Maria Drabb as Jozef's mother and Zuzanna's, Joannes Girgosko as their father. I have a ....Velbarrcsky (sp? also Velbar, Velbavsky), Zuzanna as his brothers and sisters mother, father Joannes....

      I have a gedtree file i can upload... or it is available on ancestry. Relationships are getting very hard to decipher in the 1800's- everyone was named Jozef, Anna, Joannes or Maria!!!

      I am learning key Slovakian words, using fhl searches and the dictionaries. I have two specific questions at this point (LOTS of questions actually!)

      1) in the observations of a baptismal record it says:
      Ex?. 1907 (a 1 inside what looks like a 7) 3 haz.
      I cannot find what this means....

      2) A baptismal record says VARALOTT and VARA. as place.... is this Váralja, Hungary?

      Thank you!!!

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