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  • Lynne Wilson
    Mar 12, 2013
      Thank you, again. Much to learn! Lynne

      On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM, Ron <amiak27@...> wrote:

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      >
      >
      > Lynne,
      >
      > Centering on your question of Slavish, I refer you to Prof. Votruba at
      > http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/qsonhist/slavicslovak.html
      >
      > which most all of us would agree is likely the most authoritative and
      > complete answer you will find.
      >
      > That is drilling down pretty deep into his great information, and
      > certainly reading through his web site, the questions and the answers, is a
      > great start to learning many, many things about our ancestors. Two more
      > general addresses to his site are:
      >
      > http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/qsonhist/qsonhist.html
      > for queries on History, and
      >
      > http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/ for his full web site.
      >
      > You can also go to our Yahoo Groups website for Slovak Roots and use the
      > search function to draw up past discussions on any key word, or do the same
      > at Slovak World.
      >
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLOVAK-ROOTS/ and
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Slovak-World/
      >
      > Dr Votruba does not keep his writings static, but is adding and expanding
      > them as time goes. He also opened a discussion forum to compliment Slovak
      > World at
      > https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/slovak-spot
      >
      > Good reading! Our ancestors led interesting lives and our hunt is
      > fascinating with the variety of cultures, languages and varieties of place
      > names in each language. We have Slovak, Hungarian, Latin, German and
      > Rusyn.Cyrillic to deal with, and perhaps a few more - Polish in some
      > circumstances, Czech, and varieties of Cyrillic languages / dialects
      > depending upon time, politics and location. It is as much fun as if we came
      > from center of the Lord of the Ring series.
      >
      > Ron
      >
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Lynne Wilson <sandalfoot0505@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Well, I certainly need to learn my history! I mean world history in
      > general.
      > >
      > > Thank you for this information.
      > >
      > > I am looking forward to digging deeper and coming up with my true
      > ancestry!
      > >
      > > Something rather odd, is that my father and several of my father's
      > friends
      > > often referred to themselves as "Slavish." Does this mean anything to
      > you?
      > > Have you ever heard "Slavish" before? Maybe anglicizing "Slovak". It
      > sounds
      > > to me that they were Slovak!
      > >
      > > I am thinking somewhere in their history in the USA somebody decided they
      > > were Czech, with the coming of Czechoslovakia after WW1 and that was
      > that.
      > > But I do need to do more research to get to the bottom of this!
      > >
      > > Thank you so much once again.
      > >
      > > Lynne
      > >
      >
      >
      >


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