35480Re: [S-R] Belnay - Slavish
- Mar 12, 2013Thank you, again. Much to learn! Lynne
On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM, Ron <amiak27@...> wrote:
> Centering on your question of Slavish, I refer you to Prof. Votruba at
> 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:
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Lynne Wilson <sandalfoot0505@...>
> > Well, I certainly need to learn my history! I mean world history in
> > Thank you for this information.
> > I am looking forward to digging deeper and coming up with my true
> > Something rather odd, is that my father and several of my father's
> > often referred to themselves as "Slavish." Does this mean anything to
> > Have you ever heard "Slavish" before? Maybe anglicizing "Slovak". It
> > 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
> > 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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