36847Re: [S-R] RE: The Zipser area
- Sep 23, 2013Happy to help.
From: "kate.in.the.desert.88@..." <kate.in.the.desert.88@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:51 PM
Subject: [S-R] RE: The Zipser area
Hello again, all! I'm happy to know that all my ancestors from current-day Slovakia can be discussed here, and also that there are more specialized resources I can take advantage of.
Karen, thanks for the welcome and the tip on the Karpaten group.
Vilo, that's an excellent, informative article, thanks!
Dr. "Q", thank you for making me feel comfortable, as a newbie, in asking questions here.
David, thank you for your contact and other info. I'd like to think our ancestors attended "multi-village" events in the Kežmarok area and enjoyed some friendly chit-chat.
John Yowpa, thanks for the very interesting and useful map. It must be great to have ancestors known for cheerfulness. And learning about the tough life of most villagers in the region makes that even more impressive!
Thomas Reimer, herzlichen Dank fürs Willkommen! I wish I could be in Connecticut in October. What could be a better combo than genealogy and colorful deciduous trees in autumn? Sadly, I can't. I'll be stuck in the southwest (home to palm, cactus, and coniferous). Are there regional Carpathian activiities, like maybe in Arizona?
I hope I responded to everyone. Thanks again!
--- In email@example.com, <treimer@...> wrote:Hi Kate,
I'll be happy to help. Besides my Carpathian German website, we also have a discussion group on yahoo specific to Carpathian Germans, Karpatenancestors. My Zipser ancestors from my grandfather's side are from Eisdorf and Zipser Bela. There are entirely Carpathian German, at least as long church records go. However, on my grandmother's side, mainly from Pressburg and Modern, but also some surrounding villages, they're mixed (German/Slovak/some Magyar and some French Huguenots as well). You can contact me directly, too.
We have our annual Carpathian German meeting on October 12 in Connecticut. I will miss it for this time (I'm in Germany visiting my parents) but you'll meet many other Americans with Carpathian German ancestry.
---- david1law@... wrote:
> Dear Kate:
> I have ancestors from the KEZMAROK area, in particular, my great, great,
> great grandmother CATHERINA KREDATUS was from the village of MALY SLAVKOV
> (KIS SZALOK in Hungarian) which is the village immediately northwest of
> KESMAROK. My great, great, great grandparents, JOANNES HRONEC and CATHERINA
> KREDATUS lived in STARY SMOKOVEC (ALT SCHECKS in German) which is part of the
> parish of MLYNICA (MUEHLENBACH in German), and there is a KLEIN family
> which is connected with my HRONEC clan there.
> Thomas Reimer has a Carpathian German website, and he may be able to direct
> you to further resources.
> Below are the list of names in my direct lineage, though there are other
> number of other names to which I am related along collateral lines. I am
> curious as to which surnames you are searching for. Please feel free to
> write me directly at _David1Law@..._ (mailto:David1Law@...) (the "1"
> is a "one").
> Best regards,
> Researching the village of ROZNAVA in GEMER County // the villages of
> DOMANOVCE, HRISOVCE, MALY SLAVKOV, KALAVA, KOLONOCZ, KLUKNAVA, MLYNICA,
> RICHNAVA, SPISSKE VLACHY, STARY SMOKOVEC, SLATVINA, in SPIS County // the villages
> of DOLINA, OVCIE, SIROKE, AND VITAZ in SARIS County the following
> surnames: BALOGA (BALOG, BALOGH), BELAK, BUXAR (BUKSAR) CSUJ (CUJ), HAMRAK,
> HARBALY, HARENCSAR, HRONEC, HVIZDOS, JURASKO, KAFFAN, KISSEL, KOVALCIK, KREDATUS,
> ONDERCIN, RUSZBACZKY, TAKACS, TOMASOV, and variant spellings thereof. Also
> KUBIT, MOSKAL, ZAJDEL, WALASZCZYK, KOSIBA in BIALOBRZEGI, SUCHODOL,
> GLOWIENKA, and KROSNO, POLAND.
> In a message dated 9/16/2013 3:32:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> kate.in.the.desert.88@... writes:
> Hi there! I'm new here, and trying to learn by reading previous messages
> and files.
> What I have yet to discover: what is the group rule (if there is one) for
> dealing with villagers who are totally -- or even just primarilly --
> enthnically German?
> I've recently discovered ancestors who came from the town known today as
> Spišská Belá, Kežmarok, Slovak Republic. While they are not primarily
> Czech or Slovak (or some of them, judging by name, only in part), I'm dealing
> with the same sort of intricacies of deciphering church records,
> understanding the Kingdom of Hungary as it was in the 19th century, etc.
> I've looked, but so far have yet to find, any genealogy group which deals
> specifically with the history and genealogy of ethnic Germans who lived in
> what is current-day Slovak Republic. What I've learned so far includes the
> fact that my family members resided in Kežmarok for multiple centuries.
> Would that bring them within the purview of the forum? If you know of a
> more appropriate place (group) to work on these particular ancestors, I'd love
> to know about it.
> In any event, I hope to be active here, as I have other thoroughly Slovak
> lines which I've just begun to seriously pursue as well.
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