- I AM RESEARCHING MY FAMILY ROOTS. I BELIEVE THEY WERE FROM KOSICE OR
THE JAKLOVIC REGION, BUT I AM NOT POSITIVE. MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS
WERE JAN AND MARY (MARIE) BEBJAK. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE JOZSEF AND
MARY (MARIE BULIK) WHO CAME TO THE US FROM SLOVAKIA IN THE EARLY
1900'S AND WERE MARRIED IN RACINE, WISCONSIN IN 1908. ANY
INFORMATION ABOUT THESE SURNAMES WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
- When searching for genealogical information, knowing the birth
village is paramount because records are organized by village not
nationally, so it is not possible to search on a national basis. It
is also necessary to know the religion.
To locate church records for Slovakia, knowing the village/town name,
go to the LDS web site:
The family names are too common to use the phone directory for
For basic research help, be sure to visit Bill Tarkulich's excellent
site at http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/
- Ellis Island offers some possibilities. Using the Steve Morse site,
we have 10 possible Jozef (various sp) Babjak in the 1900-1908
period. Bulik has 4 Marias. Use http://www.stevemorse.org/ White
Form. See if there are any that meet your requirements, especially in
terms of destination.
Once we have pinned down the village of origin, real progress can