Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] New member!
- In a message dated 4/17/0 1:01:23 AM, jwjhusar@... writes:
<< they originatedfrom what is now Slovakia,village name possibly Hajnik. If
anyone canshed any light it would be very greatly appreciated. >>
Hi! According to the "Navzy obci" and the Slovak atlas - Hajnick is now
called Hajnicky and is located in central Slovakia on the out skirts of a
famed spa Sliac~ which is just a few kilometers north of Zvolen and about 17
km south of Banska Bystrica. This was Zvolen County in the old days.
This is the region of the proud Detvans and I am curious as to where they
came from. I was told by villagers that long ago they were called by the
King from somewhere else to guard the borders. They are very proud and state
they were never serfs, but freemen. Would love to know more about this -can
anyone shed some light. They were farmers and sheperds and wonder if they
came via the Carpathians from Romania where there is a similar sheep-oriented
culture with somewhat similar music, songs, and customs - even some of the
sheep keeping words are connected.