I use the country it belonged at the time
- On my chart, I have the country at the time--my grandmother was born in the
Kingdom of Hungary, married in Czechoslovakia, and had her youngest child in
the Slovak State, without ever changing the place. Accuracy also helps
understanding the flow of history, and is a good conversation starter. I'd
say Kingdom of Hungary instead of Hungary to make it clear you're speaking
of earlier boundaries.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Becki Blair" <beckiblair@...>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 4:50 PM
Subject: [S-R] Opinion Please
> After having no luck weeding through films at my local Family History
> looking for ancestral information (mostly because I couldn't decipher the
> handwriting,the language or the condition of the documents the Mormon
> filmed) I finally gave up and hired Vladimir Bohinc to find the
> He actually found the information before we had sealed the deal on
> I'm very pleased with the amount of information he found for us.
> Now, my question....
> I'm painting a water color picture of a 'tree' that I can add our family
> names to with their birth date, place of birth, death date, place of death
> etc. I'm going to frame this for my fiance and give it to him for
> (He doesn't know I got the info from Vladimir yet and thinks we won't get
> until after the first of the year.)
> Our ancestor, George Pavlik (Juraj Pavlik) was born in Dolna Marikova, in
> 1844, considered Hungary at the time and now Slovakia. I'm wondering which
> should put on this family tree chart, what the country was called then or
> what it is called now?
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