Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] My first post
- Hello Jim and welcome to the list!
If you are brand new to searching, you need to start with the death and
marriage certs of your people who came from the Old Country, and then
find them on the 1920 census (or 1910 or 1900 depending on which is
closest to when they came). From there you work backwards with
naturalization papers, other census and death records, obituaries etc.
Even if you know place of origin in the old country you still need to do
this work, as many "family stories" are at least partly wrong, and also
in the census you often find many children who died young that your
relatives may not have told you about.
You can check out the sections on my Hints page to get you started, also
check out How To and Eastern Europe sections of Cyndi's List at
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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