Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Introduction
I would never have imagined (even in my wildest dreams) that someone would
come along and be so very, very helpful to me in researching my family tree.
I don't know how to thank you enough for all the information you have given
me in just one post! THANK YOU! (Gee, I hope no one thinks that's someone's
I will print your entire post and read it to my mother tomorrow when I see
her. I am going to see if I can get some decent print outs of the maps you
Again, thank you so very much.
- Wow, Anita -- you're making me blush!
Really, I have a lot of data here & it is my pleasure to help. (You may
detect some agenda on my part, mostly it's to educate people about who
Rusyns are since so many of our people in the USA have only a vague
understanding of their origin & ethnic background.) You will find that
Rusyns (or whatever name they prefer -- you will see how many there are) are
certainly a "colorful" group, just the name issues alone will keep you
By the way, were your maternal immigrant ancestors (grandparents?) living in
Pittsburgh? I think there were people from Cigolka in south side, St.
John's Byz. Cath. Church, and I think some on north side (Holy Ghost
B.C.C./St. John's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox churches). I think also down in
New Salem near Uniontown -- there were definitely Zakutansky's there. Kuriv
people I'd guess would be on south side too, but the largest # in PA I know
of lived in Cambria County: South Fork & Beaverdale -- between Johnstown &
Best wishes to you -- I'd be glad to help if you have other questions.
p.s. to get an idea about the Rusyn/Rusin/Carpatho-Russian, etc. "name
game", try this article:
Who are we? Rusin, Russian, Ruthenian, Slovak? by Father John Slivka (1977)
From: Brecosky <brecosky@...>
To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com <SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Introduction
>I would never have imagined (even in my wildest dreams) that someone would
>come along and be so very, very helpful to me in researching my family
>I don't know how to thank you enough for all the information you have givensomeone's
>me in just one post! THANK YOU! (Gee, I hope no one thinks that's
>I will print your entire post and read it to my mother tomorrow when I see
>her. I am going to see if I can get some decent print outs of the maps you
>Again, thank you so very much.