Re: [S-R] Princzed & Falsorad
- Hi Milan:
When the exact spelling of a place name is not known, one of the best places
to search is called the FUZZY GAZETTEER which permits a person to search
When I placed the name FALSORAD in the FUZZY GAZETTEER search engine, one
possibility that appeared toward the top of the list is FELSORADA in PEST
MEGYE, HUNGARY. When I tried PRINCZED in the FUZZY GAZETTEER, some various places
appeared, but the results did seem to reveal a good place name in Slovakia
or Hungary with any confidence. If possible, can you find out when your
friend's grandparents came to the United States? Did they come through Ellis
Island? If so, there may be clues in the Ellis Island database, or in
naturalization papers, etc.
I also highly recommend Bill Tarkulich's Eastern Genealogical Research
Strategies website at _www.iabsi.com_ (http://www.iabsi.com) which contains a lot
of great advice about searching for ancestors in what was part of the former
kingdom of Hungary (whether now part of Slovakia or Hungary, etc.). One
piece of advice to keep in mind is to try to corroborate as much information as
possible in regard to the identifying the correct place of origin.
Otherwise, one may find themselves off on the proverbial wild goose chase, looking for
persons who may have the same first and last name as an ancestor but in the
wrong village. Identifying the correct village of origin is of the greatest
importance. I hope this helps a little.
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