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Re: [S-R] Success Stories, Anyone?

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  • dulli862@aol.com
    Ben I may have a success story if you read me those pages from The Mayor of Korenice...LOL Basia **************New year...new news. Be the first to know what
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 4, 2009
      Ben I may have a success story if you read me those pages from The Mayor of
      Korenice...LOL

      Basia
      **************New year...new news. Be the first to know what is making
      headlines. (http://www.aol.com/?ncid=emlcntaolcom00000026)


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    • Dorothy L Fitts
      You are right Bill! I did have one small break in finding my Palko lineage. I found my grandmother Julia s fathers name as George! Don t give up group
      Message 2 of 7 , Jan 4, 2009
        You are right Bill! I did have one small break in finding my Palko lineage.
        I found my grandmother Julia's fathers name as George! Don't give up group
        members. Sometimes things come slowly.
        Dorothy

        -----Original Message-----
        From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com]On
        Behalf Of Bill Tarkulich
        Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 12:58 PM
        To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [S-R] Success Stories, Anyone?


        We so often get caught up in our research that we neglect to disclose to
        the
        group our successes.

        Please take a minute and post a summary about your research victories. It
        not only serves as a "thank you" to those who give generously of their
        time
        to advise and brainstorm, but inspires the new researcher equally.

        Happy New Year!

        Bill Tarkulich

        Moderator

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      • Gil Kubancsek
        Bill,   In response to your request I submit the following.   I recently had significant success in my search for USA arrival information of my paternal
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 19, 2009
          Bill,

          In response to your request I submit the following.

          I recently had significant success in my search for USA arrival information of my paternal grandmother, my father, and two aunts. To summarize; my paternal grandfather Karol and his brother Antal immigrated to America in May 1902.� They established a residence in Homestead Pa.� Antal�s wife and five children joined him in October 1902.� I found all the supporting immigration data in the Ellis Island records for Karol, Antal and his family.

          �Until last week I was not able to accurately determine when my grandmother, my father and two aunts came to America.� I thoroughly searched all the Ellis Island records, petitioned the Immigration and Naturalization for documentation, examined US Census information and studied over 25 ship manifests looking for clues as to their arrival in America. �I narrowed the time frame to between 1906 & 1909 based on information I obtained from local records and from a relative in Slovakia. �I found �Karol and his family entered in the 1910 US Census in Homestead, PA. �Vladimir Vodnak, a distant cousin of my grandmother Maria Vodnak, reported that he determined that my grandfather Karol returned to Slovakia, and with his wife and children visited Maria�s family in Zarnovic� to say goodbye before leaving for America.� This return visit by Karol was in May 1906.� It is important to note that Karol returned to Homestead alone but made arrangements and paid
          for his family�s emigration. �

          Even with this new information I was not able to find Karol�s family in any immigration records, ship manifests or other documentation until a got clue �on a Slovak�Forum.�� It was �reported that Steve Morse had modified his One Step Ellis Island search program to allow a minimum of only three letters of any search criteria to be used for examining the records.�I entered the first three letters of the original Hungarian name for the family�s residence village in Slovakia and eureka, up came the people I was looking for.�� The surname was misspelled, the town was misspelled, and other information was not quite correct but there is no doubt that these immigrants were my grandmother, my father and two aunts. ��The final piece of the puzzle fell into place when I reviewed the original ship�s manifest and saw that they were going to meet Maria�s husband Karol at 543 Fifth Avenue in Homestead, PA. This is the address of the house that my
          grandfather had prepared for his family.��

          I am forever grateful to�the knowledgeable folks on the Slovak�Forums for all the helpful information.

          Gil K.





          ________________________________
          From: Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...>
          To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:57:43 PM
          Subject: [S-R] Success Stories, Anyone?


          We so often get caught up in our research that we neglect to disclose to the
          group our successes.

          Please take a minute and post a summary about your research victories. It
          not only serves as a "thank you" to those who give generously of their time
          to advise and brainstorm, but inspires the new researcher equally.

          Happy New Year!

          Bill Tarkulich

          Moderator

          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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        • Pat and Lane Watkins
          One small step--through the kindness of a member here, I was able to identify my grandfather s Declaration of Intention and his Petition for Naturalization. I
          Message 4 of 7 , Jan 20, 2009
            One small step--through the kindness of a member here, I was able to
            identify my grandfather's Declaration of Intention and his Petition for
            Naturalization. I am one step closer to getting him across the Atlantic.
            Thank you so very much. Pat
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