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Re: [S-R] 1995 census

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  • Mary Murin
    Finally getting back to the chat room!! Thanks so much for the information--I will check it out as soon as I have time. I have learned so much from the group!!
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 11, 2009
      Finally getting back to the chat room!! Thanks so much for the information--I will check it out as soon as I have time. I have learned so much from the group!!

      --- On Sun, 11/8/09, Michael Mojher <mgmojher@...> wrote:


      From: Michael Mojher <mgmojher@...>
      Subject: Re: [S-R] 1995 census
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 1:40 PM


      Mary,
          When Slovakia became an independent country one of the things they did was do a very extensive census of the country. They cross referenced surnames with places. When you enter a surname for a search you will be told how many times the census found that name and in how many places. Below that paragraph (all in Slovak) is a list of the top 10 (usually) places where the surname was found and the name of the district (ork.) it is located in, followed by the number found there.
          You can go to the census and use it yourself:
          http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/toolbox.htm
          1. Locate the heading "Places"
          2. Locate under it "Slovak surnames and settlement search (instructions)"
          3. Click on "instructions" and learn how to navigate the site. As you will see this search engine also contains a dictionary and other language tools.
          4. Click on "Slovak Surnames and settlement search" to open the search window.

          As you will learn in the instructions; if the word you entered does not come up with any hits a list of alternatives may appear. If you do not uncheck boxes as instructed the alternatives will contain links to definitions and grammar. Usually, not a big problem to not uncheck the boxes.
          The alternatives given for surnames is of great value. Often the spellings are different only because of the use of dialect marks in Slovak. If you know your ancestral village you can look for it under the alternatives given. When you find the village you have a pretty good idea how the surname was originally spelled. Since the dialect marks were more than likely dropped on immigrating. On a rare occasion I have come across surnames that were exclusive to one village or just a few next to one another. In such a case one can pretty well assume this is your ancestral site.


      From: Mary Murin
      Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 9:31 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [S-R] 1995 census


       
      I have seen several people mention a 1995 census--is this on line? Or is it a film. Please inform.
      Researching Murin Bayonne, NJ; Black Lick PA; Polomka Slovakia.

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