Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Villages in Slovakia
- I looked up Veľký Ruskov, there are microfilmed records available from at the LDS
Family History Centers, film numbers 2006441 and 2006442 covering the period of
A microfilm for Hertnik is also available, film number 1792097 covering 1856-1895.
For a few dollars (about $3.25 per film), you can look for the names and start your
I think I have the answer to "Kalamash" - - - Ľubotice is the present name of the
old Hungarian town Kellemes which would have the pronunciation of "Kall a mash". It
is 4 km east of Prešov. There are no microfilms available for Ľubotice, but you can
probably find the town listed with Prešov.
"Judy (& Dr. Joe) Quashnock" wrote:
> Hartnik could be Hertnik 10 km south of Bardejov and 60 km north of Košice. A
> very small town in the old Saris county.
> Velke Ruske could be Veľký Ruskov, 3 km west of Trebišov, 20 km south west of
> Michalovce, and 40 km east of Košice. Veľký Ruskov is a suburb of Trebišov, it
> is in old Zemplén county.
> Regarding "Kalamash", do you have any other idea of its spelling or
> Dr. "Q"
> PHILBAER@... wrote:
> > Howdy Chat Group,
> > I have enjoyed the exchanges tremendously on this web site. Now I have a
> > request for assistance locating villages in old Austria-Hungary. I have
> > recently located documents from Streator, IL (LaSalleCounty) that indicate
> > village names from where my great-grandparents came from in Slovakia. I am
> > hoping that I can locate these places for further research into my family
> > history. Can anyone locate these places?
> > My great-grandmother, Anna Majirsky, was born in1874 in "Hartnak" in Saros
> > district.
> > My great-grandfather, John Medvecz, was born in 1869 in "Kalamash?"
> > The husband of my great-great-aunt's husband, Michael Porhincak, was born in
> > 1872 in Velke Ruske in Zemplen district.
> > Also, I believe that my great-grandfather, John Medvecz, came to America in
> > 1892, but I have not found immigration records. Can anyone help?
> > Regards,
> > Philip Baer
> > Houston, TX
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, PHILBAER@a... wrote:
> Howdy Chat Group,On the Web the online LDS FH Library catalog is not up to date.
> My great-grandfather, John Medvecz, was born in 1869 in "Kalamash?"
> Philip Baer
> Houston, TX
The microfilms of matriky for L'ubotice (Kellemes) are listed as
under Niz^ná S^ebastová (Also'sebes)
under S^aris^ské Jastrabie (Felso"kánya)
Text in Latin, Hungarian, and Ruthenian.
Medve means 'bear' in Hungarian.
Archaic digraph 'cz' is pron. ts in Hungarian, but the modern
spelling is letter 'c'.
- Thanks to all who responded to my request for help!
Judy & Dr. Joe Quashnock and Frank Kurchina - you folks are good; I now have info to open up my family history research to Slovakia. I'm so excited with this new information!