RE: [S-R] Nagy Polany and Koribanic surname
- You are speaking of two villages that were dis-incorporated in 1980 for the
construction of the Starina Reservoir. I'm certain we have spoken before.
Nagy Polany in Magyar was known as Velka Polana in Slovak.
If you look at my web page, I've researched these villages. I have
identified that the Greek Catholic Records are now with the Starina records,
and the Roman Catholic Records are now with the Snina records.
The majority population was Rusyn / Greek Catholic.
I also have a page on Nagy Polana, but I also have little information.
the Greek Catholic Church was of baroque style and build in 1732. Of course
it no longer is extant.
If you write me privately, I can send you a scan the statistical abstract
(written in Slovak) describing the village, it's population over time, land
ownership (typically nobles) and various incorporation changes over time.
It will be up to you to translate it (this offer is open to anyone who
requests it.) This is typically 4-5 paragraphs, lots of numbers and
occasionally a photo. There is no photo for this village.
To answer your question about why they lived in different village. Smolnik
was a hamlet, with a population of 375, which Nagy Polana was somewhat
larger at 705, in the year 1910. Small hamlets were not self-sufficient.
They cooperated often with neighboring village socially, economically, and
politically. In a village of 300 there were often not enough marriageable
candidates to go around. Secondly, These villages may have had a church
building, but often there was one priest, who shared his duties between two
or three villages.
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Gloria
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:25 PM
Subject: [S-R] Nagy Polany and Koribanic surname
I am researching Koribanic or Koribanics in the area of Smolnik. We are
trying to locate records on Peter Koribanic. This was my husbands father. He
listed Novy Smolnik on his 1921 immigration record.
Now we have found out his sister Anna Koribanic immigrated but listed "Nagy
Polany". I realize these 2 villages were close to each other but I cannot
why they may have lived in a different village.
I have not seen records for Nagy Polany, Any suggestions on where to find
them? Are there any records showing what church (Greek or ?) that may
in Nagy Polany? I cannot seem to find much written on this village. I did
not learn about Nagy Polany until after we returned from our recent trip to
the Smolnik region.
Thanks for your help.
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