Re: [S-R] New Member Questions
- Dear Carolyn - sounds like your ancestors are from Slovakia - from Jaklovce in the Spis region - both your surnames can be seen in the Slovak Pride data base - Papcun doesn't seem to be a name found in Moravia but in the Spis and Zemplin regions of Slovakia - have a dozen listings for it in Spis and 2 from Zemplin.
write me directly if you would like to know more
From: Carolyn <crobbins56@...>
Sent: Tue, May 18, 2010 10:58:44 AM
Subject: [S-R] New Member Questions
Good day all,
I am a new member here and have just recently started my family search. I have enjoyed reading your posts and am thankful for all of the information you all are willing to share.
My maternal grandparents came from Jaclovec, Czechoslovakia. According to my map, it looks like the closest city is Ostrava, and it is in the area called Moravia-Silesia. Now I don't know a thing about Czechoslovakia and I am learning, so forgive any terminology that is not correct! All information any of you can give would be greatly appreciated. I don't know exactly where to begin searching Czechoslovakia records so HELP! Both sides of my ancestry came from Europe. This side from Czechoslovakia and the other is Italian.
The names for the Czechoslovakia side are John Emery MACKO and Barbara Elizabeth PAPCUN. Now I am sure this is the American version, but am not sure if they changed or not. On the Hamburg ship manifest of their arrival in New York on 6 Sep 1923 these are the spellings. Before that I don't know. I do have birth dates and brothers and sisters names, as well as the parents names. I know where they lived once coming to the United States, but that is about it.
Any suggestions would be helpful, on where to start searching for more information in Czechoslovakia. Also, I know this is not an Italian Roots group, but I know that some of you have mentioned searching Italy, so if you could direct me to another site that I could use to search for them, would be great.
Thank you in advance,
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