Re: Route of travel to the USA
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, "Ginger " <gkopka1@a...> wrote:
> Can anyone give me their opinions on what route was the most used orDepends upon during what time period you mean ?
> the most logical for immigrating to the USA from Eastern Slovakia?
Pre-WW I, or after the creation of the new country called
The pre-WWI figures by year for immigration to USA from
Hungary (which included Slovakia) by European ports of exit
are listed below.
Migration from Hungary to the USA By European ports
Many Hungarians who immigrated to the U.S. prior to W W I came
from the northern part of old Hungary, i.e. Upper-Hungary/ Slovakia.
The major emigration started about 1870 and ended about 1910.
There were three main ports of embarkation for Czechs and Slovaks:
Bremen, Hamburg and Antwerp. Or they may have sailed from Rotterdam
However, the majority came through Hamburg (Germany) and these ship
passenger lists should be searched first.
Map below shows the extent of Hungarian territory by Megye (counties)
Hungary has a diverse political history and its boundaries have
changed many times.
Following W War I, Hungary's territory was reduced to one-third of
its pre-war geographical area.
Some territories were allotted to the Austrian area of Burgenland,
to Romania and to the former countries of Czechoslovakia and
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created from
the Austrian Krönelands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia) and
a portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine)