Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Slovinky
- I went to the library today, after I read about the book The Immigrant
Cocoon. It is really a good book, describes the life of the immigrants so
well. It even has my great grandfathers name in it. Thanks for the
information and sharing your ideas.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregory J. Kopchak" <greg@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 7:00 AM
Subject: RE: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Slovinky
> The URL is
> http://www.iarelative.com/slovinky.htm for Slovinky information.
> We now have two CD's by Slovinka zo Sloviniek with the traditional folk
> music of Slovinky available including one with tradional wedding music of
> Greg Kopchak
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Kurchina [mailto:frankur@...]
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 4:20 AM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com
> Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Re: Slovinky
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, PHILBAER@a... wrote:
> > Hello message board members:
> > Some of my ancestors were from Nisnie-Slovinky. They emigrated and
> came to
> > America in 1900. I have read some of the background of Slovinky
> about that
> > time. The web site www.iarelative.com has some information and
> several of the
> > books mention the exodus from Slovinky (about 40% by 1902).
> Did they mention the book listed below ?
> The Immigrant Cocoon: Central Europeans in the Cambridge, Ohio
> New Concord Press, PO Box 8016, Zanesville, OH 43702-8016.
> I don't access www.iarelative.com's Slovak ethnic forum since it
> became Delphic commercial.
> >From 1880 to 1900 nearly 40% of the male population of Slovinky
> emigrated to the USA and settled in and around three towns in Guernsey
> County Ohio to work in the newly opened coal mines. The towns were
> Pleasant City, Byesville and Trail Run.
> The exodus, impact and aftermath of that massive migration is
> chronicled in a 603-page book by Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor of
> Medieval History at Muskingum College.
> The book has an extensive surname index listing families for which
> information was provided by respondents to Dr Porter's research.
> Below are a few URLs.
> Frank Kurcina