I created one for Haluska's as well as one for my village.....Facebook is a wonderful tool!
The drawback here is that most contacts have absolutley no clue to their past or heritage for that matter and are looking for the easy answer...
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...> wrote:
> Peter M,
> I, too, created a genealogy Facebook page for my paternal family. The
> great joy is when someone has googled the surname and comes across the page.
> They write me and we can make a connection. Since our family roots were
> established by four siblings, 2 each male and female, coming to America in
> 1893 it has been an adventure trying to make contact with each branch. Last
> year that finally has been done.
> On the page I have created a photo album for each of those four
> branches. Some a few, but others are hundreds of photos. For most the great
> joy is going through those albums. Another feature of the page is to have
> "Links" where I have posted things relevant to our ancestral village of
> Hromos and Slovakia. To have people see where their ancestors came from.
> And have roots in the records going back to 1693. Make genealogy more than
> old records is equally important. Those links to websites with information
> and photographs make the records come to life.
> It certainly is worth the effort to create such a Facebook page. To have
> a family member who knows nothing of their family history to discover a
> place where it is all to be viewed is a rare and wonderful gift you can give
> Michael Mojher
> -----Original Message-----
> From: htcstech
> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:05 PM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [S-R] ebay for ancestry?
> Hi All,
> You can be pro-active with this as well. I created a Facebook page on
> MARAFKO, MORAVKO genealogy when I started. About 3 months later a branch of
> the family, neither of which we knew existed, contacted us.
> It took a while to find the connection, which I did. In the mid 1800's a
> young man left our ancestral village and widowed mother to find work in the
> south. He did, married and eventually moved to Vac, creating a sub-branch
> that lost contact and forgot the home town.
> Not only that, but their neighbour, an old couple, were unknowingly also
> from the home town and related in a unique and karmic way. The old couple
> knew of the old home town, but didn't realise the karmic connection or how
> these Vaci Marafko's were related.
> Pretty mid-blowing stuff, all from a Facebook page!
> Peter M
> On 13 February 2012 00:58, Jane Murray <jmurray6475@...> wrote:
> > **
> > While looking into other avenues for discovering our ancestors is a great
> > suggestion; it was a shame that you had to "pay" for a letter that belong
> > to your family. If the letter had no value to the other party, it would
> > have been nice is they would have just sent it. Again, thank you for the
> > tip.
> > ________________________________
> > From: Karen <trixielixir@...>
> > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:39 AM
> > Subject: [S-R] ebay for ancestry?
> > Every now and then I plug in Gajary (my ancestral village). Tonight I did
> > and it came up with a listing for a 1948 air mail envelope...addressed to
> > my grandfather and great grandmother! It was sent to them in NY by the
> > mother of my great uncle's wife in Gajary. Shocked beyond words! I bought
> > it and sent a message to the seller asking where he obtained it and if he
> > has any related items. Just reminded me to think outside the box and
> > search
> > -everywhere-!
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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