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Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research--THANKS

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  • Nancy Gibbs
    Thank you.  I created a page with my Slovakia surname.  Now I hope I ll get some interest. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      Thank you.  I created a page with my Slovakia surname.  Now I hope I'll get some interest.



      >________________________________
      > From: htcstech <htcstech@...>
      >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2012 1:15 PM
      >Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
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      >Along the blue bar on the top, next to your facebook name, there is a
      >'Home' option with a little arrow next to it.
      >Click the arrow and choose 'Account Settings'
      >At the bottom of this page, you will find (in tiny writing), 'Create a page'
      >Click that.
      >I think I chose 'Cause or Community'.
      >
      >Facebook isn't intuitive or for that matter easy to use. Everything is a
      >puzzle and the Facebook organization tends to change things on a whim.
      >
      >On 5 August 2012 00:16, Nancy Gibbs <bohnenstiehl1952@...> wrote:
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      >> **
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      >>
      >> Peter,
      >> How did you create a separate FB page? Just as if you were first
      >> signing up for FB?
      >>
      >> Nancy J.
      >>
      >>
      >> >________________________________
      >> > From: htcstech <htcstech@...>
      >> >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >Sent: Friday, August 3, 2012 10:25 AM
      >>
      >> >Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >I too did the same. But I also went a step further and created a separate
      >> >FB page just on my genealogy. Within a month I got some interest and it
      >> >turned out that a missing branch of the family (left home town in 1850's)
      >> >made contact!
      >> >I can't describe how wonderful that felt as we both worked hard on
      >> >determining the links between both families. Even though we're effectively
      >> >strangers, the common link and the shared ancestry has 'wowed' us both and
      >> >has actually raised the consciousness of everyone involved, all thanks to
      >> >Facebook (which I don't like for privacy reasons), Skype and Twitter.
      >> >I'm going next year. I'm buying a car ($1000 buys you something
      >> >adequate+GPS unit) and travelling around Slovakia knocking on doors of
      >> >suspected relatives and also organizing everyone to meet up in the home
      >> >town for a huge family gathering, from the UK, Germany, Austria, Hungary
      >> >and Slovakia. The UK link came via Twitter. All I did was to create an
      >> >account and searched for the family name, left an sms to contact me by
      >> >email.
      >> >
      >> >Peter M.
      >> >
      >> >On 3 August 2012 15:13, <lkocik@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> >> **
      >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> Laura
      >> >>
      >> >> I should have emphasized a little more; .......on facebook you can enter
      >> >> your ancestral villiage in the search engine.
      >> >>
      >> >> When I did it for mine, it brought up hundreds of names. most were young
      >> >> and a good majority could read and write English.
      >> >>
      >> >> Like kids everywhere most weren't into genealogy but they seem to enjoy
      >> >> contacts with Americans, and the ones I friended did ask their family
      >> for
      >> >> information.
      >> >>
      >> >> I think it's interesting too, to see how the younger generation in
      >> >> Slovakia socailize and what their interests are.
      >> >>
      >> >> One big difference I noticed is Slovak children are much more respectful
      >> >> of their families and their culture and most important; their selves.
      >> >>
      >> >> Larry
      >> >>
      >> >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >>
      >> >> From: "Laura" <helgajake@...>
      >> >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:12:24 PM
      >> >> Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
      >> >>
      >> >> Which ones do you turn off?
      >> >> Laura
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> Peace, Love and Harmony
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> >________________________________
      >> >> > From: patskanovo <ddhalusker@...>
      >> >> >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> >Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:31 PM
      >> >> >Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >I agree with Larry and John...it may seem daunting but well worth the
      >> >> investment of your own time and effort.
      >> >> >
      >> >> >I am lucky to have found relatives that are interested in their family
      >> >> research and have sent pictures and small little details that a hired
      >> >> researcher could not provide.
      >> >> >
      >> >> >Many do not realize that you can turn off many Facebook features and it
      >> >> becomes then another tool used for genealogy...
      >> >> >
      >> >> >Dennis
      >> >> >
      >> >> >--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, lkocik@... wrote:
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Annie
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>  You can usually find some living relatives on facebook. You can
      >> >> search by name, but you can also enter your ancestral villiage.
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Â A good percentage of kids in Slovakia understand English.
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Larry
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> From: "Tony Puskar" <flasailn@...>
      >> >> >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:32:07 AM
      >> >> >> Subject: Re: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Annie,
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> I did that several years and had a very good experience with it. If
      >> >> you have the birth town they can go back and look at the records for
      >> >> siblings, parents, etc. I even have addresses of living relatives. I
      >> >> would recommend it.
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Tony
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> ________________________________
      >> >> >> Â From: AnnieW <annduardo@...>
      >> >> >> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >> >> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:23 PM
      >> >> >> Subject: [S-R] Opinions on in-country research
      >> >> >> Â
      >> >> >>
      >> >> >> Â
      >> >> >> I'm considering having some research done on both ancestors in
      >> >> Slovakia, but wondered what people experience with this type of research
      >> >> was like and what sort of results were generated. I have already found
      >> both
      >> >> of their Latin birth records on Family Search so beyond that I'm not
      >> sure
      >> >> what more can be told. I guess I'm just trying to get a feel if it's
      >> worth
      >> >> the costs and what are the costs for that matter. I have no idea what I
      >> >> should expect.
      >> >> >>
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      >> >> >> Â
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