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Re: [S-R] Re:Chicago Slovaks/ LUBINA: immigration to US

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  • Anabeth Dollins
    Laura -- If your family was Lutheran, check the files on the yahoo Brezova group. We have transcriptions of some of the Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church records
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 28, 2012
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      Laura --

      If your family was Lutheran, check the files on the yahoo Brezova group. We
      have transcriptions of some of the Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church records
      there.

      Anabeth

      On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM, CurtB <curt67boc@...> wrote:

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      > Laura,
      > The history of Chicago Slovaks has yet to be written. Next to Pittsburgh
      > and Cleveland, Chicago had the largest Slovak immigrant population. Over
      > time there were at least nine different communities of Slovaks in Chicago,
      > not just the two already mentioned by others. There were at least five
      > Catholic and four Evangelical Slovak churches, and a good number of other
      > churches with large Slovak attendance.
      >
      > The Chicago tribune may have some Slovak information, but there was a
      > Slovak newspaper printed in Chicago - Osadne Hlasy- that is the one that
      > has detailed information. It was published up until 1963, and it is, I
      > think, available on microfilm.
      >
      > Curt B.
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Laura" <laura@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > (My first post; rules said to type towns in caps?)
      > >
      > > I recently started trying to piece my family tree together from a pile
      > of scrapnotes I'd collected from conversations with my grandparents over
      > the years. Ancestry.com sure helps!
      > >
      > > Anyway, my grandparents came from a small village called Lubina, near
      > Nove Mesto nad Vahom in NW Slovakia. From my research, it seems like a
      > large percentage of that little village came over to the US in the early
      > 1900s, *many* to St. Louis (a few to Chicago; and they also went back and
      > forth between these two Slovak communities once in the US).
      > >
      > > I searched this site but didn't come across any threads on Lubina so
      > I'll just ask now.....anyone here trace back to that region? Myjava,
      > Lubina, several little towns around there that intermarried and immigrated
      > to St. Louis. My relatives and their townfolk were mostly Lutheran, as far
      > as I can tell. (Maybe the Catholics from that town went elsewhere? I don't
      > know). I'm very interested in understanding the history of their emigration.
      > >
      > > Also, I know very little about the Slovak community in Chicago, but
      > there definitely was an area centering around Dvorak Park. Anyone from
      > there/know anything about the Slovak community in the early 1900-1940?
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > > Laura
      > >
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