Re: [S-R] Re:Chicago Slovaks/ LUBINA: immigration to US
- 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
On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM, CurtB <curt67boc@...> wrote:
> 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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