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Re: Is this a question for Slovak Roots or Slovak World?

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  • Judy
    Peter & Ron, Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will check out each of those possibilities. Like each of you, I want to know the story behind the numbers,
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      Peter & Ron,

      Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will check out each of those possibilities.

      Like each of you, I want to know the story behind the numbers, dates and names.


      Judy

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Ron" wrote:
      >
      > Sadly I must say Slovak World is the appropriate group to discuss history and life style with. Slovak Roots is a break-off from S-W and is dedicated to genealogy only. We have almost twice as many members signed up for this "genealogy only" forum as Slovak World has signed up for "all things Slovak" topics, which tells me that this group is serious about genealogy.
      >
      > Another likely superb group is forming on Google Groups at
      > http://groups.google.com/group/slovak-spot/
      >
      > No registration needed to read, click and view.
      >
      > Those tired of spam who register can receive "Slovak Spot" posts at whatever non-Google e-mail address they wish and send comments from it.
      > * * * *
      >
      > On a more personal note, I share your problem. I am a historian, not a genealogist. I have always been far more interested in how our ancestors lived than bean counting, and have been gathering books and visiting Slovakia for over 40 years. Some years back I started translating a book of our ancestors way of life in Hungary in 1840 and posting it on S-W, but their was virtually no interest so I dropped the project.
      >
      > I do suggest you check out Google Books and search for a list of the topics that interest you, and search also for your village and local town name. You may find full books, in English, published a hundred + years ago that describe different aspects of life and observations of the various minorities in Hungary. Most of what I found was in German, but that is my second language. I found that my village (Sulin) had a glass factory back in 1613!
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      > Finally, this (S-R) is livelier group, but S-W is the place to discuss history. I will be happy to join you there when I have something to offer. Oh, and Slovak Spot is run by Martin Votruba, Dr. at U Pitt, and he composes some startlingly clear and informative answers to questions, in addition to having pages of information at his U Pitt site.
      > http://www.pitt.edu/~votruba/qsonhist/celebrities/negrip.html
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      >
      > Ron
      >
      >
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Judy" wrote:
      > >
      > > After working through the 1869 census for my family, I am wondering about the homes and everyday lives of that time. Which goup would be the most appropriate to ask questions about this topic?
      > >
      >
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