Re: Parents of John Misura from Orava
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "W. Scott Park" <scott.park@s...> wrote:
> I would like to know how to find out who the parents of John Misurawere. The only information that was given to me was from his
daughter. She says that he was born in Orava on December 13, 1882.
Their religion was Lutheran. She claims that he came to the United
States in 1903.
Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918) and earlier a
part of Hungary under the Austrian Empire.
Hungarian names were used for towns and counties.
Looked in the Slovakia telephone directory under a number
of towns located in Orava and formerly in A'rva Megye, Upper-Hungary.
3 surname Mis^ura are listed under Dolny' Kubín (Sv) Alsókubin (H)
2 surname Mis^ura are listed under Z^ilina (Sv) Zsolna (H)
1 surname Mis^ura is listed under Martin (Sv) Turócszentmárton (H)
And this surname is written with Slovak diacritical letter s^ pron.
Suggest you go back and look in western Slovakia for John Misura.
If you locate his village/town of origin you can write the regional
Slovak Archives for family records or review the LDS-Mormon microfilms
for the place name parish church records.
Some abbreviations used for various denominations :
rk.-RK. római katholikus Roman Catholic
gk. GK. görög katholikus Greek Catholic/Byzantine
kg. KG. keleti görög Greek Oriental (Eastern Orthodox)
ag. AG. ágostai Evangelical (Lutheran)
ref. REF. református Reformed (Calvinist)
izr. IZR. izraelita Israelite (Jewish)