Re: Hazleton, PA
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., Maureen Pulignano <deefalt@f...> wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can access a city directory for Hazleton,PA
> for 1900 and 1901? I haven't found it on the LDS site.And you won't.
Luzerne Co PA was a major anthracite (hard) coal mining area in
If you live near a NARA archive get 1900/1910 microfilms U.S. Census
enumeration microfilms for Hazelton PA.
Went through Hazelton PA census microfilms several years ago several
times looking for surnames.
There was almost a direct pipeline from Slovakia to the coal mines.
Usually emigrants landed at Philadelphia port of entry and took train
to this region. About 120 miles.
Sometimes the emigrants who had been recruited by the coal company
agents and landed at Ellis Island were sent on locked trains with
guards aboard to the coal mines.
Guards carried guns.
American free enterprise system at work (for the coal mine owners)