- Sorry, this was mis-posted as a reply on another subject.
On the other hand, it may be relevant. Some Slovaks came from the Banat
region, too. I found a Vangor family from a town down there on the Ellis
Island database. It is helpful for us to realize that a great deal of
immigration southwards went on, too, even beginning in the 18th century when
the Turks were expelled. Slovaks ended up down in Vojvodinia in Serbia, if
I am spelling it correctly, where there is a large Slovak ethnic minority to
I am intrigued in the possibility of "secondary migration" after the Slovaks
had settled in these southern regions. The Vangor family from the Banat
were identified as Magyars, but I do not know if these were actually
magyarized Slovaks. Magyarization pressures were more intense in that
region because the Hungarian government was trying to assimilate the German
Some of us may find Slovak family members who immigrate to America from
places far from Slovakia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Vangor" <drav@...>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] SSDI SURNAME TIP
> To answer your question, yes, a big chunk of Greater Hungary was carved
> the rump and became either Romania or part of what was temporarily
> A most interesting region was called the Banat. When the Turks were
> expelled a lot of Germans colonized little towns in what was a wild
> region along the Danube. The Germans were imported by the Austrian
> in the 18th century including Maria Theresia.
> I will find you some web sites on this topic.
> Congratulations on your success -- how delightful when we catch the
> little rascals.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Monyak, Stephanie" <monyaksl@...>
> To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:13 AM
> Subject: [S-R] SSDI SURNAME TIP
> > Hi-I don't know if anyone has ever encountered this before, but...
> > I just wanted to point out to the group-I have encountered 4 relatives
> > whom I found NO SS# on the SSDI database. Neither did their names
> > However, when I received their death certificates, there was a social
> > security number listed in the death certificate. So I still sent away
> > SSDI and amazingly on 4 relatives a social security application was
> > even though their numbers provided no 'hits' on the database!
> > Just a comment for people to not give up in this area.
> > Thanks to discovering this I found the names of several parents of the
> > applicants that I had not known before this which gave me a another
> > to search!
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