Re: [S-R] Re: Where else Can I find the information I seek?
Thank-you for this information.
I will check out these sites.
I remember from one of your earlier postings about the changes in power of
this area - which sure helped me understand why the family records made over
the years here (in the USA) kept changing what was listed as their place of
births. Until your posting and enlightenment on the history of the area, I
was so confused! ....Which of course really showed my ignorance where it
comes to history.... but I'm learning - slowly but learning <smile>.
Now I've got to get to work!
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Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 5:50 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Where else Can I find the information I seek?
Following URLs re ship manifests are from Italian genealogy
but still relevant regardless of which ethnicity.
Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper-Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) and earlier the
Hungarian names were used for towns and counties
Czech-Bohemia was an Austrian Crownland and also part of the
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 1867-1918).
Here German and Czech names were used because this region was
under Austrian control.
(The Austrian Habsburgs, accustomed to being imperial, assumed the
title of Emperor of Austria in 1804. Later, the "dual-monarchy" was
established, with the Habsburgs as Emperors of Austria and Kings of
Hungary, the combined realm being known as "Austria-Hungary")
In 1920, a newly-formed country of Czechoslovakia was created from the
Austrian Crownlands (Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian-Silesia) and a
portion of Upper-Hungary (Slovakia and Karpatho-Ukraine).
(Until this time there was no country called "Czechoslovakia")
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "Bob & Peg" <rpmrazik@m...> wrote:
Thank-you so much for taking the time to help me understand and I appreciate
your trying to help! I feel pretty foolish, as I thought I'd need to go
through over 8,000 rolls of film. Is there anyway I could view this film
(Roll 109 Volumes 182-183 Beginning Dates March 23, 1900) other than at the
I have no knowledge of any connection to Bridgeport, Connecticut nor do I
have any knowledge of the family ever having been in Poland. That's not to
say I think it's wrong....just I have no knowledge of them ever having been
there or any type of connection to them for those areas.
All of my husband's ancestors are deceased. We have no one left to ask about
any further details about the family. Were were told they were Slovaks and
they spoke Slovakian and had a *strong* dislike for Hungarians - which I
believe was do their life experiences when they lived in Europe and I think
that likely played a part in their decision to leave and come to the US.
They were Catholic.
Josef / Joseph KOTES death record (informant was his wife) dated of death 9
July 1943 provided us with a few details: His date of birth 19 March 1869
birthplace: Czechoslovakia; Father: Miklos KOTES birthplace Czechoslovakia;
Mother: unknown birthplace: Czechoslovakia. What we actually learned from
this record was Josef's complete date of birth and his father's name and
His wife Julia's death record (informant her daughter which was my husband's
grandmother) Date of death: 4 May 1959; Date of birth 3 Feb. 1870 birthplace
Czecho-Slovakia; Father (unknown) JURACICH - note I have seen many spelling
variations for this name and am still not quite sure which version I should
use- Mother: Unknown. This record did not ask birthplace of parents.
> > Peggy ( My name is the same as yours)