Re: [S-R] finding info in the "old country"
- Hi, Marilyn. The place to begin is with the town or village of origin and
the religious affiliation. Have you checked death records? They will often
identify the place of birth, even if misspelled.
Are you at all familiar with the Family History Library, our mainstay in
this endeavor? :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "marilyn murphy" <mjmurph99@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 6:42 PM
Subject: [S-R] finding info in the "old country"
> I am new to the group.
> My Slovak ancestors are Julianna SAKSA & Stefan
> LEDVAK. They are my great-grandparents. Both immigrated
> in the 1880's and settled first in Bridgeport CT where
> they met & married. Julianna was a mere 16. They had 8
> children, most were born in Connecticut but the last 1 or
> 2 were born in Scranton PA, where Stefan worked as a
> cabinet maker for a compnay that made piano's.
> I believe Stefan's parents were John LEDVAK and
> Rozalia KOVALY they are from Brezovica and/or Torysa.
> Stefan had a brother, Andrew, who also immigrated and
> his wife was Catherine WESFARI. I do not know if they
> had children. And I beleive a sister named Anna or
> Frances Anna.
> Julianna or Julia is a bit of a mystery, she told
> stories when I was younger that led the family to believe
> that she was from Bratislava but we are unable to confirm
> this and I need direction on how to do this.
> I also need direction on how to write and whom to
> address such a leeter to, in the Brezovica area to find
> out more information on my ancestors.
> In searching on the internet I have come across only
> 2 "LEDVAK" names, one gentleman - Jozef is apparently a
> guide or an official with the international blind skiers
> association and the latest named Radovan has some
> connection with Kosice but since I do not read the Slovak
> language I am at a total loss as to just what I was
> looking at.
> Can anyone offer information or suggestions on how to
> Marilyn J Murphy
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