Re: [S-R] Need help with town locations in Slovakia: Orava, Lipnica, Terssten...
- Have you been to all the Czech websites? One problem, is that none of these
areas are now where they were then. That is, they didn't move, but are under
different countries at different times. My family's records indicate that
they were from Hungary, but they were actually from Bohemia. The Czech
Embassy is very helpful, and there are researchers they can refer you to.
Town name spellings are often confusing, as sometimes they were spelled the
way they sounded to officials, rather than the accurate spelling. I got a
lot of help from the Austrian Philatelic Society (I have no idea how I got
there) and they were really nice. Good luck Elizabeth