Re: [S-R] Village/town/city information in Slovakia ** FREE Offer **
- Frank, what is your e-mail address?
Frank R. Plichta wrote:
> I am new to the SLOVAK-ROOTS list and would like to offer some free
> information to anyone interested in village/town/city information in
> Several years ago I came across the 3 volume set of books Vlastivedn�
> Slovn�k Obc� na Slovensku �Country Dictionary Now and Then on Slovakia�,
> Prepared by: Encyclopedic Institute of the Slovak Academy of Science, 1977,
> The text contains information about all villages, towns and cities in
> Slovakia. Included in each entry is information about the old names of
> villages and settlements as well as those names frequently used in other
> languages. The effective dates of name changes are listed. Information
> about County/District/Region names are shown. Census data for eleven
> periods between 1869 and 1970 are listed. Additional information about he
> natural environment, history, culture, sports and literature are also
> included for most locations.
> The text is in Slovak. While I cannot provide translation of the
> information, I do have a description of the type of information included in
> each section. Most of the statistical information is understandable without
> translation. With the large Slovak population in Pittsburgh you should not
> have any difficulty finding someone to help with the translation.
> I am willing to provide a FREE photocopy of the village/town/city of your
> interest, in exchange for your self-addressed stamped envelope.
> Please respond privately and inquire about your location of interest. I
> will reply with a description of the information and if you decide you want
> the entire article, you can then send me your #10 SASE. I will include my
> description pages at no extra charge. Larger cities have as much as 10 to
> 12 pages of information and your SASE might require additional postage. I
> can estimate that for you once we find you village information.
> Please use a Subject line as follows: Slovak location information for (name
> of village). You need to be as accurate as possible with the location
> spelling since there are multiple locations with very similar names.
> Frank R. Plichta
> "Searching the World for PLICHTAs"
> I would appreciate receiving ANY information about ANY PLICHTA at ANY place
> and at ANY time in history.
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- Hello Frank,
I am happy to hear of your offering to look up info. My grandparents
were from two different villages, having met after immigrating to the US,
so this is actually a double request. Further complicating things,
(Sorry!) my grandfather's village, Vulsinki, or Vul'shynky, Ung/Uzh
county, became annexed to the Soviet Union after 1945, and now is called
Vilsinki, Ukraine. I don't know if it would be in your book or not. I
certainly hope it is.
My grandmother's village is still in Slovakia. It is Hanigovce, Saris,
in the Presov region. I hope these complications don't dampen your
enthusiasm! You are providing all of us a service we couldn't get any
other way. Let me know whatever it costs for reimbursing your wonderful