--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "junemckee" <junemckee@y...> wrote:
> Hi my name is June and I have just really gotten started on tracing
> my family roots.
> My grandmother came from I believe Munkacs which I beleive is now in
> the Ukraine. Does anyone know if it is possible to find out any
> information on her? She ended up in New York by way of Ellis Island
> but is not on the manifest because she went to see America and
> couldnt get back because of the war breaking out. The name I am
> searching out is Boldizar if anyone could help me on what to do
> My grandfathers name is the one that I am having a really hard time
> finding anywhere. Our name is Kolina and I was always told that we
> are Hungarian. Well I don't see our name in any of the Hungarian
> surnames. Also he, so I was told but not sure came from Presov which
> I think is now Slovakia. I don't know how he ended up in New York
> I don't see his name on the manifest either. I do see other Kolinas
> but not with his first name or at the right dates. I really don't
> have a whole lot of information to go buy because I have no exact
> years just aprox.
> I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me at all.
> June McKee
The 30 surnames Kolina who emigrated to the U.S. via Ellis Island
appear to be from places like Radimov, Ruskov, Orkucany, Bubrov,
Sabinov, Vel'ky' Rusko, and Pres^ov, Slovakia.
Before WW I, this was Upper Hungary.
Some of these places names are located near Pres^ov, so your GM was
The online Hungarian telephone directory (Matáv) yielded no surname
listings under Kolina.
What did your surnames Kolina speak ?
How are you ? English
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak se máte ? Czech
Jak sie masz ? Polish
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German