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  • Andrea Vangor
    This explains some of the challenges for searchers: http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/europe.html The Slovaks, who were relatively the best off, and
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 23, 1999
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      This explains some of the challenges for searchers:

      http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/europe.html

      "The Slovaks, who were relatively the best off, and further away from the
      main arteries of travel, are, comparatively speaking, newcomers and furnish
      at present the largest element in the Western Slavic immigration. They have
      retained most staunchly many of their Slavic characteristics, are the least
      impressionable among the Western Slavs, and usually come, lured by the
      increased wages. They are most liable to return to the land of their fathers
      after saving money enough materially to improve their lot in life.



      Nugent states that Solvaks (sic) began to emigrate in the 1870s and more so
      after the crop failures of 1879. "Solvak young women, like their Irish
      counterparts, often migrated by themselves or in groups, finding positions
      as domestic servants in the United States." p. 90 of Nugent
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