Yes this is the problem that I have been running into. Fortunately
voter registration records gave me the date my grand father and his
brothers arrived in the US. The Ellis Island records were so badly
misspelled that I would have never found them other wise. Most of the
spellings I have been using come from my great aunt and from church
records in New York. Luckily the church was a Slovak Roman Catholic
Church were my great grand father remarried in 1909. I thank you all
the help with the given names. Douglas
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., "Frank" <frankur@a...> wrote:
> The online Ellis Island (NYC) records cover only the period 1892-
> The ship manifests were transcribed by thousands of volunteers ,
> of whom knew no Slavic languages.
> So, bad transcriptions and misspelled surnames were common in these
> Perhaps a dozen possible spellings of the surname S^tefanic^ka
> when not using Slovak diacritic letters.
> A Janos Stefanica , age 32, married, emigrated to the U.S. in 1900.
> He went to his cousin's address at 536 Market Street, Newark, NJ.
> He was fromn Zázriva (H) Zázrivá (Sk) located near Dolny' Kubín
> in western Slovakia.
> János (H) Jan (Sk) John (E)
> Ferencz (H) Frantis^ek (Sk) Frank (E)
> Laslow ? László (H) Vladislav (Sk) Leslie (E)
> Michaelem ? Mihály (H) Michal (Sk) Michael (E)