Re: Slovak archives
- Do you mean that a "waspy"-sounding name like Honeychuck was actually
Hanicak? Wow! Never would have guessed! Regina Rabatin Haring
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Honeychuck <jimhoney@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 1999 12:51 PM
Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Slovak archives
> From: "Jim Honeychuck" <jimhoney@...>
> On the subject of Slovak archives vs. LDS microfilms...
> Just today I completed my first experience with archives in Slovakia. I
> found the process to be time-consuming (over six months), expensive (about
> $40 for one piece of paper), and incomplete (didn't get exactly what I was
> looking for).
> Also surprising is that the Slovak National Archives cannot find the
> of someone born in what is now Slovakia unless you tell them where to
> Hard to believe, but true, and I quote the Director, who even has a PhD:
> "To start any genealogical research the name of the locality is needed."
> So it's sort of Catch-22: to find out what you want to know, you have to
> already know it.
> So if, like me, you do not know where your ancestors are from in Slovakia,
> you can either search every microfilm LDS has for $3.45 each, or get the
> Slovak archives to search for you town by town and pay, I don't know,
> Jim Honeychuck
> researching Hanicak (found), Urban (not found), and Puhalla (not found)
- I know a family in SW Pa who is HANCAK and go to church with a family
who is HANCUK and all have roots in Vychodno Slovensko (Eastern
So pick a spelling any spelling.......
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