Re: [S-R] Hello group
- Rich, thank you very much! I am very grateful for the information you
have provided. It's a terrific starting point for my research. Thanks
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Richard D. Custer"
> Hello Keith,or simply,
> Your family (Turjanica and Stankovics) is clearly Carpatho-Rusyn,
> Rusyn, not Slovak.of Bereg.
> These are common, even typical, Rusyn surnames.
> That's Holubynne / Holubynnoje in the old Austro-Hungarian county
> In Rusyn Bereg County was called Beretska zhupa. It's very closeto the
> regional town of Svaljava / Svaliava.was part of
> Today this is located in the Zakarpatska oblast -- that is, the
> Transcarpathian region -- of Ukraine. Between the World Wars it
> the autonomous province of Czechoslovakia called SubcarpathianRus' /
> Carpatho-Ruthenia or just Ruthenia. Before WWI it was part of theKingdom
> of Hungary / the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Subcarpathian Rus' wasnever part
> of Slovakia.this page:
> Let me refer you here:
> There are also present-day and historical maps of the region on
> http://www.rusynmedia.org/Documents/General/c-r_eng.htmlquite a bit
> You need to be doing research in present-day Ukraine, which is
> more challenging than research in Slovakia.
> Here are some starting links for Rusyn genealogy.
> Good luck!
> Rich Custer