RE: [S-R] New Member/Hello
- Welcome to the group.
It's extremely important to know where your information came from. You do
cite the EI manifests as one source, but I am unsure where the remainder of
the info came from.
I've whittled down the information of pertinence, which we can help with:
. On the Ellis Island passenger list it states:
Name: Pavlak, Protasz
Place of Residence: Landzasfalu, Hungary (HORKA)
Date of Arrival: April 8, 1907
In the ship manifest it list his birth place as
"Trszkna" (which I can't find any place).
- There are many possibilities for TRSZKNA. It's probably some phonetic
bumbling, we can sort it out.
I would use the map and look for something close by.
for a proximity search. But we already have a bunch of good names
elsewhere. It's likely he was married in or near Horka, since that was his
last place of residence.
Maria/Mary Kubalya/Kubala came to America as Maria
Pavlak on June 28, 1910 with two of her and Protas's
children; Maria/Mary, age 6 and Protas, age 4.
Her place of residence was Satsofelv,Hungary.
born in Landzasfalu,
Hungary as were her two children Maria and Protas.
Kadvinsky/Kacvinsky. I do not know what Mr. Kubala's
first name was. Katherine Kacvinsky and Mr. Kubala had
the following children:
Suzanna, remained in Europe. Her married name
was Spisa'kova and she lived in HORKA..
- Well, this synchs with Landzasfalu (HORKA)
- Lots of SPISSAK still living in POPRAD. Many people moved to large towns
and cities for works 1950s forward.
I found these people in SR phone book. Start here
I think your best bet is the people SPISSAK and
I also found PAVLAK in Poprad.
- POPRAD was involved, which is not very far from HORKA. KISCOVCE is
adjacent to HORKA.
Take a look at this map http://tinyurl.com/3c6o7 . You'll see how they all
The Mormons have the church records for adjancent village parishes, but not
for HORKA.. It's quite possible the church records were consolidated. Go
to http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp and
search on the adjancent names, I find quite a few. The work is yours.
Zsofia/Sofia, came to U.S.,Jul. 10, 1906, then
returned to Europe and Married a Mr. Buk and had a
child Anna then returned to the U.S. on Oct. 28, 1913.
the Only way to know "what their story is" is to contact family over there.
My approach would be:
a) identify church
b) view church records, construct tentative tree.
c) write blind letters to individuals in villages in or near ancestral
villages or hire a researcher to assist.
My general approach is shown here:
That's all I have. The heavy lifting is yours, but you've got a lot of
great resources, including village names. This will take you far.