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RE: [S-R] New to list and looking for Markowicz/Markovitch Inform ation

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  • Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)
    The Ellis Island record misread the town name: it s Milik. Milik is in Poland but just over the border from Slovakia, SE of Piwniczna and SW of Krynica in
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2004
      The Ellis Island record misread the town name: it's Milik. Milik is
      in Poland but just over the border from Slovakia, SE of Piwniczna and
      SW of Krynica in Poland, NE of Stara Lubovna in Slovakia. You can
      see it on http://www.mapquest.com This was part of old Galicia.

      This is a Lemko/Rusyn area (eastern Slavs, while Slovaks and Poles are
      western Slavs), so Martha could well have been that ethnicity as well
      as Slovak. The child "Paraska" was probably Paraskeva, an
      eastern-rite name, which would tie in with Lemko/Rusyn origins.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Melissa [mailto:misfethr@...]
      Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 12:30 PM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [S-R] New to list and looking for Markowicz/Markovitch

      Hello. I just recently subscribed to this list. Thank you for letting
      me be
      a part. I descend from a Michael Markowicz/Markovich/Markovitch and
      Cody. Census records from 1910 tell me they are Polish but I know from
      family and the 1920 census that they are Slovakian from Austria-Czech
      is what it says on the 1920 census for birthplace). Mike emigrated in
      and Martha 1899. I found a record for Martha Markowicz on the Ellis
      site that says she came from Nilik, Galicia. I have tried to find
      information on this but come up clueless. Does anyone have any further
      information? The record also says she came over with a child named
      even though my family has never heard of this name but knew a Katie
      seems to match the dates for age, etc..Would families change the names
      children after arriving sometimes? Also, are Ellis Island records
      way off on age? The Martha record says she was 30 but she would have
      closer to 35. Not too far off and possibly I can understand that one.
      found another record for a Michael Markowicz for 1896 but it says his
      age as
      18. He would have been closer to 26. It also says he was from Russia
      so I'm
      not so sure if it's my great grandfather or not. Census records say
      Martha is Slovakian as well and her parents were but from my research
      is an Irish surname. My mother also says she was Slovakian. Does
      anyone know
      anything maybe about this name? Maybe if it translates into a
      name? Sorry this post is so long. I promise they won't be in the
      future. I
      just have so very little to go on and am finding very little
      information on
      my mother's family. Thank you for any help anyone can give me.


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