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Re: [S-R] Re: Help with name

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  • Joann Pasquariello
    Frank, Thanks for the information, hopefully I will be able to find more information on the Ellis Island database. Thanks, Joann ... From: Frank
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2004
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      Frank,

      Thanks for the information, hopefully I will be able to find more
      information on the Ellis Island database.

      Thanks,
      Joann
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Frank" <frankur@...>
      To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:29 AM
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Help with name


      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Joann Pasquariello" <joannp1@a...>
      wrote:
      > > Hi Group:
      > >
      > >
      > > I hoping you all will be able to help me.
      > >
      > > My grandfather Alex (Elek) Petsko (Pecka, Peczko) was married before he
      married my grandmother. He and his first wife had a
      > child in Hybernia, NJ, May 8, 1911. That child eventually went back to
      Vulshinki, Ung County and immigrated back to the US
      > around 1931.
      > >
      > > The first wife's name was Mary Slivics. I have the Baptism certificate
      from St Michaels GC Church in Passaic, NJ. The spelling
      > was SLIVICS. I cannot find any information on the Ellis Island site and
      no other Slivics listed anywhere, is it possible that there
      > could be another spelling used on the Ellis Island site that I can't find?
      > >
      > > I have also seen it spelled Slyvych.
      > > Any ideas on what to look for on the Ellis Island site?
      > >
      > > Also, is there a way to check and see when and how the cousin got bake
      to Vulshinki and who took her there?
      > >
      > > Thank You,
      >
      >
      > Vulshinka, Vil'synky was a Carpatho-Rusyn village now located in the
      Ukraine
      > and formerly located in old Hungarian Ung megye..
      > Slyvych looks like a surname spelling transliterated from the Cyrillic
      > alphabet.
      >
      > Hungarians had a surname ending -ics which was not native to Hungarian
      > but a phonetic adaptation i.e. written -ics pron. ick.
      > Slivics looks like such a surname spelling.
      > In Magyar the letter sz is pron. s.
      > The letter cs was pron. ch ,ts.
      > The letter cs pron. as ts was eliminatesd in 1910.
      > Or perhaps it was spelled Szlivicz ?
      >
      > Or, the surname was spelled with the Slovak diacritic letter c^ = ch.
      >
      >
      > Frank K
      >
      >
      > > Joann
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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