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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: slovakian names Gyorgy Tracs Maria Tracs need translation help with writting

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  • LongJohn Wayne
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    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 6, 2007
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      --- Sinbad Schwartz <sandman6294@...> wrote:

      > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Sinbad
      > Schwartz"
      > <sandman6294@...> wrote:
      > > My experience with family members in Slovakia is
      > probably much like
      > it is in this country. Knowledge of the family tree
      > probably does not
      > go back before grandparents or possibly great
      > grandparents at most.
      > Their knowledge of extended family may also be
      > limited.<
      > To clarify this point let me add that, because I had
      > access to the
      > microfilms of the parish registers of my parents
      > villages at the local
      > FHC, I knew more about my early ancestors than my
      > Slovak (Rusyn)cousins
      > did. Of course my cousins were invaluable when it
      > came to current SK
      > genealogical records. I provided them with copies of
      > the part of the
      > tree that I was able to construct using both the FHC
      > microfilms and US
      > family records.
      > I found that I was able to help in another way. I
      > did not know that
      > none of my first cousins had a photo of our
      > grandparents. My mother
      > was a WWI widow. She emigrated to America in 1920
      > with her six year old
      > daughter. She brought with her two 8x10 photos that
      > were taken in
      > Bardejov as she was leaving. One was of my
      > grandparents and my youngest
      > maternal aunt and the other was of my mother and
      > half sister. All were
      > dressed in their village best. I believe those
      > photos were appreciated
      > more than any other gift as were the SK family
      > photos I received from
      > them.
      > RU

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