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Re: [Slovak-World] Pollaks in Slovakia

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    Thanks for the encouragement, Bob. This is the opposite of what happens in Miami when you try to get tax records ... IF you can find someone who wants to help
    Message 1 of 22 , May 28 8:17 PM
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      Thanks for the encouragement, Bob.

      This is the opposite of what happens in Miami when you
      try to get tax records ... IF you can find someone who
      wants to help ... and IF they can speak English.


      --- Robert Pollak <rjp011@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      >
      > My grandfather (Anton Pollak) came to the U.S. in
      > 1890 and settled in the Uniontown area. He was
      > married in 1893 to Maria Eva Schicker who came to
      > the U.S. in 1892 from Solivar (now part of Presov.)
      > They lived in Vanderbilt and Connellsville before
      > moving to the Chicago area in about 1925. Some of
      > the relatives stayed in the Uniontown area. Back in
      > the early 90's, I was in touch with a cousin of my
      > grandfather who lived in Uniontown. He was in his
      > 70's at the time. In the late 90's all letters to
      > him came back as 'no one by that name at this
      > address'.
      >
      > I was back in the Uniontown area in 1993. I went to
      > the courthouse to find any information about my
      > grandfather. It was one of the best experiences I
      > have ever had doing genealogical research.
      >
      > I asked about old records and a gentleman gave me a
      > key to a room that contained a record books by year
      > and by township. I was able to copy tax records of
      > my grandfather from the 1890's up until 1925 when
      > they moved to Chicago.
      >
      > Another gentleman copied a map showing exactly where
      > their house was located. In the Deed department, a
      > woman made copies of all of the real estate
      > transactions involving my grandfather. It seems
      > that he was an officer of the National Slovak Club
      > and signed document for the purchase of the Slovak
      > Club meeting hall.
      >
      > I compare this to the way I was treated when trying
      > to get copies of documents relating to my
      > grandmother who was born in 1878 and died in 1959.
      > It was such a hassle.
      >
      > Bob Pollak
      >
      >
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