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  • helene cincebeaux
    Hi Julie - Stolica is an old Hungarian word for County -   I have 84 listings for surnames in Klenovec in the Slovak Pride data base - what is the surname you
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      Hi Julie - Stolica is an old Hungarian word for County -
       
      I have 84 listings for surnames in Klenovec in the Slovak Pride data base - what is the surname you are looking for?
       
      Taking 2 groups of people this summer with roots in Klenovec and villages nearb y.
       
      helene

      --- On Sat, 3/31/12, Julie Michutka <jmm@...> wrote:


      From: Julie Michutka <jmm@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] trying to ID location
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:43 PM



       



      I'm trying to help someone identify where her grandmother came from; g'ma was born ca. 1886, immigrated 1911 (quite sure we have the right manifest entry) and filled out an Alien Registration form in 1940. We have reason to believe that she came from Klenovec, but she is not appearing in the parish baptismal records (nor are any apparent siblings, although g'ma further complicates things by having one maiden name in some documents, and a different maiden name in others).

      The Alien Registration form records her place of birth as "Stolica Gomerska (city), Bratislava (province), Austria-Hungary (country)." This doesn't seem to make any sense to me, or maybe I've just become incompetent at figuring out place names in Slovakia. My wonderful and now beat-up auto atlas isn't helping me, and Nazvy Obci Sl. Rep. isn't helping me. I'm wondering if someone aided g'ma in filling out the form! Maybe Bratislava is named as a way of indicating the Slovak part of the Aus-Hun empire; Gomerska = Gemer? (right area for Klenovec); Stolica... there are no town names beginning with this word, but could it be an indication of some sort of jurisdiction, so Stolica Gomerska just means "the district of Gemer"?

      Prosim si pomoc,

      Julie Michutka
      jmm@...

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